Liz Sutherland – Tutor
lizLiz has considerable experience in working with ESOL students and holds a degree in English Language and a Trinity Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. Liz is talented at teaching technical writing skills including grammar and spelling. Liz initially joined Literacy Aotearoa Wellington as a volunteer but enjoyed the work so much she is now part of the team.


Melanie Winthrop – Tutor

melMelanie is a casual tutor at  Literacy Aotearoa currently undertaking NCALNE (Level 5). She holds a Higher Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education. Initially a primary school teacher and deputy principal, she has many years’ experience in facilitating professional development across the school sector, including three years as a literacy coach in elementary and middle schools in New York City. Over the past few years she has been involved in the development of Learning Progressions for Years 9 and 10 and this work has increased her interest and passion for adult literacy and numeracy.


Howard Lukefahr – Tutor

Howard is a tutor with decades of experience teaching and tutoring in the tertiary sector. With a Ph.D in Physics and National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (NCALNE), Howard is passionate about helping learners achieve their goals and transform their lives through learning. He has experience in workplace and community literacy, numeracy and digital literacy education.