Meet our teachers
We put our student’s ambitions at the heart of everything we do.
It’s about helping them develop a love for learning.
We put our student’s ambitions at the heart of everything we do.
It’s about helping them develop a love for learning.
All Matrix teachers have teaching experience and hold degrees or doctorates in their field. Standard stuff here.
They're not just knowledgeable but are able to explain things clearly, even the difficult stuff. So you'll have more aha moments!
Unlike our competitors teachers and tutors have separate roles at Matrix. Teachers focus on teaching course content to their class. Tutors help students through one-to-one workshops.
To ensure teachers meet our strict teaching standards they undergo over 50 hours of classroom training. Also, every teacher has a verified Working With Children Check.
Ongoing training and support with our academic heads and new resources ensures Matrix teachers are up-to-date with the new syllabus.
It doesn't make sense to have a teacher that just doesn't click with our students. That's why each term, we conduct anonymous questionnaires on our teachers.
Andrew studied a combined Bachelor of Engineering and Science at the University of New South Wales. Andrew has worked as a Teaching Assistant and Tutor for the School of Physics at UNSW and is undertaking Theoretical Physics research projects.
Apeksha commenced her PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2020. She has been demonstrating and tutoring at UNSW for the past two years and created online based laboratory projects for the university.
Arthur is a current PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Arthur has been teaching and demonstrating Chemistry and Mathematics for over six years.
Benjamin has been teaching English to high school students and adolescents since 2006. He has also lectured at Cambridge University. Outside of his teaching schedule, Benjamin is also a screenwriter and a published writer and poet.
Dr McMahon completed his PhD in English at Balliol College, University of Oxford (UK). Brian has been tutoring English, Politics and Drama since 2012 and delivered lectures and seminars to undergraduate students.
Carmen completed her Masters in Teaching at the University of Sydney and currently teaches at a school in North-Western Sydney.
Daniel completed his Masters in Teaching at the University of Sydney and currently teaches at a school in Western Sydney. He is a STEM Ambassador on behalf of the Eureka Benevolent Foundation, which aims to improve outcomes in STEM subjects for disadvantaged students.
Daniel completed his Bachelor and Master degrees at the University of Sydney. As the Mathematics Coordinator, Daniel is a key contributor, writer and editor of the Matrix Mathematics resources and course design at Matrix. He has had extensive teaching experience across Matrix, The University of Sydney and secondary school programs.
DJ is the founder of Matrix Education and has over 20 years of secondary Science teaching experience.
Emma graduated from the University of Sydney with a PhD in Physics. Emma has had extensive Science teaching and tutoring experience since 2008 at USYD and through secondary schools and programs.
Francesca completed her Bachelor in Science (majoring in Mathematics) at the University of Sydney and is currently undertaking her Masters in Teaching. She has been teaching Mathematics at Matrix for three years.
Dr Ukritnukun completed a Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours (and top of his graduating class) and his PhD in Material Sciences at the University of New South Wales in 2017. He has demonstrated at the University of New South Wales in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering since 2012 and has been teaching at Matrix since 2017.
George is a current PhD candidate in Creative Arts at the University of Western Sydney. He is a published writer and won the Viva La Novella Prize in 2016. He has taught high school English whilst studying his Bachelor of Arts (English, Text and Writing) and Masters of Creative Writing.
Grace is currently studying her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has had over eight years of teaching and tutoring experience in Maths and Science.
Harry graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Teaching from the University of New South Wales. He has been teaching Science at secondary schools across Sydney since 2018.
Hee-Chan graduated from the University of Sydney with a combined Bachelor of Science and Engineering with first class Honours. Hee-Chan has had ten years experience in tutoring HSC Chemistry and university level Chemistry.
Hugh studied his Bachelor and Masters degrees at Macquarie University as a recipient of numerous scholarships, where he currently researches optimal stopping problems and their applications in finance. Hugh has been teaching at Matrix since 2016 and is a key contributor, writer and editor of the Matrix Mathematics resources.
India is a current PhD candidate at Macquarie University. She has had years of laboratory technician experience at high schools and universities. India has a keen passion for scientific outreach. She has organised and delivered interactive science workshops and shows at NSW schools.
Isabel completed her Bachelor of Advanced Science (with 1st Class Hons) at the University of Sydney. She has been tutoring and teaching Physics and Mathematics since 2015. Isabel has been teaching Physics at Matrix Education since 2021 and currently holds the position of Leading Physics Teacher.
James completed his PhD candidate in Chemistry at USYD. James has been teaching Chemistry at Matrix Education since 2017 and currently holds the position of Leading Chemistry Teacher.
James has been teaching Maths at Matrix since 2006. James specialises in teaching Maths Extension 1 and Extension 2. Most of his Year 12 students go on to achieve band E4 results in HSC Maths! James completed his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science at the University of New South Wales.
James studied a combined Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of New South Wales. James has been teaching and tutoring maths since 2019 at Matrix.
