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Our 10th birthday blog from Jean

Ten years ago my expected pathway was moving on from a Deputy Principal to a Principal role so imagine the surprise from everyone when I announced that I was stepping into business and beginning a Tutoring company!Originally called MathZwise, using a franchise model by the talented  Kathy Redwood, this allowed me to step into the business world but still running my own ship so-to-speak.  I will always be grateful for the 5 kids and parents from Pirongia School, Waipa area who walked in...

February 22, 2024

Angela Neville, Educational Pshycologist

Love of Learning offers cognitive and educational assessments with Angela Neville, a registered educational psychologist.Angela has previously been a teacher, as well as a structured literacy specialist educator. She therefore has a depth of understanding and expert knowledge about specific learning difficulties, behavioural issues, and social/emotional problems.Her interests include kayaking, cycling, hiking, skiing, and she enjoys movies, music and singing.A full cognitive and educational asse...

February 18, 2024

Welcome to George, our newest Online Tutor

I am a diligent person and I like to complete assigned tasks to the best of my ability. I also have a good eye for detail and am also very articulate; I have developed strong communication skills from my time as the class representative for several Massey University courses and my teaching assistant work at Auckland University. This has also helped given me strong social and collaboration skills. I hold a Bachelor of Science, with a Biochemistry major, from Massey University, with an A grade ave...

February 15, 2024

Welcome to Brighteye Driving school

Your defensive driving facilitator is Sheryl Moffat, Sheryl has been a professional driver forover 30 years.Sheryl spent 22 years as a Taxi driver and 10 years as a Taxi Company Manager.During this time, she drove 10 and 12-hour shifts night and day, through rain, floods, andfoggy nights. This taught her how to be an alert and safe driver, a great part of this time wastransporting special needs children in a total mobility vehicle to and from school and outsideactivities and transporting senior ...

January 25, 2024

Welcome Sarah with your Music skills

Hello, My name is Sarah Carroll, and I'm excited to join the Impact Tutoring team as an in-person music theory tutor. I'm passionate about teaching, creating and performing music and I hope to enable our students to gain the confidence and knowledge they need to succeed as a musician.I currently also teach music at Te Awamutu Intermediate School and previously to this have worked within Secondary schools as a Music Specialist so I have a broad understanding of what is require...

January 24, 2024

Reese's summer project

This summer I was one of the lucky few chosen to work in the Taamaki Paenga Hira, or the Auckland War Museum. My Project is called Raw Material Identification of toki in the Auckland War Memorial Museum archaeology collection this requires to research and to categorize toki (stone adzes) that were used by iwi and hupu all over the country. Each of these tools has been used by someone who had a personal preference, skills and a koorero tara (story), and each one of these are seen in the...

December 18, 2023

Congratulations Hamish

Today (16 October , 2023) I received recognition for all the hard work I put into writing my thesis, graduating from the University of Waikato for the second time, this time being conferred a Master of Science (Research) degree, awarded with first class honours. I wrote my thesis on a comparison of propagation of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves under ideal circumstances vs circumstances which provided dampening effects that eventually cause the waves to dissipate. A lot of time was dedicate...

October 18, 2023

What is Dyscalculia?

Collated by Jean McKenzie.  This is information is based on information from Dr Anna Wilson of Learning Brainz, Judy Horningold, Education Consultant, Angelica Benson, Lindamood-Bell Learning Process.  These 3 consultants are world renowned in NZ, USA and UK.What is Dyscalculia?A severe difficulty in mathematics, not explained by general cognitive difficulties or educational opportunities. Mathematical ability is substantially less than would be expected from the person’s age, intell...

September 18, 2023

Welcome to Katie!

Hi, Impact Tutoring family,My name is Katie Selak, and I'm thrilled to join the Impact Tutoring team as an in-person math tutor. I'm passionate about mathematics and excited about the opportunity to help students along their mathematical journey.I'm also a student at the University of Waikato, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in science with a major in psychology. I love learning about the complexities of the human mind, though I'm also drawn to the beauty of mathematics. I find numbers, equations, ...

September 13, 2023

Admin extraordinaire

We have such an amazing supportive team at Impact Tutoring.  I am so thankful to be part of such a fabulous working environment.  I feel very privileged to be a part of 3 areas with Impact - Administration, Jnr Literacy and Numeracy Assessments and Tutoring. It is an absolute delight working alongside these students, their families and our fabulous tutors. I love seeing how excited the kids are to learn and develop their educational skills. They deserve the opportunity to be able ...

September 12, 2023

Welcome to Ritvik!

"Kia Ora!My name is Ritvik, and I am privileged to be a part of Impact Tutoring to be able to tutor Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Space Science, and English. I have always been inclined towards the sciences and mathematics – having a great sense of enthusiasm in being able to learn such concepts – and find nothing more satisfying than being able to share my knowledge in these subjects, with others.My passion for the sciences has led me to be currently studying medicine a...

September 12, 2023

Caring Kirstie joining us

My name is Kirstie and I have lived in Te Awamutu for nearly 30 years.  I am married with two adult boys.  Both my sons were educated in Te Awamutu schools, where I enjoyed working as a parent helper.  This is where I found I had a passion for working with students.I currently work in a Learning Support role at a local Primary School.  I am really excited to join Impact Tutoring and look forward to sharing my passion for learning....

