Addison studied a combined Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He has been writing lesson content and teaching maths to high school students since 2014.
Meet our inspirational teachers at Matrix Education.
Addison studied a combined Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He has been writing lesson content and teaching maths to high school students since 2014.
Alex is currently the Science Coordinator at Matrix Education. He has been teaching at Matrix since 2004 and has had over ten years experience teaching science and physics at a secondary and tertiary level, developing course resources, and supervising honours and PhD students. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and a Sessional Lecturer at New York University Sydney. He has published 250 research articles in scientific journals and conferences and won various prizes for his research in photonics, including the Australian Institute of Physics Bragg Gold Medal, and the NSW Tall Poppy Award.
Alex completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in 2010. Since graduating, Alex has lectured Chemistry at the University of Melbourne until 2015. In addition to his Chemistry teaching at Matrix, he is a Senior Consultant for one of the world’s largest online learning management systems.
Alexa is a current PhD Candidate in Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney. In addition to teaching English at Matrix, Alexa tutors Youth and Youth Culture at the University of Sydney and casually tutors for the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Amandeep was awarded her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sydney. Whilst she was undertaking her PhD at the University of Sydney, she was a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in Chemistry. She is currently a post doctorate fellow at the University of New South Wales. Amandeep is the recipient of the prestigious University of Sydney World Scholars Scholarship and has been awarded the Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize from the University of Sydney.
Amy completed her Bachelor of English Literature in 2015, studying locally and internationally at the University of Sydney and the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Amy has been a member of the English Academic Team at Matrix since 2013. and is a writer and editor for the English Resources team. In addition to her work at Matrix, Amy has studied Australian Sign Language and is a writer of short stories
Amy is a current PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of New South Wales. She has taught and lectured at a tertiary level in Australia (University of New South Wales), USA and France. She tutored at the Sydney Story Factory from 2012 where she worked with students aged between 7 to 17 to spark their creativity and to find their voice.
Anant has had five years of Physics teaching experience varying from teaching undergraduate Physics at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, designing and presenting outreach Physics programs for secondary students through the KickStart program and hosting lectures and tours at the StarLab planetarium. Awards include: University of Sydney Award for Innovation in Outreach, 2010
Ananthan graduated with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Neuroscience at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has been teaching Science and working with secondary and tertiary students for over five years. He has also conducted and published research in Frontotemporal Dementia at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Ananthan is passionate about education and is actively involved in mentoring high school students across Australia in addition to delivering motivational speeches. As a result, he is currently completing a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at UNSW, with research interests in improving student motivation and engagement for learning.
Andrew graduated from University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Advanced Science and Honours in Chemistry. He is a current PhD candidate in Chemical Physics at the University of New South Wales. Andrew has had over ten years of Chemistry and Physics teaching experience at the secondary and tertiary levels, including as Postgraduate Teaching Fellow at the University of New South Wales. Andrew has written and developed laboratory based science courses at both the University of Sydney and at Matrix.
Andrew is a current PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales. At the university, Andrew has held the position of President of the Advanced Science Student’s Society. He has also had experience as an instructor a for high school students at UCLA in the United States which involved running seminars and creation of digital educational content.
Ashley is the current Chief Executive Officer of Matrix Education. She has been teaching and tutoring at Matrix since 2002. She has completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the UNSW and was a recipient of a UNSW Co-op Scholarship. She was also a Matrix graduate obtaining a UAI over 99. Ashley has 7 years of experience in Banking and Finance industry and has worked in Strategy, Human Resource Management, Traded and Non-Traded Market Risk.
Ashvin studied a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics)/Science (Mathematics) with Honours at the University of Sydney. In addition to his extensive high school Maths teaching experience, Ashvin has written digital Mathematics Curriculum content and curated online Maths courses. During Ashvin’s studies, he was the recipient of a number of scholarships and academic prizes including the Sydney Abroad International Exchange Scholarship and Academic Merit Prize from University of Sydney, the Wenona School Teacher Education Scholarship and the NSW Department of Education and Training Teacher Education Scholarship.
