Frequently Asked Questions

What ages do you teach?

We teach students in years 3-8, although we do teach students outside of these age groups under special circumstances.

How much does it cost?

Fees are $50.00 incl GSTper student (Discounts available for siblings)

What are the session times?

Our sessions are 60 minutes in duration. Students spend 30 minutes with a qualified teacher working on learning goals and 30 minutes of reinforcement activities with a tutor. 3.15pm-4.15, 4.15pm-5.15pm and 5.30-6.30pm. Monday to Thursday.

Are your teachers New Zealand Qualified Primary Teachers?

Yes!  All of our teachers are New Zealand Qualified Teachers who are supported by fantastic tutors.  Each group spends 30 minutes with a qualified teacher and 30 minutes with an amazing Back2Basics tutor.

How many students are in each group?

We have no more than 2 students in each teacher led group.  Each group spends 30 minutes with a qualified teacher and 30 minutes with a Back2Basics Tutor.

What if my child misses a lesson?

If your child is sick and cannot attend and you advise prior to your allocated time we will offer a 'catch up' session face to face (if available) or online.

If a session is missed and we are not notified, you will be charged for the missed session except in extreme circumstances and at the discretion of the Back2Basics Tuition manager.

If face to face lessons are cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions the paid sessions will be honoured via our online tuition programme.

Is your teaching done on computers?

A portion of each lesson is conducted online to support teaching introduced by your child's teacher.  All computer based work is supported by a teacher or tutor.

Can my child receive help with their schoolwork?

Absolutely, we love adapting teaching to support our students learning at school. Just ask and we will help:)

Is there homework?

We do not set homework for students (Except spelling words)but all online reinforcement tasks are available through student logins at home as well as at our workshops.

How often do I pay?

We invoice clients twice a term.  Usually 2 x 5 week blocks (depending on term duration).  Payment is in advance of tuition sessions.

Other arrangements can be made such as fortnightly installments if required.

Can Back2Basics extend students that are not struggling with their learning?

At Back2Basics Tuition individual student programmes are based on assessments undertaken, therefore extending all students regardless of where they sit within the New Zealand Curriculum.  Our students who sit above the expected level for a child of their age enjoy the challenges of new learning that may not have been introduced within their school experiences. 

Do you teach high school students?

We do have some high school students.  These are normally students who require extra confidence and revisiting of prior learning to help them access the high school curriculum.  We support and challenge these students to believe in themselves and their ability to achieve which is often the main barrier to their success . Our high school students are our bravest students and we just love watching their confidence grow as they experience success, sometimes for the first time in many years!