about us

threefourfive is a mentoring program run for high school students, by university students. We know how hard Year 12 can be, let alone when there are disruptions to all aspects of life. We’re committed to helping high school students, whose shoes we were in not too long ago, navigate their way through this time.

our mentors


Jake has three years of experience in online learning, having co-founded a not-for-profit organisation called Profecta that offers free tutoring and mentoring to Year 12 students from rural and remote areas of NSW. He is currently studying Honours in Ancient History as part of his BA/LLB at the University of Sydney.
Jake Slaytor
Max has organised and run seminars for first year university students on the importance of building community. Recently, he has developed and presented alcohol management courses for university students. He is studying Honours in Economics this year as part of his BCom/LLB at the University of Sydney.
Max Glanville


Emma Martinho-Truswell

Emma works as Associate Director in the Shaping Futures team at the Department of Premier and Cabinet. She is also the co-founder of Oxford Insights, a consulting firm specialising in helping governments prepare for artificial intelligence. Emma’s work specialises in the intersection of leadership and technology, a topic she regularly speaks and writes about, including for the Harvard Business Review. Previously, Emma has worked for the Open Data Institute, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Institute for Government.

Kelly Ann Smith

Kelly is an accredited teacher in New South Wales and abroad in Washington, USA. She has a background in social science research, and has worked with advocacy groups at both school and state levels to develop education policy recommendations. She has also presented her strategies for teaching media literacy at a leading education conference in the US. Kelly is passionate about education that empowers students, combats inequity, and facilitates self-efficacy. She holds master’s degrees in teaching and information science, and was previously a technical writer at Microsoft.