About 
Our Tutoring School

We all want the best for our children. We want to see them nurtured, have a love of learning, experience confidence in grasping new concepts. Ursino's Learning Space are a team of qualified teachers who really care about your child's progress and ability to excel.
We cater for every subject offered at school including Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry etc. in both primary and secondary schooling (specifically from Year 3 to Year 12).

Best tutoring affordable in Castle Hill

Principal’s Welcome

Jason Ursino is a qualified Mathematics teacher for over fifteen years. He is well versed in understanding the different learning needs each student needs to excel. 

He is also a father, and understands the challenges and concerns all parents have with raising children, ensuring the best education for their children and providing nurture and care when needed. 

Jason is a 'Hills District' local, easy to approach, liked by many students, always smiling and dedicated to ensuring your child has that extra edge when it comes to their education. 

Mission

To develop every child into an independent learner and to stimulate confidence in every academic area of school.
This is achieved by creating an academic environment where students can be challenged and inspired in their study with the assistance of real teachers.

What we value the most

Achievement - persist and try your best

​Love of Learning

Commitment

Compassion and Care

Courage

Meet The Team

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JASON URSINO
Principal

Secondary School Mathematics
BA DipEd
Founder of Learning Space since 2011

 

Jason is the Head of Mathematics in one of the local private schools. His Year 12 classes have achieved exceptional HSC results that is recognised by the school community. Jason grew up in The Hills and has a profound understanding of the local culture and community, this allows him to connect very quickly with students establishing a professional relationship that enables learning. Jason established Learning Space because of his passion for teaching and his enthusiasm for student learning and understanding of Mathematics.

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STEPHANIE RODRIGUES
Maths Teacher


 

Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) / Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Proficient Teacher Accreditation from NSW Education Standards Authority
Part of our team since 2014

Meet Stephanie, a vibrant, enthusiastic and hardworking Secondary Mathematics Teacher.
 

Stephanie is an experienced classroom teacher and tutor who has worked across the Catholic, Independent and State school systems. She enjoys teaching across all year levels, particularly the new HSC Stage 6 Mathematics Standard 1 & 2 courses.

With her experience in writing and marking assessments, Stephanie is familiar with common mistakes students make and how to avoid them, as well as particular things markers look for. She also understands that each student is unique, and tailors the tutoring experience to suit each individual through open communication.

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JOSEPH CONDUCTO
 
Secondary School English & History
M. Eng Studies, BT (Secondary), BA Lit.
Part of our team since 2014

Joseph, an English teacher, has since pursued a career in tutoring and lecturing at a tertiary level. His various degrees have provided him with an in-depth knowledge, understanding and resourcefulness in areas of history, philosophy, music and literature – both modern and classic, whilst his readings and research are mainly on William Shakespeare. Joseph excels in explaining the content of the High School English Curriculum to students in ways that promote understanding and skilful appreciation. Since 2014, Joseph has seen many HSC students under his tutelage experience success in their school-work and improvement in their oral communication skills and writing ability with a touch of their own personal creativity.

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MICHAEL ZHOU
Maths Teacher

Secondary School Mathematics
B Engineering (Electrical)
M. Teaching (Secondary)
Part of our team since 2021

 

Michael is a passionate, patient and engaging Mathematics teacher. He has been educating students in secondary schools for more than ten years. 

He is well versed in identifying student's strengths and weaknesses quickly and gives specific and tailored recommendations on how that student can improve. 

He engages students in interesting ways so that the student can understand the sometimes difficult concepts in an easier manner. 

He also gives specific exam strategies that suit the individual needs of students. Michael's students receive consistently pleasing results and progress. 

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SYED RASOOL
Maths and Science Teacher

Secondary School Mathematics and Science
Tutor
Part of our team since 2020

 

Syed is a Maths and Science tutor (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) and has four years of experience in teaching students from Years 6 to 12. Currently, he is a trainee teacher and will be qualified soon. Syed enjoys tutoring at the Learning Centre, particularly seeing a students reaction when they finally grasp a new concept or learn something new. He is empathetic with the challenges many students face with Mathematics and finds it rewarding seeing students progress and excel in their studies. 

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RICHARD DI MARZO

Secondary School English, History & Legal Studies
MA, BA DipEd, JP
Part of our team since 2012

Richard retired as a Deputy Principal at a local high school in 2011. He has had over 40 years of experience in education. He has taught all grades and has achieved excellent results in all subjects taught. His Year 12 results in English, History and Legal Studies have been consistently excellent. While at Learning Space, Richard has established a good rapport with students to enable them to achieve at their very best.

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KRISTIN BARLOW
English and Drama Teacher


 

Bachelor of Arts/Secondary Education (English and Drama)

Master of Arts (Theology)


Secondary School
Tutor
Part of our team since 2020

Kristin is an English, Drama and Religious education teacher who has a great passion for literature and writing. She believes that all students are able to succeed in English and enjoys private tutoring because it enables students to discover their own specific gifts in English.

She has a good rapport with students and is highly committed to providing them with a comprehensive understanding of the complex ideas within texts.

 

After teaching English Literature and English as a Second Language in South Korea for two years, Kristin returned to Sydney to study full-time, and has recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Masters degree in Theology.

OUR OTHER TEACHING STAFF

  • Vanessa Ursino

  • Stephanie Rodrigues

  • Frank Delbello

  • Tony Smith

  • Michael Zhou

  • Jason Rophail

  • Ben Nolan

  • Quini Vazquaz

  • Ella Manampan

  • Daniele Woloszuk

  • Kristin Barlow

  • Syed Rasool

  • Katya Yee

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