Experienced and Qualified Educator
My name is Zakary Nicholls. I'm an educator based in Newcastle, Australia, with over 10 years of experience in academic education. During the course of the last decade, I have tutored over four hundred individual students at the primary, secondary, vocational, and undergraduate level (my main area of expertise is mathematics, but I also teach a range of associated subjects including: business, economics, engineering, finance, and physics). I am very passionate about academia and education, and it brings me great pride to help students to achieve their best.
For my undergraduate studies, I was awarded a diploma in science from the school of science at Charles Sturt University and a bachelors degree in commerce from the AACSB accredited Newcastle business school at the University of Newcastle. For my graduate studies, I was awarded a graduate certificate in mathematics from the school of computing and mathematics at Charles Sturt University, and am currently completing a masters degree in science from the school of science at the University of Southern Queensland. In addition to my academic background, I hold formal accredited in: teacher education, and business management.
I run term based lessons, lessons run for 8 weeks from week 2 through to week 9 of each term. My lesson structure is geared towards the learning and understanding of core concepts within each subject, this is a specialist type of education where the structure of the lesson is best suited to a student who is genuinely struggling with the content. My goal, as an educator, is to ensure that every student I teach can build a good understanding of the fundamentals of the subject in order to learn proper academic work ethic and to improve grades, but also for the students to build self confidence and to develop some of the same career enhancing skills and abilities.
One example of a student I have taught was a high performing HSC student, she was scoring about 70-80% in all of her HSC subject (with Advanced Mathematics being the exception, where her early year 11 average in math was about 40%, as with many students english was her strength and math was her weakness). I taught her for 2 years up until the HSC exam, she received a final mark of 79% for Advanced Mathematics. She was accepted into her first university choice a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Newcastle. One other student was a young man interested in getting an electrical or civil trade, he received a year 7 final mark in mathematics of around 30%. After one year of tutoring his performance had improved substantially, he received around 50% at the end of year 8. I continued to tutor him until his final exams in year 10, he continued to perform well and he received a final mark in Mathematics 5.2 of about 65% (which was one of the highest marks in his class). At the end of year 10, he had applied for both an electrical trade and a civil trade and was offered both.
Term lesson prices vary based on subject and lesson format, If you would like to book lessons for term 2, 2021, please send me a message and I'll be in touch with additional details and a link to access bookings.
Mr. Zakary Jay Nicholls | Principal at ZJNT Education
Academic Qualifications -
Master's Degree, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics, USQ, 2019-Present
Graduate Certificate, Mathematics, CSturt
Bachelor's Degree, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Newcastle
Diploma, Mathematics, CSturt
WWCC & Memberships -
Working With Children Check, Transport NSW, 2014-2024
Member, Australian Mathematical Society AustMS, 2019-2020
Member, Hunter Young Professionals, 2018-2020
Member, UoN Business & Commerce Association, 2017-2020
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