Why do students have to do the Successful Study Skills Course first?

At Big Picture Learning we treat the causes of bad study, not just the symptoms.  In the initial course we lay down the foundation for proper self-motivated study.  Additionally, the students complete an audit that gives us and them a comprehensive picture of their strengths and weaknesses. This allows us to tailor the tuition to properly suit their needs.


What experience does the business/tutors have?

Rakesh has over 35 years’ experience in tuition and life coaching.  He has tutored many duxes, Olympic gold winners, other professional athletes, and gives business advice to many business professionals. You can find out more about him on the About Us page.

The Testimonies page lists some of our previous students’ testimonies, but we have on file hundreds of testimonies that can be viewed on request.

Our Study coaches are all university undergraduates.  They were all Dux or very high performers at NCEA level, and receive regular training in proper tuition techniques to deliver our highest standard of coaching.


Your prices seem higher than specific subject tuition businesses, why is that?

Here at Big Picture Learning our tutors can and do give tutoring on specific subjects. However, they are also trained to coach the student in all areas of their study, addressing time management, organisation, motivation, and good study habits.  This way the student learns to take charge of their learning and gains skills that will benefit them for the rest of their life.

What if my child cannot make a session?

If a student cannot make it to a session for reasons outside of their control they will not be charged.  However, we encourage students to take charge of their learning and so they have a responsibility to contact us if they cannot make it.  If they are absent for such reasons as forgetfulness they will be charged.

I want tuition for myself/a student, but I do not live in Dunedin.  What facilities are there for me?

We are well equipped to tutor through Skype online.  Contact Us for more information.

Your questions not here?  Contact Us and we will be happy to answer them.