Before gaining my teaching qualification and registration in 2010 and 2012, respectively, I completed a bachelors degree in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy, and a post-graduate diploma in Development Studies.
During university I operated a small graphic design and photography business, learning most of the software intuitively (hence the name). I have found that the combination of design and technology adds value to many careers, especially teaching.
This year I have taken a short break, but am close to completing my Masters in Education, with a focus on digital technology and inquiry learning. In 2015 I gained my Certificate in Te Ara Reo Māori (Level 4). Concentrating full-time on Tuitive allowed me to successfully complete training and exams to become a Google Certified Educator (Level 2).