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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,...

October 4, 2022

HILARIOUS children's books x 10

1.DRAGONS LOVE TACOS by Adam Rubin Want to get a dragon to come to your party? Just serve tacos! Dragons love all kinds of tacos! But be careful not to accidentally serve them spicy salsa …2. GRUMPY MONKEY by Suzanne Lang Have you ever woken up feeling grumpy for no reason at all? Jim the chimpanzee has! He’s in a terrible mood, and all the advice from his friends is really not helping! Maybe he just needs a day to feel grumpy3. THE BAD GUYS by Aaron Blabey They sound like Bad Guys, th...

September 5, 2022

Working Parent guilt and how to resolve it.

The guilt of being a working parent can be overwhelming, and it's made even worse when your child is struggling at school. You want to do parenting 'right' and make the best possible decisions for your child but often nothing you do feels like it's enough. You're not alone. "Working parent guilt" is common but not often spoken about (most likely because people think like they should have the parent-work situation sorted). The truth is, raising children takes time and money, and that perhaps bes...

August 18, 2022

Eating mac and cheese

There is a certain comfort from eating mac and cheese. It’s warm, cheesy and filling. Comfort zones are things which can be hard to see, but you know they are there. Like you know you should not really eat mac and cheese for every meal, however comforting it is. Every transition your child has gone through has required them to leave behind a feeling of comfort, in preference for a feeling of curiosity. When our children are young we are their comfort zone, where we go, they go. Then they sta...

August 1, 2022

8 Great reasons to visit the Library

1. WE HAVE SO MANY BOOKS! We have books about nearly everything! Do you like funny stories? Do you want to learn about other countries? Or are unicorns and dragons more your style? We have all of these and so much more! Some have pictures, some have lots of words, others rhyme or are just plain silly – but there is something for everyone! 2. BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Not only do we have a huge range of picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books, but we also have a great selection of j...

July 26, 2022

Loren leaps into a new Impact role.

Kia Ora & Talofa lava! My name is Loren Paewai and I am grateful to be joining the Impact Tutoring program as a secondary mathematics tutor.  I am currently completing a Bachelor’s degree of Science majoring in mathematics at the University of Waikato, with plans to become a secondary math teacher in the future. I have volunteered as a youth worker in Australia and Samoa, with much more to give here in New Zealand. Other than mathematics, I love sport and music! Basketball takes the ...

July 18, 2022

Welcome to Ricky - our newest Maths wizz!

Hello. My name is Ricky. I am excited to be joining Impact Tutoring as an online tutor providing help in Mathematics. I am currently a full-time student enrolled in a 3-year degree program at Victoria University of Wellington studying Computer Science. My aspiration in life is to one day finish my studies and pursue a career in the tech industry as a software developer. I have always been passionate about education as well and look forward to opportunities where I can apply what I have lear...

July 13, 2022

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...

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