CIVFM CIVTAE BCom DGSSc/GCMath || Independent Economic Financial Analyst || Founder, Principal, & Lead Educator (Economics/Mathematics/Physics) at ZJNT Education
*** New student bookings for Term 4 will be available from Sep 28th ***
My name is Zakary Jay Nicholls, I'm an independent economic financial analyst and VET teacher specializing in K-14 Education (Economics, Mathematics, and Physics). I am based in Newcastle, and am one of the most experienced private educators in the region, having worked in the fields of academic education and vocational training for twelve years, and have taught and trained well over 500 students in one-on-one online and in person format.
I currently run my own highly successful K-14 education firm (specializing in economics, mathematics, and physics), prior to this I spent 4 years as the resident K-12 Academic Tutor (specializing in economics and mathematics) at a well know Lake Macquarie education center, and 4 years prior to this as an in-home K-12 Academic Tutor (specializing in business studies and mathematics) for a Newcastle and Lake Macquarie based education firm. Previous to my employment in the field of academic education, I spent a number of years working in the field of retail, retail training, and retail management (with a strong focus in area supervision and staff training).
My primary area of academic and teaching expertise is K-14 Mathematics (K-12/TAFE/University), and I also teach students from lower primary all the way to postgraduate in a range of subjects including: applied and pure mathematics, business and commerce, economics, engineering, science and physics.
I am a highly successful and very sought after academic tutor, with an impressive record of student improvements. A number of my students have gone on to study in technically advanced and high ATAR programs (mathematics/medical sciences/engineering/data science/quantitative finance/economics/physics/chemistry/computer sciences) at both local and Ivy league universities, some have completed competitive entry programs in TAFE and apprenticeship programs (civil trades/electrical trades/mechanical trades/explosives and demolitions), as well as military service and workplace employment.
My students routinely demonstrate fantastic academic and personal improvements, and it brings me great pride to help students to achieve their best. From a results perspective, my students have achieved better than expected results through my teaching and tutoring.
Being an experience and trained educator, my lessons are tailored to the needs of each student, whether that is focusing on learning and understanding of core concepts or applying existing knowledge to practice advanced problems and exam style questions. My aim is to ensure that every student comes away from my lessons with an improved understanding of the content, improved academic work ethic, and improved self confidence.
I run term based lessons, a full term of lessons runs for 8 weeks from week 2 through to week 9 of each term (the initial term is charged pro rata). Monday-Saturday term lesson prices range from $50-$60/hour. Prices vary depending on subject and lesson format. If you would like to book lessons, please send me a message with the student age and the subject required and I'll be in touch with any suitable availabilities and prices.
I am based in Newcastle NSW, and I am available to teach students anywhere in Australia, Monday-Saturday lessons run online via Skype, with weekly resources sent via email.
- Ranked Top 10 in unit Topics in Calculus at CSturt.
- Ranked Top 10 in unit Multivariable Calculus at CSturt.
- Ranked Top 10 in unit Calculus of Science and Engineering at Newcastle.
- Ranked Top 10 in unit Economics of Global Trade and Finance at Newcastle.
- Ranked First in unit Applied Mathematics at Newcastle.
- Ranked First in unit Fundamental Mathematics at Newcastle.
- Ranked First in class in ANCQ Chemistry Quiz at Merewether High.
- Awarded university accelerated certificate in Earth Science at Merewether High.
ZJNT Education, Founder, Principal, and Lead Tutor, 2016-Present
Greenroom MP, Resident Academic Tutor, 2016-2019
Lake Macquarie Tuition, In-home Academic Tutor, 2013-2016
Service Sector, Retail Trainer and Supervisor, 2010-2013
Graduate Certificate/Master's Degree, ASCED field Physics and Astronomy, USQ '24
Diploma/Graduate Certificate, ASCED field Mathematical Sciences, CSturt '20
Bachelor's Degree, ASCED field Economics and Econometrics, Newcastle '18
Certificate IV, ASCED field Teacher Education, Newcastle TAFE '16
Certificate IV, ASCED field Business Management, HBA Learning '12
Secondary School, Merewether Academic Selective High School '10
Primary School, Hamilton Public School '04
My complete bio and background can be found on my LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/zakaryjaynicholls
- Video games
- Ice Skating
- Spending time with my dogs (Penny & Simba)
"You have maintained your position in the god tier of teachers. Thank you so much!" - LS (Student Feedback)
- By Zak Nicholls on
7th May 2021
"After our first term my daughter got 80% in her year 7 maths test. I'm very happy with this result. Zak sets my daughter a lot of work, but she has been able to keep up so far, which has been good." - KW & EW (Parent feedback)
- By Zak Nicholls on
7th May 2021
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