Bachar graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto (Canada) with a Bachelor of Science. He is currently studying a postgraduate Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Prior to studying in Sydney, Bachar was employed as a teaching assistant in the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto, facilitating the learning of first and second year undergraduate students.
Benjamin has been teaching English to high school students and adolescents for over four years. He has also lectured at Cambridge University. Outside of his teaching schedule, Benjamin is also a screenwriter and a published writer and poet.
Benjamin has previously taught Maths at Killara High School and Kincoppal Rose Bay School and also consults in teaching effective classroom management strategies.
Brad has been teaching Chemistry at Matrix since 2010. Brad is currently undertaking his PhD Studies in Chemistry at the University of Sydney.
Caitlin studied a combined Bachelor of Education and Arts at the University of Sydney and has been teaching high school English since 2015.
Caitlin graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Advanced Science with first class Honours and is a current PhD candidate in Physics. Caitlin has had extensive teaching experience in high school Science, both in the classroom as a teacher, as a resource writer and as a KickStart Science outreach demonstrator (USYD).
Chris Black completed his PhD in English literature at the University of Sydney in August 2014. His research focussed on Scandinavian elements in James Joyce’s novel ‘Finnegans Wake.’ Chris has taught in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, and has been teaching at Matrix Education since 2013. His research interests are in comparative literature (English, Norwegian and Modern Hebrew) and literary theory.
Daniel studied a Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New South Wales. He has been teaching Maths and writing and editing resources at Matrix for over two years.
Daniel has been teaching Maths at Matrix Education since 2012. In addition to his teaching duties at Matrix, Daniel writes and edits Matrix theorybooks, workbooks, assessments and online resources.
Daniel studied a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Advanced Mathematics at the University of Sydney. He has been teaching Maths at Matrix Education since 2013.
Danny graduated from University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics)/Science (Mathematics). Danny has had over five years teaching experience in teaching secondary Mathematics to students from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities.
David graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Aeronatical Engineering. David has been teaching Maths and writing resources since 2007. In addition to teaching, David is a Senior Technical Officer for an international airline carrier.
DJ has over 15 years experience teaching Physics and Chemistry at a secondary level. He is the founder of Matrix Education, the author of the Matrix Physics program, course materials and assessments and the co-author of the Matrix Chemistry program, course materials and assessments. DJ has worked with the Australian Space Research Institute (ASRI) on Design and Structural Analysis of Micro-satellites for his thesis.
Eddie is a current PhD candidate in English at the University of Technology Sydney. He has had extensive teaching experience in high schools and Universities across Australia and the United States, most recently conducting workshops with HSC English Extension 2 students at Fort Street High School and Tutoring postgraduate English subjects at the University of Technology Sydney.
Emma studied a combined degree in Education (Secondary Education) and Science (Mathematics) at the University of Sydney. Emma has had over fours year’s teaching experience in secondary mathematics, resource writing and lesson design. During her university studies, Emma has traveled to and studied at Umea University (Sweden) and Minzu University (China) and worked as a practicum teacher in both countries. Emma is passionate about maths education and also volunteers in her spare time to tutor students through the Bright Sparks Program through St. Vincent De Pauls.
Emma graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Advanced Science with first class Honours and is a current PhD candidate in Physics. Emma has had extensive Science teaching and tutoring experience since 2008 including teaching Secondary Sciences, laboratory demonstrating and project supervision at the University of Sydney’s School of Physics and HSC online video resource creation and presentation.
Eva graduated from University of Sydney with a combined Bachelor of Science and Arts. She has been teaching high school Maths and Science since 2010 and has previously held the position of an academic Team Leader at Matrix Education. Teaching at Matrix has developed Eva’s passion for education, which has extended abroad to Japan, where she taught English to Japanese children for a year in 2013 which then lead to her pursuing her Masters in Teaching at University of Sydney. Eva is the recipient of the USYD Master of Teaching Scholarship in Mathematics and Physics. Eva is a contributor and editor of the Matrix Maths resources and is a member of the Mathematics Association of NSW (MANSW).
Harry completed his Bachelor of Education at the University of Sydney and has been teaching high school English since 2014.
