PLD Support for Tutors


Here are some links that you can use to support your own professional development during this time. Keep learning…!

Tutor Professional Learning & Development

Pathways Awarua

Register here as a Tertiary Educator to get full access to Pathways Awarua. This gives you all professional development pathways including

  • Embedding Literacy and Numeracy Pathway
  • Māori Cultural Capability Pathway
  • Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway

Ako Aotearoa

Have a look here to see what public workshops are available ONLINE through Ako Aotearoa. Some workshops may include a fee per participant. These include:

  • An introduction to dyslexia support
  • Developing statistical and measurement skills
  • Introduction to Pacific Cultural Centredness
  • Growing numeracy
  • Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool.

Learner Centred Teaching

Download Graeme’s Smith’s Free eBook on Learner Centred Teaching for those working with adults interested in how to use prior knowledge, increase motivation and develop learner agency


Check out Damon Whitten’s Youtube channel for help with teaching maths and numeracy to adults.

For an introduction to embedding literacy and numeracy

Follow the links below for definitions and explanations.

What do we mean by literacy and numeracy?

What are the frameworks we use for teaching literacy and numeracy to adults?

Why do we have this problem with literacy and numeracy?