Our Tutors

We hand pick tutors just for you to ensure they will inspire and motivate you to achieve your absolute best

Dr Alison Cardinale

Dr Alison Cardinale designed the 2017 HSC English Sprint and is one of our lead teachers delivering the english program.

She is an experienced secondary English teacher and HSC marker at Advanced and Extension Levels. Over the past decade, Dr Cardinale has taught in a range of Sydney independent schools, including Queenwood School for Girls, PLC Sydney and The Scots College. Currently, she is an academic tutor at The University of Sydney in the Master of Teaching English course ‘Senior Curriculum’.

Dr Cardinale holds a B.A. (Hons) in English Literature and a Master of Teaching qualification from The University of Sydney, along with a PhD in Romantic poetry from ANU. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Communications from The University of Technology, Sydney.

Dr Alison Cardinale believes effective teaching and learning is based on empathetic rapport with students as individuals and guided critical inquiry. She takes a student-centred approach to teaching and shares passionate engagement with English literature and language in a manner that empowers students and fosters independent learning.

Lincoln Thompson

Lincoln designed the 2017 HSC Maths Sprint and is one of our lead teachers delivering the maths program.

He is an experienced secondary Mathematics teacher at all levels, including Extension 2, and HSC marker. He is currently the Head of Mathematics at St Luke's Grammar School, a role he’s had since 2014. Prior to that, he was Head of Mathematics at Queenwood School for Girls and taught at Knox Grammar School.

In describing Lincoln’s teaching philosophy, he likes to borrow a quote from Richard Feynman, the American physicist, "I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned." Lincoln encourages students to keep questioning and exploring possibilities.

Madeleine Wainwright

Studying: Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)/Bachelor of Laws at UNSW

School Achievements: Dux of Tara Anglican School for Girls

ATAR: 99.35

HSC Achievements: Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence: Band 6 in English (Advanced), Chemistry, Biology, French Continuers, French Extension, Visual Arts

“My favourite thing about tutoring is sitting down with a student and realising you’re really going to help them be the best student they can be”

Stephanie Frost

Studying: Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine at UNSW

School Achievements: Recipient of a Principal’s Award for Leadership and Overall Contribution

ATAR: 99.25

HSC Achievements: Premier’s Award for All-Round Excellence: Band 6 in all subjects

“Whether you’re exam marks are in the 50’s, 70’s or 90’s your goal should always be to achieve that little bit extra. If you can do it, why not!”

A message from the My Sprint Founder

Hi, I’m Louisa Mackay. I’ve been a business leader for the past 20 years leading innovation, learning and development and communication programs for top international companies.

I have a vision to take what I know about the skills of the future and the world’s best learning practices, and apply this to how we help students achieve their personal best and reach their potential.

I’ve studied here and overseas, and hold a Global Executive MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. My learning experiences from Stanford University, London School of Economics, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), The University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney have shaped our program.

The team I’m collaborating with to develop My Sprint are educational leaders who share my vision and passion for boosting the confidence and results of today’s HSC students and tomorrow’s leaders.

I’m thrilled to be bringing this world leading program to students, working alongside some of the best teachers in our country.

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