Hee-Chan graduated from the University of Sydney with a combined Bachelor of Science and Engineering with first class Honours and is a current PhD candidate in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Hee-Chan has had over five years experience in tutoring HSC Chemistry, Physics, Maths and university level Chemistry.
Henry has had over eight years experience in teaching Mathematics to primary and secondary students. At Macquarie University, Henry was selected for a role as a Peer Assisted Learning Leader within the Faculty of Business and Economics. Henry balances his teaching duties at Matrix with his role at Westpac as a Treasury Finance Manager.
Dr Gaensler has over 40 years Mathematics teaching experience. She has 13 years experience teaching at NSW high schools including Sydney Girls High School, Wenora Girls School and Pymble Ladies College, during which she held the post of Mathematics Coordinator. Bobby has 15 years experience in teaching Mathematics at TAFE and has lectured Mathematics at Georgie State University, USA. She is also an Executive Officer at the Mathematical Association of NSW (MANSW).
Jacob was a Chemistry Teaching Fellow teaching Chemistry at University of Sydney whilst he was undertaking his PhD in Chemistry. He is currently studying Postgraduate Medicine at University of Sydney.
James has been teaching and tutoring at Matrix Education since 2006.
Jason is a current bi-national Candidate at Macquarie University and Justus Liebig University in Germany. As an academic, he has presented at conferences in Australia and the United States and has published many reviews in Australia and Germany. Jason is also the recipient of a Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship and an intermediate German speaker.
Jason studied a Bachelor of Advanced Science and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the University of Sydney. Jason is a graduate of Baulkham Hills High School and achieved an ATAR of 99.95 and ranked number one in the state for Chemistry in his HSC year. Jason has been teaching and tutoring at Matrix for over two years and is a contributing author to the Matrix Biology and Junior Science resources.
Jessica has been tutoring English subjects at a tertiary level since 2010. Most recently, she was the Lecturer In Charge for ’19th Century Literature’ and ‘Shakespeare and the Renaissance’ at Australian Catholic University. In addition to her English teaching, she is a fencing instructor and a State and Assistant National Coach in Sabre.
Jessica graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor in Education and Science. She has taught at a number of public and private schools in Sydney since 2013.
Joanne completed her Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical) with Honours at the University of Sydney and went on to complete her PhD in Engineering in 2016. She was the recipient of the prestigious University Medal for her faculty in 2008. In addition to teaching secondary Mathematics, Joanne has also taught and lead Sunday School for primary students and has coached and judged gymnastics at her local club and former high school.
Jonathan has been teaching Mathematics and writing Mathematics resources and programs for over three years. Jonathan is also heavily involved in community activities to promote Mathematics amongst high school students. In liaison with Parramatta City Council, he has presented talks on various Mathematical concepts. Furthermore, he produces examination papers for the online student community Bored of Studies, where he actively contributes as a Moderator and homework-helper.
Joseph studied a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Laws at Macquarie University. He has been teaching and tutoring Chemistry at Matrix Education since 2010 and is a key Chemistry resource editor at Matrix Education.
Julian graduated from the Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Biology) with first class Honours. Julian has previously taught at Macquarie University as a Head Tutor for Biology subject, a developer for the University’s Real Science Project and the Foundation Course for HSC Biology.
Julie graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Vision) with Honours from the University of New South Wales and is currently studying postgraduate Medicine at the University of Sydney. Julie has taught a wide variety of students from kindergarten through to university students preparing for GAMSAT since 2008. She has also supervised and demonstrated in undergraduate Human Biology laboratories at the University of Sydney. In addition to her passion for teaching and Biology, Julie is also a keen artist.
Keiran graduated with a Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Chemistry, with first class Honours from the University of New South Wales. He has been teaching secondary Maths and Science since 2010 and was a laboratory demonstrator in the School of Chemistry at UNSW in 2014 and 2015, and a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow in 2016. He is the recipient of the Bosworth Prize for best performance in Physical Chemistry and the Angyal Prize for best performance at Honours level. Keiran is currently undertaking his PhD studies.
