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Our Team

Access Education has a team of highly experienced, professional and friendly lecturing staff. You can learn more by clicking on any of the presenters listed below.

Melinda Allsop

BEd (Language & Literature), Senior School English and Literature teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar School.


John Andrews

John Andrews, HSC Legal Studies teacher
John's biography will be available soon.


Paul Angus

BEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin VCE Coordinator & Commerce Teacher (Accounting & Economics), Xavier College. Paul has been a Commerce teacher for over 25 years and currently teaches Year 11 & 12 Accounting and Economics at Xavier College. He is also currently t...


Freda Armstrong

BSc, BEd, Mathematics teacher, Presbyterian Ladies’ CollegeFreda is an experienced mathematics teacher currently working at Presbyterian Ladies’ College, one of the state’s leading academic secondary schools. She has a love for all things technology and readily uses colourful visuals in her teaching to demonstrate and simplify complex concept...


Helen Attrill

Studio Arts teacher, Bendigo Senior Secondary CollegeHelen Attrill has taught Studio Arts since its inception in a variety of art forms including Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture and Photography at Rochester Secondary College and Bendigo Senior Secondary College  She has been regularly involved in contributing to course changes in VCAA forums and has hosted regional meetings to review the study. She was most...


Jim Baird

BEd, Senior Biology teacher & Campus Co-ordinator, Padua College Jim has been teaching for over 22 years and for twenty of these years has been involved with teaching Biology at Year 12 level. During his extensive career he has also taught Biology at Rosebud Secondary ...


James Bakker

BA(Hons), DipEd (Sec), Head of Humanities, Mater Christi College
James Bakker is Head of Humanities and a teacher of Legal Studies at Mater Christi College Belgrave. He has been teaching VCE for 11 years and has previously been  a teacher and Head of Humanities at Presentation College Windsor and Christian Brother’s College St Kilda


Di Barclay

BSc, BEd, Dip Ed, Senior Biology Teacher and Head of Science, Wesley College, Glen Waverley. Di is a current teacher and Head of Science at Wesley College and has been teaching Biology for 25 years.  She has extensive experience as a Biology teacher, being involved in both the VCE an...


Robert Bell

BSc, DipEd, Physics teacher, St Kevin's College.
Rob has experience teaching VCE Chemistry and Physics and is currently teaching year 12 Physics at St Kevin's College Toorak. He has contributed to Mathematics textbooks for Oxford University Press and is currently pursuing a post-graduate qualification in Applied Mathematics.


Bronnie Bishop

BA (Soc Sc), Grad Dip Ed Freeman House & Teaching and Learning Manager, Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Bronnie has taught students Psychology at VCE level for 12 years and has a real passion for the subject and to see students achieve their maximum potential.  She has gained valuable experience working as a VCAA Psychology Exam assessor from 2003 to the present, participating as a m...


James Box

James Box, BBioSci, GradDipEd, MEd(Student Wellbeing)VCE Biology Tesacher and Director of Operations at Whitefriars College, MelbourneI have been teaching VCE Biology since 2012 and VCE Psychology in 2010 – 2012.  I like to use a variety of methods and teaching tools to both engage ...


Allison Bray

BEd, Geography Teacher at Melbourne Girls Grammar School.
Allison is an experienced and passionate Geography teacher who has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught VCE Geography since 2009. She is currently Year 11 Co-ordinator at Melbourne Girls Grammar School. Allison has been a VCAA Assessor since 2013 and is heavily involved in a Geography teachers network. She has presented at both student and staff lectures for the GTAV and is now lecturing with Access Education.


Hayley Bridgwood

BSc(Hons), Dip Ed VCE and IB Chemistry Teacher, Wesley College. Hayley specialised in molecular biology and immunology at Melbourne University, with Honours in molecular microbiology. She then spent 5 years in research for a new vaccine to protect chickens from a virus that has similar effects as HIV/AIDS.  Hayley then moved into full time secondary teaching in the areas of VCE Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science. Her roles wit...


Simon Brooks

Simon Brooks, HSC English teacher

Simon will be delivering the English Paper Two (Standard) lecture for Access Education and his biography will be available soon.


