Tuākana Programme

Tuākana Science is a multi-faceted programme for our Māori and Pacific students.

Tuākana representatives at a Matariki event

The aim of Tuākana is to extend your academic prowess so you reach your full potential. We manage this by connecting you with our established team of staff and students who have the skills, knowledge and dedication to ensure your success. We provide topic specific tutorials, 1-1 sessions, test and exam preparation and more.

Tuākana in Our Departments and Schools

Te Kura Mātauranga Koiora | Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences has a team of eight Tuākana tutors covering our 15 stage 1, and stage 2 courses. For details of supported courses, online study session times and our tutors' contact details, visit our Canvas page. If you do not have access to the Canvas page, please email our programme coordinator, Mena.

Te Kura Mātai Matū | Chemical Sciences

The School of Chemical Sciences has a team of twelve Tuākana tutors covering our foundation, stage 1, stage 2, and stage 3 courses. For details of supported courses, online study session times, and our tutors' contact details, visit our Canvas page. If you do not have access to the Canvas page, please email our programme coordinator, Ruth

Te Kura Mātai Rorohiko | Computer Science

The School of Computer Science has a team of four Tuākana tutors covering all Computer Science courses. For details of our online wānanga and our tutor and coordinator contact details, visit our Canvas page. Please email Daniel, our programme coordinator, if you do not have access to the Canvas page.

Te Kura Mātai Taiao | Environment

The School of Environment has a team of twelve Tuākana tutors covering our undergraduate courses. For details of supported courses, online study session times, and our tutors' contact details, visit our Canvas page. Please email Sonia, our programme coordinator, if you do not have access to the Canvas page.

Te Kura Mātai Kori Tinana | Exercise Science

For the following three EXERSCI courses which has more than ten MPI students enrolled (EXERSCI 101, EXERSCI 103 and EXERSCI 203), a team of five staff members (course coordinators and/or GTA's) will run weekly Tuākana tutorials through Zoom for the remainder of Semester One. The times/dates have been conveyed to the MPI student cohort within each course. Additional one-on-one Zoom sessions will be organised depending on demand.

For other undergraduate EXERSCI courses, MPI students are requested to contact the relevant course coordinator directly so the course coordinator can arrange a one-on-one Zoom session.

Te Kura Mātauranga Pāngarau | Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics has a team of Tuākana tutors covering our stage I, stage II and
stage III courses. For details of our session times, events and tutors, visit our Canvas page.

Please email coordinator Malia Puloka if you do not have access or have any questions.

Te Kura Mātai Ahupūngao | Physics

Tutorials & Zoom Details

Tuesday      3-6pm Juliet
Wednesday 3-6pm Kannan
Thursday    3-6pm Jacob

Topic: Tuākana Physics
Time: This is a recurring meeting. Meet anytime
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 340 8031

The Zoom meeting will be completely open from 3-3:30 pm. From 3:30-6pm, we are trying to operate the tutorials via a 15-minute 'appointment' basis. It's okay if you just drop in, but be aware you might be asked to wait or come back later if we’re already helping another student.

Canvas Page
https://canvas.auckland.ac.nz/courses/33964 

Piazza
We have a Piazza page for student engagement and discussion. See link on Canvas page.

Contact E-mail
To book one-on-one sessions, ask a question or anything else, please email us.

Te Kura Mātai Hinengaro | Psychology

The School of Psychology has a team of seven Tuākana tutors covering our stage I, stage II and stage III courses. For details of supported courses, online study session times, and our tutors' contact details, visit our Canvas page. Please email Hineatua, Lisiua, and Larissa, our programme coordinators, if you do not have access to the Canvas page.

Te Kura Tatauranga | Statistics

The Department of Statistics has a team of eight Tuākana tutors covering our stage I and II courses. For details of supported courses and online session times, visit our Canvas page. If you do not have access to our Canvas page or need information regarding online support with STATS 101/101G/108, please contact our programme coordinator, Susan.

Tuākana study spaces

Nau mai, kuhu mai – Welcome, come in.

The Faculty of Science has course specific Tuākana spaces for our students. Our study rooms are dual purpose and most of our tutorials take place here. They are set up as a space where you can hang out, study without disruption, or connect with others. Our Tuākana coordinators are frequently nearby to answer questions you may have.

School/Dept Building Room
Mathematics, Statistics, Physics 303 B13-15
Biological Sciences, Marine Science 104 G34
Psychology 301 198
Environment 301 188
Chemistry 301 184
Computer Science  301 183

Māori and Pacific Support

For more information about the programme, such as course-specific Tuākana coordinators and other services available to Māori and Pacific students in our science community, please contact:

Kasey Cross Faculty Administrator
Email kasey.cross@auckland.ac.nz
Phone 09 3737599 ext 89186

Lizzie Tafili Student Support Adviser
Email lizzie.tafili@auckland.ac.nz
Phone 09 3737599 ext 85083