Pacific Academic Solutions and Success

pacific students in traditional dress

The PASS programme works collaboratively to provide supplementary academic solutions designed to enhance Pacific students' success at the University of Canterbury.

PASS offers additional academic tutoring for priority courses, academic skills workshops and weekly drop-in assignment help at key times of the year. It is offered for free to all domestic Pacific students at UC, with priority given to first-year students’ tutor requests.

Register online for PASS tutoring or drop into 37 Creyke Road to register in person. Once you are registered you are welcome to make contact with any of our tutors (see below tabs for tutors by surname and course code). If there is no tutor listed for your course please get in touch.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Terms of Use

  • All domestic Pacific students are eligible for a maximum of 30 hrs of supplementary tutoring for your courses throughout the year from the PASS programme.
  • To register for the programme you must apply online (you only need to do this once per year). If the tutor you require is not on the list, let Riki Welsh know and we will attempt to recruit an appropriate tutor. Please note that requesting a tutor does not guarantee we will find one, but we will try!
  • PASS Tutor sessions can be 1-2hrs in length and group sessions are preferred where there is more than one student requesting tutoring for a particular course (this is especially encouraged for Engineering students).
  • NZAid Pacific scholarship students have access to NZAid tutoring through the Student Care Team. Please ask us if you would like us to refer any of the tutors employed by PASS to your Student Support Advisor as a potential NZAid tutor.
  • Tutoring will only happen on campus or via phone or email. Where other arrangements are wanted, please check in with Riki Welsh Pacific Team Leader first.

How to use PASS Effectively

Firstly read the terms of use above. It is important to note that PASS is not an alternative to attending your lectures and tutorials; it should be used to supplement your learnings from lectures and tutorials. In addition, PASS tutorials are not designed for students to show up with no course materials or questions. To use PASS effectively, you should attempt the following as much as possible:

  1.  Attend all of your lectures and tutorials. Take notes, and highlight parts you do not understand or find difficult.
  2. Do all required readings, and once again take notes and highlight parts you do not understand or find difficult.
  3. If your enquiry is in regard to an assignment or essay, we encourage you to attempt as much as you can and highlight the parts you do not understand.
  4. We encourage you to ask your lecturer or tutor for the course for help understanding the parts you found difficult.
  5. Where you are still not quite confident with the content, email or text the PASS tutor. Include (1) the course code, (2) useful information, eg. if it an essay, send the essay question, or if it is an equation, send the equation, (3) days and time you would be free to meet. Tutors should reply to you within two days. If a tutor takes longer than this, please contact Riki Welsh. 

By following these steps we hope you will get the most out of the PASS programme. Happy studying!

See tutors listed by course code or browse the full table below to contact a tutor for your course.

Subject Course Tutor 

 Email

Academic Skills Academic Writing Skills Academic Skills Centre 

learningskills@canterbury.ac.nz

Accounting ACCT102, ACCT232, ACCT254 Ana Avia-O'Connor

ama327@uclive.ac.nz

Anthropology ANTH100 & 200 level Olivia

ocs17@uclive.ac.nz

Anthropology ANTH100 & 200 level Tohoa

tlt25@uclive.ac.nz

Biology BIOL100 & 200 level Noah nfp22@uclive.ac.nz
Biology BIOL100 Ayelen ayelen.tayagui@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Bridging Courses  BRDG031 (Law) Nikita-Marie nmd33@uclive.ac.nz
Chemistry CHEM114 & CHEM111 Nick nrj22@uclive.ac.nz
Chemistry CHEM114 & CHEM112 Noah nfp22@uclive.ac.nz
Computer Science COSC121 & COSC122 Moss tli56@uclive.ac.nz
Computer Science COSC121 & COSC122 Josh jdt51@uclive.ac.nz
Criminal Justice CRJU101 & CRJU201 Malcolm mta160@uclive.ac.nz
Economics ECON104 & ECON105 Tito tal58@uclive.ac.nz
Education EDUC100 level to 300 level Brad bwr27@uclive.ac.nz
Education EDUC101 Nicole njs146@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering Mathematics EMTH100 level Nick  nrj22@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering Mathematics EMTH100 level Josh jdt51@uclive.ac.nz

Engineering

ENCH199, ENCH241, ENCH281,
ENCH291, ENCH292,ENCH293,
ENCH295, ENCH296, ENCH298

Nick nrj22@uclive.ac.nz
English ENGL100 level Tohoa tlt25@uclive.ac.nz
English ENGL100 level to 300 level Brad bwr27@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering ENGR101 Nick  nrj22@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering ENGR101 Ezra eau14@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering ENGR101 Josh jdt51@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering ENGR102 Ezra eau14@uclive.ac.nz
Engineering ENGR102 Josh jdt51@uclive.ac.nz
ESOL

Support to students who have English
as an additional language.