Amanda Bryant

Amanda Bryant, Chemistry teacher at Presbyterian Ladies' College

Amanda is new to the Access Education team and her profile will be available shortly.


Tim Byrnes

Tim Byrnes, Economics teacher and Head of Senior Years/Deputy Head of Campus, Ivanhoe Grammar SchoolTim has been teaching Econimics for over 20 years, both in Australia and overseas, and has been an assessor and exam sitter for VCAA. He has previously wo...


Phil Carew

Phil Carew, Bachelor of Film & Television, Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Media teacher and Head of eLearning, Toorak College, Mt Eliza Phil has been teaching Media for the last 6 years at Toorak College in Mt Eliza. He currently teaches VCE Media and he is also Head of eLearning. Phil uses a range of technology tool...


Amanda Carroll

English Teacher, Melbourne High School. Amanda's biography will be available soon.


Gada Chazbek

BA, DipEd, Head of English - Senior School, Beaconhills College, Berwick Campus

Gada is also currently a VCAA assessor the GAT and the English exam.


Coral Classon

BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip, MEd - English Literature educator. Coral has had extensive experience in teaching English and LOTE in both city and country schools.  After re-training in ESL in mid-career, she has focussed mainly on ESL and on the transition of ESL students into secondary schools.  She currently teaches Year 12 students in revision classes, assesses trial examination papers, and reviews trial papers for a publishing firm. She has been involved i...


Coral Classon & Michael Daniel

The Access Education ESL revision lectures are jointly presented by Coral Classon and Michael Daniel. Coral ClassonBA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip, MEd - English Literature educator. Coral has had extensive experience in teaching English and LOTE in both city and country schools.  After re-training in ESL in mid-career, she has focussed mainly on ESL and on the transition of ESL students into secondary schools.  She currently teaches Year 12 students in revision classes, assesses trial examination papers, and reviews trial papers for a publishing firm. Sh...


Blair Cooper

BEd, Grad Cert HRM, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment Commerce Teacher, Director of VCE Studies, The Peninsula School. Blair has taught Business Management for the past 7 years at The Peninsula School. Prior to teaching he spent 8 years in a variety of Retail Management and Human Resource Management roles with Myer an...


Guy Corrigall

Guy Corrigall, BSc, MSc, MBA, CFP, Grad Dip Ed, HSC Mathematics teacher, Mosman High School

Guy Corrigall is an electronics engineer MBA turned investment banker who has enjoyed an international career in industry and commerce, before starting as a mathematics tutor some 5 years ago. He now combines running his private client financial advisory business while teaching mathematics in North Shore high schools.


Glenn Crowhurst

800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Glenn Crowhurst - Dip Teach,  BEd (Environmental Biology),  Grad Cert (Physics Teaching) Glenn has recently retired as Head teacher of Sci...


Michael Daniel

BA (Hons), B Theol, MEd, MTESOL, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert RE,
Head of EAL, Camberwell Grammar School

Michael has taught at Camberwell Grammar School since 1997 and has taught VCE ESL since 2003. The Access Education EAL revision lectures are jointly presented by Michael Daniel and Coral Classon.


Annette Davie-Smythe

BEd, Grad Dip (Careers Ed), Careers Counsellor, Firbank Grammar. Annette has worked in schools for over 20 years and held many senior positions including Head of SOSE Dept at OLSH and Head of Year 11 at Toorak College.  She is currently working at Firbank Grammar School as the Careers Counsellor.  She has worked as an assessor of VCE Geography and taught VCE History and Business Management.  She has been very involved in pastoral care of students and the development of curriculum resources.  Annette specialises in assisting senior secondary students...


Amy Devereux

Amy Devereux, BA, BFA, Grad Dip, Visual Communication Design teacher at Strathmore Secondary College

Amy Devereux is an Accomplished VCE Visual Communication Design teacher. Her students have had great success in design, ranging from entry in Top Designs, entry into sought after design courses, and very strong exam results.


Andrew Dexter

BEc/LLB, MBC, FFin, DipEd, Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea CollegeAndrew is a qualified lawyer who brings the benefits of an extensive career to his classroom. Prior to becoming a high school teacher, Andrew worked both within Australia and internationally as a lawyer, management consultant and investment banker. He worked on numerous complex, cr...


