Our Story

Fostering universal skills for learning and life

Who Are We

Learning Matters Ltd offers education consultancy services for schools and educational centres and learning support and extension for students and families who wish to invest in their children's education.

Our philosophy is based on the science of learning, with a strong focus on developing the executive functions necessary to reach your full potential. We specialise in learning support for Dyslexic students of all ages.

We are approved by the Education Council which enables our New Zealand registered teachers to maintain their teacher's registration. Due to our rigorous professional learning, enquiry and appraisal process, we are the only New Zealand Specialist Learning Support provider who has been recognised in this way.

What We Do

At Learning Matters we specialise in support for students aged 4 years to adults. We are a team of passionate and dedicated professionals who are experienced in, and dedicated to research and evidence support for Dyslexic learners.

This support is provided both during and after school and is based in centre and / or in schools.

You will find a Learning Matters centre in the North Island towns of Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Cambridge, and Tauranga, and in the South Island in Queenstown and Arrowtown.

Meet Our Team

We are a team of passionate educators

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Carla McNeil

Founder & Director

Kylie McKay


Rebecca Fraser

Business Manager

Kayla Heeringa

Financial Administrator

Rachel VanSant

Cambridge / Hamilton - Educator
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Brenda Walker

Te Awamutu / Hamilton - Mathematics Educator
Kate Kilbride

Kate Kilbride

Queenstown Educator
Sue Buckenham

Sue Buckenham

Queenstown Educator
Carla Woodhead

Carla Woodhead

Tauranga Educator
Marion Kirby

Marion Kirby

Tauranga Educator

Tracy Findlay

Te Awamutu / Hamilton - Educator

Robin Winter

Hamilton - Educator

Kirsty Parkes

Te Awamutu Educator / Resource Developer

Briar Gilbert

Te Awamutu - Educator

Diana Kilbride

Cambridge / Hamilton - Educator