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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

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is each lesson?  1 hour.  Most students have 1 lesson a week unless there is urgency eg NCEA exams.What is the Tutor / Student ratio?  1 Tutor to 2 students maximum. NCEA 2 and 3 one Tutor to 1 Student ratio.Does the student need to bring resources?  We supply all the resources.  Primary level take home their work books which allows parents/ caregivers the opportunity to share what they are studying.  Secondary level are encouraged to bring homework if they...

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...

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

OUR MISSION AND VALUES

Tuition for all levels of learners by providing relevant, stimulating and rewarding targeted learning....

September 3, 2021

Leaping into Lockdown!

I am amazed (but not surprised) at how easily the students we provide in-person tutoring for moved to online tuition this week.The move was so seamless; everyone just got on with making it happen. Full credit and my thanks to all involved - students, family/whanau and our tutors. Maintaining stability during times of uncertainty is important and the familiar faces of our tutors and the supportive learning environment we provide helps with that. So again, the ease with which students and tutors m...

August 28, 2021

Colleen enjoys all things Literacy based!

My name is Colleen and I am a qualified teacher. I am married with adult children and grandchildren. Although this keeps me busy, I love to support and empower students to reach for their goals and challenge themselves to have meaningful learning experiences. I believe all students are unique and I like to develop a learning environment that gives a student confidence to explore new ideas in Literacy. Outside of tutoring my time is taken up with spending time at the beach, reading and valuable...

August 6, 2021

Hamish McAlley, Author proud to be only one of a kind in NZ!

I am Hamish McAlley. I am in my Honours year at Waikato University studying Advanced mathematics and Computation with astrophysical and financial applications. I am the only Honours student for Mathematics in New Zealand this year! I study mathematics and statistics at the University of Waikatoand have worked as a tutor for Impact since 2014. I have always had a passionfor math, showing a talent for it before I started school. I eventually learnedthat it was something I wanted to do with my lif...

August 6, 2021

MCATPACK - Achievement Criteria and Guidelines

Achievement Standard 91027 Subject Reference Mathematics and Statistics 1.2Title Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems Level 1  |   Credits  4  |  Assessment  External What’s it all about? This achievement standard is derived from Level 6 of The New Zealand Curriculum, What’s inside the Assessment? Achievement CriteriaAchievement• Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems.Achievement with Merit• Apply algebraic procedures, using relational...

August 4, 2021

Te Reo Maori now on offer at Impact!

Tēnā rā koutou katoa, my name is Matariki, and I grew up in Te Ao Māori from Kōhanga Reo until I graduated from Wharekura. I love and have a deep appreciation for Te Reo Māori (language) and Tikanga Māori (customs), as these have enhanced my values, attributes and aspirations. I’m honoured to have this opportunity to teach my knowledge of Te Reo Māori and further nurture others to learn the Reo. It can be quite frustrating and daunting learning a new language, but I will be there every...

July 7, 2021

Passionate about Literacy!

Want to talk with someone who is passionate about history and literature? Then ourtutor Andrew Lacey is your person! Andrew graduated from Waikato University with a Bachelor’s degree in history andEnglish, and is a qualified English language tutor with a Cambridge CELTAqualification as well. He has also authored a historical fiction novel set inmedieval Wales. With his qualifications, experience and friendly teaching style, Andrew is a wonderfultutor. He easily adapts to the needs of individua...

June 17, 2021

Maths stigma

Children are naturally curious (as any parent of a two-year-old whoconstantly asks “why” will tell you) but as they develop, they'll take on whatothers around them say. So if they’re constantly hearing that maths is hard,they might start shying away from wanting to learn about it. As a parent, if you found maths hard when you were at school, one ofthe best ways to support your child is to be aware of what you say about yourown experience. You don’t have to say you enjoyed it or that you ...

June 17, 2021

Welcome to our newest Tutor, Barbara!

It is my utmost joy to see the light in a child’s eyes and face when they ‘get it’ or ‘get it right’. I currently work with Special Needs children during the school terms and in the school holidays I am Programme Leader for children with Autism. I am a beginner in Sign Language and Te Reo Maori, that I continually strive to expand and improve.  I will soon be studying to teach children with vision impairment or blindness. I am a Mother of 3 adult children. I came to New Zealand fr...