Andrew Douch

Andrew Douch, BEd, Author and Producer of Douchy’s Podcasts, Educational Consultant, Wanganui Park Secondary College Andrew is a Biology teacher and leader in the use of emerging technologies in schools. He also runs a VCE Biology podcast with an audience of 3000 students.  Andrew has inspired and helped many teachers to use ...


Ross Down

BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Cert Student Welfare Psychology Coordinator, Sandringham College - Senior Campus. Ross has taught VCE Psychology for 17 years. He has played an active role with the VCAA having been the State Reviewer for Psychology and an exam assessor for most of that time.  He has also been a participant on the re-accreditation panel when the subject has been due for review. Ross has co-authored three editions of the ...


Chris Dwyer

BEng (Chem), Dip Ed Chemistry educator & consultant Christopher Dwyer is a highly respected chemistry educator with over thirty years’ experience in teaching VCE Chemistry at Vermont Secondary College where he formerly served as Year 12 Coordinator and Head of Senior School. He has been a VCE Chemistry Assessor since 1986 and continues...


Lynda Ellis

Lynda Ellis, MEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Grad Dip ESL/TESOL, BEd, HDTS, Head of VCE Health and Human Development teacher, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar SchoolLynda is an experienced teacher of H&HD for over 38 years. She has taught in the government, tertiary and independent school systems and is currently head of Health and Human Development at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.Throughout that time Lynda h...


Peter Farrar

BA (Hons), Dip Ed Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College and author. Peter has taught VCE Legal Studies for over 20 years. He has also served in senior leadership roles at a variety of schools and has extensive experience in curriculum development. Peter has authored/co-authored over 20 books, mainly for Jacaranda Wiley and Cambridge. He is also an educational consultant and has worked on the production of materials for the Transport...


Peter Farrar & Annie Wilson

Peter Farrar - BA (Hons), Dip EdSenior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College and author.Peter has taught VCE Legal Studies for over 20 years. He has also served in senior leadership roles at a variety of schools and has extensive experience in curriculum development. Peter has authored/co-authored over 20 books, mainly for Jacaranda Wiley and Cambridge.He is also an educational consultant and has worked on the production of materials for the Transport Accident Commission and the Federal Court of Australia.He is actively involved with the VCTA, and has presented sessions at its Comview conference on a regular basis since 1992, and in past years, has performed editorial work on the ComNet and Compak resources. Peter is passionate about learning and teaching and is a skilled practitioner in devising resource materials to meet the ...


Geoff Ferris

BBus (Acc), Grad Dip Ed Senior Accounting Teacher, Mill Park Secondary College. Geoff has taught VCE/HSC Accounting for over 20 years. He is currently a VCAA Accounting examination assessor and until recently was the State Reviewer of Acco...


Shem Fitzgerald

BEd, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Head of Geography, Geelong Grammar School Shem has taught senior Geography for over 10 years and currently teaches two year 12 VCE and one IB class each year. He is Head of Geography at Geelong Grammar School, where there are over 70 students studying year 12 VCE and IB Geography and was also Head of Geography at St. Kevin’s College. Shem ha...


Karen Ford

BEd, MA Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, VCE lecturer and author. Karen has been involved in Senior English Education for 26 years. She was the founding Editor of Teaching English, a website for English teachers and is a contributing writer and advisor for The Age VCE Text Talk series. She lectures to students and staff acro...


Kerri Garrard

Kerri Garrard, BA, DipEd, MA, VCE History, English and Literature teacher, Padua College

Kerri will be presenting the Russian and French Revolutions for the History: Revolutions lecture.

Kerri has over 20 years' teaching experience and also has experience as an English Coordinator, VCE Coordinator and Curriculum Coordinator. She has been a VCAA assessor for History: Revolutions for the past 5 years and has an MA in Writing & Literature (Young Adult Fiction).


