Our Team

 Amy is the co-founder of Pinnacle Coaching and head teacher for mathematics within Pinnacle. She has over a decade of teaching experience in mathematics, specialising in HSC Extension 2 and Extension 1 Mathematics. Having achieved an ATAR of 99.60 herself, she knows all the secrets and tricks to achieving top results in the HSC. Amy personally tailors all teaching material used by her classes and place great emphasis on developing problem solving skills. She has helped many students to improve within a term and a majority of her students have attained top results in the HSC each year.   Qualifications:   Bachelor - Commerce/Law (Honours) UNSW Chartered Accountant Student Levels Taught: Year 9 to 12

Amy is the co-founder of Pinnacle Coaching and head teacher for mathematics within Pinnacle. She has over a decade of teaching experience in mathematics, specialising in HSC Extension 2 and Extension 1 Mathematics. Having achieved an ATAR of 99.60 herself, she knows all the secrets and tricks to achieving top results in the HSC. Amy personally tailors all teaching material used by her classes and place great emphasis on developing problem solving skills. She has helped many students to improve within a term and a majority of her students have attained top results in the HSC each year.

Qualifications:

Bachelor - Commerce/Law (Honours) UNSW
Chartered Accountant
Student Levels Taught: Year 9 to 12

 Arthur is a very experienced Mathematics teacher, with over 10 years of experience teaching all levels of Mathematics in both the USA and Australia. Arthur’s teaching philosophy is ‘master the fundamentals’ and he is determined to ensure his students truly understand all mathematical concepts before applying them to higher level question. He encourages his students to develop critical thinking skills by facilitating an independent learning environment.   Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication West Texas State University, USA Master of Science in Mass Communication, California State University in San Diego, USA  Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics  I love teaching because… “I want to pass on my knowledge to help students accomplish their academic goals.”    

Arthur is a very experienced Mathematics teacher, with over 10 years of experience teaching all levels of Mathematics in both the USA and Australia. Arthur’s teaching philosophy is ‘master the fundamentals’ and he is determined to ensure his students truly understand all mathematical concepts before applying them to higher level question. He encourages his students to develop critical thinking skills by facilitating an independent learning environment.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication West Texas State University, USA
Master of Science in Mass Communication, California State University in San Diego, USA

Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics

I love teaching because…
“I want to pass on my knowledge to help students accomplish their academic goals.”
 
 

 Cassidy is a HSC high achiever, with an ATAR of 97.25 and a strong Band 6 in HSC Economics. He hopes to share his tips and technique to writing high scoring Economics essays with his students. Cassidy desire for every student to achieve their personal best, and he focuses on teaching the logical concepts of Economics in order for his students to confidently ace their exams. Cassidy also aims to teach students values such as a ‘growth mindset’ and ‘resilience’ in order to help them develop as individuals.   Qualifications : Bachelor  of Engineering( Electrical)/Commerce at UNSW - – currently studying   Subjects Taught: Y11 and 12 Economics  I love teaching because… “I want to support my students to extend beyond their personal limitations and achieve what they once thought was impossible”  

Cassidy is a HSC high achiever, with an ATAR of 97.25 and a strong Band 6 in HSC Economics. He hopes to share his tips and technique to writing high scoring Economics essays with his students. Cassidy desire for every student to achieve their personal best, and he focuses on teaching the logical concepts of Economics in order for his students to confidently ace their exams. Cassidy also aims to teach students values such as a ‘growth mindset’ and ‘resilience’ in order to help them develop as individuals.

Qualifications:
Bachelor  of Engineering( Electrical)/Commerce at UNSW - – currently studying
 
Subjects Taught: Y11 and 12 Economics

I love teaching because…
“I want to support my students to extend beyond their personal limitations and achieve what they once thought was impossible”
 


 Dennis is a HSC high achiever with an ATAR of 98.25. He has exceptional knowledge of the senior mathematics course scoring 100 in Extension 1 Maths and 93 in Extension 2 Maths along with Band 6 in Physics and Chemistry. Dennis is a very passionate and enthusiastic tutor who believes learning does not just start and end in the classroom and will go above and beyond to help his students meet their goals and succeed.    Qualifications:  Bachelor of Commerce and Actuarial Studies at UNSW  – currently studying  Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1  I love teaching because… “I want to make a difference in a student’s learning, to help set the foundations so they can grow into something much bigger”  

Dennis is a HSC high achiever with an ATAR of 98.25. He has exceptional knowledge of the senior mathematics course scoring 100 in Extension 1 Maths and 93 in Extension 2 Maths along with Band 6 in Physics and Chemistry. Dennis is a very passionate and enthusiastic tutor who believes learning does not just start and end in the classroom and will go above and beyond to help his students meet their goals and succeed. 

