Our team at Clever Kids Education

Started in 2005 by experienced teachers Warren and Pauline Sutton, Clever Kids Education sets high standards for their tutors and students. All tutors are qualified and experienced teachers. Students of any age are capable of putting themselves down and doubting their own abilities, which often leads to withdrawal, frustration and self-doubt. Clever Kids tutors are trained to spot problems, turn them around and re-build confidence – a key factor in classroom success.

All tuition directly links back to children’s classroom learning and the New Zealand curriculum.

Centre Manager – Angela Hey

Angela Hey is a secondary trained Maths teacher, SPELD tutor of dyslexic students and
has extensive experience in teaching literacy and numeracy to adults in the New
Plymouth community.

Office Manager/Co-ordinator – Donna Stratton

Having worked at Clever Kids for the last 9 years, Donna Stratton is the cheerful face
greeting our students and parents upon arrival. She communicates with parents and
tutors to ensure a quality service is delivered.

Meet our tutors:

  • Marion Paynter – primary trained and reading recovery teacher, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 0-4
  • Rene Lambert – primary trained, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 4-7
  • Penny McGregor-Thomson – primary trained, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 3 to 7
  • Prue Francis – primary and ESOL trained, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 4-8
  • Lorraine Gordon – primary trained, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 1 – 6
  • Sandra Petrove – primary trained and reading recovery teacher, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 0 – 4
  • Mandy Conaglen – Primary trained, specialising in literacy and numeracy Year 4 – 8
  • Sue Pierce – primary trained, specialising in Maths Year 8 to 10
  • Carolyn Brough – secondary trained, specialising in Science Year 9 to 11’
  • Angela Hey – secondary trained, specialising in Maths Year 9-12
  • Susan Freemantle – secondary trained, specialising in English Year 9 to 13
  • Barry Boekman – secondary trained, specialising in Maths, Chemistry and Physics Year 11 to 13
  • Peter Kwok – primary trained, specialising in Year 4 to 10 Maths
  • Elizabeth Kinnell – secondary trained, specialising in English and French, Year 9 to 10