NZ Scholarship Tutor


NZ Scholarship Tutors provide private tutoring for New Zealand Scholarships students from a range of developing countries. Tutoring is provided on an ad-hoc basis in required subject areas.

Selection Criteria

NZ Scholarship Tutor selection is based on previous tutoring experience and the ability to tutor in a required subject area. Tutors provide a CV and attend an interview with a Student Development Advisor. The interview may be waived for Tutors recommended by academic staff.


Unpaid, non-compulsory training is offered twice a year through the Academic Skills Centre.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 3 modules of 12 hours each.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point). For this activity you can claim a maximum of 3 learning and development outcomes.


Shelley Chappell
Senior Student Development Advisor
Level 2 Puaka-James Hight Building
Room 214F
Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext 4081

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.

  • C1 - Communication - NZ Scholarship Tutors understand others’ needs and effectively communicate ideas, advice and skills to provide one-to-one and small-group tutoring to a range of students with different language and content needs. 
  • C4 - Learning - NZ Scholarship Tutors reflect on their knowledge, tutoring strategies and experiences to continually enhance their tutoring skills. 
  • C7 - Self-management - NZ Scholarship Tutors manage their time to ensure that they are well-prepared for tutoring sessions and run these to time and within budget. 
  • D1 - Communication - NZ Scholarship Tutors communicate effectively and empathetically with international students from a range of developing countries to meet their tutoring needs and assist them with their learning.
  • D4 - Learning - NZ Scholarship Tutors find opportunities when tutoring to learn about the students’ cultural background and how this affects their learning styles and needs, and use this information to inform their tutoring.
  • D7 - Self-management - NZ Scholarship Tutors approach the students of different cultures respectfully, managing their own expectations and values in order to accommodate others’ needs.
Matrix intersection points for NZ Scholarship Tutor (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit