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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.

Jason Albress

BSc (Biol), BTch, Head of Year 12 and Biology teacher, Dromana Secondary College
Jason's biolgraphy will be available soon.


Freda Armstrong

BSc, BEd, Mathematics teacher, Presbyterian Ladies’ College  Freda 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 concep...


Helen Attrill

Studio Arts teacher, Bendigo Senior Secondary College  Helen 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 m...


Jim Baird

BEd, MEd, Senior Biology teacher and Director of College, 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 Bi...


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 15 years and has previously been  a teacher and Head of Humanities at Presentation College Windsor and Christian Brother’s College St Kilda


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...


Allison Bray

BEd, Year 12 Co-ordinator and 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-or...


Phil Carew

Phil Carew, Bachelor Film & Television, Grad Dip Ed, Media teacher and Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning at Toorak College, Mt Eliza Phil has been teaching Media for the last 8 years at Toorak College in Mt Eliza. He currently teaches VCE Media and he is also Head of Digital Technologies & eLearning. Phil has been a VCAA Media Examination assess...


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...


Chrissy Collins

AppSci, BEd Health and Home EconomicsChrissy is teaching Health and Human Development and junior Food Studies at Thornbury High School. She has been a H&HD VCE teacher for over 15 years and held a range of different leadership positions throughout her career, including VCAA exam assessor. She is an author of two texts for the current course: Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 3 and 4; and Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 1 and 2. Passionate about building teacher and student capacity, she is involved in a range of student and teacher workshops, including exam revision.Chrissy is new to the Access Education lecturing team but has been a H&HD VCE teacher for over 15 years. She has taught in Government Secondary schools and held a range of different leadership positions. Throughout her teaching career she has been an VCAA exam assessor for a ran...


Blair Cooper

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


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 careers, and very strong exam results.



Andrew Douch

Andrew Douch, BEd, Author and Producer of "Douchy’s Biology" podcasts, the Edrolo Biology course, educational consultant and keynote speaker 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 teac...


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 ...


Michelle Downie

Michelle Downie, Graduate Diploma Technology Education, Cert III Commercial Cookery,Diploma Hospitality Management, Certificate IV Training and AssessmentFood Studies teacher, Cobram Anglican Grammar SchoolAfter qualifying as a Chef, Michelle Downie spent several years in industry before moving into the TAFE sector, teaching Apprentice Chefs, VET Commercial Cookery and Hospitality Operations, along with Commercial Cookery and Diploma in Hospitality Management students.After completing her Graduate Diploma in Technology Education, Michelle commenced her econdary teaching c...


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 ...


Peter Farrar

BA (Hons), Dip Ed Senior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College, author Oxford University Press 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 30 books, for Oxford University Press, Jacaranda Wiley and Cambridge. He is also an educational consultant and has worked on the production of material...


Peter Farrar & Annie Wilson

Peter Farrar - BA (Hons), Dip EdSenior Legal Studies Teacher, Star of the Sea College, author Oxford University PressPeter 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 30 books, for Oxford University Press, 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 resour...


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 TAFE, she has taught a wide range of students from a variety of different backgrounds and abilities. She is an author of two texts for the current course: Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 3 and 4; and Cambridge VCE H&HD Unit 1 and 2. Sonia has be...


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...


Justin Hamilton

Justin Hamilton, BSc, BEd (PE) Hons, VCE Physical Education teacher and Head of House, Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill
Justin is new to the Access Education team and his bio will be available shortly.


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...


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...


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...


Shaun Isbister

Shaun Isbister, BCom (Hons), Dip Ed, Senior Business Studies teacher & Leading Teacher - Pathway, St Helena Secondary College


Matt Jenkins

MEng Electronic Engineering, PGCE, Year 11 and 12 Methods teacher, Caulfield Grammar SchoolInto his 10th year of teaching, Matt has a vast array of Mathematical experience in the VCE curriculum, teaching classes through VCE classes of General and Methods in years 11 and 12, and A Levels in the UK. Having worked for numerous exam boa...


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 ...


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 ...


Jan May

Jan May, BA, Dip Ed, BEd StudiesVCE English Teacher, Firbank Grammar School Jan teaches VCE English at Firbank Grammar School. She has returned to the classroom after spending 2016 working as the Education Officer at the VATE, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. One of her key roles there was educating teachers about the new VCE English Study Design. Jan has extensive experience as an English examination setter, auditor, course reviewer and text selector, as well as assessing English since 1989 to the present. She also ...


Janine McKenzie

Janine McKenzie, BA, DipEd, MEd, Dip Teaching Speech & Drama, Post Grad Dip Teaching Shakespeare, Drama Co-ordinator and Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist, 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 yea...


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, Diploma of Teaching, BEd, Grad Dip Student Welfare, English and History teacher, Nossal High School


Melissa Newham

BEd (Sec), Business Management teacher, Peninsula Grammar
Melissa is an experienced Business Management teacher and VCAA examiner. She has taught VCE, IB and A level Business Management in four countries and loves teaching this subject.


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)Senior Physical Education teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Girls GrammarSince 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...


Lynne O'Brien & Justin Hamilton

Lynne O'BrienB.App.Sci. (Human Movement); Grad. Dip. in Ed.; Grad. Dip. In Mov’t and Dance; Post-Grad. Studies in Ed. Studies (Student Welfare)Senior Physical Education teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Girls GrammarSince 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 two States and overseas during my International teaching experi...


Belinda Page

Belinda Page, Dip App Sci (HEc), Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV Assmt Training & Assessment, Head of Health and Food Studies teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar SchoolBelinda Page is an experienced teacher at Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School where she is a passionate teacher of Food Studies. She is currently the Head of Food Studies and Health.Belinda is an experienced VCE examination assessor and previously been on t...


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 ...


Erin Sage

Erin Sage is new to the Access Education team and her biography will be available shortly.


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

B.App.Sci. (Psychology), B.Ed. (Secondary), Head of Psychology, Huntingtower School. Wes is currently the Head of Psychology at Huntingtower, one of the state’s leading academic secondary schools. He has had extensive experience teaching both VCE Psychology and IB Psychology. With over 15 years of experience, combined with his passion for the subj...


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), Curriculum and Learning Specialist (ICT) at Monash CollegeAnthony is an experienced teacher and has been teaching Information Technology for over 15 years. He is currently the Curriculum and Learning Specialist (ICT) at Monash College after being the Head of...


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...


Bill Teggelove

Dip App Sc (Chem), Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Life Coach, Senior Chemistry and Mathematics teacher, Assumption College, Kilmore Bill has over 20 years' experience as a senior Chemistry and Mathematics teacher. In addition, he has had extensive experience as a school administrator at all levels through to Principalship. During that time, he has been actively involved in course development, evaluation and student assessment. He has made many group presentations and led staff and student development sessions. As a l...


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.


Craig Townsend

Craig Townsend, BEd (Arts, MA (History), Deputy Head of Senior School & History Revolutions teacher, Peninsula Grammar


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...


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...


Craig Woodward

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