Meet the Tutors – Tegwen Philmara

Harry Mav: Hey Tegwen, thank you for your time today! Let’s start with uni, what are you studying at the moment?

Tegwen Philmara: I’m studying Commerce and Software Engineering at the University of Sydney currently in my 3rd year! Loving it, it’s challenging but rewarding!

HM: It must be! And you’ve always loved maths and the sciences from what I remember back when you were at school?

TP: That’s right! I came to First Ed as a student for Maths and Physics with Pana and John as my tutors, it’s great to be tutoring alongside them now!

HM: So cool. And tell us a bit about your time tutoring at First Education?

TP: I’ve been tutoring for 3 years now, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a wide range of students from Year 1 to Year 12.

HM: That’s awesome! And how has everything been going in that time?

TP: It has been amazing, I just had one of my Year 9 students who I’ve had since Year 7, it’s so fulfilling to see the change in attitude from a student who didn’t like school at all to someone who looks forward to coming and is now asking me questions without any sort of coercion!

HM: That’s why we do it! Where do you see yourself in the future?

TP: I want to work in the corporate world but I see myself ultimately working as a teacher, there’s nothing like the level of fulfilment and contribution you get from helping students learn!

HM: And a fun fact about yourself?

TP: I spent 3 years in Germany as a child and can speak fluent German!