This is the Ultimate Alternative to school! Ultimate 2.0 follows on from Ultimate to further equip students with the necessary skills for basic employment or further study. Over 19 weeks, students can gain a NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) and credits towards NCEA Level 1 and 2.
I would describe myself as fun, fair and enthusiastic about my role as a tutor.
Years of experience of working with Youth from 16 – 19 years as a Tutor, has given me a good insight into what young people need to grow and mature on a course like Ultimate.
Industry trained gaining a Certificate in Adult Teaching and a National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education.
My role at Ultimate gives me the opportunity to lead young people towards a sense of accomplishment and achievement. I love seeing characters grow and to see students independence and confidence develop over their time on the Ultimate course.
Hobbies include photography, cooking and spending time with my teenage boys and husband.
I have a good sense of humour, I have been tutoring youth for 10 years, I am a qualified hairdresser and have represented Canterbury in the national hairdressing competition’s during my time in hairdressing .
I am an Ultimate tutor here at Vision working with 15-17 year olds and love what I do helping my students realise their potential and hopefully encouraging them in the right direction so they have successful futures .
In my spare time I enjoy camping , fishing and hanging out with family and friends
Three words that I would use to describe myself are caring, funny and committed.
I obtained my Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) from the University of Waikato in 2017. After doing this I worked with students with disabilities for a year followed by 6 months working in a year 3 and 4 classroom.
The thing that I most enjoy about my role at Vision is that I get to work with young adults in a setting where I am able to talk to them on a personal level and be in a place to support them as they need it.
My two biggest hobbies/interests are photography and cooking and I love doing both in my spare time.
Faith, family and fun are values that have shaped who I am and how I grow and move forward in life.
I am a qualified and registered teacher in NZ, having taught for almost 10 years in the Secondary School sector. I have worn many hats, as most teachers do, but have thoroughly enjoyed my role as a Dean in the senior school; supporting and guiding students in their academic and pastoral learning and development.
Being a part of Vision and in particular as a tutor, I am privileged to continue my passion in working alongside young adults, educating, edifying and empowering who they are and where they want to be. I know that Vision and the programs that are offered are specifically designed to make this happen.
I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, where I laugh alot, attending church and activities where I recharge my energies and playing any and all sports/games where I enjoy a little bit of competition
I would best describe myself as an empathetic, diligent and an easy-going person.
I am a qualified and registered teacher with NZ Teaching Council with 11 years of secondary school teaching experience in Fiji. In addition to that, I have been teaching in the NZ private training industry since 2013.
At Vision College, what I like the most is the shared vision and everyone's dedication to the mission. The outcome is the feeling of accomplishments seeing our students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills.
My hobbies are photography, travelling, reading books and watching movies.
I would best describe myself as a creative problem solver who is committed to using all my tools, resources and knowledge collectively to best support the learners needs.
I gained my Bachelor of Education in 1999 in the Primary sector, where I taught for a number or years before moving into Special Education and then later studied and taught Dance & Drama across all levels. Outside of education I worked for over 5 years as an Interior Designer, where I was involved in residential and commercial projects. During this time I also facilitated adult design courses and workshops.
As an Ultimate Tutor, I see my role as being one that nurtures, supports, encourages and provides learning opportunities that students can engage in to promote the development of a ‘sense of self’ – self motivation, self management and self awareness…….finding value in their experiences, what they are learning and where it leads.
In my down time you will find me spending time with friends and family, enjoying simplicity and appreciating the little gifts in life.
I am a good orator and a speaker.
I enjoy delivering GOODS that I have learnt in my life so that my learners can put these into their life.
I was brought up in the surrounding of teachers and their families and that's when I decided to become teacher and this profession rewards us with good respect and human values.
My hobbies include fishing music, hunting, driving, socializing, meeting people and sharing their life experiences etc
My name is Ani Ratu-Rikona and I am proud to be a New Zealand born Cook Islander.
I am born and bred in Tokoroa and I continue to reside here with my family.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Anthropology and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Guidance.
I have spent the last 7 years working with youth and I have at least 7 years tutoring experience.
I strongly believe that everyone has a purpose and I find it intriguing and exciting to partner with people to begin and to discover what that might be. I look forward to outworking this passion through the Ultimate programme.