Jeffery Springvale, VIC 3171

  • mathematics,physics,chemistry,english,literature,UMAT,GAMSAT,economics,accounting

About Me

BCom (Actuarial Science) / BIS
University of Melbourne
2003 - 2007

My information systems major was distributed computing. My actuarial science research topic was the application of the Gompertz Makeham model of human mortality to reverse mortgages and related financial products aimed at retirees and semi-retirees.

Master of Finance
University of Melbourne
2009 - 2010

My masters thesis examined the impact of banks' off balance sheet activities and, in particular, the non-performance of low-doc loans issued by domestic retail banks.

BSc/BEng (Honours)
Monash University
2012 - 2016

My majors are physics, applied mathematics and electrical engineering. My research project is the acceleration of tree-based and Monte Carlo option pricing mechanisms using NVidia GPUs (CUDA).

Credentials and Qualifications:

VCE ENTER Score: 99.50 (2002)

UMAT: 98th Percentile (2002)

BCom/BIS (Actuarial) - University of Melbourne (2007)

Master of Finance - University of Melbourne (2010)


12 Years as a VCE tutor

8 Years as an IB tutor

Tutor (GSBE) at Melbourne University (2007-2012)

Tutor & Lab Demonstrator at Monash University (2012-Present)

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I have been in the private tuition business since 2003. My service is personalised to suit the needs of the individual student and the nature of the coursework. I offer both one to one sessions as well group lessons (capped at 3 students). My experience as a private tutor is built around facilitating students with undertaking an accelerated learning program that seeks to familiarise them with the curriculum in advance and place them ahead of their cohort. In addition to VCE, my students include those who study the International Baccalaureate programme as well as those undertaking foundation studies as an alternative pathway into university.


Learning is an organic and dynamic process. In my experience as a private tutor, I have guided and nurtured my students in developing their own unique style of analytical thinking and comprehension. My approach involves teaching specific short cuts and techniques which enable students to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of their ability to undertake applied learning. My methods stand out in that they seek to build on the student's aptitude with respect to problem solving as opposed to mechanical rote learning. A fundamental focus towards building a solid set of core competencies provide students with the confidence they need to excel and achieve their aspirations.


The inaugural session is usually a 60 to 120 minute session that is designed to assess the student's legacy skills and abilities. This entails an in-depth evaluation of the student's knowledge base, comprehension and lateral thinking capabilities through a set of problem solving tasks. Follow-up sessions are structured around school-based assessments with an overall emphasis on exam revision. I use assessment guidelines that operate in concordance with study design prescriptions to help meeting learning objectives. At the conclusion of each lesson, students are assigned question sets to reinforce learned concepts and applied problem solving skills. Tuition occurs around an accelerated timetable which fast-tracks the syllabus outlined under VCAA subject guides. Strictly speaking, an entire unit can be covered within 4-5 weeks, the purpose of which is to leave ample time and opportunity for practice exams.


The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) publishes a study guide for every subject within its administrative jurisdiction. These documents are available for download from its website. The study guide is a contract between VCAA, educators, parents and students that outlines, among other things, the assessable items in the unit and the marking scheme used to grade the coursework. I use this document extensively with students and part of my job is to make the language within the study guide accessible to parents and students. For educators and students alike, an intimate understanding of the study guide is a prerequisite for achieving a 40+ study score.

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2012 - 2016

(In Progress)

Master of Finance

University of Melbourne

2009 - 2011


University of Melbourne

2002 - 2007

Background Check

  • Working with Children Check (Reference No.: 03903653-01, Expiry Date: 03/01/2014)


VCE Accounting
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Biology
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Chemistry
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Economics
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE English / EAL / English Language
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Geography
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE IT, algorithmic problem solving, relational databases, SQL, modern telecommunications.

SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Legal Studies
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Literature and classical text studies.
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Specialist Maths, Maths Methods and Further Maths.
SAC and Exam Prep

VCE Physics
SAC and Exam Prep

Dyanmics regression models.

Parametric and non-parametric models.

Random processes within financial computation ecology.

Controls and signal processing.

Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Springvale, VIC 3171