Chris Gates

BA(Hons) History & Politics, MEd, Head of History Faculty, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School,Chris has taught Senior History for 18 years in the UK, NZ and Australia. He was the Head of SOSE 2003-2006, Head of History 2007-2012. Chris has authored three textbooks for the Australian History Curriculum (Cengage Nelson Publishing). He was also a presenter at the National Inte...


Tsets Gibbons

BSc, DipEd, PGradDipEc, Mathematics Teacher and Head of House, Trinity Grammar School; Teaching Fellow, University of Melbourne


Sonia Goodacre

BAppSci, BEd Director of Teaching & Learning and Health & Human Development teacher, Plenty Valley Christian College Sonia has been a teacher of Health and Human Development since 1999. Teaching in both secondary Schools and at TAFE she has taught a wide range of students from a variety of different backgrounds and abilities. She is an author of current VCE Health & Human Development textbooks: A Global Perspective on Health and Human Development Unit 3 & 4, Cambridge University Press; and An Australian Perspective on&nb...


Greg Gould

BEd (Business Studies),  BBus (Accounting) Head of Commerce, Methodist Ladies' College. Greg has been teaching Accounting in Secondary Schools since 1982. He was also a lecturer and tutor at RMIT and Victoria University in the 1990’s. Currently Greg is a ...


Karen Graham

BA (Hons), Dip Ed, BEd, Head of English, St Kevin’s College.Karen is currently the Head of English at St Kevin’s College, Toorak and has been a key English staff member at the College for over 25 years. She has extensive experience as an English examination...


Nathan Guthridge

Nathan Guthridge, BOEd, Dip Ed, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Outdoor Education, Physical Education & Geography teacher, Catholic Regional College, Sydenham


Samuel Hague

Samuel Hague, BA - English Lit/Art History, Dip Journalism, MA Bus Tech (Aviation), Dip Ed, Senior English teacher and Debating Co-ordinator, St Ignatius College, RiverviewSamuel went to school in England and Scotland and attended universities in New Zealand (Auckland University) and Sydney (UTS and UNSW). Until eleven years ago he worked in travel and aviation when he switched to teaching after gaining a Diploma of Education from UNSW. He taught firstly at Homebush Boys High School where he taught HSC Advanced English from my second year; after three very enriching years he moved to Kambala a very academic girls school in Rosebay where he remained for six years teaching Advanced and Extension 1 English. In 2011 he moved to my current school St Ignatius College, Riverview and taught Advanced, Extension 1 and 2.He began HSC marking in his th...


Simon Haigh

Simon Haigh, Geography teacher at Geelong Grammar School

Simon has over ten years of VCE Geography teaching experience along with roles that included Co-ordinator of Teaching and Learning at MLC Marshmead. He is currently teaching both Year 12 IB and Unit 3/4 Geography at Geelong Grammar.


Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton, BA (Hons.) Grad. Dip. Ed. M. Ed. (Adult Education) Ed. D. (ABD) Robert grew up in north Queensland and moved to Sydney in the mid-1970s. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked in rock bands, in factories, on farms, and in libraries. In 1989, he moved to Armidale as a mature-age student and graduated with a BA Hons. History from the University of New England. In Armidale he tutored in History and Sociology at Robb College, and became one of the few honours students in History to be published in the scholarly press during their honours year. After Graduate Diploma studies in History and Social Science Education, Robert worked in central schools in the New England area and was seconded in 2002 as a teacher of Modern History, Ancient History, Extension History and Society and Culture at the Oatley Senior Campus of the Georges River Collegiate in Sydney. During this period, Robert wrote articles for the HTA NSW Teaching History Journal, presented papers at annual Conferences for the HTA NSW and HTAA, and was a recipient in 2003 of a prestigious Westfield NSW Premiers’ Modern History Teaching Scholarship which took him to the Netherlands to dev...


Kylie Hand

BBSc, Dip Ed Psychology teacher and Student Manager, Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Kylie has taught Psychology at Bendigo Senior Secondary College for seven years and is also VCE Coordinator.  She has been a Psychology e...


Dianne Hay

Dianne Hay, BBus (Acctg), BComp (IT), Grad Dip Ed, IT Applications teacher, St Leonard’s College Di has been teaching VCE for 8 years, specialising in IT Applications, Accounting, Business Management and Economics. She has taught at a variety of schools exposing her to many different types of students, which has allowed her to cat...


