My Academy is well established in the Claremont area, offering tutoring and education support services for all ages and abilities. We pride ourselves on catering for our clients’ individual needs with excellence and attention to detail. Our primary tutors are qualified in education and our high school teachers are chosen for their depth of knowledge and their ability to connect with teenagers. We understand that children have different learning styles and we offer group and individual classes.
We work in partnership with schools to support the wonderful work they do, and the majority of our clients have been referred to us by others who have benefited from our services. Our mission is to actively inspire learning for all ages and all abilities in their quest for excellence.
Director – Rachel Hayes
Rachel has a BEd (Hons) degree from Oxford University in the UK specialising in 4-11 year olds. Having taught for several years in the UK and gaining experience with a vast range of abilities and year groups, Rachel made the move into the business sector believing that world experience would enhance her teaching skills. When she moved to Australia 8 years ago she thrived on the experience of doing some teaching in Australian schools and realised how vital outside tuition can be to supporting learning within the schools.
Rachel has now completed a Master of Education in Early Childhood and a second Masters in Special Learning Needs. “I love seeing how children learn and I truly believe that 1 to 1 and small group tuition benefits children in numerous ways”. Rachel is in the centre daily and would be happy to discuss any tuition needs that you may have.
Elena – Always finding the perfect focus
I have over 20 years of classroom experience. I can happily teach all Primary subjects and Maths up to Year 12. For the last 4 years I have been working as a tutor for the Ronald McDonald Learning Programme, which made me want to tutor more. I find the benefits of working one on one are huge. The student is able to truly focus on the areas that they need help with and they can gain confidence from their improvements. When I am not tutoring I love to travel and experience as many new places as I can. I also like to paint and do craft when I have a quiet few moments. I really enjoy tutoring at My Academy – the environment here is stimulating and refreshing.
Cam – Cooking up curriculum confidence
I graduated from Notre Dame in 2012 with a Bachelor of Education degree. Since completing my qualifications I have worked fulltime in schools, teaching Years 4, 5 and 6. I joined My Academy earlier this year and have really enjoyed the opportunity to work one on one with students and helping them to achieve their goals. Outside of teaching I love anything to do with sports, fitness and food. The combination of determination and dedication has led me to winning 6 Cycling National championships both on road and track. I believe fully in being able to achieve any goal you set yourself. Whenever I walk into My Academy I am immediately inspired by how animated and energised the students all are towards learning. The staff are all very friendly and supportive to each other as well.
Tom – The team player to success
I’ve had an interesting life, growing up in Nicaragua, living in Fiji for 2 years, and also travelling through Europe, before finishing my teaching degree. I have taught in a number of schools across all year levels, and also have experience working within the ‘International School’ system. For me, My Academy is a place where enthusiasm and inspiration lead to achievement. My role is to motivate students to do their best, and help them develop the skills to become independent and successful learners. It’s also about having a bit of fun while learning at the end of the school day! I love sport and play a lot: tennis, basketball, netball, golf, Ultimate frisbee… anything! I look forward to helping each child achieve their personal best.
Lucy – Multi-intelligences win the day
At the core of my teaching philosophy is a strong belief in the importance of recognising there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education. My views on learning styles have been influenced by Gardner’s multiple intelligences so I believe that every child has the potential to be gifted, but it presents itself in different ways. Since tutoring at My Academy I have used my knowledge of learning styles to ensure that all my teaching enables students to learn in a way that best suits them. I love coming in on a Saturday to be greeted by all the amazing students that I have the pleasure of working with.
High School Tutors
Ben – Magics away Maths and Physics problems
Specialities – Maths, Physics and Chemistry
I enjoy the satisfaction gained from aiding students through the challenges that come with learning these two difficult, but potentially elegant, subjects. I have often found that a little clarification, and a deeper explanation, are all that is needed for a student to excel. My favourite thing about My Academy is that it puts me in contact with students who are looking for this little push.
Max – The Ultimate All-rounder
Specialties – Maths (Years 7-10), Science (Years 7-10), Biology, Human Biology, French, Chinese and English (Years 7-12)
I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Genetics and Human Bio, and am currently studying for a Master of Biomedical Science at UWA. I have always been goal orientated and I love seeing students improve their skills and reach their goals. Whether that is to improve their knowledge in a subject they find challenging or to extend their knowledge to become the best they can. Working at My Academy gives me the chance to develop the one on one relationship with students that means I can tailor every session to their needs.
Anya – The Literary Legend
Specialties – English language and English Literature
I have always loved reading and learning so after high school I got a degree in Literary & Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. I enjoyed my studies so much I continued for another year, attaining First Class Honours in Literary & Cultural Studies. I think the English subject is so important because it encourages creativity and asking questions. I love how tutoring gives me the opportunity to engage young people in critically analysing society and learning about the experiences and perspectives of others. It’s also great being able to help alleviate some of the stress of high school for students! My Academy has a very positive atmosphere, with kids chatting and joking in the lobby before and after their sessions and a friendly, approachable team of tutors – making it a terrific place to work and learn!
Anthony – Amazing analytical attributes
Specialties – English language and Literature
I have two degrees covering literacy studies, media studies and cultural studies. I am also currently in my final semester of a graduate diploma of education with a major in English. As such, I have a comprehensive knowledge of not only my subject area, but the Western Australia curriculum, and most up-to-date research into pedagogical practices. I specialise in tutoring English literature and ATAR students who are seeking excellence beyond the curriculum. One on one tutoring provides the unique educational experience that mainstream classroom settings simply cannot. Particularly within the humanities, one on one tutoring gives students the opportunity to not only perfect their articulation and writing, but to explore ideas in greater depth. I have seen students become more critical, achieve greater levels of sophistication in how they communicate, and become more interested in and excited by their studies. I am an avid researcher and self-proclaimed literary geek! I have an undying love for cinema and music. I am also a workaholic and tend to be always reading, writing or tutoring. My favourite thing about My Academy is that it fosters a family-like environment where knowledge and learning is not only made accessible, but desirable. All the students at My Academy always show up with a smile on their face, eager for their next session with their tutor.
Rhys – The literate Financier
Specialties – Economics, Finance, English and Maths
I have been tutoring for almost three years now and in that time I’ve seen students go through high school and graduate with exceptional results. I’ve helped them build confidence in their ability to understand tough concepts, and that’s what I find truly rewarding about my work. My Academy gives me the opportunity to work with students in all stages of their academic journey.