Director & Head of English
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (USYD)
As the Head of English at Scholardome and a seasoned tutor with over 13 years of tutoring experience, Salina oversees the vision of English tuition, elevating the delivery of exceptional learning. She is lifting the standards of student engagement and innovating teaching approaches that are transforming the HSC, IB and Selective preparation journey. Prior to building her reputation as one of Sydney’s leading English tutors, Salina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney with a Distinction WAM and worked as a consultant at a top international professional services firm.
With oversight of the whole learning content and curriculum at Scholardome, Salina established a reputation in possessing an unparalleled skill in making lessons engaging and comprehensible while accelerating students’ learning, guiding a plethora of students from top private, selective and public schools in NSW to achieve phenomenal results in English. She imbues her specialised knowledge in a wide range of texts to help students understand how to meticulously craft essays and develop their penchant for imaginative expressions to improve students’ learning.
Salina is renowned for her unwavering passion to build strong foundations and understands the subtle nuances to help tailor lessons to best suit students’ individual needs with authenticity, expertise and genuine care. When she isn’t teaching, she is a bibliophile, sci-fi/fantasy novel and film enthusiast and a bit of a Greek and Roman mythology buff.
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (MQ) (Merit Scholar & Macquarie University Merit Scholarship Recipient)
James is raising the bar in HSC and IB English tutoring in Sydney. With his unrivalled pursuit for excellence, he has become one of the most sought-after English tutors in Sydney’s North Shore, with frequent enquiries that extend interstate and internationally. Across every aspect of his interaction with students, teaching methods, and outcomes, he is setting new benchmarks in student performance and pedagogy.
It’s James’ uncanny ability to break down key concepts and complex ideas, in an understandable and relatable way that has distinguished him as one of Sydney’s most highly-coveted English tutors. With 14 years of specialised tutoring experience, students under his tutelage have not only made dramatic improvements, but an overwhelming number of students have topped English amongst many of the top high schools in NSW, won State, National and International Essay awards and English competitions, and have received numerous university academic scholarships.
Before dedicating to full-time teaching, James graduated as a Merit Scholar (Merit List) from Macquarie University, where he was awarded the highest undergraduate scholarship for academic merit, the Macquarie University Merit Scholarship. With a background as a lawyer in NSW, James is committed to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application, continually improving the delivery of Scholardome’s lessons.
Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine (UNSW)
Justin is an exceptional English tutor and mentor with a passion for literature and a strong commitment to helping his students excel. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine at UNSW, Justin is well-acquainted with the demands of rigorous study and academics; he understands the challenges that students face when learning difficult and new concepts. He breaks down the learning process through a supportive approach that is both effective and enjoyable. Justin works closely with students to focus on clarity, precision, and effective written and verbal communication, to help them hone their writing and language skills, English proficiency and to both elevate and refine their writing for academic success.
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics(UNSW)
David is an accomplished English tutor with a passion for empowering students to achieve their goals. Studying a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics at UNSW, David is a keen critical thinker grounded in his passion for philosophy, enabling him to guide students to develop a deep understanding of the nuances of language, critical thinking and analytical writing. With his unique legal and philosophical expertise, he helps students develop their writing and communication skills in a way that is both clear and persuasive. His teaching approach is student-centred, focused on understanding each student’s unique strengths and challenges. David’s tutoring sessions are engaging, informative, and tailored to meet the needs of each student.
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (USYD)
Joseph is uncompromising in his dedication to help students achieve their best. He offers a fresh and extremely thorough approach to his students’ learning. Pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney, Joseph has a gift for English literature and critical thinking skills where his passion for teaching extends beyond the classroom setting.
As a distinguished achiever who’s dedicated to pushing himself and those around him to reach new heights, he has been awarded numerous prestigious prizes for his all-round performance in academics, extracurriculars, and leadership. He was the School Captain at North Sydney Boys High School and was named Best Senior Debater, UN Youth Negotiations Debating Competition State Champion, and won the Best Delegate award at the Sydney University Model United Nations Conference. He also ranked 10th in Legal Studies in NSW and captained his mock trial team and was a regular competitor in the Premier’s Debating Competition, offering his students an invaluable understanding of the importance of written and verbal communication skills.
With over 2 years teaching experience, Joseph’s passion for English literature and his leadership skills makes him an exceptional tutor, making a positive impact in all facets of his students’ progress. This is mirrored in the students he teaches, who benefit from his character, analytical writing skills, and refined attitude, helping them to achieve remarkable results.
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