Access Education has a team of highly experienced, professional and friendly lecturing
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BEd (Language & Literature), Senior School English and Literature teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar School.
Melinda Allsop - profile and current events
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...
Paul Angus - profile and current events
BEd - Biology teacher, 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 College, Jerudon...
Jim Baird - profile and current events
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
James Bakker - profile and current events
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...
Di Barclay - profile and current events
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.
Robert Bell - profile and current events
Anita Bjork - profile and current events
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...
Hayley Bridgwood - profile and current events
English Teacher, Melbourne High School. Amanda's biography will be available soon.
Amanda Carroll - profile and current events
Gada Chazbek - profile and current events
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...
Coral Classon - profile and current events
BEd, Grad Cert HRM, Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
Commerce Teacher, Head of Year 12, 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 Mye...
Blair Cooper - profile and current events
MEd,MTHESOL, BA(Hons), BTheol, Dip Ed, Grad Cert RETeacher of ESL, Camberwell Grammar School.Michael has taught at Camberwell Grammar School since 1997 and has taught VCE ESL since 2003. The Access Education ESL revision lectures are jointly presented by Michael Daniel and Coral Classon.
Michael Daniel - profile and current events
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...
Annette Davie-Smythe - profile and current events
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 Dexter - profile and current events
BEd, Biology and Science teacher, Wanganui Park Secondary College and learning technologies consultant, 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 leading ed...
Andrew Douch - profile and current events
BA, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, Cert Student Welfare
Coordinator VCE Psychology, 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 th...
Ross Down - profile and current events
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...
Chris Dwyer - profile and current events
Jane Dwyer Boyle
BBSc, Grad Dip Ed, MEd,
Senior School Fitchett House Coordinator & Senior Commerce (VCE) and IB Psychology teacher, Methodist Ladies’ College
Jane has taught Psychology, Legal Studies and Business Management throughout her extensive teaching career. She currently teaches Yr 12 IB Psychology, Yr 11 & 12 VCE Legal Studies, Yr 11 VCE Business Management at Methodist Ladi...
Jane Dwyer Boyle - profile and current events
Bill ESMAN BSc(Hons), BEd, MRACI, Chemistry Teacher, Padua College.Bill has been a teacher of Mathematics, Chemistry and Science at Padua College Mornington for over 20 years, before that he was the senior Chemistry and Mathematics teacher at Mount Eliza Secondary College. He also conducts a class in Enhancement Chemistry that provides l...
Bill Esman - profile and current events
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 T...
Peter Farrar - profile and current events
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...
Geoff Ferris - profile and current events
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...
Shem Fitzgerald - profile and current events
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...
Karen Ford - profile and current events
BSc/BA, Dip Ed, Post Grad Cert IB
Maths Methods & English Teacher, St Kevin’s College
Kelly currently teaches both VCE Maths Methods and English at St Kevin’s College and was previously Head of Mathematics at Werri...
Kelly Gallivan - profile and current events
Kerri Garrard - profile and current events
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...
Chris Gates - profile and current events
Tsets Gibbons - profile and current events
Health Education educator.
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 Health and Human Development Unit 1 &...
Sonia Goodacre - profile and current events
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 ...
Greg Gould - profile and current events
BBSc, Dip Ed
Head of Psychology, VCE Coordinator, 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 ex...
Kylie Hand - profile and current events
Di has been teaching VCE for 7 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 cater to varying needs and learning styles. Prior to t...
Dianne Hay - profile and current events
Trained Secondary Teacher’s Certificate (Domestic Arts), Diploma of Domestic Arts (Rusden)
Currently VCE Teacher of Food and Technology and Health and Human Development at Shelford Girls’ Grammar, Head of the Health and PE Learning area and Author of a number of school text books.
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 Checkpoin...
Glenis Heath - profile and current events
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...
Bob Hillman - profile and current events
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...
Ken Holmes - profile and current events
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...
Nick Howes - profile and current events
BEc, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin, MEd Policy & Admin, MACEL, MACE
Senior English Teacher, Senior School Leader, Cranbourne Secondary College.
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 is the consulting editor for Insight English for Year ...
Ross Huggard - profile and current events
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...
Simon Hussey - profile and current events
BAppSci (Hum Mvt), BEd (Sec)
Senior Physical Education Teacher & Head of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Mentone Girls' Grammar School.
An experienced and passionate Physical Education teacher, Ben has achieved outstanding results for his students in VCE Physical Education. At the redevelopment and implementation of the new VCE PE Study Design (2006...
Ben Jenkinson - profile and current events
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 ...
Sandor Kazi - profile and current events
Glenis Heath & Laurel Tully
Glenis Heath & Laurel Tully - profile and current events
BEd, Post Grad Dip (Student Welfare),Health & Human Development teacher, Centre for Adult Education (CAE)New to Access Education presenting, Liz is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with 16 years experience, the last 7 specialising in VCE delivery at Catholic Regional College Sydenham and the Centre for Adult Education. Currently on Maternity leave from Secondary education, Liz is maintaining her passion f...
