Learning support

At Tai Poutini Polytechnic, we want to offer learning that fits our learners needs. That means offering support and help when you need it. 

Whether you have a Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD), didn’t have a good learning experience at school, or would like help in a specific area of learning – we can help with:  

  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • APA Referencing 
  • Reader/writer support
  • One to one learning support
  • Reading and understanding texts
  • Making notes
  • Essay and report writing
  • Improving grammar and spelling
  • Supporting maths and computing skills
  • Speaking skills and oral presentation
  • Exam preparation

Students enrolled on Level 1 to 3 programmes, will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at the beginning of their programme to identify any areas where support may be needed.

Pathways Awarua is an online tool that can help you increase your literacy and numeracy skills: https://www.pathwaysawarua.com/

Learning Support Contacts


Tenaea Te Aika
Learning Support Coordinator (North Island)

Email: tenaeat@tpp.ac.nz

Phone: 0800 800 411

Bram de Vries 
Learning Support Coordinator (West Coast)

Email: bramdv@tpp.ac.nz

Phone: 0800 800 411