Our presenters are the most qualified HSC teachers/markers in the State
Check out our qualifications and experience to see why our students are so successful!
Amy is an English teacher at Hills Grammar after a stint as a former commercial lawyer. Amy was awarded the Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence in her Masters of Teaching (Secondary) and is an experienced HSC teacher. She is the co-author of a number of English Advanced and Standard textbooks and began presenting with InspirED in 2015.
B.Ed Andrew is currently Head of English at Oakhill College. He has held Senior HSC Marker position s in all English Advanced modules and has spent almost 20 years as a marker. Andrew has been presenting with InspirED since 2014 and is acknowledged as an expert in his subject field.
Sc, Dip. Ed, Grad Dip. M.Ed (completing) Andrew has over 25 year experience teaching Chemistry. He has been an HSC marker for 15 years as well as 6 years as a senior HSC marker. Andrew is also a member of the CSSA Chemistry Exam Committee. Andrew has been with InspirED since 2014.
M.S., PhD Anne is a Senior Marker for the HSC Biology examination overseeing the Communication option with other Senior Makers. She is an experienced Senior Biology teacher of many years' standing and hastaught the syllabus across a number for schools. Anne is currently Head Teacher Administration at Turramurra High School - where she has taught since 2001. Anne is also actively involved in teacher education at all levels including supervising and lecturing at Macquarie University and, more recently, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Anne has a Master of Contemporary Science (ANU) degree and a PhD (Curtin University) in Science Education Research.
BA (Hon), PhD Barbara has a Joint Honours undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from University College Dublin. I completed a PhD in molecular biology in the area of virology at the Institute of Virology and Environmental Microbiology in Oxford, through Oxford Brookes University. I worked in research in both Dublin and Sydney for ten years after completing my PhD. I continued to work in the area of Virology. Barbara is a senior Biology Teacher at Willougbhy Girls High School.
Brad Moar is a Senior English Teacher who has over 15 years’ experience of teaching English in Independent Schools. His teaching experience encompasses the Standard and Advanced Courses as well as Extension 1. Brad is a current HSC marker and has marked the English HSC for over 10 years, obtained the position as Senior Judge for 5 years, and was involved with the new standards setting procedures with NESA for the HSC. He has been an assessor for NESA for teachers seeking “proficiency”, a Trial HSC marker for various Independent Sydney schools and has been offered a position on the English HSC Examination Committee. Currently Brad is teaching both the Standard and Advanced English Courses and has had great success with students achieving Band 6 in both Courses and holds a senior position as a pastoral care advisor.
B.Ed Cassandra is the current Head Teacher of English at Barrenjoey High School on the Northern Beaches. She has taught Senior English for over 18 years, and is a Senior Marker in the Area of Study HSC Exam. Earlier in the career, she was awarded the Regional Director’s Teacher’s Award, and joined InspirED in 2010 to present to students.
B.Ed, M.Ed Elizabeth Webster is currently the Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning at Brigidine College, St. Ives. She has in excess of twenty years teaching and marking HSC 1 and 2 Unit Studies of Religion. In 2004, her student was ranked 1st in the state for 1 Unit Studies of Religion and in 2014, another student was ranked 4th in the state for 2 Unit Studies of Religion. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in the implementation of effective learning and assessment frameworks that use data, benchmarks and observation thus monitoring the progress of all students. In addition, she is committed to providing opportunities to develop all students’ potential. Her academic qualifications include a Diploma in Theology from London University, and two Master Degrees (in Arts and Educational Leadership), as well as an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education/Humanities from Sydney University.
B.Ed Garry has almost 20 years’ teaching experience, with 15 of these teaching the HSC English course. He is a valued Senior Lecturer and Presenter for a number of associations, and is currently the Head Teacher of English and Professional Education at Illawarra Christian School. Garry has been presenting with InspirED since 2014.
Graeme Dunn is a Physics teacher with over 25 years of experience, who has worked as an HSC marker, judge, senior judge and senior marker. This experience has provided him with extensive insights into the common errors, omissions and misconceptions that prevent many students from attaining all the marks of which they are capable in HSC Physics examinations. He has developed study resources and delivered revision lectures and workshops for multiple providers over many years, and he has also been involved in the production of commercial HSC trial examination papers. A skilled and engaging communicator with a deep subject knowledge, Graeme’s lectures and workshops are valued highly by all participants.
PhD (Mathematics Education) Macquarie University, Director of the Teacher Education program, School of Education, 2007 Macquarie University Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2008 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
B. Ed, M.Ed Michelle has a Bachelor of Art Education and a Masters in Applied History and currently works at St Joseph’s College in Hunters Hill. She has been teaching the HSC Visual Arts course for more than 30 years and is a highly experienced teacher and presenter. Michelle is a published author and has been presenting with InspirED since 2015.
B.SC, B.Economics, Grad. Dip. Education Neil has degrees in (Science) Psychology and Economics, a Diploma of Education and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is currently Head Teacher Humanities and Big Picture (Interest Based Learning) at Five Islands Secondary College and works as a Masters of Education Methods lecturer for Wollongong University. Neil has extensive experience as a HSC marker in Legal Studies, Business Studies and Society and Culture. He was a member of the Legal Studies syllabus writing team, runs HSC student lectures and has authored to Preliminary and HSC texts. Neil has delivered Teacher Training courses in Humanities since 2018. He remains a passionate educator.
With almost 20 years’ teaching experience across the Independent, Catholic and Government sectors, Nikki is currently a highly qualified Head Teacher of Science at Kambala. In 2016, she was awarded the Premier's Award for Innovation in Science & Maths Teaching for her work in leading a number of STEM initiatives at Kambala, and in 2017 she was nominated for the Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. Nikki joined HSC in the Holidays in 2017.
Paul has almost 25 years of teaching experience behind him, and is the current Head of Science at Macarthur Anglican School in NSW. He is extensively involved in the HSC Physics program, and is a lecturer for the popular YouTube channel, ‘High School Physics Explained’. Paul joined InspirED in 2017 to present and tutor students.
B.Ed, M.Ed, COGE Shane has been teaching the PDHPE course for over 22 years, including 15 of these as Head Teacher at a number of schools. He also spent 12 years as a HSC Marker, culminating in his appointment as the Coordinating Senior Marker for Sports Medicine. Shane has been presenting with InspirED since 2004.
B.Ed, M.H.Sc Vanessa has been teaching PDHPE for 20 years and was a PDHPE Coordinator for 10 years. She has been a Senior Marker for CAFS for 8 years and prior to that, a marker for 5 years. Vanessa has also been part of the HSC Trial Catholic Trial paper for 6 years. She has been teaching CAFS since 2002 and has also lead simulated marking sessions for teachers in CAFS for Sydney Catholic Schools and Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Vanessa joined InspirED in 2017 and is a valuable member of the teaching team.
B. Ed Yang is a senior English teacher at Moriah College with more than ten years of teaching experience and six years of HSC marking experience. Most recently in 2018, she marked Extension 1 English and she has previously marked Advanced and Standard modules. Moriah came 3rd in the state for English in 2017 and 9th in the state in 2018. Previously, she has been an Assistant Head of English, and currently she is the Literacy and Digital Coordinator.