Jason studied a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Genetics) at the University of New South Wales. Jason has been teaching and tutoring Chemistry and Biology at Matrix for over three years.
Jason studied a combined Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of New South Wales. James has been teaching and tutoring science since 2017 at Matrix.
Jessica completed her Masters in Science at UNSW in 2020. She has had over 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience in Maths and Science, most recently at the School of Chemistry at UNSW.
Jonathan completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Advanced Mathematics with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney in 2018. He currently teaches Maths at Matrix and the University of Sydney.
Katharine was awarded her PhD in Creative Writing in 2022. In addition to her teaching and research, Katherine is an avid reader and is a contributing writer to various publications. Her first novel will be published in 2022.
Kenneth graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace), Bachelor of Science (Mathematics, Physics), and a Master of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering. He has over 8 years teaching experience.
Kirsten completed her Bachelor of Science at UNSW. In addition to teaching, Kirsten is an Astronomy Guide at the Sydney Observatory. More recently, she has presented her first TedXYouth talk in Sydney.
Louise has had nearly 30 years teaching experience in HSC Chemistry. She has previously taught at Catherine’s School Waverley, Blue Mountains Grammar and International Grammar School, where she held the position of Science Head Teacher. Louise has been teaching at Matrix for nine years and is a contributing editor to Matrix’s HSC Chemistry resources.
Marcus graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School with a Master of Arts Screen specialising in Screenwriting. He has been a member of the Matrix English team since 2015, teaching classes, and writing resources.
Megan graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) and Education from the University of New South Wales and has been teaching since 2011.
Merfat completed her Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Technology Sydney. At the university, she worked with first year students as a laboratory demonstrator, workshop tutor and mentor.
Michelle completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Sydney. She has been teaching Chemistry at Matrix Education since 2013.
Natalie completed her PhD in Marine Biology at USYD in 2014. She has had over ten years experience in teaching, science communications and high school science outreach.
Nathan is a current PhD candidate at the University of Sydney. Nathan has been teaching and demonstrating Chemistry at the University of Sydney since 2019.
Nicholas completed his Bachelor of Science at UNSW and a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with English and Philosophy majors and first class honours from USYD. Nicholas has taught senior Physics at Matrix since 2012.
Patrick has been teaching English at Matrix Education since 2012 and has guided hundreds of students through HSC English to achieve their academic goals while fostering an appreciation for the art of writing. When he is not teaching, he is the editor of the Matrix Blog, which reaches over 2 million readers annually.
Dr Jurd is the Junior Science Coordinator of Matrix Education. He completed his PhD in Chemistry at the University of New South Wales and has over ten years of teaching experience.
Richard studied a combined Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics) and Engineering at the University of Sydney. He has taught primary and high school mathematics since 2017.
Sam completed his Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Sydney. Sam has had over ten years’ of teaching experience and has been teaching English at Matrix since 2015.
Samuel completed his Masters in Secondary Teaching at the University of Technology Sydney. He has had over ten years of English teaching experience in Australia and Italy.
Savindi studied a combined Bachelor of Engineering and Commerce at the University of Sydney. She has been teaching and tutoring at Matrix for over three years.
Scarlett completed her Teaching degree at Charles Sturt University. She has had over ten years’ teaching experience high school English across high schools and at Matrix. She has also presented as a speaker to schools on HSC English and at the Australasian Association for Literature.
Sora completed her Bachelor of Arts at NYU (Abu Dhabi campus) and her Master of Arts at Harvard University (USA). Sora has worked across academia as a tutor, research assistant , library assistant and consultancy.
Stephen studied a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Applied Chemistry) and a Masters in Teaching at UTS. He has been teaching at Matrix since 2014.
Sumanth studied a combined Bachelor of Advanced Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Sumanth has been teaching and tutoring Physics at Matrix for over three years.
Thomas completed his PhD in Physics at the University of New South Wales. Thomas has been teaching and tutoring Physics since 2014.
Dr Trish May is the English Coordinator of Matrix Education and has been teaching at Matrix since 2016. She completed her PhD in English at UNSW. As the Coordinator, she is the primary course developer for Matrix English.
Truclam completed his Masters in Teaching at USYD and has been teaching at Matrix since 2009.
Dr Xie completed her PhD at the University of Sydney. Vicki has extensive experience presenting outreach programs for primary and secondary students, mentoring first years science students, laboratory demonstrating and engaging audiences at university open days and events.
Vivian is the Chemistry Coordinator of Matrix Education. She 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.
Weller completed his tertiary qualifications in law and health administration. He has been tutoring high school English since 2007 and has coached composition, interview and presentation to adult professionals.
William completed his PhD in Chemistry at USYD, He has been teaching and demonstrating Chemistry at a high school and university level since 2006.
Zachary is completing his PhD in Medicine at the University of Sydney. In addition to teaching at Matrix, he tutors and lab demonstrates at USYD and is a research assistant at Macquarie University.
Every day we try our best to help students achieve their academic goals.
We really care about what we do and always strive to achieve this.
It’s our mission, not just our job.
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