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OUR PROFILE

Summary of  AHeadStart

 


The secret of getting ahead is getting started

 

  1. AHeadStart provides one-on-one and small group tuition in all Maths, English, Science and Commerce subjects.
  2. AHeadStart provides personalised tutoring for each individual student. The areas a student needs strengthening are identified and then a customised series of tutorials is developed. The student is provided with immediate and positive feedback to help them stay on track. Tuition begins with an initial assessment, which is followed by foundation and reinforcement.
  3. AHeadStart assists secondary school students in Years 9 to 13, particularly those studying towards New Zealand NCEA Levels 1-3. Tuition towards the Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) is also available.
  4. AHeadStart assists primary school students in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Coding.
  5. AHeadStart can assist adult students towards the NZ Police and NZ Defence Force entrance exams, SATs, MCAT, GMAT and first year tertiary studies for polytech (Ara Institute) and university (University of Canterbury and Lincoln University).
  6. AHeadStart is a member of the New Zealand Association for Science Education.
  7. AHeadStart is located in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
     

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OUR VISION

Empowering each student on their own path to success

 

 

Our vision for the future


We live in a rapidly progressing world where technology is changing the way we work and study. Science and technology play a significant role in everyday life, so a solid grounding in science and mathematical skills is essential. Learning these subjects at school and in tertiary studies helps develop critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to solve problems creatively, work cooperatively in teams, and use technology effectively.

While science and technology are hugely important, this means nothing without effective communication and an ability to manage money. English and language skills will always be essential, as well as an understanding of commerce – both accounting and economics.

AHeadStart believes all students can aim to contribute towards a brighter, more confident New Zealand society that values life-long learning.

 

The role of AHeadStart - Empowering each student on their own path to success


AHeadStart aims to guide students so they reach their full potential in a positive learning environment. We firmly believe that although many students struggle with their subjects at school, with expert guidance and encouragement all students have the ability to succeed in any field they choose. One-on-one tuition allows students to ask questions without feeling judged by peers and gain confidence in their abilities in all fields of study. 

Our aim is to help every student discover their own individual learning style, so that learning is enjoyable, interesting, as well as ultimately successful. Students prepared with life-long skills for learning will find it easier and be more motivated to succeed.
 

 

 

OUR CORE VALUES

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of success

 

 

Commitment
 

Commitment is complete and wholehearted loyalty and support. The act of dedicating oneself to a course of action and seeing it through.
"When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible" - Howard Schultz

AHeadStart is committed to building the confidence of our students, aiding them in the process of learning and ultimately helping them to reach their educational goals. We find it rewarding when our students finally experience that light-bulb moment. We take pride in our students achievements.

 

Education


Education is the process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually.
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." - Malcolm X

Life-long learning is one of the keys to success, no matter what path a student chooses. All our tutors are passionate about their subjects and are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with every student. We recognise that students should be engaged in the learning process. We aim to help each student think for themselves and develop skills to take charge of their own learning.

 

Empathy


Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
"The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." - Albert Schweitzer

AHeadStart is genuinely concerned about our student's needs. All of our tutors are also studying so can understand each student's perspectives, concerns and stresses. We provide an environment conducive to learning where students feel comfortable to ask questions.

 

Equity


In education, equity refers to the principle of fairness.
"Fairness does not mean that everyone gets the same. Fairness means that everyone gets what they need." - Jean Piaget

AHeadStart believes that every student has the right to a full education and life-long success. Educational opportunity  of a high standard should be available to all young people to empower them to achieve. We provide the means for each student to receive the best quality education and individual support.

 

Perseverance 


Perseverance is the persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Persistence and perseverance are ingredients that successful people put into practice.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge

At AHeadStart we understand that learning is not always easy. We feel it's important that our tutors teach students to understand that everyone fails at one point or another. When school becomes challenging or stressful for a student, their tutor will encourage them to never give up. If a student is finding a concept difficult to grasp we will start at the beginning and build up our student's understanding, using a range of teaching methods. We firmly believe that with hard work all students have the ability to succeed.

 

Reliability


Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy and of performing consistently well.
"Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves." - Harold Green

AHeadStart can be trusted to follow through on our commitments and do what we say we will do. You can count on us that students will receive the best quality tutoring service.