Staff Profile

Kiriwai Te Whero

Kiriwai Te Whero


Tena koutou katoa 
Ko Mohinui te marae 
Ko te Tirohunga te maunga
Ko Waiomio te awa
Ko Ngāti Hine te hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi nui tonu te iwi
Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Kiriwai Te Whero tōku ingoa
Nō reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

Ki mai koe 
You ask me
He aha te mea nui 
what is important
Ka ki atu ahau 
I will say
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata 
it is people, it is people, it is people

Before becoming a tutor at NorthTec I was a student for three years prior. I know what it’s like for a mum being introduced back into the learning environment. I felt a little overwhelmed and scared at first but as time went on I knew what I needed to achieve and with the help from my tutors I was able to excel in this area, I soon found that helping others achieve their goals is what I wanted to do.

My attributes:

  • Having up-to-date knowledge in the area

  • Being able to work with students rather than lecturing them

  • Having patience when working alongside of students

  • Being able to explain business terms in plain English for understanding

  • Having the ability to steer students to the best of their abilities 

  • Able to establish partnerships between students 

  • Encouraging students