Getting back into study
As an adult student it can often be difficult getting back into study, as it may have been years since you opened a text book. You may also be tacking an unfamiliar subject such as mathematics or science.
On top of this you may be studying part time or extramurally, so it may a challenge to fit study around your daily life. Our tutors can help you streamline the learning process, so you can get through your studies with confidence!
Some of the courses AHeadStart can help you with include:
University study can be a very daunting prospect, especially if you’ve been out of the education system for a few years.
Our tutors can help you with entrance requirements, particularly the Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) course. Our tutors can also help you learn or revise Level 3 courses that may be useful for your degree – for instance many students have had assistance with Level 3 Chemistry and Physics in preparation for Health Science study at the University of Otago.
Tuition in the initial stages can put you on the right course and help you gain the skills you need to succeed at university study.
“A big thank to you also. You have been such a great help and so patient with me, which I'm sure can be frustrating at times...I don't think I would ahve come as far as I ahve without your help, so thank you!!
Results are in, not only did I pass... I got a B!!! I'm stoked!!!"
CUP Chemistry course
Once you’ve started university you may find that it’s very different to learning in the school system. Lectures are fast-paced and cover a lot of content. There is also an expectation that you’ll do a lot of your study in your own time. This can be especially challenging if you’re talking a course in a subject that isn’t your strength, but may be important for your degree – Statistics is the usual example.
Our tutors can help you with understanding the lecture material, work through tutorial questions and guide you in the right direction towards completing your assignments. That’s not to mention exam preparation!
“Thank you very much for the tuition I received Melanie. I appreciated the fact you always followed up the lessons and sent an email prior to any lessons asking what I would like to cover. You were always organised when I arrived and had any material available that you felt would benefit the lessons. Thank you for your patience also."
Level 100 Chemistry
If you’re finding writing essays a real challenge, our tutors are able to help you with how to structure your essay, what content to include, and that final editing process.
“Got the chemistry essay back tonight. We got twenty four out of twenty five. I'm so excited about it. Thanks very much Melanie."
If you’re studying the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation, with the aim of completing a Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Applied Science, we are able to help you! Most students needs assistance with their mathematics skills, but we can also help with studying human and microbial biology, cell biology and chemistry.
Our tutors can also help you learn or revise Level 3 courses that may be useful for your degree – for instance many students have had assistance with Level 3 Chemistry and Physics in preparation for Health Science study at the University of Otago.
“I just want to say thank you so much for your help throughout the year. I passed the [medical imaging] course. Also, I received a phone call yesterday from a lady from CPIT she phoned me to say that I have won a maths award, I can't believe it! I get it next week and I won $250 with the certificate. I won it because they picked students who came in knowing nothing about maths then coming out with top marks, my final maths exam score was 80% which I was so happy with. And my statistic and math methods was at 80% as well, I honestly thought I was going to fail!"
Pre-Health, Mathematics & Biology
The psychometric assessment is one of the most challenging parts of the initial entry into the NZ Police. Not only does it require confidence in verbal, numerical and abstract reasoning, but the tests put potential new recruits under great time pressure.
AHeadStart has helped many adults successfully prepare for the psychometric test, most often focussing on the numerical reasoning section. Even if you’ve never been confident with numbers and mathematics at school, we can help you build your skills to take the test with confidence!
“I passed!!! Thank you so much for all your help!"
NZ Police Entrance Exam
“Just found out that I passed! Thanks for your help :)"
NZ Police Entrance Exam
The entrance tests into the NZ Army, Navy and Air Force are particularly challenging, especially for adults who’ve been out of the education system for a while. A high level of literacy, mathematical, mechanical and abstract reasoning skills are required. In particular, a surprisingly good knowledge of Level 1 and Level 2 (Year 11 and 12) Algebra is necessary to do well. And of course the testing situation is one of extreme time pressure to see how well potential new recruits will cope with the stressful environment.
AHeadStart has helped many adults successfully prepare for mental aptitude section of the Assessment Day (A-Day), most often focussing on the basic and advanced mathematical skills sections. Even if you’ve never been confident with numbers and mathematics at school, we can help you build your skills to take the test with confidence!
“It went super well, passed everything. I got another test that was for the trades called MRT that I passed too. Thanks heaps for all your help."
NZ Defence Force Entrance Exam
“Hi Melanie just letting you know Ethan passed his exams. Did very well so thanks again for all your time. Thanks Kate and Ethan"
Kate, Ethan's mother
NZ Defence Force Entrance Exam
Like the NZ Police and Defence Force, FENZ have a high standard that needs to be reached to be successful in the application process.
We are able to help you towards all aspects of the testing process.
This entrance exam requires knowledge of basic mathematics, including geometry and trigonometry, as well as basic physics concepts.
AheadStart has successfully assisted many students to pass this exam and start their career in the aviation industry.
“I just received an email congratulating me on being successful in my exam! SO I PASSED AND GOT ACCEPTED!!
Thank you so much for your time and effort. I will definitely refer people onto you that need help with their studies. My road to education don’t stop here so I may be coming to see you again. Once again thank you!"
Air New Zealand Entrance Test
“Great! I got in [the Air New Zealand Aviation Institute]. Thank you so much! Everything was a big help!”"
Air New Zealand Entrance Test
The Scholastic Assessment Test is used by US colleges and universities to assess potential students graduated from the school and who intend to continue their education in the US. The SAT Reasoning Test measures critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills.
Due to the structure of NCEA, most New Zealand students have not learnt all of the material covered in these tests, particularly in the mathematics section. AHeadstart has experience in successfully assisting previous students is improving their scores in the SAT, and making their dream of a sports scholarship a reality.
“Hey Melanie, just got my results and I got 560 when I only needed to get 540!! Thanks heaps for the tutoring sessions. I know it was brief, but it really helped!"
SAT College Admission Exam
GMAT stands for Graduate Management Admission Test. It is used to assess students’ knowledge and skills applying for advanced study in business and management. It consists of a quantitative section, a verbal section, and an analytical writing assessment.
AHeadStart has experience in successfully assisting previous students to gain great scores and help them to enter the university of their choosing to study graduate business and management.
This Mathematics Refresher Course is aimed at assisting students to gain competence with basic business mathematics. Students develop the necessary skills and background knowledge to enable them to move successfully through their University course of study.
Mathematics can often be challenging, even for those contemplating an MBA! AHeadStart has successfully assisted students with this course to really understand the key concepts and gain confidence before embarking on their MBA studies. Contact us if you also need assistance.
“Just to let you know, we got 100% on both those Maths assignments. So thanks for that and I'll be in touch later in the term when I get stuck on quantitative methods."
Master of Business Administration, Mathematics Refresher Course