It takes many hands to run NYEC's Tutoring Centre. Our organisation is made up of many volunteers and professionals from backgrounds in Education, Childcare, Marketing and Business Administration.
What unites us is our passion for providing rural and disadvantaged children with access to learning support to help them reach their dreams.
Education Services Manager
Steve is enthusiastic about helping people feel welcome and find their place. He built on his earlier university degree by going on to study Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and taught classes in reading, writing and math. Since 2017, Steve has been tutoring primary and high school students in creative ways using a multi sensory method and games to be more effective.
Steve loves his family, including his three awesome kids who are homeschooled and a pet beagle.
Eilish is an enthusiastic fresh face to the team. She is the youngest of the GAP Program Students this year and comes from a family of seven children.
Eilish was homeschooled for the majority of her life and has tutoring experience having assisted her siblings with their schoolwork from an early age. She has also been involved in childminding, babysitting and running a creche.
Eilish also plays the keyboard and enjoys trying recipes from different countries.
Kirsty is a friendly Moree local with a music degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. Kirsty has been tutoring school-aged children since 2018 and in this time has developed effective techniques and strategies to assist children in reading, writing and mathematics. She loves working with children and has a fun, creative approach to learning.
Outside of work she is involved in her Church community, plays in the weekly netball competition and is a member of the Moree ukulele group.
Laura is currently studying a Bachelor Degree in Human Services. She has been involved in the Tutoring Studio with Ephraim House for three years, and has experience in providing assistance for a range of subjects to school-aged children of varying ages, particularly literacy skills. She sits on the Ephraim House Advisory Board as well as the Special Religious Education (SRE) Board based in Moree.
In her free time, Laura loves painting and learning new songs on the guitar and piano.
Heather enjoys meeting new children and preparing food for the tutoring studio. She thinks of herself as a shy person who struggled going to school herself. She loves spending one on one time with children, encouraging them to grow and learn as much as they can, at their own pace. She enjoys seeing their smiles when they succeed and achieve their personal goals.
Heather had been involved in the tutoring studio in 2018, and has returned at the beginning of this year excited to be involved again.
Ashan is in his third year of a combined Commerce and Law degree at Macquarie University. He is currently working in the legal sector and brings strong research and writing skills to the team. Ashan also brings key interpersonal abilities, as he also works a casual retail job where he loves conversing with customers to find their most suitable product.
Outside of NYEC, Ashan is a major fan of basketball.
Jenny is a final year student completing a Bachelor of Commerce and Psychology at Macquarie University. She is currently working in the marketing industry and brings strong creative and digital analysis skills to the team. Additionally, through her volunteering experiences, she has developed strong organisational, communication and leadership skills. Jenny is passionate about empowering rural education and ensuring every child gets an equal opportunity to learn.
Outside of NYEC, Jenny loves to design digital art.
Amishi is a third-year student Bachelor of Actuarial Studies with Applied Finance student. Her multifaceted work experience has been marked by various roles ranging from data analytics all the way to customer service. She's currently working as a tutor for children with learning challenges, aligning with her passion for educational equality for all children.
She loves meeting new people, hikes and coffee!
Business Development Member
Hi! My name is Fatima and I’m currently studying a bachelor of Psychology at Macquarie. I recently joined Enactus as a Business Development member. I hope that being part of such an amazing team will result in a strong and, most importantly, collective approach towards social reform.