Premium, one-on-one Science tutoring for high school students in Dunedin

Our Science tutors will help your child:

Break complex problems down into manageable chunks

Fill gaps in their knowledge from previous years

Know how to confidently answer NCEA Science questions

Develop a strong intuition for Science subjects

Complete assignments and practice tests with supervised support on hand

Understand the subject’s relevance to the world around them


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Of our students achieve NCEA with a Merit or Excellence endorsement

Our top tips to excel in Science


Many aspects of junior science are content-based and involve specific definitions that are crucial to success. Not being able to recite a definition for a term is a key area where many students go wrong. When preparing for an exam the student needs to write as if someone who had no idea about science could read and understand their answer, hence defining new and complex terms like “gene” or “ion” are crucial in setting a student’s answer up for a good grade. 

Writing answers in the NCEA format

Since Level 1 Science is the first year of NCEA for students, many students are unfamiliar with the format of how to write an NCEA answer. Therefore, they may end up underachieving in their exams, compared to their understanding of the topic. Tutoring is super useful here as we are able go through practise papers with them and look at the way they are writing to identify where they are losing marks, and how they could have written the answers better to score an even better grade!

Preparing for an exam

As Level 1 Science is the first year of NCEA and the first “important” exams, a lot of students have no idea what to expect, how to study and how to figure out what they need to know. With tutoring we incorporate the holistic model of learning. This includes teaching students strategies for dealing with stress in an exam and time pressure. It also includes teaching students different study methods and helping them to identify what works best for them and for what they are learning. We can also help them breakdown their strengths and weaknesses so they know what they need to spend more time on.

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We want to make sure we’re the best fit for you or your child. For this reason, we offer the first lesson risk-free, with no obligation to commit if you are unhappy with our service. Tell us more about your needs and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

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What our customers are saying about us

“Excellent feedback, communication, people management, a real desire to help the child enrolled.“

– SARAH, Parent, English Tutoring

“Very communicative tutor, keeps me (the mother) informed of my son’s progress and the timetable. My son is very happy with the tutoring and feels a lot more confident with his maths.“

– MICHELLE, Parent, Maths Tutoring

“Jacob has done amazingly with Sam. Makes the tutoring fun and easy to learn. Has been the best thing I could have done for Sam.“

– CHERIE, Parent, Science Tutoring

“From the very first lesson, Luke was ‘inspired to learn’.“

– LISA, Parent, Palmerston North

“My son found his tutor highly compatible and adaptable to his needs. A range of subjects were covered and the progress he made in these sessions made him query why he wasn’t learning at the same speed at school. I highly recommend IE to any parent.“

– SARAH, Parent, Palmerston North

“Inspiration Education has provided a great grounding for our boys and increased their confidence considerably. Nothing beats one on one tutoring!“

– DARRIN, Parent, Wellington

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