Jo whyterendall@gmail.com
Finance FINC100 level to 300 level Devmali klp67@uclive.ac.nz
Forestry FORE100 level Nathan nds44@uclive.ac.nz
French FREN100 level to 300 level Vicky vicky.watson@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

Geology

GEOL106, GEOL109, GEOL111,
GEOL113, GEOL115,GEOL240,
GEOL243

Kurtis ktu29@uclive.ac.nz
German GRMN100 level & 200 level Rachel rbh54@uclive.ac.nz
Health Education HLED121 Justin jgr144@uclive.ac.nz
Health HLTH101, HLTH110, HLTH111 Justin jgr144@uclive.ac.nz
History HIST100 level to 300 level Mereana mnw37@uclive.ac.nz
History HIST100 level to 300 level Josiah jttuala@gmail.com
Human Services HSRV100 level & 200 level Olivia ocs17@uclive.ac.nz
Human Services

HSRV103, HSRV104, HSRV206, HSRV207, HSRV208,
HSRV210

Shania ser65@uclive.ac.nz
Information Systems  INFO123 & INFO243 Ana Avia-O'Connor ama327@uclive.ac.nz
Law LAWS101 to LAWS110, & LAWS203 Anatea amp123@uclive.ac.nz
Law LAWS101, LAWS110, LAWS204, LAWS205, LAWS206 Ana Avia-O'Connor ama327@uclive.ac.nz
Law LAWS110 Curtis csf42@uclive.ac.nz
Linguistics LING100 level to 300 level Vicky vicky.watson@pg.canterbury.ac.nz
Maori MAOR214 Unaiki utm10@uclive.ac.nz
Mathematics MATH100 level Charlie cvs25@uclive.ac.nz
Management MGMT100 level to 300 level Cheryl  ccn24@uclive.ac.nz
Marketing MKTG100 level to 300 level Cheryl ccn24@uclive.ac.nz
Philosophy PHIL100 level to 300 level Joshua jjl71@uclive.ac.nz
Physics PHYS101 Nick nrj22@uclive.ac.nz
Physics PHYS300 level Kuki khpepa@gmail.com
Political Science POLS100 level & 200 level Josiah jttuala@gmail.com
Psychology  PSYC100 to 300 level Joshua jjl71@uclive.ac.nz
Sociology SOCI100 level & 200 level Tohoa tlt25@uclive.ac.nz 
Sociology SOCI220 Brad  bwr27@uclive.ac.nz
Social Work SOWK100 level & 200 level Olivia ocs17@uclive.ac.nz
Spanish SPAN101 & SPAN102  Nicole njs146@uclive.ac.nz 
Sports Coaching SPCO102, SPCO104, SPCO107 Nicole  njs146@uclive.ac.nz  
Statistics STAT101 Wesley wfm17@uclive.ac.nz
Statistics STAT101 Ana Avia-O'Connor ama327@uclive.ac.nz
Te Reo Maori TREO100 level to 300 level Unaiki utm10@uclive.ac.nz
Te Reo me nga Ahuatanga TECM101 Tyler tro49@uclive.ac.nz
Teaching & Learning  TECP112, TECP113, TECP122 Tyler tro49@uclive.ac.nz
Teachers Education TEDU110 Brad bwr27@uclive.ac.nz
Teachers Education TEDU110 Tyler tro49@uclive.ac.nz

 

 

PASS Learning Skills is run jointly with the Academic Skills Centre, UC Library and Pacific Development to provide academic skills workshops and one-to-one drop-in assignment and study planning support for Pacific students.

The first of this series of four interactive sessions is a workshop on Skills for University study. Then every following Thursday until week four of term one there will be additional sessions on reading and note-taking; critical thinking and analysis of the assignment question; referencing and editing.

PASS Library Skills is a jointly run programme of library orientations & referencing skills with UC Library Pasifika contacts in each library and Pacific Development. We'll let you know upcoming workshops here throughout the year, but please feel free to get in touch with any of the Pasifika UC Library contacts for citation, referencing and finding resources anytime.

Fiona Tyson

Kaitiaki Kaupapa
Librarian
Education
Puaka - James Hight Rm 522
Internal Phone: 93865