Dubbo, Optometry

I have loved the five years I have spent at Shalom - the experience has been fantastic! Coming from the country I was nervous about moving to Sydney. Shalom made the transition so easy and I soon made great friends in college!


Shalom College prides itself on its reputation for academic excellence and the scholarly achievements of our residents.

To assist in the learning experience, Shalom College has six Tutors-in- Residence who live in college and are specifically appointed for their academic ability as well as their social and inter-personal skills. You can meet Shalom College’s tutors below.

Our tutors are senior undergraduates or postgraduate students who offer a broad range of academic support through one-on-one tutoring or formal tutorials.

Not only do they provide direct help with subjects but tutors may also assist in related areas such as:

study skills
examination techniques
time management
tutorial presentations
essay writing 
English language tutorials for our International students. 

There are, of course, no additional charges to students who consult with and are assisted by tutors. This is a service that the college provides.

The tutors also help to organise an array of extra-curricular programs for residents to foster a sense of community within the college.

Tutor roles include:

Providing academic assistance to residents;
Performing administrative and supervisory duties in College after hours;
Counselling and pastoral care
Organising programs and activities for residents. 

Meet the Tutors

T1 –Rengan Vijayakuma                 

Rengan is in his 6th and final year of Medicine in 2016. Originally from Melbourne, his interests include playing tennis, chess, reading and learning the guitar. 

T2 – Murrie Kemp       

Murrie is a 4th year Exercise Physiology student. He is from a small Indigenous community in central Queensland called Woorabinda.  He has a strong passion for Indigenous culture and is also a sports fanatic and loves participating and watching every type of sport though his favourite is rugby union. 

T3 – Chai Wei Tong

Chai Wei comes from Malaysia and speaks English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and basic Korean. She is a 5th year Medical student and enjoys Kpop and classical music. 

T4 – Jasmine Drayton

 Jasmine is a third year Chemical Engineering student. She grew up in Ballina on the NSW north coast and credits Shalom Shalom with making it so easy to adjust to city (and uni) life. She can often be found in the newspaper room playing cards or just hanging out!

T5 – Teeyanna Tapim-Savage                    

Teeyanna is in her 5th year of Law and Arts majoring in Indigenous Studies and Criminology. She is from Townsville in North Queensland and enjoys a range of sports. 

T6 – Shannon Melrose                 

 Shannon is in his fifth  (and final) year of an Advanced Science/Arts degree majoring in Physics and French with a minor in Spanish. He is originally from the mid north coast of New South Wales and aside from his love of all things science and languages he also enjoys a good cup of tea. Shannon has recently travelled through South America. 

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