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Commerce and Actuarial Studies at UNSW  – currently studying

Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1

I love teaching because…
“I want to make a difference in a student’s learning, to help set the
foundations so they can grow into something much bigger”
 

 Helen hopes to share her passion and knowledge in science with her students and is currently studying an education degree to further her goals. She has been teaching since 2013 with many years of experience in teaching preliminary and HSC sciences. She believes that high grades are a result of students’ growth and understanding, and she is skilled and flexible in implementing both teaching and learning strategies that are individually tailored to her students.   Qualifications:  Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Secondary Education at UNSW – currently studying  Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Chemistry and Biology  I love teaching because… “I love fostering curiosity, passion and learning by showing students that science is amazing AND everywhere.”  

Helen hopes to share her passion and knowledge in science with her students and is currently studying an education degree to further her goals. She has been teaching since 2013 with many years of experience in teaching preliminary and HSC sciences. She believes that high grades are a result of students’ growth and understanding, and she is skilled and flexible in implementing both teaching and learning strategies that are individually tailored to her students.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Secondary Education at UNSW – currently studying

Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Chemistry and Biology

I love teaching because…
“I love fostering curiosity, passion and learning by showing students that science is amazing AND everywhere.”
 

 Jonathan has tutored students from all levels of Mathematics since 2013. Jonathan believes a solid foundation of the basic concepts and nurturing the curiosity to learn are essential to extracting the most out of a student’s learning. He is highly familiar with the HSC Mathematics Syllabus, and uses this knowledge to help his students achieve excellent results.    Qualifications:  Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science  USYD – currently studying  Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1  I love teaching because… “you have the opportunity to share your success with others.”  

Jonathan has tutored students from all levels of Mathematics since 2013. Jonathan believes a solid foundation of the basic concepts and nurturing the curiosity to learn are essential to extracting the most out of a student’s learning. He is highly familiar with the HSC Mathematics Syllabus, and uses this knowledge to help his students achieve excellent results.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering/Bachelor of Medical Science  USYD – currently studying

Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1

I love teaching because…
“you have the opportunity to share your success with others.”
 


 Leanne is a HSC high achiever currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at USYD. Having achieved an ATAR of 98.15 and Band 6 results on both Extension 2 and 1 Maths, she is extremely familiar with both the Preliminary and HSC Mathematics courses. Leanne is a warm and approachable tutor, and is committed to helping her students gain knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to succeed. She is determined to provide extra support and mentoring to her students, empowering them to achieve their personal best.    Qualifications:  Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at USYD  – currently studying   Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1  I love teaching because… “I love being able to share my knowledge with others and motivating them to achieve their full potential.”  

Leanne is a HSC high achiever currently studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at USYD. Having achieved an ATAR of 98.15 and Band 6 results on both Extension 2 and 1 Maths, she is extremely familiar with both the Preliminary and HSC Mathematics courses. Leanne is a warm and approachable tutor, and is committed to helping her students gain knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to succeed. She is determined to provide extra support and mentoring to her students, empowering them to achieve their personal best. 

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) at USYD  – currently studying
 
Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1

I love teaching because…
“I love being able to share my knowledge with others and motivating them to achieve their full potential.”
 

 Samuel is pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree at UNSW and has achieved Band 6 results in both Physics and Mathematics. He has been teaching Physics and Mathematics since 2013, and his passion for these subjects has led him to inspire others to appreciate the subjects and its applications. Samuel is eager to share his knowledge and path to success with his student.   Qualifications:  Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at UNSW  – currently studying  Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Physics and Mathematics  I love teaching because… “It allows me to pass on my knowledge and inspire students to achieve their best”  

Samuel is pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree at UNSW and has achieved Band 6 results in both Physics and Mathematics.
He has been teaching Physics and Mathematics since 2013, and his passion for these subjects has led him to inspire others to appreciate the subjects and its applications. Samuel is eager to share his knowledge and path to success with his student.

Qualifications:
Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering at UNSW  – currently studying

Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Physics and Mathematics

I love teaching because…
“It allows me to pass on my knowledge and inspire students to achieve their best”
 

 Matthew has obtained a First Class Honours in Neuroscience and Psychology at USYD. Matt has been teaching Chemistry for over five years and has helped many students achieve stellar results in the HSC. He is very familiar with the HSC Chemistry Syllabus and the requirements for writing a Band 6 response in exams. Matt is a warm and engaging tutor who makes difficult concepts easy to understand and teaches tips and tricks to writing full mark responses.   Qualifications:  Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at University of Sydney – Majoring in Neuroscience Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University  Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Chemistry   I love teaching because… “I love seeing my students reach their goals, and realising that they have the capability to exceed their own expectations. I love seeing the look on their faces when they breakthrough and understand a concept.  

Matthew has obtained a First Class Honours in Neuroscience and Psychology at USYD. Matt has been teaching Chemistry for over five years and has helped many students achieve stellar results in the HSC. He is very familiar with the HSC Chemistry Syllabus and the requirements for writing a Band 6 response in exams. Matt is a warm and engaging tutor who makes difficult concepts easy to understand and teaches tips and tricks to writing full mark responses.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours) at University of Sydney – Majoring in Neuroscience
Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology at Macquarie University

Subjects Taught: Year 11 and 12 Chemistry 

I love teaching because…
“I love seeing my students reach their goals, and realising that they have the capability to exceed their own expectations. I love seeing the look on their faces when they breakthrough and understand a concept.
 


