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Don't panic! But school starts soon...

Managing your life has probably been full on recently, Christmas and summer holidays are always a challenge, especially if you are juggling work at the same time. Having the kids head back to school provides a small light at the end of a never ending tunnel. People without kids may think that school is the tunnels end, but we know better don’t we? Step one: Does the uniform still fit? There is something about the summer season… while we as parents are stretched to our limits of patience...

January 14, 2022

Kaeden Cresswell - Tutor

I’m Kaeden Cresswell,  I’ve always had a passion for Mathematics and am keen to help others succeed.  I have had great academic success over the last few years at Te Awamutu College, being presented the Bouma Trophy for Academic Excellence, Top Year 11 Student in 2021.  I’ve also had success in Mathematics, being presented the Paul Corboy Cup for first in subject in NCEA Level 2 Mathematics & Statistics with Calculus last year.  In 2020, I was presented t...

January 11, 2022

Eve Waddington- Tutor/ Maths extrodinaire

Alongside my university studies, I have worked extensively as a private tutor for 12+ years, working with students of all ages and abilities in a wide range of maths and statistics topics. I am a very friendly and patient tutor, and encourage my students to never feel shy about asking questions – there is no such thing as a silly question in maths! I’m always happy to go over material as many times as needed until a student feels like they have ‘got it’.  My name is Eve and I’m ex...

January 9, 2022

Swati Gulati - Junior Numeracy Tutor

One of my greatest strengths as an educator is meeting each students’ unique needs by developing a personal understanding of each one of them. I ensure that all my students can grasp learning concepts and enhance their personal skills by providing hands-on manipulative learning and fun activities. I utilize these strategies to introduce new concepts, establish a connection between the classroom and everyday life, and foster an engaging learning atmosphere. Furthermore, I establish a ...

January 4, 2022

Colleen Murray - welcome!

I have always enjoyed teaching young children and my journey started when I was 17 years old.I feel I connect well with students who struggle as this was once me.  I understand the feeling of not being enough or not being like the smart kids in class.   It’s heart-breaking, and no child should feel like this.  I had contacted Impact tutoring to enrol my daughter, and thanks to Jean I now get to use my Primary training.  I look forward to working alongside your tam...

January 4, 2022

How to 'Sleigh' Christmas

Some peoples experiences of Christmas can be very different, especially between the southern and northern hemispheres. But lets put weather issues aside and I will share with you what I have learnt from my experiences on both sides of the planet. The important things are not that different, so here are my suggestions on what to focus on. S = Self care Look after yourself at this time of year, you do not need to do everything on your own. Make time in the day for a break and focus on topping up y...

December 16, 2021

Congratulations Hamish - Tutor and Author

We are pleased to be able to share that one of tutors and course authors,Hamish, has completed his Honours at Waikato University recently. When he started out on this journey, his aim was to produce adissertation that he’d be proud of. Well, I’m pleased to share that the 46-pagedocument Hamish submitted was indeed something he was very proud of. Five years of hard work has paid off and the First Class Honours wasthe icing on the cake. Congratulations Hamish. The team at Impact Tutoring and ...

December 13, 2021

We are on the lookout for a Junior Maths Tutor!

We’re on the search for a new junior mathematics tutor, is that you or someone you know? The role requires in-person tutoring here at our Education Hub in Te Awamutu. While weexpect the majority of your time will be spent at the Hub, as and whenrequired, you may also need to tutor online (full training will be provided for this). The ideal person doesn’t need to currently be a tutor; however they may be a teacher aid,ex-teacher or have worked with children in some way. What’s most importa...

December 13, 2021

NEW FRENCH TUTOR - Amelie Moncel

Amelie moved to New Zealand around 6 years ago with her French partner - now husband, and they have a beautiful baby boy. Amelie enjoys providing tailored lessons that meet students’ needs, whatever their level is. Whether they study French at school, work with French stakeholders at work or plan to travel to France, she will help you achieve your individual goals. She specialises in French grammar and pronunciation and she loves to use learning materials related to my students’ areas of int...

December 7, 2021

The guilt of balance

We are being bombarded on a daily basis with too many guidelines, rules, ideas and thoughts on how to balance our lives. If we feel we are not meeting the expectations of the masses then these can create a strong feeling of guilt inside us. You feel guilty that your kids are on their screens for too long You feel guilty that you haven’t spent enough time with your kids today You feel guilty that your kids are eating the wrong type of food You feel guilty because your kids are not active enough...

November 22, 2021

Routines rule!

While some people shun the idea of routines, we all have them, and they underpin how we live our lives. But it’s often not until there’s some disruption in our life, like alert levels, that we realise the impact of those routines. The routines are familiar and give structure both for you and your children, and to some degree will make life easier for you all. But when those routines are disrupted, it can create pressure and stress for everyone. So, if you haven’t already, I’d highly reco...

November 18, 2021

Exam tips from Ruth

Exams in NZ have been delayed but this means there is a little more time to help support your child to learn more about good exam process. These are my 10 tips. 1. Read all the questions fully before you start 2. Take some deep breaths 3. If the questions are multi choice, read them all, then answer those you are sure of, then try and answer those you think you know, then go back to the ones you are stuck on 4. Make sure you use the right answer book for each paper 5. You do not have to fill in ...

