Matraville Sports High School

Are you interested in becoming a School of Mathematics and Statistics Mathematical Ambassador? 

Mathematical Ambassadors: Tutoring in High Schools (MA:THS) program aims to provide tutoring for needed high school students in the Sydney area. Currently seeking individuals in the Advanced Mathematics program at UNSW Sydney (either first or second year) who would like to make a difference to Year 7 and Year 9 students at Matraville Sports High School.    

As a mathematical ambassador, your goal is to share your knowledge and skills with these students. The project is to enable these Year 7 and Year 9 students so that they have the tools and confidence to think mathematically. In the process, you will learn and implement various teaching methods that could be beneficial not only to these students but to yourself in your future endeavors. This is a volunteer experience, but after completion, it will be recorded on your transcripts that you participated in this program. 

Applying to become a Mathematical Ambassador

If you wish to become a mathematical ambassador or would like more information, please contact:

Dr Donna Salopek

As required by law, each mathematical ambassador needs to have completed a Volunteer Working With Children Check (there is no cost to get this) prior to starting the placement. Please visit the Working With Children Check website to undergo this check.

Once you have cleared this check, please provide this information to Dr Donna Salopek at the email address above.


The information below is relevant to the 2019 schedule. 

The mathematical ambassadors for Year 7 will meet on Fridays from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. 

12:30 -12:50 pm, we will discuss and review the material that we will be tutoring/mentoring for the current week.

At 12:45 pm, we will take a hired bus to Matraville Sports High School. We will travel as a group.  


TIME (Two x one period classes)

22 FEBRUARY 2019

1:20 - 3 PM

1ST MARCH 2019

1:20  - 3 PM

8  MARCH 2019

1:20 – 3 PM

22 MARCH 2019                                                           

 1:20 - 3 PM 

29  MARCH 2019

1:20- 3 PM

5 APRIL 2019 

1:20 - 3 PM

12 APRIL 2019

1:20 – 3 PM

3 MAY  2019

1:20 – 3 PM


After each tutoring/mentoring session, we will return to UNSW Sydney.

We also wish to help Year 9 at Matraville Sports High School on Mondays from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. If you are free on Mondays, please contact  Dr Donna Salopek at .  

 We will tutoring/mentoring at Matraville Sports High School on Mondays for Year 9.

DATE -- 2 X 1 PERIODS (1:20 PM - 2:10 PM AND 2:10 PM - 3:00 PM)

18 FEBRUARY 2019

25 FEBRUARY 2019

4 MARCH 2019

11 MARCH 2019

18 MARCH 2019

25 MARCH 2019

1ST APRIL 2019

8TH APRIL 2019

6TH MAY 2019