Meet the Team

A for Effort works with a small group of full time tutors who are all knowledgeable, experienced and have a passion for teaching! Our dynamic team will help your child progress in their Math or Science subjects through interactive and engaging lessons.


Read below to see how each employee adds value to A for Effort!
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Charmaine

Founder & Director

Charmaine is the founder of A for Effort, a company she started in 2016 when she realized the demand for high quality tutoring specifically for students attending ...


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Diandra

Administrative Manager

Diandra is an enthusiastic and hard-working team member, she is the core of the company who helps the entire A for Effort team and customers with all day-to-day activities ...


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Arief

Math & Science Tutor

Arief is one of A for Effort’s first tutors and has extensive experience teaching both Math and Science. Arief graduated from High School in the USA earning a GPA of 4.00/4.00 ...


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Haryo

Math Tutor

Haryo is a very experienced Math tutor, having worked at A for Effort for many years. Haryo ensures to make a difference and we have had many success stories of the positive ...


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Aries

Math & Science Tutor

Aries is a graduate from TAFE University Southwest Queensland. Aries had experience being a Homeroom Teacher for Grade 2 and 3 teaching Math, Science, Life-skills...


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Victor

Math Tutor

Victor is A for Effort’s designated Math tutor for Elementary, Middle and High School students. Victor graduated with honors from Liverpool John Moore's University...


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Zahra

Math & English Tutor

Zahra has an international background, having lived her entire life in the United Kingdom. She holds a first-class degree in International Politics from City, University of London. As a native English speaker, she specialises in teaching...


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Brian

Math & Science Tutor

Brian is a graduate of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He studied the multidisciplinary field of Cognitive Neuroscience which is a field that delves into Biology, Psychology and Mathematics...


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Charmaine

Founder


Charmaine is the founder of A for Effort, a company she started in 2016 when she realized the demand for high quality tutoring specifically for students attending international schools was in high demand. An alumni of the Jakarta Intercultural School herself, Charmaine could relate to the needs of students at international schools through her own personal experience. Whilst the quality of education at international schools is high, so are the expectations. A for Effort was established to help students attain these expectations. Charmaine is involved in all operational activities of A for Effort. This includes ongoing training of the tutors, maintaining close contact with all customers, following the progress of all students, and keeping an open line of communications with school teachers, counsellors and learning support staff to ensure lessons are always aligned. For Charmaine continuous improvement is key, and she and her team are always striving to continuously improve their services. In her spare time Charmaine is enthusiastic about fitness, dance and yoga!

Diandra

Administrative Assistant


Diandra is an enthusiastic and hard-working team member, she is the core of the company who helps the entire A for Effort team and customers with all day-to-day activities. Diandra has worked for many of the top 5-star hotel chains around the world, including in Bali and the United States. Her professional experience within her role as administrative assistant, and dedication to help the students, clients and A for Effort team members, has made Diandra a vital part of the team. In her spare time Diandra keeps busy by learning new foreign languages such as Korean and Mandarin, and plays the piano. Diandra is the main point of contact for all clients on a day-to-day basis.

Arief

Math & Science Tutor


Arief is one of A for Effort’s first tutors and has extensive experience teaching both Math and Science. Arief graduated from High School in the USA earning a GPA of 4.00/4.00, and even won the regional USA Math Olympiad in 2012. During his university career Arief was an exchange student in Singapore, and continued to graduate from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) with a bachelor degree in Engineering. Arief loves to travel, having visited many countries and hopes to continue to visit more in the near future. At A for Effort Arief teaches both Math and Science to Middle and High School students, including IB and AP.

Haryo

Math Tutor


Haryo is a very experienced Math tutor, having worked at A for Effort for many years. Haryo ensures to make a difference and we have had many success stories of the positive transformations students have had in their Math tutoring journey with Haryo. Haryo is a graduate of Sampoerna University majoring in Mathematics Education. Having dreamed of becoming an educator since he was a kid, Haryo is passionate about teaching and seeing the changes that his lessons can bring. In Haryo’s free time he enjoys cooking up new recipes! At A for Effort Haryo is our designated Math teacher for all levels, including IB and AP.

Aries

Math & Science Tutor


Aries is a graduate from TAFE University Southwest Queensland. Aries had experience being a Homeroom Teacher for Grade 2 and 3 teaching Math, Science, Life-skills and English for 2 years. At A for Effort Aries is the designated Math, Science and English tutor for Elementary and Middle School students. In his spare time Aries enjoys playing the guitar at home. He is a sport enthusiast and spends most of his spare time training basketball at his high school. Aries loves music, and he often plays guitar at home.

Victor

Math Tutor


Victor is A for Effort’s designated Math tutor for Elementary, Middle and High School students. Victor graduated with honors from Liverpool John Moore's University in the United Kingdom majoring Mechanical Engineering. He additionally holds a Masters Degree from Swiss German University in Indonesia majoring in Mechanical Engineering. At his leisure, Victor enjoys playing chess, solving puzzles and hosting strategy board game nights amongst his peers. Fun fact: Victor is also a member of the Certified Fire Investigators and has solved countless fire cases all across Indonesia.

Zahra

Math & English Tutor


Zahra has an international background, having lived her entire life in the United Kingdom. She holds a first-class degree in International Politics from City, University of London. As a native English speaker, she specialises in teaching English, along with Maths. She has previous experience teaching and tutoring in English and Maths back in the UK. Zahra has a passion for global education, and enjoys seeing the success of her students. As an A for Effort tutor, Zahra prioritises in ensuring her students have fun throughout their lessons. In her spare time, Zahra writes socio-political pieces for an international media page. She also enjoys playing the piano, cooking and going for walks.

Brian

Math & English Tutor


Brian is a graduate of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He studied the multidisciplinary field of Cognitive Neuroscience which is a field that delves into Biology, Psychology and Mathematics. During university, Brian also spent a semester as an exchange student in Italy at the University of Trento. He is also an avid coffee aficionado and likes to go out and test different coffee beans from across the world. At A for Effort, Brian is the designated Math and Science Tutor for Elementary, Middle and High School students.