EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS

The most qualified HSC tutors in the state

ACE is an organisation that prides itself on hiring the very best. All of our teachers have excelled in their HSC, with the majority achieving the top ATAR possible. By creating an environment where students are exposed to supportive teachers that have excelled not only at school, but have achieved state rankings in their subjects, ACE enables its students to be the very best they can be.

OUR TEACHERS

Smart

Our experienced teachers are top performers and have achieved exceptional results in their HSC, with an average ATAR of 99.9+

Caring

Our teachers are always accessible and they make the effort to understand and help their students through the entire HSC journey

Role Models

All of our teachers have engaged in a wide variety of extracurriculars in high school and through university, and are always available to provide advice

Justin Wu
Associate Head of Chemistry

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 15th in Chemistry, 8th in Extension 1 Maths, 5th in Extension 2 Maths, 1st in Music, 5th in PDHPE
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I like to bring up and actively dispel common misconceptions and myths around Chemistry concepts, so students know what common traps to avoid. I also love teaching with analogies to help students understand concepts fully and ace their exams!
Learn more about Justin
Joel Jenson
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 3rd in Software Design and Development
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I focus on teaching in a conceptual manner and using diagrams and analogies to make difficult concepts easier to understand. I try to ask every student a question and I make sure to go around the class and address any concerns throughout the lesson.
Learn more about Joel
Preetham Kadappu
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 2nd in Chemistry, 3rd in Physics, 9th in Advanced Maths
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 SBHS

I try to not just focus on learning content, but also finding the best ways to remember the content, make notes and answer questions properly.
Learn more about Preetham
Kieran Zeng
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 16th in Chemistry
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

My aim is to always foster an environment that encourages active participation from students. Although didactic teaching always has its place - engaging in classroom discussion and re-evaluating (or re-enforcing) one's own understanding through asking questions, is the best way to learn!
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Balaki Parameshwaran
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.75
UMAT: 97
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I focus on teaching the basic principles and I always try to find an analogy or fun way to help my students learn. I also enjoy learning about their lives outside of ACE.
Learn more about Balaki
Jake Kim
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 16th in Chemistry
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 SBHS

I vary my teaching pace depending on the class. For all my students, I focus on basic first principles and exam techniques to maximise marks. For more able students, I touch on extension theory concepts to push their Chemistry knowledge further.
Learn more about Jake
Ada Fang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 10th in Chemistry
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Dental Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 SGHS

I place a strong emphasis on building the theory from the foundations. I ask my students lots of questions to encourage them to think about the theory in more depth.
Learn more about Ada
Vinuja Fernando
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.9
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 BHHS

My classes tend to have a very relaxed and interactive atmosphere. I am glad that this is the case as it means students are more ready to communicate and this promotes learning!
Learn more about Vinuja
Jay Patel
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 7th in Chemistry
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Dental Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 SBHS

I like to interact with the students by continuously encouraging their input throughout the theory component, and individually going across to check on them during PBC. They are also welcome to ask me questions either directly or through Canvas.
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Jane Liu
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.85
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine 
GRADUATED: 2018 MLC

I like to simplify concepts to the bare basics and then build up from there. I also prefer to teach students how to derive an answer, rather than rote-learn facts (though of course, sometimes that can't be helped).
Learn more about Jane
Joyce Wu
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.85
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine 
GRADUATED: 2018 PLC

I believe that it is important to not only learn the content, but also know how to apply the knowledge to common questions in exams. Hence, alongside teaching the theory, I will integrate the likely HSC questions which frequently arise under those topics.
Learn more about Joyce
Rebekah Kang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UMAT: 98
DEGREE:
USYD Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 PLC

I consider myself a mentor and friend to my students. I love doing "life chats" and catch-ups during break to learn more about them. I also welcome students who want to send through additional essays or practice questions.
Learn more about Rebekah
Hin Huang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 11th in Chemistry
UMAT: 97
DEGREE: WSU Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
GRADUATED: 2017 SBHS

