Academic Learning Services - Tairāwhiti Campus


Welcome! Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners. The advisor for the Tairāwhiti campus is located in the student support office.


Learning advisors support learners to develop their learning, numeracy, and academic skills as well as their language proficiency.




To see an Information and Learning Advisor you may book an appointment at the Library service desk.

We are available during the following hours:

        Monday 8.00am - 4.00pm
        Tuesday 8.00am - 4.00pm
        Wednesday 8.00am - 4.00pm
        Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm



8.00am - 4.00pm






Roger Quinn
Academic Learning Advisor
Phone: (06) 869 3035






At the beginning of each semester we run lunchtime study skills, including academic writing and assignment, referencing and computer skills.




We can assist with:

  • Academic reading
    • critical thinking, research, reading effectively
  • Academic writing
    • essays, reports, reflective writing, online forums, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, short or long answer assignments
  • APA referencing and writing style
    • in text citations, reference lists, APA style conventions
  • Basic computing
  • Basic literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Study skills
    • memory, note-taking, learning styles, exam techniques
  • Oral presentations
  • Research analysis
  • Time management
  • Writing skills
    • paraphrasing, summarising, sentence structure, paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation

Information & Learning Advisor Appointments

    Within a learning advice session some     of the following may occur
    Learning advisors do not
  • Advice on how to analyse your assignment tasks

  • Working together on your computer and research skills

  • Reading of your assignment, and advice which may include
    • grammar/punctuation/spelling
    • assignment structure
    • paragraph structure
    • flow of ideas
    • referencing
    • paraphrasing
    • assignment formatting
    • writing style
  • Discussion about factors that may be impacting on your learning

  • Discussion about your study and learning strategies and what you might be able to do to improve these
  • Write parts of your assignment for you
  • Act as your proof-reader
  • Cover every aspect of your assignment that needs addressing
  • Teach course content
  • Assess or pre-mark your work

  Learning advisors are here to help you succeed.  Your assignment is your work and your responsibility.