How Does Our NCEA and IB Tutoring Work?

At Inspiration Education we take pride in our unique approach to tutoring.

How does it work?

Once you’ve completed your consultation, we take care of the rest. We’ll set you up with a tutor that we believe will be the best match for your child, who will meet you at the central library or university library for your first free meet-and-greet. From there, provided you are 100% happy with your tutor match, you will arrange a weekly slot with the tutor and make a game-plan for your child’s goals throughout the year. We will check in weekly with the tutor to track your child’s progress and ensure smooth communication between all parties.

Why the library?

In 2010, we did a scientific experiment using the three most common tutoring locations: home, at an office, or at the library. On average, students who received tutoring at the library received the highest grades. Libraries provide an excellent tutoring environment without the distractions of home, and without the sterility of an office. We’ve found that conducting our tutoring at the local library inspires focus, fun and success in our students.

Is it weekly or fortnightly?

We highly recommend one lesson per subject per week as the minimum frequency to achieve great results. You can customise your package to include up to five lessons per week.

How long are the lessons?

To optimise concentration, sessions are 55 minutes long, but we can arrange longer lessons upon request.


We offer tutoring in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin. However, if you’re located outside of these regions, we also offer online tuition from anywhere!

Which subjects do you tutor?

You can see a full list of the subjects we tutor here.

Our tutors are so good that one lesson with us is twice as beneficial than with your standard tutor.

You can be confident that you are getting excellent value for money.

We help high school students around New Zealand find success by:

Teaching study habits

  • Helping students hone their study skills, and better understand and apply academics.
  • Applying innovative tutoring techniques that engage young brains in new ways.
  • Embracing an infectiously positive attitude that allows learning and communication to flow.
  • Mixing it up with atypical learning environments that keep students attentive and interested.
  • Embracing new technology like apps and web videos instead of books to convey facts and material.

Connecting on their level

We get it. Certain high school kids need a different approach. The good news is, we’re experts at figuring them out. Some of our techniques include:

  • Utilising technology that hits home.
  • Finding engaging ways to learn and remember material.
  • Employing one-on-one tutoring sessions allowing for full individual focus, leaving no questions unasked.
  • But we don’t overdo it. Part of our core goal is to allow high school students to figure themselves out and discover hidden strengths and motivations.

Our student matching process:



The first step of our matching process is the phone or email consultation. This allows us to discuss your goals and expectations in order to find the most suitable tutor match for your child.

Tutor Selection

Based on the phone or email consultation we will preselect a handful of tutors who will be the best fit for you and your child.

Profile Preview

We email you the professional profile of the tutor/s who we think will be the best fit for your child.

Tutor Introduction

After you register, the tutor will get in touch with you to organise the first lesson.

First Lesson

We won’t charge you for the package of your choice unless you are happy after the first initial lesson.

Invest in your child's future. Contact us to discuss how Inspiration Education can prepare your child to succeed.

Find out more about our tutoring packages and book your risk-free lesson.