Our tutors are the heart of Adult Learning Support: they keep our learners motivated, inspired and on track with their goals. We haven't got all our tutors listed on the site, but here are some of our team.
My main working history is in education, with lots of experience in English as a Second Language (ESOL), Linguistics, Business and Hospitality trades.
I am a Unit Standards assessor. My tribal affiliations are Ngāti Pōrou and Ngāpuhi. I enjoy golf, tennis and 8 Ball.
I've been working as a part time tutor at ALS, which I love. I'm a qualified teacher and have also studied horticulture and landscape design.
I'm a proud mother and grandmother. I love to sing and can often be heard whistling as I go about my work.
My background is in primary education. I'm from America and also lived in South Korea for 8 years teaching at an International School. I am a fully registered teacher here in New Zealand. I love teaching reading and writing. It brings me joy to help learners achieve their goals.
I have enjoyed teaching over the years within NZ and Australia (mainly intermediate schools and also remedial classes). I have had a variety of occupations including social welfare, nursing in the outback, insurance and car sales and 9 years as a real estate agent. My interests are painting abstracts in acrylics, kayaking, swimming, walking my dogs and soon to be a golfer (I hope!)
I have a primary teaching history of over 30 years, including producing many stage show musicals which I loved. I enjoy singing and playing ukulele in local like-minded groups and love being part of the kaumatua group activities at Te Awhina Marae. You can find me at Community House in Motueka.
Kia ora! I’m Pip, a keen tutor for adult learners. I have worked in tertiary education most of my working life and the best part is when people learn skills that make their everyday life better. I often tutor computer/IT skills, English language, reading and writing, and using numbers.
Having worked with young children for many years as a primary school teacher, I am now enjoying transferring the knowledge, skills and expertise gained during those years to working with adult learners. Most of my work is as a one-on-one literacy and numeracy tutor.
My background is in the electrical trade, as a contractor and a tutor for apprentices at a Polytechnic in Auckland. I owned an engineering supply company for 6 years in Brisbane. My interests are music, tramping and fitness.
Our support team organises our programmes and courses, and works to make Adult Learning Support run as smoothly as possible.
I started my working life in corporate planning and international marine fuel trading at Shell Oil NZ. After this, I worked for seven years delivering training and providing consultation on specialist software to energy companies in the UK and the USA.
On returning to NZ and retraining, I taught English as a second language for three years before managing a language school in central Auckland.
I bring skills in tuition, course planning and design, business, and organisational administration.
I started my working life as a speech and language therapist and special needs teacher. I then moved into health and social services as a health promoter, volunteer coordinator and manager for a range of large and small not-for-profits. More recent experience has included working as a foundation skills tutor at Christchurch Men's prison.
My current passions include pottery, interior design, and New Zealand native flora and fauna.
I take charge of all our finances and accounts, as well as some tutoring of the driver licence course. I'll often be the first person you see when you come up the stairs to ALS.
I'm the resident business developer, marketer, designer and go-to-tech geek here at ALS. In a previous life, I worked in law and policy at the Ministry of Justice.
My other working life is as a facilitator with Business Lab. I help purpose-driven organisations to work together better through collaborative planning and genuine engagement.
Our Governance Committee volunteers their time to keep Adult Learning Support sailing in the right direction.
I value volunteering for Adult Learning Support as it makes a significant positive contribution to people.
I've been living in Nelson for the past 16 years. My work has been in energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and sustainable development. I've managed Nelson Environment Centre and Volunteer Nelson.
I'm passionate about education and value the important role it plays for all of us.
Born and bred in Otaki in the North Island, I've been an accountant for over 10 years, starting with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999. I've been working for Crowe Horwath since moving to Nelson in 2005.
Bruce hasn't written us a bio, but we can say this. Bruce has been one of our strongest links into the business community in Nelson for many years now. If you hang around him for long, you'll soon hear his catch-cry. "Stick to your knitting!"