Glenis Heath

Trained Secondary Teacher’s Certificate (Domestic Arts), Diploma of Domestic Arts (Rusden) Food & Technology teacher, Educational Consultant and author Glenis has taught Food and Technology since its inception at both St Michael’s Grammar School and Shelford Girls’ Grammar. She is co-author of Food Solutions Units 1 & 2 and Food Solutions Units 3 & 4, as well as co-author of Checkpoints Food and Technology, an examination revision guide and the Qual...


Bob Hillman

BA, Dip Ed, MEd, Grad Dip Student Welfare, Head of Year 12 & Senior English Teacher, Trinity Grammar School. Bob Hillman is an experienced Year 12 English teacher of over 25 years.  He has been Head of English at a major independent school and has also been an assessor with the...


Ken Holmes

BSocSc, DipEd, DipProfCouns, MEd Teacher and Senior School Teaching and Learning Leader, Catholic College, Sale. Ken has been teaching VCE Physical Education since 1985 and VCE Psychology since 2000. He is active in attending in-services and staying up-to-date with the latest developments in all aspects of Physical Education and Psychol...


Nadine Holt

Nadine Holt, HSC Ancient History teacher: Nadine has been a senior Ancient History teacher for 15 years. She has extensive HSC marking experience in all sections of the Ancient History paper.  She has been a classroom teacher, HSIE Coordinator and is currently the Leader of Curriculum at St ...


Nick Howes

BEng (Hons), BSc (Hons, PGCE, Senior Physics teacher and Head of Senior Science, Caulfield Grammar School, Caufield CampusNick has many years experience of teaching Physics to the highest level. Prior to arriving in Melbourne he taught A Level Phy...


Ross Huggard

BEc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, MEd Policy & Admin, MACEL, MACE Senior English Teacher, Senior School Leader, Cranbourne Secondary College and author Ross Huggard is currently teaching at Cranbourne Secondary College, but has also had teaching experience within the independent system at Trinity Grammar School in Kew and in other schools. He has had extensive experience in teaching VCE English from its inception, and has written a number of VCE English texts including Insight Exam Guide to VCE English; Insight Guide to The Longest Memory; Insight Guide to The Life of Galileo and film study, Schindler’s List. In addition, he has co-authored a range of VCE English texts, including the best selling Insight Outcomes English Year 12 2007. He was the consulting editor for Insight English for Year 1...


Simon Hussey

BBus, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Outd Ed, Outdoor and Environmental Studies Teacher, Parade CollegeSimon has been teaching Outdoor Education since 1998. He has taught a range of Outdoor Education based studies including VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies, and Ecological Tourism. Simon has held the Head of Outdoor Education position at both Loyola College and Catholic Regional College Sydenham where he has conducted many outdoor practical expeditions. He is currently a House Leader at Parade College where he continues to teach Outdoor Education as well as the co-ordinati...


Sandor Kazi

BEng Elec (Hons), BSci (Hons), Dip Ed Mathematics & Physics Teacher, Melbourne Girls’ CollegeSandor began a post-graduate degree in particle physics at the University of Melbourne and his work on particle physics took him to the international physics laboratory CERN in Switzerland. The Australian Academy of Science chose him as one of ten young researchers ...


Rosemary King

Rosemary King, HSC Religion teacher I have taught Studies of Religion, both 1and 2 unit, since it's beginning. I have held the position of Supervisor of Marking and have assessed the examination, worked on Standards Referencing packages and been a curriculum officer at the Board of Studies for the purpose of writing the current syllabus. I was one of four writers of the Leading Edge's HSC Wor...


Andrew Kozyra

Andrew Kozyra,  MEd, BCom, Dip (Financial Planning), HSC Economics & Business Studies teacher, Moriah College Andrew has taught Economics, Business Studies and Commerce for over ten years. In particular, he has taught HSC Economics at an elite private school with half of his most recent Economics class achieving 95/100 or better. He has been a lecturer, course adviser and course developer in Economics subjects and Business ...


