Our StoryFrom the founder, William Guzzo
I had a rough start in life.
As a child, I was removed from my birth father, survived a near-death experience, and battled a learning disability. Yet, I also received a great gift. Two of my teachers put their faith in me, staying after school to help me with my handwriting and learning. As a result, I won a distinction award after my second year of schooling, after having struggled through my first year of primary school. I have never forgotten the power of someone else’s belief in me.
Later, I experienced the opposite—an utter lack of belief in me. As a high schooler, I set my sights on top scholar and—instead of receiving support—I was ridiculed. I didn’t fit the expected mould of a top student. However, against the odds, I achieved my aim and was named the top scholar of my high school. I have also never forgotten how it feels to have no one believe in me.
Education has been the empowering force in my life. I founded Inspiration Education to share it with as many others as I can. I believe education is about putting power and lifelong skills into your hands—and I believe that each and every student deserves the very best education he or she can get. I founded Inspiration Education for the student who isn’t getting the attention he or she deserves in class, the student who has given up on school, and for the student who dares to dream.
I know all too well the feeling of being the underdog, of struggling with skills and resources, of dreaming a dream others didn’t foresee as possible for me. That feeling drives me, and it drives Inspiration Education. We started with a team of five tutors—and now our team includes more than 100 tutors in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Christchurch, and Hamilton. We’ve seen over 1,000 students benefit from our programme, students who have been inspired to “believe, achieve, and succeed” not only in their exams and their studies—but for all their lives to come.
At Inspiration Education, we believe in the power of a lifetime love of learning. We believe that every child deserves the chance to shape his or her future. And, we believe every child should have the chance to shape that future through education.
Give your child the gift of a lifetime of learning. Let us be the game changer in your child’s education.
“Inspiration Education was founded for the student who isn’t getting the attention they deserve in class, or the student who has given up on school, or for the student who dares to dream.“
Here is a small taste of the success stories we have achieved so far:
We had a student, Ben, who went from Not Achieved at NCEA Level Two English, to Merit in Level Three English.
We had a student with Aspergers, Julie, who did not have the academic confidence to attend traditional school, so was studying NCEA via Correspondence. We not only guided her through her correspondence work but also inspired her to attend school the following year.
We helped a student, Jess, turn around her year so that she had enough credits to get into a competitive university course and pursue her dream.
One of our students, Emily, was awarded the Otago University Academic Excellence Scholarship because of her results in her level 3 exams.