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Lily - excited to partner with Impact

My name is Lily and I am excited to partner with impact tutoring to provide attention and success to students. I am equipped to tutor in mathematics and the sciences, as well as the arts, such as English and history. I am an NCEA excellence graduate with a passion for one-on-one tutoring. My knack for maths and science earnt me the Top Scholar award at my secondary school in 2021 and top in NCEA 2 in 2020. Large classroom learning for these subjects can be challenging at no fault of th...

July 3, 2022

Develop a passion for reading from a young age

Recently Jean headed along to Te Awamutu public library to meet with Melissa (Mel) Sullivan and find out what books are ideal for 5 to 7 year olds. Before diving into her book recommendations, here's what Jean learnt about Mel... Where did you get your love of reading from? I started reading from a young age and spent lots of time with my dad at the library each weekend. What is your role at the library? I'm a librarian with a real interest in working with children and young adults. How did you ...

June 22, 2022

That unmistakable sinking feeling.

The unmistakable sinking feeling when you read a question and no matter how hardyou try, you can’t recall the answer. The blank space on the page stares backat you, unblinkingly, waiting for you to write something, anything. But nothingcomes. It’s a common experience for students during exams. They know they’ve heard or readinformation relating to the question but no matter how hard they try, they can’t bring it to mind. As the pressure piles on and stress levels rise, it becomes even ha...

June 16, 2022

Why did I begin?

I remember the moment my mindset about education changed forever. I was standing in a classroom and had an epiphany – if I had more time with this one child, I could help change their life for the better. It struck me that I wasn’t utilising my skills as an educator in the best way. There was so much more I could be doing, and it wasn’t just about teaching subjects likemaths (although that’s important). It was about helping students build theirconfidence too. So, I decided to build ...

June 12, 2022

5 keys to creating a quality online course

There are so many benefits of signing up to learn online but as you might have experienced, some courses can leave you feeling really let down. We’ve seen examples where organisations have simply put a pile of information online and left students to make sense of it all. That’s not helpful and can certainly put you off learningonline again. Here at Impact Tutoring we’ve invested a lot of time and effort into developing quality courses, so if you’re dubious about saying YES to another cou...

May 27, 2022

Strengthen your long term memory

Our online courses have been uniquelydesigned for the NZ High School Curriculum. They are up-to-date, fresh and on point for what isneeded at High School today. By having access to these courses for 3 months, youare able to complete these more than once, ensuringlong term memory retention.By having access to these courses, you are able towork at your own pace and in your own space, helpingto reduce stress and anxiety. Our secondary tutors are almost at capacity, meaningwe are able to direct our ...

May 26, 2022

So your child needs support...

So your child needs support. They have a great attitude, seem to want to learn but are struggling with some of the basics. There is a solution, Impact Tutoring provides some great courses and have some super tutors, and you may already be using these. But it is not always that simple though is it? You may feel the low of loss, the flood of fear or a pang of panic. The grief cycle is real and can hit for so many reasons. Knowing that you are going to suffer from grief, each time your child fail...

May 11, 2022

An Online course - What benefits are there anyway ?!!

Online learning has existed for years, in fact one of the first examples of onlinelearning is considered to have occurred in 1960 at the University of Illinois,USA. Despite not having the internet, students learnt from computer terminalsthat were linked to form a network. Technology has advanced a lot since then and we can now easily access online learning andthat’s opened up a world of possibility for learners. While interest in online courses has been growing for many years, the disruptionc...

May 11, 2022

Power of Quizzes

When it comes to teaching, there are many different techniques we use to both engagelearners and support their learning. One of those is quizzes. I thought you might be interested in 5 reasons why they're so useful. Quizzes help to: Build concentration. Doing a quiz requires attention, so it encourages students to keep their mind on what they're learning. Retain information. Retrieving information helps build retention. If we only read information and don't practice recalling it, it's not li...

May 2, 2022

8 Compelling reasons why you need tuition.

1. You don't click with your teacher - sometimes people just think too differently and can't find a way to communicate effectively. With a tutor you can find a way that works for both of you2. You feel overlooked with so many others in the class - teachers have to spread their attention over a lot of students and sometimes they can give more to some than others. A tutor can focus all of their attention on you2. You feel overlooked with so many others in the class - teachers have to spread their ...

May 2, 2022

What is Tuition and why does it matter?

What is Tuition and Why Does it Matter? As a home-school graduate I have immense appreciation for the benefits of one-on-one tuition. It’s often hard at school for students to get enough of the teacher’s attention.  Sometimes, they might not quite understand something the teacher has said, but don’t get the chance to clarify.  Or, they might need extra help on a particularly tricky assessment, time that doesn’t correspond to what the teacher is able to give them. Tuition steps ...

April 29, 2022

Introducing my Online courses - Ruth Taylor

It takes a village to raise a child (African proverb) and No man is an island (John Donne). The two quotes are so true, but when you are stuck at home with your family you may wish that the village could come to you and show you how to get off the island you currently find yourself stuck on. Let me introduce you to the Parenting Isles, places you can go and visit to top up your knowledge and ideas on current parenting problems. There are three destination collections available via the Impact tu...

April 14, 2022

Welcome Lauren from YOUniquely Tutoring

Hello  My name is Lauren, and I am extremely excited about joining Impact Tutoring as an online tutor. I have been teaching for 12 years and recently transitioned into creating my own tutoring business, YOUniquely Tutoring. As a teacher, I have taught a range of age groups from Year 1 to Year 9, as a homeroom teacher, Mathematics teacher, English teacher, Science teacher and Humanities teacher. I have also held a leadership position, for the past 5 years, as a Middle School Curriculum Leade...