Linda Langdon

Linda Langton (MBA, BSc, Dip,Ed.) has been a Science teacher for 16 years in a range of educational organisations across Australia and in Papua New Guinea, teaching in NSW schools since 1995. She is an experienced HSC Chemistry teacher and HSC Marker, and is currently Head Teacher of Teaching and L...


Glenis Heath & Laurel Tully

Laurel Tully - B Ed, TSTC (Home Economics), Cert IV Assessment & Workplace trainingGlenis Heath - Dip Domestic Arts, TSTC (Home Economics) Both Laurel Tully and Glenis Heath are highly experienced teachers of Food and Technology: Units 1-4, both having taught the study for many years. During this time they have consistently achieved a high proportion of students with study scores over 40 and both have taught students who have achieved perfect scores, Premier’s awards and many who have been select...


Liz Lay

BEd, Post Grad Dip (Student Welfare),Health & Human Development teacher, Centre for Adult Education (CAE)Liz is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with 25 years of experience, the last 16 specialising in VCE delivery at Catholic Regional College Sydenham and the Centre for Adult Education. Liz maintains her passion for teaching HHD and keeping abreast of cour...


Jo Leech

Australian History teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolJo has been a passionate teacher of Australian History for over 15 years. She has been a VCAA assessor of Australian History for 20 years and has also more recently been involved with other projects for VCAA in relation to...


Kate Lefel

BA (Psychology/Criminology), BTeach (Hons) (Psychology/English) Senior Psychology Teacher, Wesley College. Kate has had extensive experience teaching both VCE Psychology and IB Psychology at Wesley College for over 10 years, and aims to assist her students in attaining their highest achievable results each year....


Sarah Mai

BBus (HRM/Law), Grad Dip Ed, Legal Studies, Business Management and Humanities teacher at St Joseph's College, EchucaMy name is Sarah Mai. I have been teaching V.C.E Legal Studies for the past 10 years at both Hoppers Crossing Secondary College and St Joseph’s College, Echuca. I have worked for Deakin University and La Trobe...


Richard Malone

MA (English) DipEd
History : Revolutions teacher, Luther College and author


Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews, BEd, (ACU), HSC Personal Development, Health & Physical Education teacher.
Michael has been a PDHPE Coordinator for over 15 years and has taught the senior course for 16 years. He has also been involved in marking the HSC course since 1996. As an experienced teacher he can provide many insights into the workings of the course and assist students in linking many of the critical questions in both core topics.


Angelos Mavridis

BA, DipEd, MEd Studies, MEd Studies(TESOL) Senior Legal Studies, National Politics & English Teacher, Haileybury College. Angelos has been teaching for over 21 years and is currently Head of House at Haileybury College. He has ...


Heather McKenzie

HDipT - Home Eco, Grad Dip Bus Assistant Principal and Senior Food Technology Teacher, Strathmore Secondary College and author. Heather has taught VCE Food and Technology for 15 years at Strathmore Secondary College and is the Technology Key Learning Area leader ...


Janine McKenzie

Janine McKenzie, BA, DipEd, MEd, Dip Teaching Speech & Drama, Post Grad Dip Teaching Shakespeare, Drama Co-ordinator and Arts Curriculum Co-ordinator, Clonard CollegeJanine McKenzie has worked in Drama education for more than two decades. She has been involved in assessing VCE Theatre Studies for over fifteen years an...


Kevin McMenamin

BScEd, GCMME, PDMME Head of Maths, Mentone Grammar School. Kevin has taught in various schools for the past 20 years. His teaching experience with mathematics is across all levels of secondary school in all subjects of mathematics and into the first year of university. He is currently Head of the Mathematics Department at Mentone Grammar School, Victoria and the use of technology is prominent within his classroom. During the last 15 years, Kevin has presented mathematics based lectures t...


Elizabeth Morgan

Elizabeth Morgan, BEd, Grad Dip Student Welfare, Head of History, The Peninsula


Louise Moulton

Louise Moulton, BA, Grad Dip Ed, English ConsultantLouise Moulton has taught HSC English for over 15 years in both the public and independent school systems across two states and has held the position of Head of Faculty, Leading Teacher and Sen...


