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Dr Shane Simonsen

Brisbane - Cooran

Dr Shane Simonsen Brisbane Tutor in Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Biology, GAMSAT, Biochemistry, Calculus, Statistics

Brain Farm Tutoring

Expert tutoring in science and maths from grade 8 to 12, and university chemistry, biology and biochemistry. As an experienced research scientist who left the lab to teach based on my love of tutoring, I can offer expert assistance within the subject matter.

Recently I stopped working full time as a registered teacher but have decided to continue tutoring since I find it so rewarding. I am also experienced at preparing students for senior external exams. These is an excellent alternative for home schooled students who are looking for a flexible alternative pathway to tertiary studies.

In my experience there isn't a more effective way to teach complex concepts and instil deep understanding than one-on-one tutoring. My previous students commonly progressed from being on the edge of failing their subjects (C/D border) to passing very comfortably (A/B) within six months. I help students focus on their immediate challenges in their subjects, while using my extensive knowledge to tie in broader conceptual connections to make subsequent studies more effective. I also enjoy teaching more general strategies for problem solving, communication and content mastery. I am also highly experienced in assisting students in producing excellent EEI and ERT assignments.

I am available for tutoring online most weeknights, either by skype/facetime or via email. All students are given additional support by email for assignments as needed. Online tutoring utilises a camera that allows students to see what I am writing as we discuss various topics.

For students on the Sunshine Coast I am also available for tutoring in person at my tutoring studio, set in my small diverse farm in the lush Noosa hinterland, conveniently located 30 minutes from Gympie, Noosa and Nambour.

Rates are at $50 per hour, but I am happy for you to work with a classmate to share the costs.



  • Chemistry - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Maths - Secondary
  • Physics - Secondary
  • Biology - Secondary, Tertiary
  • GAMSAT - Tertiary
  • Biochemistry - Secondary, Tertiary
  • Calculus - Secondary
  • Statistics - Secondary

Service Areas

Brisbane, Noosa, Nambour, Gympie


I have over nine years of experience as a full time tutor. Before that I have worked as a
volunteer tutor with recent refugees and a university tutor.


I have received an OP 1, Bachelor of Science with Honours (I) and a University Medal from UQ, a Ph.D. with a Dean's commendation from UQ in organic chemistry/biochemistry. I have completed a Graduate Diploma of Education and have experience teaching in the Queensland secondary system. I taught and tutored chemistry, physics, biology and math at Hubbard's School in Brisbane in the senior external program and tertiary preparation courses.


  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Phone Help
  • Online Help


$50 per hour

Student Discount

Special Offer - Two students in same subject for same price. Bring a class-mate and save..




Profile last updated on 25-Jun-2017 (registered 19-Jul-2010)


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