- Years 9 and 10
The junior science lessons presented at Mindfull Tutoring mirror the typical New Zealand science curriculum. As the order of topics tends to be flexible across schools, the focus will be placed on both the areas that require the most improvement and the topics being covered in class. We encourage students to bring class material along to lessons for support in work completion, and to expand on material to extend their scientific understanding.
In these lessons, students will further develop their understanding of the course material and develop learning skills. Skills include the ability to recall, comprehend and apply information to solve scientific problems. Furthermore, students are challenged to think about the application of scientific principles to real situations, in order to deepen the connections between science and both the workplace and day-to-day life.
Secondary Science - Years 11-13
The senior science lessons presented at Mindfull Tutoring mirror the NCEA achievement standards while emphasising areas that require the most improvement for the individual learner. This is determined by input from both the tutor and the student. We encourage students to bring class material along to lessons for support in work completion, and to expand on material to extend their scientific understanding across topics.
In these lessons, students will develop a more intricate understanding of the course material, as well as develop specific skills and strategies for a given subject. This subject-specific knowledge is supported by general exam and study skills. Furthermore, students are challenged to think about the application of scientific principles to real situations. In order to deepen the connections between science and day-to-day life, students are encouraged to think scientifically about a range of contexts including future workplaces.
Here at Mindfull Tutoring, we offer lessons in all NCEA standards within the three primary sciences. Tutoring is available for Biology and Chemistry from NCEA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. Physics tutoring is available at NCEA Level 1 and NCEA Level 2. The allocation of time to different internal achievement standards is flexible in order to ensure the programme is aligned with the relevant standards for each student at any given point in the year. Lessons prioritise content and assessment information relevant to the science standards being taught in school, which will depend on the standards in which the student is enrolled.