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Zoe Land

High school maths & science teacher

High school maths teacher

When high school maths & science teacher Zoe Land heard one of her siblings say, “I hate biology,” she was so determined to change their mind she started tutoring them. 

“That’s when I realised I didn’t actually mind teaching them and trying to get them excited about science,” Zoe says. 

She followed up her Bachelor of Applied Science with a Master of Teaching and now teaches high school maths and science.

Zoe says teaching, like any job, can be challenging, but also really rewarding. 

“You get those kids who come in and say, ‘I can’t do maths’, and then one day they will look at you and be like, ‘Oh my god, Miss, is the answer two?’ And you’re like: ‘Yes it is!’ And that feeling is just so good.”

Zoe’s path to becoming a high school maths & science teacher

  • Bachelor of Applied Science, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary), QUT
  • Store manager, Riot Art & Craft
  • Teacher, Queensland Department of Education

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This article originally appeared in Careers with STEM: Maths & Data 2024.

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