July 25, 2023

Why we love you visiting the Library

The librarians at Te Awamutu Library love it when people come in to see us. Here are 4 reasons why we love it when you visit.1)    We love helping people find the information that they need – and even information they didn’t know they needed!Do you want to learn about the ocean? Dinosaurs? Raising sheep? Countries around the world? The library is packed with information – and we may be able to help you find some amazing books about other topics too! It’s a great opportunit...

May 30, 2023

Why should I practice Maths?

Five reasons why it will help me...Confidence boost: Regular practice and success in mathematics can significantly boost your self-confidence. As you solve mathematical problems and overcome challenges, you develop a sense of accomplishment and gain confidence in your abilities. This newfound confidence can extend beyond mathematics and positively impact your overall self-esteem and belief in your problem-solving skills.Sense of achievement: Mathematics often presents challenging problems that r...

May 29, 2023

New year, new books!!

‘The sloth who came to stay’ by Margaret WildAmy’s family is speedy! They are always in a rush - there is no time to talk or play -until Amy brings home a sloth. Then things start to change, very slowly... ‘Flying Furballs: Take-off!’ By Donovan BixleyTake-off! Is a collection of stories and fun facts, and includes: an exciting comic;maps and character bios; ‘how to draw’ characters; puzzling problems; and anoutrageous new stand-alone Furballs story! ‘Shiny snow machine...

March 27, 2023

Impact's why

We believe in the potential of all people to flourish with the confidence that is instilled through customised learning. 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...

March 7, 2023

Welcome Jenny Brears

Hi my name is Jenny Brears and I am very excited to have joined the Impact team as a tutor. I am passionate about education and literacy. I have taught at both Early Childhood and Primary level, and I am experienced in working with children with a large variety of needs. My husband and I live in Pirongia with our daughter and a variety of pets. We love to travel as a family, and experience and learn about different cultures.I can't wait to work with the children at ...

March 2, 2023

Paul joins us at Impact

Kia OraMy name is Paul Bryant and I am keen to work with Impact Tutoring and its students. I have been a tutor at several polytechnics for many years, after graduating from Auckland University with a masters degree in electrical engineering.During that time, my wife and I spent a year as students in France and we continue to have a love for life in France, especially as our daughter has a house in a small town in Brittany.I have also spent many years recruiting international students from especi...

February 20, 2023

Benjamin bounces into Impact!

Kia Ora!My name is Benjamin and I’m an online tutor with Impact Tutoring. I am a recent NCEA graduate and first-year university student at Otago studying for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Philosophy. I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for all things English and social sciences, but also sharing my extensive experience with the sciences and maths. The most exciting prospect around tutoring for me is being able to really get to know my students and learn how they ...

February 20, 2023

Joe joins us at Impact

Kia Ora,My name is Joe and I’m excited to be joining Impact Tutoring as an online tutor. I’m available to provide help in Physics, Economics, English, Calculus, and Computer Science. I have endorsed NCEA Level 3 with excellence and placed third academic in my school, also ranking top academic for the previous two years. I have found the NCEA system can be very prescriptive which too often causes intelligent students to drop marks. In addition to teaching the content, I aim to help ...

February 20, 2023

Samantha shares her magic

Kia Ora,My name is Samantha, and I am very happy to have joined the Impact Tutoring crew. I have taught on and off over the past 25 years. My husband and I are dairy farming and settled in the Te Awamutu District 20 years ago. We have three daughters and our youngest is heading off to university this year. I am a trained reading recovery teacher and have also completed professional development in Dyslexia and Phonics. I am really looking forward to getting to know the children I work w...

February 8, 2023

Check out my Reading is for everyone – even YOU!! Mel

...maybe you just haven’t found the right one yet! Here is a collection of fun, cheeky and downright silly books that you can try! You can read them by yourself, with a parent, or your favourite soft toy! Pop down to the library and get one of the friendly librarians to help you find one that you’re sure to love. Books for kids who don’t like books I hate reading – Seth BaconI don’t want to read this book – Max GreenfieldNo reading all...

November 14, 2022

All ideas that make an impact, start out small

A little idea can grow into something that’s quite impactful, but it won’t just happen. The idea needs to be nurtured and it’s not always going to be easy, and that’s why people often give up. You see, we’re sold the notion of “overnight success” so when you can’t take a little idea and grow it in a single step, it can seem too hard, maybe even impossible and not worth trying. We think that’s a shame because those little idea could positively impact not only your own life but t...

October 31, 2022

Beginners Guide to the Library

1. You can get a library card of your own from any age - with your parent’spermission of course! But, you have to look after the books, treat them nicelyand bring them back on time!2.  You can take out up to 30 books at a time!! That’s a whole lot of reading!3.  You can take out your books out for three whole weeks! (And if you haven’tfinished them, you can ask us to renew them for another three weeks!)4.  Found a cool-looking book but can’t remember if you’ve already re...

October 16, 2022

Love them or hate them, exams are part of school life - let's sort out the stress involved.

Left to run rampant, stress in the lead up to and during an exam can significantly impact on theresults you achieve. And not only that, but it can also knock your confidence.Love them or hate them exams are part of school life and rather than allowing the stress to become all-consuming, we talked with Impact Tutoring founder Jean McKenzie to learn more about what you can do to feel better prepared and less stressed.We’ll take look at this from 3 perspectives including how to study for an exam,...

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