Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Commerce (MQ) (Merit Scholar & Macquarie University Merit Scholarship Recipient)
James found his passion for teaching and mentoring students in high school when he worked as a peer tutor during years 10- 12 to help students read and write, and scribe for HSC examinations through peer tutoring and mentoring programs. Since then, James has taught English in one-on-one and small group settings to over 600 students from more than 90 schools that span a vast array of public, private and top selective schools in NSW for over 12 years.
James has an uncanny ability to engage students and break down key concepts and complex ideas in an understandable and relatable way and has helped students to not only make dramatic improvements but find a greater appreciation of English through his unique teaching methodologies. He nurtures students to think interpretively, creatively and critically and helps students to learn effectively - bridging the gap between academic theory and practical application in both written and spoken assessments. As an educator, James takes an approachable teaching style and holds a holistic view in his teaching philosophy during lessons that enable students to dramatically accelerate their learning through his insightful tutorials and constructive feedback.
James graduated with a Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Commerce as a Merit Scholar (Merit List) at Macquarie University and was the recipient of the Macquarie University Merit Scholarship; Macquarie University’s highest undergraduate university scholarship for academic merit. He is admitted as a solicitor in NSW and has worked as a lawyer and consultant at a top international professional services firm prior to founding Scholardome to pursue his passion for education.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (USYD)
Salina has been teaching English for over 10 years. With years of teaching students how to craft an essay and developing their penchant for creative writing, Salina knows how to tailor lessons to best suit students’ individual needs and learning styles.
Salina’s teaching philosophy is to place a strong emphasis on making lessons engaging and comprehensible while accelerating students with textual analysis and essay writing, helping students to communicate more effectively and eloquently. She is an avid bibliophile, sci-fi/fantasy novel and film enthusiast and a bit of a Greek and Roman mythology buff.
Salina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and worked as a consultant at a top international professional services firm while continuing her passion for teaching students.