About Us

Shine Education was founded in 2010 by Xenia Howison who identified the need of many parents to seek additional help for their children. Xenia is fully qualified primary school teacher (Diploma of Primary Education, Macquarie University) registered with both the NSW Institute of Teachers and DET. Xenia has over 10 years experience working in private and small group tutoring as well as teaching at a number of mainstream primary schools around Sydney. Xenia completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education (Macquarie University) and is able to cater for the needs of children with attention disorders and learning difficulties.


All tutors working for Shine Education have been screened under the NSW Working With Children Check and they are either fully qualified teachers (with D.E.T. Approval to Teach Identification Number) or have an equivalent Bachelor’s degree with previous experience tutoring or teaching.


Qualifications and Areas of Expertise

The founder of Shine Education Ms Xenia Howison holds the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Education, Macquarie University)
  • Diploma of Primary Education (Macquarie University)
  • Post Graduate Diploma of Special Education (Macquarie University)


Areas of expertise: English, HSIE (Human Society and Its Environment), LOTE (Languages other than English)

NSW Department of Education and Training

Approval to teach identification number (D.E.T) 1193230

Member of Teacher’s Association

Other tutor’s qualifications will be made available at time of booking.

SHINE EDUCATION, ABN: 54 271 347 367