Highly reviewed professional tutor and former HSC honours list student specialising in Physics, Engineering Studies and Mathematics committed to delivering the strong results that you are after.
Hi, I'm James. Whether you're struggling to keep up in class or looking to excel in your exams, I have the knowledge and expertise to help you succeed. Unsure? Feel free to explore the glowing reviews from students and parents (found below) who have achieved their goals with my guidance, and see how I can positively impact your high school journey.
My track record as a professional tutor is strong. My students have consistently achieved high ATAR scores, successfully gained admission to prestigious universities and courses, and ranked highly in their HSC exams. In addition, I am fully vetted, holding a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) for your peace of mind.
With a wealth of experience working with students from institutions like Sydney Grammar School, Knox Grammar School, Shore School, St Ignatius' College Riverview, Newington College, Waverley College, Caringbah High School, and many others, I bring a comprehensive understanding of high school education to the table, ensuring personalized support tailored to your specific needs.
I always aim to share my curiosity and foster a love of learning - a significant factor contributing to student success. I have fostered my curiosity and knowledge of these subjects at an undergraduate level, studying science (astronomy and astrophysics) at the Australian National University, honing my expertise and teaching skills.
I'm passionate about my craft and I'm rewarded by seeing students improve. I understand that every student is unique, and that each student has different learning styles and needs. I take the time to understand each student's strengths and weaknesses, and work closely with each student to help them achieve their full potential.
Studying is one of the most important things a student can do to prepare for their future, and I ensure that students learn how to do this effectively. I teach my students the research-supported methods of active recall and spaced repetition, which have helped them achieve outstanding results in their studies.
My students have consistently achieved high ATAR scores, successfully gained admission to prestigious universities and courses, and ranked highly in their HSC exams.
I'd be delighted to work with new students who require assistance with related HSC subjects (such as those for which my marks are listed below).
ATAR: 98.80 (verified)
Engineering Studies: 98/100
Mathematics Advanced: 97/100
Mathematics Extension 1: 48/50
Working with me will grant you:
📌Dedicated, personalised and fun tutoring, with knowledge explained from first principles
📌 Study notes every week relevant to the topics taught
📌 Privileged access to prelim and trial papers
📌 Revision with a practical HSC-oriented focus to set you up for success
📌 Unlimited access to question banks from my varied studies
I also tutor Math and Science to students in their early years of high school, helping them develop positive learning habits and set them up for success.
Let's chat! Please reach out via the message button on this page - I respond quickly to all enquiries. I look forward to helping you on your path to success.
- 2021 School Captain
- 2018 Oxford Royale Academy Summer School Alumni
- 2020 French Student Exchange
- 2021 HSC All Round Achiever
- 2020 University of Newcastle Faculty of Science Award for Excellence in the Area of Physics
- 2021 Anzac Address for NSW Schools & RSL Anzac Day Service
Year 12 completed in 2021.
Mark achieved: 98.80 (verified).
Currently studying Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International Security Studies at The Australian National University.
James supported my son through his HSC Advanced Maths course and was instrumental in giving my son the confidence he needed to excel in his HSC exams where he achieved a high band 6 mark and was named as a distinguished achiever in Advanced Maths. James' approach to teaching is thoughtful, considered and specifically tailored to his individual student' needs - this is not a cookie cutter, same plan for all. James takes the time to consider his students needs and tailors his sessions so that they are not only useful, but also enjoyable. I can't recommend James highly enough - he's amazing and if you are looking to give your child the best chance possible to fulfil their learning goals, then James is your guy!
- By Amanda Shaw on
14th February 2024
James is a passionate, dedicated, and extremely helpful tutor. Having had lessons with him throughout Years 11 and 12 on Mathematics and Physics, each session is well-planned and organised, featuring both theory and a wide range of questions. His teaching style is easy to understand, and it is through this that every part of the Syllabus for the respective subjects was covered in great depth. I greatly appreciated just how enjoyable each lesson was too - James is personable and fun, and made my tutorial sessions a blast. I could not recommend James enough. Thanks so much!