 Sylvia has been tutoring high school students since 2011. She is passionate about teaching English and instilling curiosity and interest in her students. Sylvia has been successful in helping students in Year 7 through to Year 12, gain deeper understanding of their material and achieve excellent results in their assessments. Her knowledge and enthusiasm has particularly helped her senior English students; the majority of them achieving Band 6 results in their HSC. Sylvia is dedicated to helping students increase their confidence and abilities in English so that they can achieve commendable results and enjoy the experience.    Qualifications:   Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) - currently studying  Advance Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language Bachelor of Oral Health (USYD)   Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 12 English   I love teaching because… “I can inspire students’ understanding and witness their enthusiasm and abilities in English, grow.”  

Sylvia has been tutoring high school students since 2011. She is passionate about teaching English and instilling curiosity and interest in her students. Sylvia has been successful in helping students in Year 7 through to Year 12, gain deeper understanding of their material and achieve excellent results in their assessments. Her knowledge and enthusiasm has particularly helped her senior English students; the majority of them achieving Band 6 results in their HSC. Sylvia is dedicated to helping students increase their confidence and abilities in English so that they can achieve commendable results and enjoy the experience. 

Qualifications: 
Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) - currently studying
Advance Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language Bachelor of Oral Health (USYD) 

Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 12 English 

I love teaching because…
“I can inspire students’ understanding and witness their enthusiasm and abilities in English, grow.”
 

 William is currently undertaking an education degree to pursue his passion in teaching and inspiring students to develop an interest in economics. Having finished with a Band 6 in Economics, William hopes to share his knowledge and skills in writing top economics essay responses in both Preliminary and HSC Economics. William’s passion lies in teaching, aiming to inspire students the way his teachers have inspired him. William’s commitment to his students serves as a testimony to his comprehensive understanding and dedication to economics.   Qualifications:  Bachelor  of Commerce and Education (Secondary) at UNSW - – currently studying   Subjects Taught: Y11 and 12 Economics  I love teaching because… “I wish to inspire students the way my teachers have inspired me. A great student is what a good teacher aims to be.”  

William is currently undertaking an education degree to pursue his passion in teaching and inspiring students to develop an interest in economics. Having finished with a Band 6 in Economics, William hopes to share his knowledge and skills in writing top economics essay responses in both Preliminary and HSC Economics. William’s passion lies in teaching, aiming to inspire students the way his teachers have inspired him. William’s commitment to his students serves as a testimony to his comprehensive understanding and dedication to economics.

Qualifications:
Bachelor  of Commerce and Education (Secondary) at UNSW - – currently studying
 
Subjects Taught: Y11 and 12 Economics

I love teaching because…
“I wish to inspire students the way my teachers have inspired me. A great student is what a good teacher aims to be.”
 

 Lucy is HSC high achiever who achieved a Band 6 in Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry. She hopes to inspire students to develop an interest in mathematics and help them achieve their potential. With patience and attention to detail, she is able to skilfully deconstruct challenging questions for her students while prioritising their complete mastery of concepts and coursework.   Qualifications:  Bachelor of Medical Science at UNSW  – currently studying   Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1  I love teaching because… “I like inspiring students to believe in their capabilities to overcome any challenges.”

Lucy is HSC high achiever who achieved a Band 6 in Mathematics Extension 1 and Chemistry. She hopes to inspire students to develop an interest in mathematics and help them achieve their potential. With patience and attention to detail, she is able to skilfully deconstruct challenging questions for her students while prioritising their complete mastery of concepts and coursework.

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Medical Science at UNSW  – currently studying
 
Subjects Taught: Year 7 to 10  Mathematics and Year 11/12 Mathematics and Mathematics Extension 1

I love teaching because…
“I like inspiring students to believe in their capabilities to overcome any challenges.”


 
 Jenny is our cheerful helper that is always happy to see you, get to know you and answer all the questions that you may have. Jenny facilitates our information workshops which aims to provide a great support system for personal growth and development. In particular she provides useful perspectives on decisions like the year 10 subject selection and university admission process. She finds herself playing a crucial role in emotionally supporting our students throughout their HSC journey.   Qualifications:  Bachelor - Commerce (Services Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality and Human Resources Management)

Jenny is our cheerful helper that is always happy to see you, get to know you and answer all the questions that you may have. Jenny facilitates our information workshops which aims to provide a great support system for personal growth and development. In particular she provides useful perspectives on decisions like the year 10 subject selection and university admission process. She finds herself playing a crucial role in emotionally supporting our students throughout their HSC journey.

Qualifications:
Bachelor - Commerce (Services Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality and Human Resources Management)