Liz Lay - profile and current events
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....
Kate Lefel - profile and current events
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 ...
Angelos Mavridis - profile and current events
BA, DipEd, MA, Head of English (SS), Carey Baptist Grammar School,Yasmine is currently Head of English at Carey Baptist Grammar School. She is an experienced English teacher who has taught across a wide variety of countries, states and schools and...
Yasmine McCafferty - profile and current events
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, Graduate Diploma of Education, University of Melbourne
English Language Teacher at Bendigo Senior Secondary College
Kathryn McDiven is a teacher of English Language at Bendigo Senior Secondary College. She is passionate about both the subject and linguistics in general. She has previously been an assessor for VCAA and has also been involved in the writing of a practice exam for VATE. She was involved in the recent Study Design Review. She has received excellent feedback from the PD she has presented to teachers in recent years, about teaching strategies for the subject and the implementati...
Kathryn McDiven - profile and current events
HDipT - Home Eco, Grad Dip Bus
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 in the schoo...
Heather McKenzie - profile and current events
BScEd, GCMME, PDMME
Head of Maths, The Peninsula 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 The Peninsula School, Mt Eliza, Victoria and the use of technology is prominent within his classroom. Over the last 15 years, Kevin has presented mathematics based lectures to senior students and teachers across Australia, with a m...
Kevin McMenamin - profile and current events
BA (Soc Sc), Grad Dip Ed
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 member of t...
Bronwyn Miller - profile and current events
BA, BEd, VCE Further Maths, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths teacher, Sandringham CollegeSteve has been teaching mathematics for over 26 years and since 1998 has been teaching VCE Maths including Further Maths, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths. He is currently teaching these subjects at Sandringham College ...
Steve Morris - profile and current events
Sally Nelson - profile and current events
Wadih Ogeil - profile and current events
BEd, Health & Home Economics, Teacher of Health & Human Development and Food & Technology and Head of Health & Physical Education, 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 asse...
Agatha Panetta - profile and current events
BSc, Dip Ed, Further Maths teacher, Yarra Valley Grammar.
Sharyn Price - profile and current events
Health & Human Development teacher, Bendigo Senior Secondary College. Caroline's biography will be available soon.
Caroline Pysing - profile and current events
Amanda Ritter - profile and current events
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 &...
Lenny Robinson-McCarthy - profile and current events
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 ...
Raymond Rozen - profile and current events
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...
Diana Salvitti - profile and current events
Ruby Sangha - profile and current events
BA, BBus (Acc), Grad Dip Ed, MEd
Head of Business, Ivanhoe Girls’ GrammarAndrew has taught VCE Psychology for 9 years and is currently a VCAA assessor for this subject, a role he has fulfilled for the past 3 years. He currently teaches at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar where he is also the Head of Bu...
Andrew Scott - profile and current events
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...
Anthony Simmons - profile and current events
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...
Peter Skinner - profile and current events
BEd, Grad Dip Exercise and SportScience, MSci (Research), Senior Physical Education Teacher, Caulfield Grammar School.
Matthew has taught VCE Physical Education at Caulfield Grammar School for 18 years and is currently Head o...
Matt Sparks - profile and current events
BSc, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed (Student Welfare)Senior VCE Chemistry Teacher & Director of Staff Development, 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 Wh...
Greg Stewart - profile and current events
BA, DipEd, VCE English and English Language Teacher, Carey Baptist Grammar School. Rebecca 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. She has considerable experience in...
Rebecca Swain - profile and current events
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...
Anna Symes - profile and current events
Wesley Tankovich - profile and current events
BA (English), Dip Ed, MA (Literary Studies), Lecturer, Victoria University. Tony Thompson is a Melbourne based teacher and author. He has taught Literature and English in local high schools for the past 15 years. His articles and reviews have appeared in 'The Age' and 'The Australian' and he has been...
Tony Thompson - profile and current events
B.A (Hons), Dip. Ed; Master of Education. Head Of English at St John's Regional, Dandenong. He has beenteaching Year 12 English and Literature for over twenty- five years. He is aregular writer on VCE texts and Children's Literature, has been an examinerfor six years and has lectured on VCE texts for six years.
Michael Toomey - profile and current events
BEd Maths/Sci, Grad Dip Sports Science
Head of Science Faculty, Beaconhills College, Berwick.
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 ...
Steve Treadwell - profile and current events
Laurel Tully - profile and current events
BEd (Business Studies)
Business Studies 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 ...
Cindy Twyford - profile and current events
BEd English (double Major) Indiana University
Education Consultant - VCE English and Assessment.
David has taught Year 12 English and Literature for over 30 years and is currently a VCAA assessor - a position he has held for the past 23 years. David was Head of English for 14 years at Parkdale Secondary College where he was also a year level co-coordinator a...
David White - profile and current events
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...
Annette Williams - profile and current events
Craig Woodward - profile and current events