If you are interested in tutoring for yourself or your student contact me via this website and I will get in touch with you. I offer private and small group tutoring sessions for all ages and levels in the following subjects:

  • Maths

  • English (through year 10)

  • Physics

  • Spanish language

  • English language

  • Computer Applications (Microsoft, Google, Windows)

  • Exam Prep

  • SAT / ACT

My services include exam preparation, subject review, reinforcement for streaming, improvement of school marks and more. Classes are tailored to fit each student's needs and are set up with the client. Depending on the student's level, subject, budget and requirements, courses are:

  • 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length

  • weekly or fortnightly

  • held virtually from the comfort of your own your own home

  • private or small group

  • hourly rate from $60/person

If you're wondering if I'm the right person for the job and if you will really be able to excel with Allison, please have a look at my qualifications and experience using this website. Don't take my word for it, view my references to get the full picture. If you have any questions, just let me know when you submit your inquiry for tutoring services. All inquiries are free, no obligation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Employment History

Microsoft Certified Trainer

ACE Training; Auckland, New Zealand; September 2017 - Present

Working with ACE Training, I help businesses and individuals improve their computer skills and work more efficiently. I specialise in small group lessons and private consultancies across the Microsoft Office suite (including Office 365, Power BI, Sharepoint, MS Project, Microsoft Teams, PowerApps, Power Automate and more). I provide customised course material tailored to meet the needs of my students and ensure the content is real and relevant, so that they can easily apply their newly acquired skills in their work environment.

Private Tutor

Private Tutor; Mt Wellington, New Zealand; August 2003 - Present

I have worked as a private tutor for over ten years, currently located in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington. I am an experienced teacher and university qualified in engineering. I love tutoring private students, as it gives me the opportunity to share my passion for learning.

Please browse my website or view my references to get a better understanding of my qualifications for tutoring.

If you're looking for a tutor for you or your child, and like what you've seen here, please contact me for a free consult. Tutoring home studio is located in Mt Wellington, Auckland or I can travel to your home. I will tailor the lessons to suit you and your student.

Scientific Investigator/Tutor

Flash Bang Science Club; Auckland, New Zealand; April 2017 - October 2017

The Flash Bang Science Club aims to bring science to life with fun filled, action packed science and technology sessions for students 7 years and up. Lessons focus on key areas in the 'STEM' fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Working as a Scientific Investigator, or tutor, for the Flash Bang Science Club is a great outlet for my creativity. I love seeing what the kids come up with, and passing on my love of STEM to the next generation.

ME 170: Computer Aided Design Grader/Tutor

University of Illinois; Urbana, Illinois, USA; September 2006 - May 2010

I worked for the Mechanical Science and Engineering department at the University of Illinois as a grader for a laboratory class for freshman. As grader, I was not only responsible for grading and providing feedback on weekly lab assignments, but also for assisting students during their weekly lab sessions.

Games Camp Counselor/Tutor

University of Illinois; Urbana, Illinois, USA; August 2006 & 2007

GAMES Camp stands for Girls Adventures in Math, Engineering and Science. This camp is designed to show girls that STEM fields are not just for boys. Girls can do them too!

This camp is an overnight camp for one week during the month of August (before school starts). It is run by the Women in Engineering department at University of Illinois. I worked as a counselor for this camp during the summer of 2006 and 2007. As a counselor, I was in charge of a group of 10 teenage girls day and night. I assisted them with their projects- making a video game using Squeak SmallTalk. We played games and hung out during free time. We shared meals together. I made sure that they were safe and felt comfortable at night and throughout their stay at the camp (for some of them, it was their first time away from home).

Overall, I acted as a role model for these girls to show them that girls can be engineers too. I helped them with their projects and during class time, and answered their questions about engineering. But mostly, we were just a group of girls having fun adventures with math, engineering and science!