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With 10+ years experience in education, Elise's passion lies in working with teens and their families to create practical study routines that make a real difference, and produce impressive results. Elise specialises in coaching English and Social Sciences. In particular, she loves coaching grammar, spelling and how to use clever language devices. Elise has extensive experience teaching and coaching English Yr 7-12, including Senior English Extension.

The teacher who left the biggest impression on Elise in school was her Yr 8 Science teacher, Ms Scicluna, because she was super organised, passionate, gave really useful feedback, explained everything methodically, and wore some pretty killer chambray shirts!

Her favourite highlighter colour is blue, and her go-to pen is a black 0.2 Artline-220.

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ELISE

What makes Kiah excited about Maths is the creative challenge of problem solving and how it exists in so many incredible patterns and formulas in nature.

For Kiah, the best thing about coaching teenagers is when there is that 'light-bulb' moment where the understanding clicks - she gets the same satisfaction and pride that they do from successfully helping them.

Because Kiah was in high school just a few years ago, she can share with students the kind of tricks and methods that helped her understand the content when she was learning it.

Kiah's favourite colour highlighter is green and her go-to pen is a Pilot Frixion erasable pen.

Her favourite teacher from school was her Yr 8 Maths teacher, Mr Nichols, because he always patiently helped find new ways to understand problems, and had a ridiculously cheesy song to remember just about every formula!

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KIAH

Paul has been teaching since 1990. During this time, he has taught both students and staff, as well as undertaking education management roles. Currently, he has been working in the IT and Maths subject areas. Regardless of what he is teaching, the ‘ah-ha’ moment gives him the biggest buzz - that moment when it just clicks for someone!

Professionally, Paul strives for a deep understanding of any topic. His favourite questions start with What if...

“It is awesome when someone goes beyond just doing and starts testing other options”.

Being a scuba diver, Paul loves working under pressure, normally 3 to 5 atmospheres!

His favourite pen is a Sea Pen, a type of soft coral. 

It has been too long to remember back to high school, but Paul's favourite teacher is life itself!

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