Prime People

We believe our people are our most important asset

Great teachers that actually care

Our teachers don't just have high academic achievements. They also know how to engage and interact with students, and clearly articulate ideas and concepts. The ability to care for each individual's learning is the most important part of the job. And it's something we pride ourselves with on getting right.  

Prime People share three common traits:
 

Academic excellence in subjects taught
Real passion for teaching and helping students
Confident communicators adept in patience and care

English

Ms Tegan Schetrumpf
MA, MLitt  Head of English

More than 14 years of teaching and resource creation experience.She studied a Master of Arts Research in Poetry and a Master of Letters in English from the University of Sydney. Her greatest passion is in teaching others how to write with a purpose. This passion has been growing since high school, when she scored a remarkable 49/50 for Extension 2 English in her HSC. Tegan teaches English at Prime. She is also the main author of and oversees all of Prime’s English resources.

Mr Matthew Sefton

PhD, BA (Hons), GradDipEd

Matthew completed a PhD in English (Creative Writing) from the University of Newcastle and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (and University Medal) in English and Drama from the University of Newcastle. He has a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of NSW. Matthew teaches English at Prime and has also had experience casual teaching at disadvantaged schools. He loves reading and writing and sharing this passion with his students.

Ms Grace Frith
BSci, BEd       

Grace studied a Bachelor of Science with Bachelor of Education at Macquarie University. She has three years of experience teaching English and Maths. It may come as a surprise that although hailing from Tamworth, she has no love for country music at all. Grace teaches English at Prime.  

Ms Anjali Wijeratne
Bcom LLB (ATAR 99.3)

Anjali studied a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Laws at the University of New South Wales.  Her highly developed communication skills makes her an effective English teacher within the classroom environment as well as being a strong tutor personalising to the needs of each individual student. For her HSC, she attained an amazing 48/50 in English Extension 2 and 49/50 in English Extension 1. Anjali teaches English at Prime.

Ms Fay Muhieddine
BA,LLB(Hons)

Fay Studied a Bachelor of Laws (Hons II) and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to joining Prime Education, she practised as a solicitor for several years, leading to highly developed written and verbal communication skills. Fay teaches English at Prime.  

Ms Heidi Liu
BCom, LLB (ATAR 99.90)

Heidi studied a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Laws at the University of Sydney. She has three years teaching experience and is a high performer, achieving an ATAR 99.90 while taking HSC subjects like Business & Legal Studies that all-rounders generally avoid. Heidi teaches English & Maths at Prime.

Mathematics

Dr Ji Li
PhD
Head of Maths

Ji Studied a PhD in Pure Maths at Macquarie University and is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics there. He has a deep love for Maths, specialising in Harmonic Analysis. He has held several lecturing positions both in Australia and overseas, and has obtained numerous research grants for his projects. Ji ensures that Prime’s Maths resources are kept updated.

Mr Stanley Luk
BAdvSci (ATAR 99.75)

Stanley came 1st in the state in Extension 2 Maths in 2017. Stanley studied a Bachelor of Advanced Science in Maths and Computer Science at the University of Sydney. He is a great communicator and loves showing others how to improve Maths problem solving techniques. Stanley teaches Maths at Prime.

Mr Sabbab Chowdhury

Mr Sabbab Chowdhury
BMed, MD (ATAR 99.6)

Sabbab studied a combined Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of New South Wales and commands a very high level of understanding of mathematics. Coupled with an innate ability to facilitate learning within the classroom, he is a great communicator and teacher. Sabbab teaches Maths at Prime.

Mr Martin Gossow
BSci(Ad
v) (ATAR 98.9)

Martin studied a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Sydney. He has an avid interest in solving mathematical problems and the dramatic arts. For his HSC, he achieved an outstanding 98/100 for extension 1 Maths. Martin tutors Maths at Prime.

Mr Michael Gribben
BSci(Adv) (Hons) (ATAR 99.80)

Michael studied a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) at the University of New South Wales. His greatest desire is to help others achieve their academic potential. For this HSC, he achieved an outstanding 98/100 for Extension 1 Maths and came 5th in the state for Economics, scoring 97/100.

Ms Rachel Gray
BEng (ATAR 98.9)

Rachel studies a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She is very passionate in explaining math concepts and bringing English texts to life. Rachel tutors Maths and English at Prime.

Mr Daniel Haque
BAppFin, BActStud

Daniel studied a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies at Macquarie University. He is a natural leader and communicator both in the classroom and outside on the soccer field. Daniel tutors Maths at Prime.

Chemistry

Dr Jeanette Hurst
BSc, PhD Head of Chemistry

Jeanette has a PhD in Physical Chemistry in the field of molecular spectroscopy. Jeanette has worked as a chemistry lecturer for the University of Sydney for more than 28 years and during this time she has developed and implemented many outreach programs for high school teachers and students. Jeanette has played a major role in supervising and training PhD students and post-doctoral staff to lecture and demonstrate to teachers and students. Jeanette continues to help education and mentor high school teachers and university and high school students. Jeanette has been instrumental in the development of Chemistry resources for Prime in line with the new syllabus.

Mr Andrew King
BForSc, Bsc(Hons)

Andrew is currently completing his PhD in Chemistry at Macquarie University. He has a Bachelor of Forensic Science in Applied Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Chemistry from UTS. He participated in research projects for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology (ANSTO) and published a research paper in the area of organic synthetic chemistry and radiochemistry. He has worked as a Chemistry tutor and demonstrator for more than five years, and volunteered as an operational Fire Fighter for the last ten years.

Physics

Ms Samhita Soman
BEng Head of Physics

Samhita studied a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She has more than four years of experience teaching Physics and Maths. She loves explaining theoretical Physics concepts with practical in-class examples. Samhita teaches Physics at Prime.

Ms Martine Illing-Kelly
BSci(Adv) (ATAR 99.05)

Martine studied a Bachelor of Advanced Science in Physics and Maths at the University of Sydney. She has an avid interest in understanding the logic of the scientific world around her having studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the HSC level. For her HSC, she achieved an outstanding 96/100 for Extension 1 Maths and 95/100 for Physics. Martine teaches Physics and Maths at Prime.