Laura graduated with double Bachelor in Music and Science with first class Honours in Physics. Whilst completing her Honours year, she was worked in the First Year Physics Laboratories as a Demonstrator. She has since been selected by the University to be an Outreach Demonstrator for the School of Physics at University of New South Wales, to share her passion for Physics with high school students throughout Australia. She is the recipient of The Gordon and Mabel Godfrey Award in Theoretical Physics 2013 for the best performance in the honors level courses.
Laurence is a current PhD candidate at in Biomolecular Sciences at UNSW where he is also a first and second year Biology demonstrator and tutor. He has been tutoring Biology and Chemistry for over fours years. In addition to tutoring high school students, Laurence has also worked as a volunteer tutor in literacy and numeracy with refugee students in primary school.
Louise has 15 years Chemistry teaching experience from St Catherine`s School Waverley, Blue Mountains Grammar and International Grammar School. She also held the position of Science Head Teacher at the International Grammar School for 2 years. Awards include: NSW Minister for Education Quality Teaching Award, 2002 – 2005
Matthew completed his Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering with first class Honours at the University of New South Wales and went on to pursue his Masters in Teaching at the University of Sydney. Matthew has been teaching secondary mathematics since 2011 and has also tutored and demonstrated in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
Matthew is the Senior Physics Teacher at Matrix Education. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a PhD in Physics (Quantum Theory). He has had over eleven years experience in teaching Physics and Mathematics. Matthew has presented at workshops and conferences on his area of expertise in Quantum Physics both in Australia and overseas. During his academic career, Matthew has been the recipient of various awards and prizes including the Australian Postgraduate Award and the University of Sydney School of Physics Honours Scholarship.
Michaela is the Senior Teacher of Mathematics at Matrix Education. She has had extensive teaching experience in Mathematics . Whilst undertaking her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, she participated in outreach teaching programs in rural NSW school communities.
Michelle is the Senior Chemistry Teacher at Matrix Education, and has been tutoring Chemistry and Mathematics for almost 15 years. As an Honours student and whilst completing her PhD at the University of Sydney, she worked as a laboratory demonstrator in the School of Chemistry and as a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow taking first year tutorials. Her awards include: The University Medal in Chemistry, from The University of Sydney. Michelle also runs a popular cosmetic science blog.
Mukhlis graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Advanced Science with first class Honours. Mukhlis has been teaching Maths since 2011 and most recently, was a Tutor in the School of Biology and Environmental Science at UNSW. Mukhlis has received many awards, recognition’s and scholarships throughout his academic and professional career including the 2016 University Medal for Geology at UNSW, the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award for Undergraduates in 2014 and inclusion on the Dean’s List in 2012.
Natalie completed her PhD in Marine Biology at the University of Sydney in 2014. She has had over nine years experience in teaching, science communications and high school science outreach. Natalie is the recipient of the Sydney Institute Marine Science Postgraduate Award and the Victorian Marine Consortium Prize winner.
Nicholas has taught senior Physics at Matrix since 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science with a Physics major from UNSW, and a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with English and Philosophy majors and first class honours from the University of Sydney. His awards include a School of Physics Vacation Research Scholarship (2012), a Josiah Symon Scholarship (2013), and the Richard Madelaine Prize (2015).
Nicholas graduated with a Bachelor of Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University. He has been teaching and tutoring secondary Maths since 2012.
Nigel has been part of the Matrix Science Team for over six years. He is also a current contributing editor to the Matrix Physics resources.
Nusrath graduated from University of Sydney with combined degree in Science and Biomedical Engineering with Honours. She is currently studying post graduate Medicine at the University of Notre Dame. Nusrath has been teaching and tutoring secondary maths for over four years.
Oak completed his Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours and is a current PhD candidate in Aerospace Engineering at the University of New South Wales. He has had over five years experience teaching and tutoring undergraduate engineering, mechanics and advanced level subjects at the University of New South Wales. Oak is the recipient of numerous awards including the UNSW Research Excellence Award and the Royal Warwick Slade Award.
Patrick is a current PhD candidate in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney with a keen interest in literary theory. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and love of literature with students. Patrick has been awarded the NSW Journalists Award for Australian Literature 2011 and the Australian Writer’s Bursary for Australian Literature Honours 2011.
