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Our Chemistry Tutors:

Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty

Subjects Offered: Chemistry

Past Student Testimonials:

Daniel's Tutoring Experience:

 
  • Daniel has extensive experience tutoring students of various abilities and year levels in secondary school and first year university.
  • Subjects tutored have included Stage 1 and Stage 2 Chemistry, Stage 1 and Stage 2 Mathematics (Methods).
  • Experience with one-on-one private tutoring sessions and group sessions at Adelaide High School, his former secondary school.
  • Multiple years of experience as a practical demonstrator for first year chemistry courses at the University of Adelaide, namely Foundations of Chemistry IA/IB and Chemistry IA/IB.
  • Work experience as a laboratory assistant at Adelaide High School for 6 months, giving him extensive knowledge of the practicals undertaken in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Chemistry.

About Daniel:

Academic:

  • Graduated with a First-Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Adelaide, where he researched protein engineering of P450 enzymes as biocatalysts for various pharmaceutical targets.
  • Undertook a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Adelaide with a double major in Chemistry. Achieved a High Distinction for every course completed in his final year.
  • Other university studies undertaken include first and second year mathematics (including Real Analysis Differential Equations), as well as electives in Philosophy (Philosophy of Science and Foundations of Modern Philosophy).
  • Currently undertaking a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of Adelaide. His project involves the study of P450 enzymes produced by pathogenic bacterial infections like tuberculosis, with the aim of developing new antibiotics.
  • Completed Stage 2 in 2013 with an ATAR of 98.95.

Interests / Hobbies:

  •  Enjoys long-distance running.

John Kalyvas

John Kalyvas

Subjects Offered: Chemistry, Biology

Past Student Testimonials:

John's Tutoring Experience:

 

Throughout the past few years, John has been offering one-on-one tutoring and hosting weekly tutoring workshops for Chemistry and Biology.

In January this year, he also hosted Headstart Courses for these subjects, where one student, Isabella, wrote:

“Absolutely loved John’s teaching style, loved the way that I was able to make connections and understand the content without having to memorise anything.”

John work’s closely with his students in mentoring them in developing effective and efficient science-backed study techniques which allow them to experience significant improvements in their test/exam and assignment grades. 

In October 2020, John hosted Exam Preparation Courses for these subjects through Aim Academics, where his Chemistry courses reached capacity and sold out within a few days of sales opening. 

The average raw ATAR of students he tutored in 2019 and 2020 was 93.70, with 15% of his students achieving a 99+ ATAR, many of which were seeking tertiary studies in Medicine, Dentistry and Science.

About John:

Academic:

  • Graduated with a 99.65 raw ATAR and achieved Dux of Eynesbury Senior College (ESC) in 2018.
  •  He was the highest achieving SACE Stage 2 Chemistry student of his year (20.0/20.0), receiving the Way College prize and medal for Chemistry.
  • Achieved two merits in Biology and Chemistry, with other A+ grades for Physics and Research Project.
  • Achieved Dux of Biology, Chemistry & Physics at ESC in 2018.
  • Completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide, with a double major in Biochemistry and Chemistry.
  • Currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy in Medicinal Chemistry under an academic HDR Scholarship (granted on the basis of outstanding academic achievement throughout his undergraduate degree)
  • He has maintained a 6.9 GPA throughout his undergraduate degree.
  • He has received two other scholarships through the University of Adelaide: A Principal’s Scholarship (2019) on the basis of his Stage 2 academic results & a Summer Research Scholarship (2020-2021) in the field of Biological Chemistry.

Interests / Hobbies:

  • Enjoys learning how chemical concepts underpin biological phenomena. 
  • Fascinated by the natural world and likes animals (avid David Attenborough fan). 
  • Likes going to the gym in his spare time.
 

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