Meet Your Talent 100 Mentor: Chris Skellern

Here at Talent we’ve amassed a variety of Mentors which have taught and encouraged our students throughout the years – guiding them through high school and the HSC.

We call our teachers and tutors ‘Mentors’ because they deliver more than simply theory. Talent 100 Mentors are all outstanding achievers, but it’s their passion for teaching and mentoring which matters most. Whilst an exceptional academic record is a must, our Mentors are also chosen for their ability to work with students of all levels and provide the pastoral guidance for future success.

Not only do we want to give thanks to these Mentors who have enriched the lives of many at Talent, but want to share their unique personalities and passions while also inspiring the next generation of high school students to strive for their best.


Chris Skellern



Alma Mater: 

Knox Grammar School


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Science at the University of Sydney

Chris holds a diploma in both the clarinet and the saxophone, having studied for an AMusA in each. Yet, on his journey to academic success, Chris has certainly encountered a few roadblocks “I’m red-green colourblind, so when we get to using indicators in chemistry, I’m going to need a bit of help.”

Meet Your Talent 100 Mentor: Chris Skellern

Chris and Helena’s combined Year 12 2019 Chemistry class in Chatswood

Subjects taught at Talent:

HSC Chemistry

RELATED: Helena’s Tips For Conquering HSC Chemistry

Chris’ Top 5 Study Tips:

Know your syllabus word for word by the exam period (it is possible).

Take breaks every half hour or so (dependant on the individual)

Don’t worry about keeping your notes neat.

Never stay up past 10pm.

Try and study on a full stomach as much as possible. Hunger is a powerful distraction.

Click here to view our Talent 100 timetables for Term 4, and enrol in Chris’ Chemistry classes at our Chatswood Learning Centre.

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