How Does Our NCEA and IB Tutoring Work?

At Inspiration Education we take pride in our tutoring sessions, which are designed to inspire the inner genius in your child.

How does it work?

We will set you up with one of our trained tutors, who will meet you at the central library or university library. We utilise the library because it is a non-threatening environment, plus a large amount of educational material is at your fingertips.

Why the Library?

In 2010, we did a scientific experiment using the three most common tutoring locations: at home, at an office or at the library. On average, the students who received tutoring at the library received the highest grades. The reason why we do tutoring at the library is that provides an excellent tutoring environment without the distractions of home, and without the sterility of an office. Having tutoring at the library helps your child to have a focussed state of mind, have fun and be inspired.

Is it weekly or fortnightly?

We highly recommend one lesson per subject per week as the minimum frequency to achieve great results. We offer custom packages for up to as many as 5 lessons per week.

How long are the lessons?

The sessions are 55 minutes long, as this is the optimal time for a student to concentrate. However, we can arrange longer lessons on request.


We offer tutoring in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch, Dunedin and Online.


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 guaranteed that you are getting top notch value for money.

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

Teaching study habits

  • Helping them hone their study skills, and better understand and apply academics
  • Applying innovative tutoring techniques that kids really respond to. We connect with them in engaging ways that leave imprints
  • Having an infectiously positive attitude towards your child that allows learning and communication to flow
  • Mixing it up with atypical learning environments that keep them 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 thing is, we’re great at figuring them out and reaching them. We have smart approaches, like:

  • 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 their selves 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.

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Our tailored exam-coaching packages are designed specially to help your child succeed in their exams. Book a risk-free session today.