My class is designed to teach students the highest yield concepts and how to frame these content to address common exam questions to best prepare them for the HSC. There is a big emphasis on exam technique to maximise marks.
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Sam Prince
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 2nd in Economics, 8th in Advanced English
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 NBHS

I love to know what's going on in my students' lives, to be able to connect with them and motivate them to achieve. This is especially important in my classes of 10-15 students who all work at different paces.
Learn more about Sam
Leon Wang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 5th in Extension 2 Maths
UMAT: 96
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

I put a heavy focus on conceptual learning and ask my students questions to involve them. I also then teach students how to structure responses to exam questions.
Learn more about Leon
Emilie Wu
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 14th in Chemistry, 10th in Extension 2 Maths
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 JRAHS

I like to think of myself as an older sister for my students. I love teaching and seeing my students grasp a chemistry concept that they initially found foreign, but more than that, I enjoy when I can talk to them about their school life and help with areas beyond just ACE.
Learn more about Emilie
Anirudh Joshi
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.80
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 14th in Chemistry
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 SBHS

Kevin Fang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 17th in Chemistry, 1st in IPT, 16th in English Advanced, 7th in Extension 1 Maths
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 NSBHS

I believe my role is not just to teach Chemistry content to my students, but also to teach them study techniques that are applicable to other subjects. To do this, I incorporate a lot of summaries, diagrams and flowcharts in my teaching so that students can easily understand difficult concepts.
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Nikki Fang
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 4th in Extension 2 Maths
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) / Bachelor of Computer Science
GRADUATED: 2019 SGHS Dux

I think one of the best ways for students to learn is if they can connect the theory to real life examples so I often try to spice up the content by throwing in some interesting applications and fun analogies. Itโ€™s always so exciting to see when students are mind-blown by the extent at which chemistry can be integrated into our everyday lives.
Learn more about Nikki
Jocelin Hon
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 1st in Extension 2 Maths, 11th in Chemistry
DEGREE: WSU Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 JRAHS

I like to frequently ask questions during the lesson, either allowing students to speak up if they are comfortable or directing questions to particular students, to give everyone the opportunity to test their knowledge. I also try to give advice/tips for learning concepts based on my own experience.
Learn more about Jocelin
Jerry Shen
Chemistry Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 1st in Japanese Extension
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 JRAHS

I approach content in a more casual way, generally preferring to use simple and sometimes completely strange analogies than just give lists of jargon.
Learn more about Jerry

Mr Khoury
Head of Physics

Mansour Khoury, or "Mr K" as he is known by most students, has 23 years experience teaching HSC Physics and Mathematics, with 13 years of teaching in the Science faculty at James Ruse Agricultural High School.

I am a fun, demanding and interactive teacher (I ask a lot of questions of my students). I try and teach in a manner that promotes conceptual understanding (not rote memorisation)
Learn more about Mr K
Leon Wang
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 5th in Extension 2 Maths
UMAT: 96
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

I put a heavy focus on conceptual learning and ask my students questions to involve them. I also then teach students how to structure responses to exam questions.
Learn more about Leon
Rohan Gupta
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UMAT: 99
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 BHHS

like to make sure I know each student individually, how their life is in school and what are there interests and hobbies. I think it's important the students feel comfortable approaching me for any help they'd need.
Learn more about Rohan
Sriganesh Thavalingam
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 2nd in Software Design and Development, 11th in PDHPE
UMAT: 100
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I always focus on two things: practicing and exam-centred learning. I always highlight sections which tend to be more frequently focused on in exams, highlighting common pitfalls and encouraging my students to frequently practice particular questions both within and outside the class.
Learn more about Sriganesh
Chloe Beydoun
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 7th in Physics, 18th in Advanced English
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 SGHS

The ACE notes are already packed with all of the information my students need so I spend our class time teaching them some exam technique, pointing out how the content being taught will likely appear in their exams and trying to piece together the big picture of the content they are learning.
Learn more about Chloe
Vanathy Arudselvan
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 5th in Biology
UMAT: 98
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Civil)
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