May 21, 2021

Wellbeing for you

I recently asked coach @Kaz Pollard what advice she’d give someone who constantly worries about what’s going to happen in the future (we’re seeing this a lot more after last year). Here’s what she suggested. Ask yourself these 2 questions:  1. Is what I’m worrying about really necessary to worry about? 2. Is what I’m worrying about actually true? The key is to be honest, there’s no textbook answer,it’s about what you’re thinking. Write down what comes to mind. Now, le...

May 6, 2021

Amazing benefits of Online Tuition

One of the benefits we hadn’t thought about when deciding to offer online tutoringwas it would ease pressure on both students and their families/whanau. These days life can be so hectic for both students and parents, so not having to travel to and from tutoring has had a big impact. Thinking specifically about year 12 and 13 students, they’re often involved in a numberof afterschool activities and parents juggle work and other commitments to get their children to and from whatever they’re ...

May 5, 2021

Waipa Business Awards

It was a thrill to be a finalist in the Waipa Business Awards - Innovation and Adaptation category.  2020 threw quite a few challenges our way and the Impact Tutoring team, plus our students and their parents embraced online learning, although it wasn’t always easy or without some fear. While we didn’t win the award, by entering we were able to reflecton what we’ve done. Being innovative and adapting to changes is something wenow know we’re really capable of, so we’ll keep looking...

May 5, 2021

Apprenticeship success

Education opens up opportunities for people but not everyone does well in the school environment and that’s why tailored tutoring is so important. With the right support, students of all ages can become more competent in a particularsubject and along the way, feel more confident too. It’s that combination ofcompetence and confidence that makes the difference in people’s lives. Peoplelike Cayden who, through one-on-one tutoring, developed the skills and confidence necessary to pass the test...

May 1, 2021

Online Course success

This year we’ve had 32 students sign-up for one of Impact Tutoring’s online Foundation courses. The courses were created in 2020 to give another option for learning and to provide a broader range of topics for school-aged children and adults. We chose to focus initially on providing courses relating to mathematics, literacy, reading, essay writing, presentation skills, and wellbeing & resilience. My brief to the topic experts who created each of the courses was to ensure they included w...

April 30, 2021

Dr Anna Barry- Tutor

Kia ora. I’m Anna, and I’ve been a teacher and mathematical researcher for over a decade.  Originally from the United States, I moved to beautiful Aotearoa to pursue an academic career at the University of Auckland.  Since then, I’ve taught mathematics at university and high school, and have also offered private tutoring in-person and online. My mathematical background spans a wide range of topics, and my purpose is to use that background to support students who wa...

April 6, 2021

Meet one of our Literacy and IELTs experts.

Greetings, my name is Andy Sneddon and I’m very pleased to be joining the team at Impact Tutoring as an English instructor. For the last 18 years I have been teaching a variety of English disciplines in China. My experiences there gave me a rare opportunity to teach age groups ranging from kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high school. I spent several years in the state university system in universities in several regions of China and my specialty English disciplines are IELTS preparati...

March 2, 2021

Mindset

Mindset is the way we think about things every day.  This can change so much even within a day or week. I see examples all the time with the kids we tutor who have settled into a mindset of anxiousness, fear and in some cases a loss of hope. This loss of hope not only involves the specific student but the surrounding family too. Let me tell you about a solo Dad in Kerikeri who is raising two girls alone.  His daughter is a Yr 8 this year.  His mindset is he is struggling to mainta...

February 4, 2021

What's a reason my child might need tuition?

Why does my child need Tuition? Human nature likes to place blame on non successful situations but in actual factthere are a myriad of reasons your child may need help. For parents/whanau/ friends, anxiety over an upset child is normal and part of theparenting process.  As a Mum to grown up boys this never changes! But the recurring theme is the overall frustration felt as a parent or caring adult, that they are unable to 'fix' the situation. Frustration for not being heard can escalate eas...

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