Extraordinary Kids is an owner operated business on the North Shore of Auckland in Torbay, helping students with Reading, Writing, Spelling and Maths. I 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.
I have welcomed Tessa Herkt, former Deputy HeadGirl at Rangitoto college as a tutor, San Aziz has also joined us, he has graduated with First Class Honours from Auckland Uni with a degree in Engineering. My son, Dave who graduated Summa Cum Laude at Rangitoto College and is now in his second year studying Engineering at The University of Auckland, tutors the senior students. All have experience teaching and are keen to be part of our team helping kids learn.
We also have a volunteer Sarah Mujahed who is also helping out with admin and making up resources for the students to use.
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.
My specialty area is dyslexia and maths learning difficulties. I use a 32 level phonics programme that colour codes the vowel sounds of the English language and over teach to ensure learning is retained. I pride myself on being a good explainer of maths and have hands on materials to help students understand maths though tangible experience.
I can assist kids who are behind in school or those needing extra encouragement to keep up. I 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.