meet our visionary, top state ranking academic team
a select group of PhD academics, university qualified teachers, and 1st in the state HSC achievers
founder & academic director
head of english
+ bachelor of liberal arts & sciences (english literature) USYD
+ dalyell scholar in english (distinction WAM)
+ 13 years of experience as HSC educator
+ dual first place in ext 1 & ext 2 english
+ 50/50 for 4U english
+ 49/50 for 3U english
+ principal’s commendation prize in Y12
+ NSW hilarie lindsay writer award
+ the hills shire council’s excellence in youth award in english
+ 99.55 ATAR - baulkham hills h.s.
dr tim hanna
head of content
+ PhD english & creative writing UNSW
+ bachelor of arts english literature (first class honours) USYD
+ former head of english at talent 100
+ 20 years of teaching & content developing experience
+ scholarly industry leader in education
+ university medallist USYD
+ english assoc. prize: best thesis
+ university lecturer for english literature
+ published in academic journals
+ author for the Australian literary review
+ faculty award: excellence in teaching NSW
+ 99.90 UAI (99.85 ATAR)
janindu kumara devage
head of maths
+ bachelor of civil engineering (distinction WAM) UNSW
+ 99 in 3U maths
+ third place in 4U maths
+ 3 years of experience as a maths educator
+ school captain at penrith selective h.s.
+ coordinator of maths faculty at marquis
+ first year maths tutor at UNSW
+ co-author of the marquis HSC maths resources
+ gold award for maths olympiad
+ high distinction for Australian mathematics competition
+ writer for the marquis blog
head of UCAT
+ bachelor of medical studies & doctor of medicine UNSW
+ 97 in UCAT
+ 100 in 3U maths
+ 5 years of experience as a UCAT & maths educator
+ premier's award for all-round excellence in HSC
+ lead designer, writer and curator of the marquis UCAT program
+ contributing editor of the marquis HSC maths resources
+ university tutor for medicine students at UNSW
+ mentor for first year medicine students at UNSW
+ 99.60 ATAR - baulkham hills h.s.
qualified and experienced
our course programs provide in-depth coverage of the NESA syllabus. they are taught by our qualified and experienced high school teachers and distinguished educators, who have many years of teaching experience, achieved above 95 raw marks in the subjects they teach and possess insider knowledge of the HSC & NESA syllabus. furthermore, who provide comprehensive, personalised and insightful feedback on all work.
our teaching philosophy
“when I personally interview and select educators to teach our students, results and intelligence are a given, but what I’m also looking for is people who are master communicators, who know how to build confidence, nurture, develop and empower bright young minds.”
abi kugendran - founder of marquis education
meet the dream team
teaching experience: 5 years
qualifications: bachelor of secondary education (english major) USYD
- 95 for english advanced
- 46/50 for english extension 1
student success stories:
- sydney guided anandikaa ramesh to score 100% for her macbeth essay, 100% for her half yearly speech and 100% for her narrative assessment. anandikaa received 1st place in yr 10 english at penrith h.s.
- sydney guided ashvin gajendra to score 18/20 for his yearly yr 9 english exam and 19/20 for his half yearly yr 10 english exam at baulkham hills h.s.
- sydney guided dhinesh krishnar to score 93 percentile in english competition at quakers hill h.s.
- sydney guided sarnyan nanthakopan to score 90 percentile in yr 10 english yearly assessment at penrith h.s.
- sydney guided jinil chaudhery to rank 1st in yr 9 english at blacktown boys h.s.
- sydney guided pooja zinzuwadia to receive school’s most improved in english merit award at the ponds h.s.
- sydney guided tharshika sivakumaran from an average of 65% in yr 8 to achieving 91% in yr 10 english at macarthur girls h.s.
- sydney guided anandikaa ramesh to rank 5th in yr 8 english at penrith h.s.
- sydney guided makajini sriranjan from an average of 70% in yr 8 to achieving 95% in yr 10 english at blacktown girls h.s.
we love what we do
i teach students to become critical, creative thinkers & life-long learners.
i’m dedicated to delivering problem solving strategies my students need.
3inspirational learning at marquis is the genesis for building our future.
i not only educate but aim to inspire, enlighten and motivate my students.
as an educator, i invest in creating a better future for my students.
i instill my students with a determination to become honest communicators.
i love nurturing the critical, curious and courageous minds at marquis.
i elevate textual analysis beyond classrooms and into the real world.
each day is an opportunity to invest in the future of young minds.
i actively seek out new teaching methods to better my students.
i’m constantly creating unique content based on my students’ passions.
my students are the most important reason why i am an educator.
i teach my students how to navigate their way through a complex world.
i educate both the hearts and the minds of my pupils, every lesson.
i love my classrooms being filled with passion, energy and hope.
we get to change the future, one student at a time.
every minute i teach is an opportunity to inspire a love of learning.
the unbridled new teacher energy at marquis is contagious!
i love seeing each child’s confidence skyrocket in my classroom.
i teach to help students feel increasingly proud of themselves.
i love the opportunity to nurture inquisitive minds.
students cannot be what they cannot see, and at marquis we help reimagine their possibilities
it takes a big heart to nurture and transform young minds at marquis.
“i love how nice and open my educator is, i feel like i can ask her anything and she’ll always help me.”
gyaan purani - gosford high school