Lynne O'Brien

B.App.Sci. (Human Movement); Grad. Dip. in Ed.; Grad. Dip. In Mov’t and Dance; Post-Grad. Studies in Ed. Studies (Student Welfare)Since studying Exercise Physiology and Human Anatomy during my undergraduate degree, I have been fascinated and  absorbed by the world of sport and the remarkable achievements made by athletes of all disciplines. I have taught Senior Physical Education for over two decades in ...


Wadih Ogeil

BA, BEd, MEd, Careers Certificate


Agatha Panetta

BEd, Health & Home Economics, Master Teacher of Health & Physical Education and teacher of Food & Technology, Toorak College, Mount Eliza. Agatha has taught Health & Human Development at a senior level for over 20 years. She is also the Head of Health and Physical Education at Toorak College where she coordinates the teaching of Health across all year levels. During her career she has been a VCAA assessor 1998-200...


Belinda Parker

BA (Hons)/LLB (Hons), MTeach, A (Hons)/LLB (Hons), MTeach, Legal Studies teacher and Learning Area Leader (Humanities), Wanganui Park Secondary College
Belinda worked as a solicitor at a leading Australian law firm before becoming a teacher. She has taught VCE Legal Studies for 6 years and been an assessor for the Legal Studies exam. Belinda is the Humanities Learning Area Leader at Wanganui Park Secondary College in Shepparton


Angie Pollock

Angie Pollock, BA (Humanities), Grad Dip Ed, Australian History teacher and English Learning and Engagement Coordinator, Bendigo Senior Secondary College.Angie has been a passionate teacher of Australian History at VCE level for nine years. Prior to this, Angie taught History and English in NSW. ...


Caroline Pysing

Health & Human Development teacher, Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Caroline's biography will be available soon.


Lenny Robinson-McCarthy

Dr Lenny Robinson-McCarthy, BA DipEd, has taught VCE Philosophy at Preshil since 2001.  She has also worked for the VCAA in areas relating to curriculum development and assessment and, together with Anna Symes, authored Philosophy: A Student Text for VCE Units 1 &...


Raymond Rozen

BSc (Hons), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Comp Sc, MEd (Melbourne University) Advanced Skills Teacher, RMIT Technical College. Raymond has taught Specialist Mathematics and Mathematical Methods at RMIT for 15 years. He has experience as a Mathematical Methods examination assessor in 2003 and was a member of ...


Diana Salvitti

BSc, Grad Dip Ed (Sec), Grad Dip (Student Welfare), Mathematics Teacher, Trinity Grammar School, Kew. Diana has been a teacher of mathematics for over 15 years and for most of which she has taught Further Maths and Maths Methods at VCE level. She is currently teaching these subject...


Jeanne Shaw

Jeanne Shaw, VCE English teacher

Jeanne's biography will be available shortly.


Jane Sherlock

Jane Sherlock, BA, Dip Ed, English consultant and HSC Student Day Coordinator for NSW English Teachers’ Association will be presenting the English Paper One (Advanced and Standard) and the English Paper Two (Standard) lectures for Access Education. Jane Sherlock is an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of English for 35 years. Her most recent position was as Head Teacher at Kiama high. Jane is a popular presenter at regional HSC student days including Dubbo, Tamworth and Griffith. Currently ...


Anthony Simmons

BComm, Dip Ed Senior coordinator, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Anthony Simmons is Senior Coordinator and Senior Accounting teacher at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Anthony was a member of the committee which developed the current VCE Accounting Study Design and with Richard Hardy, is the aut...


David Singer

David Singer, HSC Business Studies teacherDavid has been a High School Teacher for the last twenty five years in the United Kingdom, West of the Blue Mountains and in Sydney, and has been teaching Business Studies for the last fifteen years. He has been a HSC marker for eight years and a Senior Marker for five years. He was a Lecturer in Business Law for four years, ...


Peter Skinner

BAppSc, Dip Ed IB & VCE Chemistry Teacher, Geelong Grammar. Peter started off his career in Chemistry in a combination of antiviral drug research and lecturing in Chemistry at the Victorian College of Pharmacy.  He then moved into the secondary education system where he has been teaching Year 12 Chemistry for the last 12 years.  For a number of year...


