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Tutoring near Newcastle NSW & Sydney, Sydney, NSW


About

Specialist STEM Tutoring

Degree qualified online educator, 10 years experience, first lesson is offered free to determine suitability.

My name is Zakary Nicholls and I am an online academic tutor with a decade of experience in STEM education. I have privately tutored 300+ individual students over the course of the last 10 years and have an outstanding record of student achievement. I typically teach around lesson hours each year.

I have taught students from courses including primary (mathematics/science), secondary (economics/mathematics/physics/science), vocational education (business/technology), and undergraduate university (economics/engineering/mathematics/science).

My wide ranging education in STEM, combined with my extensive experience in STEM education, allow me to provide a type of specialist tutoring unmatched by less experienced or non-specialist educators.

Year 1 - Year 10 [Mathematics, Science]

I offer online tutoring for students all across Australia. I offer 30 minute and 60 minute term based lessons. All 4 terms run for 8 weeks from week 2 - week 9 [all based on NSW school term dates], with the cost being $150/30 min term and $300/60 min term. I provide all resources required for lessons, including textbook materials, weekly homework with solutions, and lessons notes. I use a wide mix of professional resources (including primary and secondary school approved textbook).

Year 11 - Year 12 [Economics, Mathematics, Physics]

I offer online tutoring for students all across Australia. I offer 30 minute and 60 minute term based lessons. All 4 terms run for 8 weeks from week 2 - week 9 [all based on NSW school term dates], with the cost being $300/30 min term and $600/60 min term. I provide all resources required for lessons, including textbook materials, weekly homework with solutions, and lessons notes. I use a wide mix of professional resources (including secondary school approved textbook, university lecture sets, and professional reference texts where appropriate).

My lessons are focused on learning and understanding concepts within mathematics, as such they are designed to challenge students and help them improve their performance regardless of their current ability. Lessons run online via Skype, with weekly homework booklets sent to parents by email. Please be aware that I do not offer casual lessons, I only offer term based lessons.

I typically have a close to full tutoring schedule (30-40 lessons per week), and usually have a limited number of lesson slots currently available, however I am very passionate about helping students and as such I am always willing to take on additional students if we can find a suitable time slot. I prefer to teach between the hours of 4-9 pm Mon-Fri, however we may be able to do lessons outside of these days/times upon special request.

If you would like to arrange lessons please send me a message including the following details: the student’s year and subject, the state or territory in which you live, which days of the week you would be interested in tutoring, and your email address. I’ll be in touch via email with any suitable availabilities within 48 hours.

I can be contacted for primary or secondary lessons through High School Tutors and Tutor Finder.

Education

Master's Degree, Physics and Astronomy, USQ, 2019-2023
Graduate Certificate, Mathematical Sciences, CSturt
Bachelor's Degree, Economics and Econometrics, Newcastle
Undergraduate Diploma, Mathematical Sciences, CSturt
Certificate IV, Training and Education, NcslTAFE
Certificate IV, Business Services, HBA

Member, Australian Mathematical Society AustMS, 2019-Present
Member, Hunter Young Professionals, 2018-Present
Member, UoN Business & Commerce Association, 2017-Present
Working With Children Check, Transport NSW, 2014-Present

Interests

  • Computer science, Sport, Financial trading, Music, Short stories, Video games

Reviews

Thank you for all your help and continual support throughout the year in preparing me for the HSC. I feel I have improved so much :)
- By B & C on 22nd September 2019

I have found that Jack thoroughly enjoys his lessons with you and comes bouncing out of every lesson – which is a blessing!
- By S & J on 31st May 2019

Thanking you so very much for the effort and kindness and patience you showed to Ben. We could not have asked for a better tutor.
- By R, R & B on 13th December 2018

Thank you so much for all of your time and effort with Tom he has benefited so much from your teaching! He got 61% in his [Year 10] exam which he is really happy with!
- By J, S & T on 13th December 2018

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Availability

Around Newcastle

Monday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Around Sydney

Monday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Travel policy

I am based in Newcastle NSW, but I am available to teach students anywhere in Australia, lessons run online via Skype, with weekly resources sent via email.