Pavan completed his Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of New South Wales in 2015. Pavan has had over four years teaching experience in secondary Maths. In addition to his teaching and Honours research, Pavan volunteers as a guide and curator at the UNSW Museum of Disease.
Peta has had over five years experience teaching Literature and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Her postgraduate research explored the role of priestesses in Ancient Rome and the intersection between religious thinking and political action. Peta’s research interests include belief systems and the role of women in societies. At Matrix Education, Peta has strong experience with Year 9, 10, 11 English, HSC Advanced English, and HSC ESL English. Peta has seen her creative writing published, and scholarly articles appear in a variety of magazines and educational journals. In her free time, Peta writes poetry and paints abstracts of outer space.
Rishi completed his Bachelor of Science with Distinction at the University of Alberta, Canada and is currently studying a Doctor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. Rishi has taught students in Maths, Science, English and Music since 2012.
Sam is a current PhD candidate in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney and a graduate with first class honours in Arts. Sam has taught first year English subjects ‘Australian Texts: International Contexts’ and ‘Constructing the Fictive Self’ at University of Sydney and has been tutoring Secondary English and Maths since 2008.
Sammy graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Neuroscience with Honours. He has been writing lesson content and teaching maths and science to high school students for over seven years.
Sara is a current PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Sydney. Whilst undertaking her PhD research, Sara has lectured and tutored in her department. Sara has taught and tutored HSC English Advanced, Extension English and Ancient History since 2010.
Shane has lectured, tutored and demonstrated at UNSW in the School of Physics and has taught high school Science and Mathematics for over ten years. Shane is the Outreach manager in the School of Physics at UNSW and the President of the Australasian Planetarium Society.
Steven studied a a Bachelor of Advanced Science and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) program at the University of Sydney. Steven is a graduate of James Ruse Agricultural High School and achieved an ATAR of 99.95. Steven has been teaching and tutoring at Matrix for over two years and is a contributing author to the Matrix Mathematics and Science resources. Steven is also well known for his seminar presentations to Matrix students and visitors on how to achieve your ATAR goals, which have reached an audience of thousands.
Timothy Steains is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Gender and Cultural Studies Department at the University of Sydney. His thesis explores perception of Japan in contemporary Australian literature, cinema, and theatre. He has tutored in English at the University of Sydney and has been teaching at Matrix since 2013. His scholarly writing has been accepted into several leading academic journals. In his spare time he enjoys classical singing and watching anime.
Tom has taught and demonstrated in the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales since 2014.
Trish is a current PhD candidate in English at the University of New South Wales. She has completed professional teaching development courses at UNSW and went onto lecturing and facilitating workshops at UNSW. Trish is the recipient of a number of academic awards and scholarships including the Leslie Holdsworth Allen Memorial Prize for placing first in her cohort in English Honours at the Australian National University in 2012 and the prestigious University Medal.
Truclam has 4 years of teaching experience in junior Science, Chemistry, Physics and junior Mathematics. He is a Chemistry laboratory demonstrator for 1st year university students at the University of Sydney and has run university Chemistry programs for high school students such as kickstart.
Vivian graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) and a Masters of Science majoring in Chemistry. She has taught high school Science since 2011 and has been lab demonstrating for first and third year Chemistry students in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney since 2013.
William is a current PhD candidate in Chemistry at the University of Sydney. He has had over five years’ experience teaching and demonstrating Chemistry at a high school and university level.
Yujin studied a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Education, majoring in Mathematics and Biology at the University of Sydney. She has been teaching primary and secondary students since 2012.
Zan graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (History, Performance Studies) and a Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) with First Class Honours. Zan has been a member of the English Academic Team at Matrix since 2013 and is a key contributor to Matrix English resources and curriculum planning. Zan has taught Advanced English, History and Drama in schools throughout Sydney, as well as taught preliminary English in schools in Nepal. In 2016, Zan completed his Honours dissertation on the tensions between process and product in the Drama classroom. In addition to teaching, Zan has worked professionally as a performer and stage manager in Sydney, and is currently trying to learn German.