Talin Kashian

Owner & Founder

I began teaching the HSC English syllabus 2012 and immediately fell in love with tutoring. Before long, I completed my Master of Arts specialising in English Literature at Macquarie University. Eager to make meaningful contributions to the development and success of Sydney’s students, I then established Study Sphere.

Study Sphere began with clear goals in mind: I wanted to provide high quality services that were one-on-one and tailored to the students we’re working with. We’ve never been an organisation that splits the tutor’s attention between multiple students or teaches out of an off-the-shelf exercise book, and we never will be. To truly thrive, students need to combine the development and education they gain at school with the patience, persistence and undivided attention that only a personal tutor can provide.

While I’m currently unable to take on any new students, my passion for teaching is as strong as ever. I still think about every student who works with Study Sphere as if they are one of mine. I want our students to be confident, passionate and inspired. I want them to know how to find and understand the answers, not just how to pass their tests. Above all, I want them to one day leave school ready to take over the world.

Geovanny Navarro-Bustos

Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, English

I began tutoring when I was 19 years old. I finished College with great scores in Maths and English. I finished an Advanced Diploma in Business in 2006 while working as a software programmer and business analyst in the Australian Public Service. However, my passion is in teaching/tutoring Primary, High School and College students. I teach English (including senior years), Maths (up to year 12/3 unit), Physics and Computer Science. I have helped many students reach their true potential and qualify for University studies. My tutorials are fun, animated and most importantly tailored to the unique needs of each student. My vocation in life is not only to impart knowledge, but the wisdom I have acquired in my 29 years as a tutor.

Nora Abuodha

Mathematics, Sciences

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Hons) and proceeded to work for a well renowned beverages company as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I have been a private tutor for more than five years and the passion in making my students achieve their very best potential is what has kept me drawn to it. I try to help my students find a newer perception towards concepts and areas they previously found difficult. Knowing that no single approach is the right one for all individuals, my lesson plans are tailored according to what is required and who I am tutoring.

In my free time, I enjoy drawing and reading and I have also recently discovered that I can cook, so I have been trying that as well. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to invigorate a renewed passion for areas in Mathematics and Sciences that were first deemed impossible.

Dom Antonelli

English, Mathematics

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing, a Postgraduate Degree in Business and a Masters Degree in International Management and communications. I have been teaching General English and ESL for over 15 years in Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and Australia. I assist with creative writing, reading and comprehension. Also, grammar techniques such as phrasal verbs, using modal vocabulary, narrative styles and structure techniques in writing. I like making the class a FUN experience so we can learn in a positive way. I make sure to provide detail in my explanations and always make sure the student feels comfortable so we can work as a team.

Menila Angelo-Falkner

English, Drama

I strongly believe that each student learns in a unique way. My role as their tutor is to provide a warm, encouraging, and stimulating learning environment; to offer new ways of thinking and new ideas; and to help each student discover curiosity, passion, and a love of learning.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a passion for language and communication, and how it shapes our lives. This has inspired my career path as an opera singer, director, actor, and teacher. In my final year of high school I concluded studies in Shakespearean performance through Trinity College London with High Distinction, before graduating high school with an ATAR of 98.70. I also completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours Class I) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Since then, I’ve spent time working as a freelance performer, English tutor, and Drama tutor. I also recently founded an opera company, The Cooperative, which aims to combine music, theatre, and social justice.

Over the past seven years, I have immensely enjoyed working as a tutor and music teacher. I’ve taught my students in schools, studios, groups, and private one-on-one settings. I absolutely love working with students to discover and explore their own passion for learning, and am excited to continue this journey.

Talin Kashian

Owner & Founder

I began teaching the HSC English syllabus 2012 and immediately fell in love with tutoring. Before long, I completed my Master of Arts specialising in English Literature at Macquarie University. Eager to make meaningful contributions to the development and success of Sydney’s students, I then established Study Sphere.

Study Sphere began with clear goals in mind: I wanted to provide high quality services that were one-on-one and tailored to the students we’re working with. We’ve never been an organisation that splits the tutor’s attention between multiple students or teaches out of an off-the-shelf exercise book, and we never will be. To truly thrive, students need to combine the development and education they gain at school with the patience, persistence and undivided attention that only a personal tutor can provide.

While I’m currently unable to take on any new students, my passion for teaching is as strong as ever. I still think about every student who works with Study Sphere as if they are one of mine. I want our students to be confident, passionate and inspired. I want them to know how to find and understand the answers, not just how to pass their tests. Above all, I want them to one day leave school ready to take over the world.

Geovanny Navarro-Bustos​

Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, English

I began tutoring when I was 19 years old. I finished College with great scores in Maths and English. I finished an Advanced Diploma in Business in 2006 while working as a software programmer and business analyst in the Australian Public Service. However, my passion is in teaching/tutoring Primary, High School and College students. I teach English (including senior years), Maths (up to year 12/3 unit), Physics and Computer Science. I have helped many students reach their true potential and qualify for University studies. My tutorials are fun, animated and most importantly tailored to the unique needs of each student. My vocation in life is not only to impart knowledge, but the wisdom I have acquired in my 29 years as a tutor.

Nora Abuodha

Mathematics, Sciences

I graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (Hons) and proceeded to work for a well renowned beverages company as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I have been a private tutor for more than five years and the passion in making my students achieve their very best potential is what has kept me drawn to it. I try to help my students find a newer perception towards concepts and areas they previously found difficult. Knowing that no single approach is the right one for all individuals, my lesson plans are tailored according to what is required and who I am tutoring.

In my free time, I enjoy drawing and reading and I have also recently discovered that I can cook, so I have been trying that as well. I am grateful to be given the opportunity to invigorate a renewed passion for areas in Mathematics and Sciences that were first deemed impossible.

Dom Antonelli

English, Mathematics

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing, a Postgraduate Degree in Business and a Masters Degree in International Management and communications. I have been teaching General English and ESL for over 15 years in Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and Australia. I assist with creative writing, reading and comprehension. Also, grammar techniques such as phrasal verbs, using modal vocabulary, narrative styles and structure techniques in writing. I like making the class a FUN experience so we can learn in a positive way. I make sure to provide detail in my explanations and always make sure the student feels comfortable so we can work as a team.

Menila Angelo-Falkner

English, Drama

I strongly believe that each student learns in a unique way. My role as their tutor is to provide a warm, encouraging, and stimulating learning environment; to offer new ways of thinking and new ideas; and to help each student discover curiosity, passion, and a love of learning.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a passion for language and communication, and how it shapes our lives. This has inspired my career path as an opera singer, director, actor, and teacher. In my final year of high school I concluded studies in Shakespearean performance through Trinity College London with High Distinction, before graduating high school with an ATAR of 98.70. I also completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours Class I) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Since then, I’ve spent time working as a freelance performer, English tutor, and Drama tutor. I also recently founded an opera company, The Cooperative, which aims to combine music, theatre, and social justice.

Over the past seven years, I have immensely enjoyed working as a tutor and music teacher. I’ve taught my students in schools, studios, groups, and private one-on-one settings. I absolutely love working with students to discover and explore their own passion for learning, and am excited to continue this journey.