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Hi everyone!! My name is Elena!
I completed a Bachelor of Science in 2014, a Graduate Diploma of Science - Genetics in 2016, and in 2018 a Masters of Biomedical Science in cancer genetics with a H1 average and received the Helen R Freeman Scholarship for merit. I am currently working at MCRI just next door to uni, and so very much still around and available most afternoons and mornings to help on campus or in the city!

I have been tutoring university genetics for 4 years and have a firm understanding of the content you need to learn and how to apply it in a real life scenario!

I believe in visual learning and understanding why you do something rather than straight rote learning, something essential for understanding genetics :)

Im happy to do group sessions at a rate of $70/hour for 2, $90/hour for 3 (i wouldnt advise more than 3 but im open for negotiations).


English, Greek, basic Auslan


Elena is the most wonderful tutor! She is so helpful, taught in the way I learnt best and very capable of changing her style to suit the student. She was kind and genuinely cared about me and my studies which made me feel so much better about genetics and how little I knew in the beginning. I couldn't recommend her more!

Kalli, StudentVIP member
since August, 2018


Elena is the most kind and best tutors I met. She really helped me in my studies in genetics and assessment and explained very clearly . I recommend who want more clear understanding on gentics should look for her .

Roseliyar, StudentVIP member
since July, 2016


Coming from a background of not having really done any sort of genetics and not understanding what little I did know about genetics, Elena really helped me understand the very basic concepts by using practical real life examples from her experience as a medical scientist as well as explaining things I couldn't understand in multiple, different ways to ensure that I had a solid foundation of knowledge to be able to understand concepts in the genetics subjects I planned to study during the coming year. Being her student, I also felt she genuinely cared about my education in that she always kept track of where I was at in preparation for tests and exams and also made herself available for me to ask questions outside of the time she spent tutoring me. I am really glad and appreciate the effort she put into helping me this semester and definitely recommend her to students looking for help in genetics.

Kethmi, StudentVIP member
since February, 2017


Elena is an excellent tutor and so knowledgable! She helped me understand GEN2041 so well. She was very responsive and took her time to clearly explain the concepts that I didn’t fully understand and made sure that I understand the concepts before proceeding. Very approachable and kind as well! Would highly recommend!!

Shanee, StudentVIP member
since February, 2015


Elena was such a great tutor. She knows her stuff and is committed to helping on any and all questions. Shes really approachable and reliable so you feel as if you can ask her any question (even outside of the sessions). Elena knows how the subject is run and helped me understand what to focus on and how best to approach each topic, with both content and questions. I would definitely reccomend Elena as a tutor for GENE20001 or any other subject which she tutors for- had such a positive experience :)

Lauren, StudentVIP member
since January, 2017


When I started off with GEN2041 I was really struggling and on the verge of quitting. I’m so lucky and glad that I found Elena. She’s extremely professional and really know’s what she’s teaching. Elena is very patient and is willing to explain concepts and topics until it sticks in your brain. She’s very friendly and easy to communicate with as well. Not only did Elena teach me the subject but she really made me enjoy genetics a lot more. She’s one of the best tutors out there. If you are struggling with genetics I highly recommend Elena. She’s just amazing!

Senani, StudentVIP member
since February, 2018


Elena is a really great tutor, she cared about my learning experience and made sure that I understood the concepts. She gave me a lot more confidence in the subject (GENE20001). She is very friendly, kind and patient. Would recommend. Thank you so much Elena.

Emma, StudentVIP member
since June, 2018


Elena has tutored for my three genetics subjects over the past year, and has easily been the best tutor a student could ask for! Elena is very knowledgeable in the field of genetics, and this shows in her tutoring style, which is very effective. She is reliable and always willing to help. I would very much recommend Elena to anyone studying genetics!

Meagan, StudentVIP member
since March, 2016


Elena is a very helpful tutor. She has a good knowledge on genetics and helped me get through my subject. She's very friendly, kind and patient. If you're struggling with genetics, she's the one for you :)

Gayodha, StudentVIP member
since February, 2017


Elena is an extremely helpful and knowledgable tutor, she's also very nice and friendly.I came to Elena after failing my first mst.I started with hating genetics so much, since I don't think I'll pass the subject.After ~8 weeks with the help of Elena, I actually found genetics quite interesting.I also managed to passed my subject.Without her help, I don't think I would pass the subject.She has a deep understanding of GENE20001,letting me know what is important in the chapter and helped me with going through the past-exam papers.She also provided me a lot of tips in solving genetics problems.As a international student, I have difficulties in understanding a lot of the questions, Elena is very patience in explaining the questions to me.I would highly recommend Elena to anyone who's looking for a tutor in genetics.

Jade, StudentVIP member
since March, 2017


Elena is one of the best tutors I've ever met! She is responsible and reliable, and she really cares about your study. She is experienced in the genetics field and provided me different approaches from the lecturers which often made more sense. I would recommend Elena highly to anyone looking for a genetics tutor ^^

Ping, StudentVIP member
since March, 2016