I like to maintain open communication with my class and always encourage questions. Students vary in their confidence and interests, so I do my best to address their individual personalities and needs in the group class environment.
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Ashwin Sivasubramaniam
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.80
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 BHHS

I like to take a very structured approach to teaching, focusing on fundamental principles and being able to combine them before answering more difficult questions. I make a point to get to know my students on a more personal level. During break we talk about school and life more generally. I always encourage my students come to me in class or via email if they need extra help with anything.
Learn more about Ashwin
Louise Cai
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 JRAHS

I try to help my students approach the content from different perspectives, making sure I reiterate the most difficult to grasp concepts identifying the common questions types and mistakes students make on these topics.
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Karl Smith
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
STATE RANKS: 5th in Chemistry
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Master of Mathematical Sciences
GRADUATED: 2018 BHHS

During class I often ask questions that have students think a little beyond what we were discussing, which gives a more complete perspective of the content. I also like to get to know students better by asking about future career/academic goals and offer any advice I may have.
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Jagath Narayan
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.85
UMAT: 97
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 SBHS

I believe physics is best taught using diagrams, props, and examples. These allow us to better visualise and subsequently understand concepts, as well as make the content more interesting.
Learn more about Jagath
Andrew Ly
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars)
GRADUATED: 2018 BHHS

I take my time to make physics intuitive and easier to understand, which often involves open discussions with the entire class. On the other hand, I'm straightforward and clear about exam techniques, marking criteria and expectations.
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Jessica Qiao
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 3rd in Chemistry, 5th in Physics, 2nd in Advanced Maths
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 Meriden School

My class is positive, relaxed and open environment. It is 100% a place where students can feel safe to ask questions and make mistakes so that we can learn together.
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Catherine Cheng
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.85
STATE RANKS: 16th in Advanced Maths
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Bachelor of Engineering
GRADUATED: 2019 SGHS Dux

One of my favourite things about physics is how relevant it is to everyday life, and so I always try and approach content by using interesting real life examples and discussing cool applications.
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Aryan Kapoor
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.85
DEGREE: UNSW Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Co-op)
GRADUATED: 2019 BHHS

I believe that my class is a good mixture of fun and productivity which enables my kids to feel comfortable enough to ask me any type of question. It is an environment which is most conducive to learning where ultimately kids can grow both academically and personally.
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Ananya Deshpande
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.75
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Advanced Studies
GRADUATED: 2019 Meriden School

I approach teaching with the aim of involving students in the learning process, through questions and discussions, and also make an effort to highlight how relevant the physics content is to our everyday lives!
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Kim Zheng
Physics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UCAT: 99
STATE RANKS: 3rd in Physics, 1st in Extension 1 Maths, 7th in Extension 2 Maths
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 JRAHS

James Fu
Associate Head of Maths

ATAR: 99.95
UMAT: 100
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I walk around the room and help students who are stuck on questions by giving them hints towards the solution. I also talk through questions with students who don't understand the content.
Learn more about James
Audrey Kartawardana
Maths Teacher

ATAR: 99.75
UMAT: 99
DEGREE:
USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Dental Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 NSGHS

My classes are typically more mentorship in style, with a friendly atmosphere, so that way students feel welcome to ask questions both within and outside the scope of the classroom or syllabus.
Learn more about Audrey
Ryder Chen
Maths Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 1st in Extension 1 Maths, 13th in Chemistry, 4th in Economics
DEGREE:
USYD Bachelor of Science
GRADUATED: 2017 NSBHS

James Yang
Maths Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 JRAHS

I encourage students to come to the board and show the class how certain questions are done. I do this especially for questions I want students to understand.
Learn more about James
Angela Xue
Maths Teacher

ATAR: 99.8
UCAT: 99
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 NSGHS

I always focus on thoroughly teaching and solidifying the concepts, because it's the best way to not only solve harder problems, but actually enjoy the subject you learn. For me, no question is a stupid question, so the classroom is a completely judgement-free zone!
Learn more about Angela