November 12, 2021

Welcome back to our Primary school students

Exciting news for our Primary school students. IMPACT EDUCATION HUB WILL BE OPEN FOR OUR PRIMARY STUDENTS ON WEDNESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER. We will resume our normal timetable on this date for face-to-face tuition. We will have the following details in place All Tutors on site will be double vaccinated as per evidence in our Vaccination registerCleanliness (as always) a top priority with our commercial cleaners Maid MarjPhysical distancing Year 4 and above will need to wear a facemaskOur Hub area will...

November 12, 2021

Does your family need help?

Does your family need help? Have you tried CPR Mental Health awareness continues to be big theme in these Covid times. So I thought I would share my three steps to supporting your family as it continues to cope with the stresses and strains of lockdown. C = Cut out the arguments. The theme of mental health awareness week this year was take time to Korero. If you are not happy with how your family are behaving or you want to set out some expectations, then talk about it. Rather than put up a list...

October 29, 2021

Exam tips

With exams coming up, now is a good time for your child to be putting in thepractice so they're well prepared. Many students will try to dodge practicing, opting instead to just read through thematerial they've been given in class. But learning comes from applying whatyou've read. For me, a standout example of practice is the All Blacks (or any sports team). Theplayers don't just run read from a book and then head out onto the field ongame day hoping for the best. They put in hours of training,...

October 27, 2021

Lockdown help from Ruth

Here we are -  once again having to cope with the restrictions of lock down and the uncertainty of what next! I don’t know about your family but my daughter, who is an older teen, found the suddenness of the lockdown hard to process. She went from see you tomorrow, to see you on a screen. Even though screens are better than audio only, they still can’t compete with in person communication. We are now looking to playing catch up. It is still hard to know whether to commit to travel plans...

October 18, 2021

Introducing our new Admin Extraordinaire!

Hi, I am Erin. To those local to Te Awamutu, you may recognise me as the previous owner of The Storeroom. A Pantry Refillery, with a focus on Waste Awareness. As well as owning the shop, my husband and I have a farming background of 21 years. As a family we are conscious of our footprint, and to try make choices that have a better impact. We are excited to be able to live tiny and to see how sustainable we can be. We are currently renovating our new home, a bus. I am a proud mum of 4 amazing ...

October 13, 2021

Parenting – Investing in you

All children are looking for a coach, someone who is there for them, who loves them and who encourages them to be the best that they can be. Unfortunately the childish adult inside you, maybe holding you back, it may make you react in ways you are not proud of. Once you realise that even adults should never stop learning, then you are ready to be a truly great parent. Your connection with Impact Tutoring already shows your commitment to your child, my eldest also required additional support for ...

September 22, 2021

Ruth Taylor - Author and Friend of Impact Tutoring

Ruth is an experienced coach and facilitator, working with adults and children on communication, behaviour management and resilience, since she was 21. Having emigrated with her family from the other side of the world with toddlers, she now has teenagers. In her career, Ruth has worked with a variety of people, including school pupils, troubled youth, individuals with intellectual disabilities, parents, and professionals. Her family has coped with the loss of loved ones, redundanc...

September 22, 2021

History and Literacy Tutor - James

Kia Ora, My name is James and I’m pleased to be joining Impact Tutoring as an online tutor in history and English. I’ve been a passionate learner of history and English for many years, especially military history and folklore. I attended the University of Canterbury from 2010 to 2020 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History and English, a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History and also a Master of Writing in Creative Writing. They allowed me to delve deeper into my special interes...

September 17, 2021

The importance of Consistency

Consistency would be one of my highest values for both MFAL and Impact. To give you an example I’m thinking of one of the older girls we work with.  She lives with a large extended family, lockdown for her meant looking after lots of younger brothers and sisters. Her support person managed to get a laptop to her but trying to do this in a packed environment proved almost impossible.  What we offer for her is consistency when she comes here.  Her Tutor is welcoming, organised, ch...

September 15, 2021

Digital Boost Filming opportunity

The story of Impact Tutoring’s success in the digital sphere was the focus of a short video recently filmed at the Te Awamutu business. The video was filmed for Digital Boost’s library of ‘real world’ stories, online clips of small Kiwi businesses that are leading the way in terms of their application of digital processes.  There are scores of stories in the Digital Boost library, each one telling its own story of a business adapting to a digital world. Nicola Stallard of Digital Bo...

September 3, 2021

Who is Jean McKenzie? Founder of Impact Tutoring

I consider my journey a ‘Journey of opening doors’. It’s about finding something you care about and care deeply.  We can sit back and do nothing – or make a difference. This is a personal fit for me. As a Deputy Principal my leap of faith into the business world 5 years ago was considered unusual and ‘crazy’ by many but I have never looked back! My first year of Impact Tutoring included a Finalist in the Waipa Business Awards Excellence in New and Emerging going on to win the sa...

September 3, 2021

MUSIC THEORY TUITION

Using ABRSM – Associated Board of the Royal Schools of MusicABRSM’s Music Theory exams aim to give students a thorough understanding of the building blocks of music, starting with the basics of rhythm, notation and eventually harmony, counterpoint, composition and a broad understanding of western music, including composers and their works, structure, style and period (nz.abrsm.org)Benefit of External StandardWith an external music standard students have the opportunity to gain course endorse...

September 3, 2021

Why Impact Tutoring?

What we created was a stimulating environment that encourages a love of learning through targeted tuition. Over time we understood that parents and families always want to provide their child with access to the freedom that education provides. In fact we know that many parents feel frustrated when they can’t help their child improve. Likewise we know that adults want to make changes in their learning journeys too. What we have created is a business that empowers learners for their choices in l...

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