April 5, 2022

Being a great Tutor - 10 top tips by Colleen

Be honest. This helps to establish rapport and trust, the two most critical elements to a successful tutoring relationship. Be flexible. This means being willing to adjust techniques and approaches to meet the learning styles of the student. Be patient. What is obvious or easy for you may not be so for your student. Be aware of your body language. Be a good listener. Learn to pick up clues in your student's speech. That will enable you to understand how they is really feel...

March 31, 2022

Are you getting egg-cited for Easter?!

Are you getting eggcited for Easter? There are no hard and fast rules around what you chose to do as a family to celebrate a certain time of year, but coming up with something special for your family can help make things more memorable and exciting. When my eldest was nine we started an Easter tradition. This consisted of rolling decorated boiled eggs down the road, the one which rolled furthest won. At the time we did not realise that this was going to become a tradition, until we found the gir...

March 29, 2022

Our lovely Margaret's thoughts...

Here’s a few of my thoughts: One of the many reasons to love tuition is that it provides a child/student another adult to build a positive and trusted relationship with their Tutor. The one-to-one attention they enjoy helps them to realize that they are valued. Their success with their tuition increases their confidence in other areas of life. During tuition, the student has the tutor’s full attention and isn’t ‘lost’ in the busyness of a regular classroom – this is especially benefi...

March 28, 2022

Alice; Science = passion and knowledge.

Kia Ora! I am Alice, and I’m thrilled to be joining Impact Tutoring as an online tutor in Physics and Chemistry.  I am currently based in Dunedin studying my second year at the Otago University Medical School. Science has always been a passion of mine, and studying Medicine really lets you see how these fascinating disciplines interweave to make up, well… us!  My purpose as a tutor is to enlighten and excite students and guide them towards a deeper understanding of Physics and...

March 21, 2022

Admin extraordinaire - Erin

I am Erin and I work behind the scenes at Impact Tutoring. I work in the office as Business Support with Jean.  My background is a long history of volunteer work, within schools, fundraising and PTA’s. I also created and established an amazing store called ‘The Storeroom’. We sold this to live a more simple life and downsized to a bus.  Being a mum to 4 amazing boys, an ex-dairy farmer alongside my husband for 21 years, many hours of organizing committees and fundraising, startin...

March 21, 2022

Reese - our Senior Literacy wizz

Hi, my name is Reese Clarke-Dearing and I am one of the secondary school literacy tutors for Impact Tutoring. For the past two years I have studied at University of Waikato majoring in History and Geography. I take an interest in Maori and indigenous histories as well as human geographies. In the future I plan to take a role in education, with my dream becoming a teacher. Creating curriculums within my field of interests, or working within the field of history whether that is in education or res...

March 21, 2022

Learner disruption solution

Learners have faced a lot of disruption and it's more important than ever to ensure they've got access to the support they need now. So I'm thrilled to say that at Impact Tutoring we're able to provide quality online courses to help our learners and learners from Mathematics for a Lifetime Trust too. We are very aware of the importance of deep long-term memory which only practice and understanding can bring. This then plays out for our learners when it's assessment time. Putting it bluntly - the...

March 20, 2022

Welcome to Christine

A wee bit about me;I enjoy gardening,reading,jigsaw puzzles but most importantly spending time with family and friends.Am an honest,supportive and caring person who loves to not only assist the students I tutor but also learn from them as well.Previously I was working at Action Tutoring in Cambridge but have now joined the Team at Impact. This suits me very well as I am a Te Awamutu person and love the environment at Impact. My role is face-to-face tuition with Junior Mathematics. I have worked ...

March 10, 2022

Noeline - our super positive Tutor!

Hi All,My name is Noeline Ottaway. I have had the pleasure of being part of the Impact Tutoring team for the past four years, helping students with both literacy and mathematics. I live on a large lifestyle block on the outskirts of Te Awamutu. When not tutoring I assist my husband with his property maintenance business, alpaca shearing during the summer, and pottering in my garden. I also enjoy reading, knitting and spending time at the beach. Best of all, I like to spend time with my gran...

March 10, 2022

Jean's why :)

I'm a firm believer in the potential of education to help people flourish and that's why at ImpactTutoring we put emphasis on creating a stimulating environment that encouragesa love of learning. It's incredible to see our students grow in confidence as they become more competent with thesubject they're getting tutoring help with. And while that's important, it'sthe realisation that they can learn and seeing the positive changes in themthat tugs at my heart strings. When you know you can learn,...

February 28, 2022

So why Tuition?

Heard about tutoring....but wondering what the benefits are? Here are the top 6 benefits we'veidentified from our years of experience supporting students: Individualised learning – customised lessons and activities so the lessons are engaging and learning is maximised. Focused attention – with the low student to tutor ratio, in many cases 1:1 or 2:1, tutors are able to tailor the sessions to each person's individual learning style. Transforms attitude to learning – encouragement and p...

February 28, 2022

It takes a village...

Having a daily debrief worked for our family. We would have at least one sit down meal a day, where we were together and could discuss whatever we felt like. Before we started was a great time to remind our children to check their bags for school notes, left-over lunches or smelly PE gear. You may find that the ‘how was your day?’ question, might not generate as much information as you thought it would. If this is the case then try some more specific ones. ‘Please tell me what made you lau...

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