Zak N VERY RESPONSIVE
Tutoring near Newcastle & Kotara, Newcastle, New South Wales

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Availability

Around Newcastle

Monday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Around Kotara

Monday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Travel policy

I travel to the students homes for in home lessons in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas. I also do lessons via Skype on weekends to any students in NSW.

About

~ What I do ~

My name is Zak and I am currently the manager and academic tutor at Hunter Maths Tutoring. I am very passionate about mathematics and absolutely love the work that I do.
My focus as a tutor is on offering affordable and high-quality lessons, targeted at students of all levels and backgrounds, who are struggling to reach their potential in mathematics.
My students routinely show fantastic personal improvements which are typically accompanied by improved results.
I offer Standard lessons (half-hour) and Double lessons (1-hour).
Lessons typically take place between the hours of 12-9pm Monday through to Saturday, with most lessons being in-home, which take place at the student’s home.


~ Lesson types ~

Standard Lessons ~ For Standard (half-hour) lessons I charge a single fixed fee, which is currently $250 per term, this will include up to 10 x half-hour lessons (typically one lesson each week for the duration of the term).

Double lessons ~ For Double (1-hour) lessons I charge a single fixed fee, which is currently $500 per term, this will include up to 10 x 1-hour lessons (typically one lesson each week for the duration of the term).

I also offer a 50% discount for students doing tutoring for any of the university subjects at the University of Newcastle.

~ Additional lesson details ~

This fee includes provision of necessary learning materials (students are lent the required textbooks and provided with other materials where necessary), payment is requested in the first week of lessons.
Please note that I do not do any rescheduled lessons, if you wish to have a week off just let me know and we will resume lessons the following week.
In my view, it is very important that lessons are conducted consistently for students to properly benefit, mathematics is not an easy subject to learn, and focus, consistency, and practice will be a key part of the learning process.
If you would like to arrange lessons, please send me a message with the student’s year, the mathematics stream (if known), and the suburb where the lessons will take place and I’ll be in touch ASAP.


~ My Background ~

I am an applied mathematician by education, my main area of academic interest is applied algebra.
My academic background spans many disciplines including Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, and Physics. I hold four vocational Certificates, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Newcastle, and am currently engaged in further undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
For the past three years I have been the manager and academic tutor at Hunter Maths Tutoring, prior to this I spent three years as an academic tutor at the Green Room at Warners Bay, four years as an academic tutor at Lake Macquarie Tuition, and two years as an assistant manager and piano tutor at Global Music Australia.

I tutor a range of subjects including:
Mathematics - Year 3-6 (All),
Mathematics - Year 7-10 (All),
Mathematics - Year 11-12 (Standard & Advanced),
Economics – UON 1st year (ECON1001 & ECON1002),
Mathematics – UON 1st & 2nd year (EPMATH126, EPMATH127, MATH1001, MATH1002, MATH1110, MATH1120, & MATH2310).


~ Certifications & Qualifications ~

Master of Studies ~ UON ~ 2018-Present
Master of Science ~ USQ ~ 2019-Present
Bachelor of Scientific Studies ~ UNE ~ 2019-Present
Diploma of General Studies (Science) ~ CSU ~ 2017-2019
Bachelor of Commerce ~ UON ~ 2013-2018
University Certificate ~ UON ~ 2012
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment ~ TAFE ~ 2016
Certificate IV in Frontline Management ~ HBA ~ 2012
Certificate III in Retail ~ MCD-MDP ~ 2012
Certificate II in Retail ~ MCD-MDP ~ 2011
Merewether Selective High School ~ 2005-2010
Working with Children Check ~ Active ~ 2014-2019

"It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment." - Carl Friedrich Gauss

Education

Additional information can be found on my LinkedIn profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/zakaryjaynicholls/

Interests

  • Physical fitness
  • Video games
  • The beach
  • Music

Reviews

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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Rates

$50 per hour

Services

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Group tuition
  • Home visits

Subjects

Year 7
  • Mathematics
Year 8
  • Mathematics
Year 9
  • Mathematics
Year 10
  • Mathematics
Year 11
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics General
Year 12
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics General