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Hello, I’m Mikael. At AHeadStart I tutor primary school students and secondary school Calculus, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, and Science. Currently I’m studying a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Canterbury. With my interest in engineering I’m very confident and strong in the subject areas I tutor.

I’ve graduated from Papanui High School where I attended years 2013 through to 2017. I attained an overall excellence endorsement in levels 1, 2 and 3 of NCEA, including many excellence subject endorsements throughout my subjects in all levels. Having these results means I’m incredibly familiar with the NCEA curriculum and what’s expected for excellence. While I was at Papanui High School I was the Head Boy in 2017. In this role I undertook many leadership tasks and positions. I’m very comfortable around a range of students, and adaptable to their learning styles and needs. My proudest achievement leaving high school was gaining two scholarships. I received the University of Canterbury Emerging Leaders’ Scholarship and the BDL Toshiba Analytical Excellence Scholarship.

In my spare time I love to do photography, karate, and in the winter hit the slopes! For me photography is a great excuse to travel and get outside. With my karate I’ve been committed to it for the last 5 years. I’m currently training towards my black belt as well as helping my Sensei with teaching and taking classes. I train many school children of different ages and abilities so tutoring comes naturally.

During my time at school and university I always love helping friends and classmates understanding the material where I can. It only further improves my confidence. I have privately tutored at high school and this year look forward to tutoring for AHeadStart. I’m adaptable, approachable, and friendly when it comes to tutoring. I look forward to helping students achieve their goals with excellent success, but also building on their confidence in their subject areas.

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