Our Tutors

At Apex Tutoring we pride ourselves on engaging high-quality, experienced, university educated individuals who are passionate about tutoring and teaching. We are committed to providing you with the best tutor to meet your needs and learning style. Our goal is to help you perform to the best of your abilities and achieve your own academic goals.

Below you can learn a little bit more about our tutors, the subjects they specialise in, and their experience and qualifications.


Mindy Amaral – Head Academic Tutor

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Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary School and High School
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard, Advanced, Extension 1, and Extension 2
  • University – Mathematics, Statistics

About:

Education – Mindy is the founder of Apex Tutoring (originally called Apex Math). She has a bachelor’s degree in both Sociology and Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside, where she graduated in 2011 summa cum laude (top 2% of graduating class). She also have associate’s degrees in Natural Sciences & Mathematics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Language Arts & Communication from Mt. San Antonio Community College, and experience in the fields of computer science, databases and web programming.

Hobbies & Interests – When she is not busy running Apex Tutoring, Mindy’s hobbies include gardening, yoga, and hiking. She has a pet eclectus parrot who is red and blue named Yvee.

Tutoring – Mindy continues to provide mathematics and statistics tutoring at all levels to our clients. She has over 4 years of experience tutoring students of all ages and abilities on the Central Coast. She is devoted to improving education for students on the Central Coast, and is especially passionate about helping students to understand mathematics, overcome any maths anxiety, and reach their academic goals.


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Jarrod Doran – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary school and high School
  • English – Primary school and high School
  • Science – Primary school and high school
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard, Advanced, Extension 1; Investigating Science; Biology; Physics; PDHPE

About:

Education – Jarrod received his HSC as part of a selective high school class, during which he studied Biology, Physics and Extension 2 Mathematics. He is currently attending the University of Sydney where he is studying a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Exercise Physiology).

Tutoring – Jarrod specialises in the subjects of maths and science for high school students. He can also assist his students with English, as needed. He is also highly experienced in helping students who are preparing for opportunity class and selective high school exams. He is very committed to each of his students and loves helping them learn, succeed, and enjoy engaging with maths and science.

Hobbies & Interests – When not busy with his studies and tutoring, Jarrod trains in karate at BBMA Mingara. He also works as in instructor for BBMA classes, as well as the Surf Life Saving Club at The Entrance. Jarrod has a red pet beta fish named Aubrey.


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Jacinta Hesling – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Late primary school and high school
  • English – Late primary school and high school
  • Science – Late primary school and high school
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard; English Standard, Advanced, Extension 1, Extension 2; Biology
  • University – Essay writing and composition

About:

Education – Jacinta is currently studying at the University of Notre Dame to be a secondary school teacher in Mathematics and English. For her own HSC studies, she completed General Mathematics, Extension 2 English, and Biology.

Tutoring – Jacinta is a all-around tutor, able to cover English, Mathematics, and Science for primary, high school, and HSC students. She is also available to assist university students in the area of composing and writing essays. Jacinta knows that as a tutor, it is just as important to be a mentor to her students and help them build confidence in school as it is to help them in their academic work.

Hobbies & Interests – In her free time between school and work, Jacinta enjoys training in karate at Zen Jitsu Kai in Tuggerah. Jacinta loves animals and plants, and has two dogs, six cats, lots of fish, a snake, a budgie, a turtle, and over 250 species of indoor plants.


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Katie Tonner – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary school and early high school
  • English – Primary school and early high school
  • Science – Primary school and early high school

About:

Education – Katie graduated from Central Coast Sports College, where her studies included HSC Mathematics and English, and is currently studying a degree in Primary Teaching at the University of Newcastle.

Tutoring – Katie is a tutor in all subjects for students in primary school and early high school. She works with students who are struggling with reading, writing, or numeracy, as well as students who are advanced and need extension beyond what their class is covering. As a personal tutor, she effortlessly works with and adapts to her young students’ needs and learning style. She strives to instill confidence in her students, while always looking for fun and engaging ways to teach them.

Hobbies & Interests – When Katie is not working or studying, most of her free time is spent training and playing premier league soccer for Wyong Football Club. She has two dogs, a Bull Mastiff cross Staffie named Boo and a Bull Mastiff cross Wolff Hound named Poppy, who remind her family very much of Eeyore and Tigger.


Jessi Kitchen – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary school and high school
  • English – Primary school and high school
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard, Advanced, and Extension 1; English Standard, Advanced, and Extension 1; Chemistry; Biology; Ancient History; Studies of Religion

About:

Education – Jessica was a school prefect at Central Coast Grammar School, from which she graduated and received an ATAR of 95.7. She will be studying Zoology at Sussex University later this year. Her approach to tutoring is to help the students to both understand the content and feel more confident in approaching questions and problems. She also confidently guides and advises her HSC students through their coursework, aiming to not just teach the material, but also to reduce any stress or anxiety.

Tutoring – Jessica tutors both English and Mathematics for high school and primary school students, and can also cover HSC Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Biology, Ancient History, and Studies of Religion. Her approach to tutoring is to help the students to both understand the content and feel more confident in approaching questions and problems. She also confidently guides and advises her HSC students through their coursework, aiming to not just teach the material, but also to reduce any stress or anxiety.


