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Kia ora! I’m Jude, and I tutor Statistics, Biology, English, History, and Japanese at AHeadStart. This year I’ll be starting at the University of Canterbury (UC) as a first year student, studying Biological Sciences and Antarctic Studies, with a few electives in Māori and Indigenous Studies.

At university I endeavour to sponge up as much knowledge as I possibly can; there can never be too much to learn when the world is constantly evolving around you! Outside of work and studying I’m interested in a plethora of other activities such as learning various languages, hiking, tramping, playing drums, and simply meandering around with my friends.

Although I did come to achieve great things throughout my high school journey, school was not always a place I felt at home in. I understand how sometimes external things can take hold of your school life and may call for prioritisation. As a tutor I would carry out my lessons with māramatanga (understanding) and mānawanawa (patience), knowing that the subjects you choose aren’t the only things you’re studying each year in school. I can share with you my tips and tricks for effective studying, as well as how to balance extracurricular activities. I will also strive to show you how far your study can take you, need you only put in a bit of effort on your side.

For myself, I found rewards in studying to the best of my ability. I completed all levels of NCEA with Excellence endorsements, which in turn granted me two scholarships, one of which pays for an entire year's tuition at UC. I was also Proxime Accessit to Dux at Avonside Girls’ High School and received subject scholarships in year 13 for Biology and English. But the most important thing I gained from putting in time towards my study was not monetary - I now have the confidence in myself to set and accomplish goals, as well as see the wider perspective of what learning can do for a person. 

I hope to work with you and help you to attain the goals that you find the most important in your academic life!

Nga mihi me mauria te pono! :~)

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