Meet Your Talent 100 Tutor: Mel Shishido | Talent 100 Education

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.


Mel Shishido



Alma Mater: 

St Ives High School


Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Dalyell Scholars) including Mathematical Science at the University of Sydney


HSC All Rounders Award

Distinguished Achiever in Mathematics Extension 1 & 2, Advanced English, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Chemistry

1st in Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science

2nd in Mathematics Extension 1 & 2

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Mel’s Top 5 Study Tips:

Come to love the subject that you least like. In the HSC, you can’t afford to let a subject pull your grades down.

Get 8 hours of sleep. If you’re tired in class, you won’t be able to intake the information being taught.

Study English. This will be the unit that most Science and Maths lovers struggle on, but it is compulsory at the end of the day. You will need to do well in this.

Do not give up one thing that you like. Whether it is an extra curricular activity, or hanging out with friends, it is important to stress relief once in a while.

Find a rival to beat in every class, and study your heart out to beat them. This will motivate you to study more, and it will feel more rewarding.

Fun Fact:

I’m a twin, and my other half also works here!

Click here to view our Talent 100 timetables for Term 4, and enrol in Mel’s Preliminary Physics and Chemistry classes at our Epping Learning Centre, or in Year 7 Maths via our live online classes.

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