- By Savvas K on
1st February 2024
James has been an exceptional physics tutor, demonstrating an extraordinary depth of knowledge and understanding of the subject matter. His expertise is particularly evident in his grasp of how exams are structured and what markers look for in answers. Physics is certainly no longer my least favourite subject!
- By Aishwarya S on
16th January 2024
James is AMAZING. I don't want to tell anyone because I want James to have lots of free time to teach my next son about to enter year 11! He saved my eldest son who had a terrible engineering studies teacher. James knew all the engineering studies tricks and my son ended up teaching his classmates after the trials so everyone could benefit from James's genius! Not only is James clever, he is also kind and a wonderful teacher. My son felt he was like a friend and mentor. I cannot thank James enough for his support. Simon would have been lost without him. You would be crazy not to choose James.
- By Penny Figtree on
2nd November 2023
I enlisted James' help just before my year 11 preliminary HSC exam and I'm so glad I did. I've seen significant improvements in my understanding and performance in engineering studies since I started his sessions. I'm planning to continue with him for the remainder of my HSC journey, and I couldn't be more confident in that decision. Highly recommended for anyone looking to improve their performance in Engineering
- By Rory B on
16th September 2023
Thanks to James' support, my understanding of physics and maths has blossomed, and my grades have soared to new heights. I can't recommend him enough and there's no doubt why he's one of the best HSC physics and maths tutors out there. If you're looking for someone who will not only help with content knowledge, but also help with exam technique strategies, look no further. Sessions are always entertaining with plenty of laughs - the absolute best. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
- By Sarah T on
8th July 2023
Working with James as my HSC engineering tutor has been more than a lifesaver. He is the best tutor I could have asked for, explaining concepts and questions in a clear and concise way while also providing specific tricks that save so much time. He seems to have a better knowledge of the engineering syllabus and all parts of the course than my own teachers. James is an invaluable time saver, sparing me countless hours of struggle. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend him as the friendliest, most supportive, and overall best tutor anyone could ask for.
- By Simon Awad on
22nd June 2023
I cannot thank James enough for his support and hard work over the last year. He is hands down the best physics tutor I have ever been to. Not only does he have an excellent teaching style, but also suggests note-taking softwares and ideas that can improve organisation skills. He has a passion for Physics and teaching, and it is evident that he is an expert in the field. Overall, James is a patient and supportive tutor, and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a top-quality Physics tutor.
- By Ishaan Pohankar on
15th March 2023
James has been the best tutor I could probably ask for. Not only is he easy to talk to but he knows just the right ways and examples to help someone understand questions quickly. His lessons are never boring and always pose a challenge, creating a learning environment where asking questions is encouraged and just spices things up more. The lessons themselves are structured and organised. Overall, I could not recommend James more to anyone, he is an absolute legend and I hope you benefit from his teaching and company as much as I have.
- By Vishnu S on
4th February 2023
I was looking last minute for a tutor to help me learn advanced maths for a university course entry exam and thankfully James was kind enough to offer his assistence. Even if I only required a limited time help, James' careful approach to helping me understand topics I had otherwise never heard of led me to achieve 100% for my exam. I truely cannot recommend a better person if you're looking for a dedicated tutor.
- By Halle on
23rd January 2023
Since having James as a tutor I have seen a huge increase in my ability to complete my work. His ability to help me understand is incredible, James is easy to talk to which makes really clear when he is trying to explain question to you. Overall he is a great tutor who id recommend to anyone looking for some help.
- By MR Conor C Goulding on
31st August 2022
James' organizational skills and commitment to professional development makes him an invaluable asset. I wholeheartedly endorse James as a quality tutor.
- By Alan P on
9th July 2023
James’ curiosity is contagious! His approach to teaching would make learning any subject effortless and straightforward.
- By Lily M on
4th April 2022