Lauren Reweti – Māori Advisor / Programme Coordinator

Ko Ruahine, ko Tongariro ngā maunga,

ko Ngāti Raukawa, ko Ngāti Tūwharetoa ōku iwi,

no Ngāti Pikiahu Waewae ahau.

Lauren holds a Tāhuhu Whakahaere (Masters of Māori in Management) from Te Wānanga o Raukawa. With a diverse range of experience, including working at Te Wānanga o Raukawa and researching Treaty of Waitangi claims, Lauren brings with her a passion for Māori education and commitment to upholding the kaupapa of the organisation.


Linley Leong – TutorLinley
Linley Leong has 30 years’ experience in education and training with a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and National Certificate in Adult Literacy Education (NCALE). Linley is a numeracy specialist and has consulted on a number of national projects regarding numeracy education.




George Sutton – TutorGWS
George is a specialist computer tutor. He loves to share his knowledge of technology with people who have little or no experience with computers. George has a degree in Computers Systems and has dedicated considerable amounts of time working for not-for-profit organisations where he can share his skills and talents.


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.

Sue Visser

Sue has recently moved up from Christchurch and runs MathsTuition, which provides one-to-one tuition in Mathematics and Statistics for Years 6 – 13 (including NCEA Levels 1-3). She also helps adults with Numeracy and Literacy and is very happy to have joined the team at LAW. Sue has a Bachelor of Science(Psychology, Maths) from Massey University and the NCALNE (Educator) in Adult Literacy and Numeracy.



Anne Haddon – Tutor


Anne is a computer technology tutor with more than 26 years teaching adults through community education and Private Training Establishments. She has managed IHC computer training and been a teacher’s aide for students with disabilities. She enjoys imparting her knowledge and seeing the benefits of students learning a new skill. Anne has a Microsoft Mous Qualification and a WP Teaching Diploma.


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.


Marie Alexander –  Tutor

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Tapaau Auvaa –  Tutor

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Jess McPeake –  Administrator

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David Bailey –  Financial Administrator & IT SupportDavid
David is our man behind the scenes who keeps everything running smoothly at Literacy Aotearoa Wellington. His meticulous nature means that our finances are well looked after and our technical equipment is always working when we need it.