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Darnell Jenkins – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Late primary school and high school
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard, Advanced, Extension 1, and Extension 2

About:

Education – Darnell received his HSC upon graduating from Kariong Mountains High School, where his studies included Extension 1 Mathematics and Physics, with an ATAR of 81. Darnell is currently studying Secondary Teaching in Mathematics with a minor in Extension Mathematics at the University of Newcastle.

Tutoring – Darnell specialises in tutoring mathematics for high school and HSC students, as well as late primary school students. He is a patient and supportive tutor who has a talent for teaching mathematics and communicating the material in an easy to understand manner.

Hobbies & Interests – Darnell likes to hang out with his cat Chrissey, who has a black and brown tortoise-shell pattern, as well as play video games on his PC (when he is not studying, of course). He also knows how to play piano.


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Liberty Bunney – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • English – High school
  • Mathematics – High school
  • Science – High school
  • HSC – English Standard, Advanced; Mathematics Standard, Advanced; Biology; Chemistry; PDHPE

About:

Education – Liberty is currently studying a Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. She graduated from Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, The Entrance Campus, in 2019, where she received school dux and an ATAR of 88.95.

Tutoring – Liberty is one of our all-rounder tutors who covers English, Mathematics, and Science for high school and HSC students. She is a kind and helpful tutor, easily helps shy students feel at ease, and is always willing to assist her students in any subject.

Hobbies & Interests – Liberty is passionate about health and fitness and has a Certificate 3 & 4 in personal training, so she spends much of her free time at the gym. Antoher of her hobbies is cooking and baking. She also enjoys taking her 18-month old pet beagle Ajuba for walks.


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Cody Doran – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • English – Late primary school and high school
  • Mathematics – Late primary school and high school
  • Science – Late primary school and high school
  • HSC – Investigating Science; Science Extension; Biology

About:

Education – Cody received his HSC after graduating from Gosford High School, where he was a school prefect in 2020. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Newcastle, and is planning on majoring in Biological Sciences.

Tutoring – Cody is a versatile tutor, able to assist students from Year 5 to Year 10 in English, Mathematics, and Science. He also tutors Science and Biology for HSC students. Cody is a kind and respectful tutor, always looking to be helpful to his students.

Hobbies & Interests – In between his studies, Cody enjoys playing field hockey, which his has played for 14 years. He also enjoys gardening and drawing. Cody has a pet brown bunny named Boo, a special needs ginger cat named Nellie, a 14-year-old tabby cat named Dora.


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Shae-Louise Charlton – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • English – Primary school
  • Mathematics – Primary school
  • Science – Primary school

About:

Education – Shae received her HSC upon graduating from Erskine Park High School. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Education, Honours, at the University of Newcastle.

Tutoring – Shae tutors all subjects for primary school students Kindergarten to Year 6. She has experience in one-on-one tutoring, and is a genuinely passionate and dedicated educator for young students. She has a knack for making tutoring fun for students while ensuring that they are learning and achieving their academic goals.

Hobbies & Interests – Shae, who is a mother to a lovely 3-year-old girl, plays netball, including premier league in the summer. She is a coffee lover, and also enjoys going to the gym. She owns 2 dogs, 2 cats, 40 chickens, and 10 ducks.


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Hayley Bradshaw – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

  • English – High school, university
  • History – High school
  • HSC – English Standard, Advanced; Modern History; Ancient History

About:

Education – Hayley received her HSC when she graduated from Gosford High School in 2013. Since then, she has completed a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History and Media, Culture, and Communications at Macquarie University. Currently she is studying a Bachelor of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Tutoring – Hayley tutors English and essay writing as well as humanities subjects such as History for high school and university students. She draws on her extensive educational experience to assist her students and help them to gain skill and confidence in their writing abilities and academic studies.

Hobbies & Interests – Hayley’s passion is History, but when she isn’t studying her favourite subject she enjoys photography and reading. She is also a fan of anime and k-pop. She has a pet dog named Nash who is a light-brown Labrador cross Australian Shepherd.


Jessica Daley – Acadmeic & Language Tutor

Subjects:

  • English – high school
  • Mathematics – high school
  • Science – high school
  • HSC – English Standard; Mathematics Standard, Advanced; Japanese
  • Japanese – beginner to advanced

About:

Education – Jessica received her HSC from Gosford High School in 2018, achieving an ATAR of 91.50. Her HSC subjects included Advanced English, Extension 1 Mathematics, Physics, Ancient History, and Religion. In 2019 she started a Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has continued to study Japanese in university.

Tutoring – Jessica tutors Mathematics, English, and Science for years 7 to 10, as well as English and Maths for HSC students. She also tutors Japanese language for learners and various levels. Jessica is a kind and patient tutor, always willing to take the time to explain a concept and make sure the student is comfortable before moving on.

Hobbies & Interests – Jessica’s passion is in learning languages and their associated cultural backgrounds. She also enjoys playing netball in the winter, and she regularly donates blood to help her community.


Pascale Jones – Language Tutor

Subjects:

  • French – beginner to advanced

About:

Education – Pascale is a fluent native French speaker and French and Australian dual citizen. She attended the Université Paris, Sorbonne IV, where she undertook English Studies. She also has a wide range of work experience.

Tutoring – Pascale is our French language tutor, able to assist students from beginner to advanced to learn or improve their French. She is a lovely and personable tutor, and is keen to work with her students to assist them in their French studies.