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:

Mindy is the founder of Apex Tutoring (originally called Apex Math), and 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.

Mindy 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. 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.


Stephanie Walls-Parker – Academic Tutor

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Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary School & Early High School
  • English – Primary School & Early High School

About:

Steph tutors primary school students as well as Year 7 and Year 8 students in English and Mathematics. She works with students who need assistance with learning to read and write, reading comprehension and writing, as well as numeracy. She also has experience helping students who are preparing for opportunity class or selective schools testing.

Steph is currently studying a Bachelor of Primary Teaching (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. She loves teaching and is a very patient and kind tutor who is very dedicated to helping her students improve and gain confidence in school.


Jarrod Doran – Academic Tutor

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Subjects:

  • Mathematics – Primary School & High School
  • HSC – Mathematics Standard, Advanced, Extension 1; Investigating Science; Biology; Physics

About:

Jarrod tutors both primary and high school students in the subjects of maths and science. He also specialises in assisting students who are preparing for opportunity class and selective high school exams.

Jarrod received his HSC as part of a selective high school class, during which he studied Physics and Extension 2 Mathematics. He is currently attending the University of Sydney where he is studying a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Exercise Physiology). He is very committed to each of his students and loves helping them learn, succeed, and enjoy engaging with maths and science.


Jacinta Hesling – Academic Tutor

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Subjects:

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

About:

Jacinta is a all-around tutor, able to cover both English and Mathematics for primary, high school, and HSC students. She is also available to assist university students in the area of composing and writing essays.

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, Chemistry, and Biology. 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.


Katie Tonner – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

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

About:

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 to practice more advanced topics than their class is covering.

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


Jessica 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:

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.

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.


Darnell Jenkins – Academic Tutor

Subjects:

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

About:

Darnell specialises in tutoring mathematics for high school and HSC students, as well as late primary school students.

Darnell is studying Secondary Teaching in Mathematics at the University of Newcastle. He is a patient and supportive tutor who has a talent for teaching mathematics and communicating the material in an easy to understand manner.