Lynette Smith

BA (Hons, DipEd, MEd, Lynette is an English teacher and the Year 12 Coordinator at East Doncaster Secondary College. She has been an English examiner for VCAA and a VATE presenter for many years.


Wesley Smith

BAppSc (Psych), BTeach (Sec), Senior VCE and IB DP Psychology teacher, Huntingtower School
Wesley's biography will be available shortly.


Greg Stewart

BSc, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Student Welfare)Senior VCE Chemistry Teacher & Deputy Principal, Whitefriars College,Greg has been teaching Chemistry to VCE students for more than 20 years. He also held the position on Senior School Coordinator at Whitefriars College, for over 13 years. Since 2008 Greg has been the Director of Staff Development at Whitefri...


Anthony Sullivan

Anthony Sullivan, BBus, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert Ed (IT), Head of Information Technology, The Peninsula SchoolAnthony is an experienced teacher and has been teaching Information Technology for over 15 years. He is currently the Head of Information Technology at The Peninsula ...


Rebecca Swain

BA, Dip Ed, MA (Applied Linguistics), Leader of Learning (English7-12) and VCE English & English Language Teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar SchoolRebecca is a teacher of VCE English and English Language at Carey Baptist Grammar School. She has a background in media and has used the knowledge and skills this path provided her to inform her role as a teacher of linguistics. Sh...


Anna Symes

BA, BMus, DipEd, Grad Dip Gifted EdPhilosophy Teacher, St Leonard’s College, Brighton Campus.Anna has 20 years' experience as a teacher of Philosophy, English and Music.  She has taught at St Leonard's College, Melbourne, for the past 10 years, where she headed the English Faculty from 2005-2009, introduced Philosophy to the school curriculum and taught a variet...


Bill Teggelove

Bill Teggelove, Dip App Sc (Chem), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Life Coach, Senior Chemistry teacher, Assumption College, Kilmore
Bill has over 20 years' experience as a Chemistry teacher and is currently the Senior Chemistry teacher at Assumption College.
Between 1990-2002 Bill also undertook the position of Secondary School Principal. He is also currently a Life Coach.


Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson completed his initial teacher training at Shoreditch College London University 1974 and then a Bachelor of Education, Melbourne University 1980 and has taught Design and Technology in Victoria for the department of education and the private sector. He was awarded Design and Technology teacher of the year by DATA and writes regular articles for the Herald...


Michael Toomey

B.A (Hons), Dip. Ed; Master of Education. 
Head Of English at St John's Regional, Dandenong. He has been
teaching Year 12 English and Literature for over twenty- five years. He is a
regular writer on VCE texts and Children's Literature, has been an VCAA examiner
for six years and has lectured on VCE texts for six years.


Steve Treadwell

BEd Maths/Sci, Grad Dip Sports Science Senior Physics Teacher, Yarra Valley Grammar Steve has been teaching VCE Physics since 1990 and was a member of the Physics Study Review Panel for the current Study Design. Steve is also an author, as a co-writer of VC...


Cindy Twyford

BEd (Business Studies) Business Management teacher- Frankston High School. Cindy has been a teacher of Business Management for the past 16 years and has in the past been a Business Studies Coordinator and overseen programs for students with a range of learning abilities within...


Annette Williams

BSc, Grad Dip Ed, MEd VCE Biology Teacher, Toorak CollegeAnnette Williams has many years of experience teaching VCE Biology. (She has been teaching longer than most of you have been at school!) Annette is an active member of the VCE biology network. Annette has always organised extra revision and study classes for her own students so she knows how to help you achieve your best.  She has taught in both state schools and in private school...


Annie Wilson

BEd (Legal Studies and Commerce). Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Presbyterian Ladies’ College and author.Annie is a passionate and experienced teacher who has taught Legal Studies for over 25 years. She has been the author/co-author of various textbooks for Jacaranda Wiley and McGraw-Hill and has written a range of resources for VCE Legal Studies (including practice examinations, di...


Maree Woods

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Craig Woodward

BEng(Chemical), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Theology, Current VCAA assessor for Further...