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Academic Learning Advisors Profiles

Kara Kennedy

Kara is an Academic Learning Advisor who can help students with assignments, writing, study skills, and mathematics/numeracy. She has a PhD in English and is interested in the intersection of technology and teaching. She enjoys science fiction and fantasy and web design.

Availability: Varied


Heather Reid (Maths)

Heather is an Academic Learning Advisor available for student appointments part time. She has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, a Graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (Mathematics). Heather has worked as an analyst in a wide variety of industries including Electricity, Software and Insurance as well as teaching in the Education sector.  In more recent years she has lectured part time in mathematics at the New Zealand Maritime School, at the MIT City Campus.    Heather enjoys being able to help students with mathematics and mathematical problems solving.

Availability: Thursday (Ōtara or Online), Friday (Manukau or Online)


Karen Naude

Karen has an Honours degree in English, a Master’s degree in Education, and a CELTA from the University of Auckland. She is very interested in the brain and thinking. Karen is a keen gardener, badminton player and is very allergic to lion saliva.  She loves helping students with their writing.

Availability: Monday - Thursday (Manukau)