Extraordinary Kids is located on the North Shore of Auckland in Torbay with the goal of helping students with Reading, Writing, Spelling and Maths. We aim to provide individualised instruction to allow students to overcome learning blocks and achieve greater educational goals. The learning environment is highly structured and purposefully quiet with the aim of allowing a high level of absorption of material.
Yvette Walton with a Masters in Education, NZ Teacher registration and 25 years teaching experience directs Extraordinary Kids. Tessa Herkt, former Deputy HeadGirl at Rangitoto college is a tutor at the centre. We are both keen to be part of our team helping kids learn.
All Students Welcome
All students are welcome. Some students just need some clear teaching of skills that they may have missed in the classroom; others may be struggling to understand what is being taught at school.
Our specialty area is dyslexia and maths learning difficulties. We use a 32 level phonics programme that colour codes the vowel sounds of the English language and over teach to ensure learning is retained. We aim to be good explainers of maths and have hands on materials to help students understand maths though tangible experience.
Extraordinary Kids can assist kids who are behind in school or those needing extra encouragement to keep up. We can provide extra academic challenges or supervise projects for gifted students. There is a great deal of flexibility to create and provide the right programme for each student.
Academic monitoring is part of my goals for High School Students and I can help with study skills. I am happy to help kids who are learning English as a second language and may want help to increase their vocabulary and learn to write more correctly. Home-schooled children and those who have missed school due to health issues are welcome.