Presented by:

Tim Burgess – BA; Dip Teaching; COGE; ATCL; FRGS
Lynn Berresford - Reg Psychologist;
MEd(Hons); DipCounselling; DipTchg; MNZPsP; MNZAC

What do the ESP workshops involve?

Group instruction and practice covers essential meta-cognitive and organisational exam and study skills such as; active questioning, multiple intelligences, learning styles, goal setting, note-taking, time management, memory aids, and overcoming negative thought patterns, amongst others.

The workshops run over 2 or/and 3 days and include a parent information meeting and a student follow up half day.

Who can benefit from ESP?

We believe all students, regardless of their learning profile, gain from the ESP approach.

However, with our extensive professional experience with students with Specific Learning Differences, ESP workshops have been designed to work particularly well for students who are experiencing issues such as:

  • dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia.

  • giftedness.

  • Twice Exceptional.


  • some behavioural and emotional difficulties.

  • some high functioning autistic spectrum disorders.

How are ESP Workshops designed?

ESP Workshops cater for transitional bands (all cover emotional aspects of study):

  • diverse range of specialist teachers.

  • less teacher contact time

  • establishing study habits

  • changing timetables and classrooms

Years 9/10: This band focuses on the transitional changes on coping with junior secondary.

  • learning to deal with exams and note taking.

  • practising study habits.

  • coordinating deadlines and commitments.

Years 11/12/13: This band focuses on the transitional changes on entering senior secondary.

  • continual pressure from assessments.

  • notes organisation and ongoing summarising.

  • examination techniques and skills.

  • goal-setting and time management.

Where are the workshops held?

The workshops will be held at Kip McGrath, 1st Floor Eden Quarter, 290 Dominion Road, Mt Eden Auckland 1024

Effective Study Programme

The Best Proven Way to Get Results

ESP is fun, relevant, challenging and engaging for Years 9-13 students who want to succeed.

The students say:

“THANK YOU! You’re a star in the dark, you’ve helped me lots”
“I went from 34% to 81% in my exam, you made a real difference to my study.”
“I wish I had known about you guys when I started high school!”

Our ESP workshops on exam and study skills have helped students for over 20 years.


Next Courses February and April 2109.

2 ½ day workshop february fee $320

Dates, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2019

Times: Saturday start 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Sunday start 9:30 am – 3:00 pm The Parent meeting from 3 – 4 pm [Sunday] A follow up 1/2 day Sunday 21st July from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Venue: Kip McGrath – Dominion Rd.

3 ½ day workshop April Fee $485

Dates, Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019

Times: Friday and Saturday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm          Sunday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm The Parent meeting from 2:30 – 3:30 pm [Sunday]           A Follow up meeting 1/2 day on Sunday 21st July start from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Venue: Kip McGrath – Dominion Rd.

Call 09) 444-6859 or email to register your interest for the 2019 courses.