Pacific Development Team (PDT) Tutor


PDT Tutors support the academic success of Pacific students through one-to-one or group tutoring programmes working with UC students and/or secondary school students.

Tutors working in secondary schools tutor NCEA level 1, 2, and 3 students from local schools during school holidays.  They help young Pacific students build confidence and community and promote their ongoing academic success.

Criteria for selection

PDT Tutors are recommended by academic departments on the basis of their academic record, content knowledge and tutoring ability.

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours minimum. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of one learning and development outcome.


Riki Welsh
Pacific Advisor

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

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

  • B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others. 
  • B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.  
  • B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new. 



  • C1 - Communication - You can share and write information clearly.
  • C4 - Learning - You apply what you have learned to different areas.
  • C5 - Planning & organisation - You manage the way a project will be put into action.
  • C6 - Problem-solving - You resolve an issue with a customer, client or team member. 
  • C7 - Self-management - You identify skills that could make you more successful.


  • D1 - Communication - You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms. 
  • D4 - Learning - You understand new ideas and develop new techniques to achieve a goal. 
  • D8 - Teamwork - You cooperate with different working styles and seize opportunities to learn from others.
Matrix intersection points for Pacific Development Team (PDT) 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

Are you interested in participating in this activity?