Sam Prince
Associate Head of Economics

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 2nd in Economics, 8th in Advanced English
DEGREE: USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 NBHS

I love to know what's going on in my students' lives, to be able to connect with them and motivate them to achieve. This is especially important in my classes of 10-15 students who all work at different paces.
Learn more about Sam
Rebekah Kang
Economics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
UMAT: 98
DEGREE:
USYD Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 PLC

I consider myself a mentor and friend to my students. I love doing "life chats" and catch-ups during break to learn more about them. I also welcome students who want to send through additional essays or practice questions.
Learn more about Rebekah
Hortin Zeng
Economics Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 6th in Economics, 1st in Modern History
DEGREE:
USYD Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Law
GRADUATED: 2019 Knox Grammar School

I make my class a space for conversation and exploring ideas freely, encouraging contribution from all students. I also throw in a riddle every class to try and keep things engaging.
Learn more about Hortin

Ben Xie
Associate Head of UCAT

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 5th in Music Extension
UMAT: 99
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2014 The King's School

My UCAT classes are always fun, friendly and detailed. I like to give my students a sense of what medical school has been like for me these past 5 years whilst guiding them through this important exam!
Learn more about Ben
Suryansh Sharma
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.15
UMAT: 100
DEGREE:
WSU Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
GRADUATED: 2016 JRAHS

I try to ensure my students develop a systematic approach that can be moulded to different questions. In the lead up to the exam I focus on refining practice, speed, and exam technique.
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Krishan Gondal
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.65
UCAT: 3530/3600 (Top National Score in 2019)
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 BHHS

The smaller, more personal nature of the class also gives me a lot of leeway to adjust the pace and focus of the lesson to the studentsโ€™ needs. I encourage questions to ensure students understand the concepts I teach.
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Dhnanjay Soundappan
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.90
UCAT: 100
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

I like to take an active interest in how my students progress while preparing for the UCAT - the particular sections they struggle with, how they balance the UCAT and HSC as well as their overall study plan in the lead up to the exam.
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Allen Guo
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.95
STATE RANKS: 4th in Chemistry, 10th in Physics
UCAT: 100
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

I am a big fan of open communication with my class, and I try to act as a mentoring figure. This way, my students are more comfortable approaching me with concerns they have about both the UCAT and other aspects of their life.
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Rathepan Raguram
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.75
UCAT: 98
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2017 JRAHS

My classes are always interactive, fun and catered to each, individual student. I like to move around the class, discuss different perspectives and allow the kids to lead the discussion. I tend to foster an environment in which kids feel comfortable to express their opinions and questions.
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Josh Yu
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.35
UMAT: 100
DEGREE:
WSU Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
GRADUATED: 2018 NSBHS

My approach to teaching content is that there is no one size fits all technique that works for each individual, and so I try to suggest a variety of techniques that my kids can then try out for themselves.
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Waiwai Yeap
UCAT Teacher

UCAT: 100 (3410)
DEGREE:
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2019 Abbotsleigh

I like to communicate with my kids through open discussion! When teaching, I want to hear the input of my kids and I let them know that. If they disagree with an answer I've given or they're confused with the reasoning,
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Daniel Xue
UCAT Teacher

UMAT: 100
DEGREE: 
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: SBHS 2016

A big focus for me in UCAT is making sure that my students understand the core principles behind each section. I like to stress and emphasise the essentials each lesson so that the things students need to remember are manageable but important!
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Angela Xue
UCAT Teacher

ATAR: 99.8
UCAT:
 99
DEGREE: 
UNSW Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine
GRADUATED: 2018 NSGHS

I always focus on thoroughly teaching and solidifying the concepts, because it's the best way to not only solve harder problems, but actually enjoy the subject you learn. For me, no question is a stupid question, so the classroom is a completely judgement-free zone!
Learn more about Angela