Teachers who deliver results
Teachers at QED are leaders in their subject fields and have advanced degrees (PhD, Masters) as well as vast experience in teaching.
How QED is different
Lots of colleges staff their classes with young tutors who lack teaching and subject experience. At QED we know there is no substitute for an expert.
Friendly and Knowledgeable
A boring education is never effective, QED teachers know how to make the content enjoyable and engaging.
Teachers with a love for learning
Teachers at QED have extensive expertise in their subject with many holding advanced degrees such as university doctorates. Explaining concepts clearly is best done by a teacher who understands the subject inside out, better yet by one that wants to share their love of the subject. Join QED today to leverage a first-class educational environment and improve in English and Maths!
Meet the team
Dr. Peter Ayre
PhD Maths, BSc (Maths)
Peter has the better part of a decade of experience as a researcher and as a teacher at the secondary and tertiary levels in mathematics. He completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales, and holds a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) with first class honours.
Dr. James Bedford
PhD Creative Writing
James has been a teacher at QED for several years. Since completing his PhD at the University of Sydney, he has since moved onto a lectureship position. Previously he was a visiting doctoral student at the University of Oxford, and holds the university medal for his undergraduate degree.
Dr. Diana Shahinyan
PhD Law & Literature
Diana has been a lecturer in the English department across several prestigious universities in NSW including the University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and the University of Notre Dame. Additionally she has been a visiting research fellow at the United States Study Centre.
Mr. Jack Moon
PhDc Maths, BSc (Maths)
Jack has more than five years’ experience as a researcher and teacher at the University of Sydney. He completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) with first class honours, before moving onto his doctoral studies. He previously managed bridging courses for HSC students entering the University of Sydney.
Dr. Megan Foster
Megan has Five years’ experience as a researcher and a teacher at the University of New south Wales. She has previously been a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge, and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in history at the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Robert Finnegan
PhD Physics, BSc (Maths)
Robert has completed his doctoral studies in Physics at the University of Sydney, and is now moving on to post-doctoral placement. He has taught HSC level courses for several years at QED, prior to which he was finishing his MSc (Phys) and BSc (Mathematics) degrees.
Mr. Jacques Nieuwoudt
Jacques has been an English teacher at QED for several years and is in his penultimate year of study in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Sydney. In his spare time Jacques writes professionally, many of his works receiving critical acclaim from published authors such as Stephanie Bishop and Mette Jakobsen.
Mr. Tony Wang
MSc (Maths), BSc (Maths)
Tony holds an Honours degree in Pure Mathematics from the USyd and is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Mathematics at the UNSW. Tony has won a series of prestigious academic awards over the years, including the university academic merit prize three years in a row and the Vice Chancellor’s Global Mobility Scholarship from his exchange at the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Phillip Dobbie
MEd, MSc (Physics)
Phillip holds a Masters in Science with a major in Physics from the Imperial College of London. Prior to that he completed an undergraduate degree in both Physics and Mathematics, and graduated Cum Laude. He has a wealth of experience teaching secondary maths, and is currently studying a Masters in Education to continue his passion.
Mr. James Filippoy
BArts (Eng, Philosophy)
James is the founder of QED and has been the driving force for the English faculty, having close to a decade of experience teaching the NSW English syllabus under his belt. He holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English Literature and Philosophy, and was awarded the prestigious Barbra Knox Prize for English Literature.
Mr. Nye Taylor
BArts (Maths, Philosophy)
Nye is currently completing a double degree in both Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Sydney, at which he is a recipient of the prestigious Dalyell scholar for his academic studies. With several years of teaching experience and a mastery of both Mathematics and English, he runs classes across both Mathematics and English.
Ms. Katherine Du
BSc (Pure Maths)
Katherine is currently in her penultimate year of a pure Mathematics degree at the University of Sydney, where she has been awarded an Academic Excellence scholarship for her studies. With several years of experience teaching the NSW high school Mathematics syllabus, Katherine is an invaluable part of QED’s Mathematics faculty.