Kim Morris, founder of Progress In Learning, is a heart centred edupreneur, serving those she cares about and doing what she loves. Passionate about helping students with their learning, she seeks to empower educators, parents and students to make a difference in their lives. Kim Morris is a well-qualified, specialist teacher with many years of teaching experience, trained to work with children who have dyslexia and associated learning difficulties.
She is registered with the New Zealand Teachers Council, the SPELD NZ Association and the Feuerstein Institute.
After initially training as a primary school teacher in South Africa in 1979, Kim studied further and continued with her career as a learning specialist teacher. She emigrated to New Zealand in 2003 with her family and taught in a regular NZ mainstream school for 4 years. Kim has studied art throughout her life and values creativity.
Her strong belief that growth and change is possible within a well-designed programme, tailored to suit their needs and wholistic in approach, has contributed to her success. This is reflected in improved academic achievement and wellbeing. Children are encouraged to reach their potential in a supportive and caring way.
Tailored to suit your child's needs
An individualised programme is formulated for the child based on prior assessments and reports. This usually includes an assessment by an Educational Psychologist, school reports, speech therapy reports etc and any additional assessment which Progress In Learning may do.
Session content varies, depending on the needs of the child as each person is unique.
Lessons may incorporate phonics instruction, decoding strategies, reading of prose, reading comprehension, spelling, written language, auditory or visual processing training and mathematics. We use a combination of written activities, whiteboard, workbooks, board games and computer-based activities.
Home programmes are put in place and monitored to accelerate progress and provide the additional reinforcement needed.
A supervised touch-typing course is held at Progress In Learning, Strathallan Primary School, in the computer suite most lunchtimes and before school in the morning. The Wings to Fly fun colouring and activity journal course is held after school on a Friday and runs for two terms. This is a transformational course which builds self-esteem, emotional resilience, self-confidence, creativity, written language, oral language and social skills.
Home courses / Virtual tutoring
Students can enrol for the online TTRS course for home use through our website https://progressinlearning.co.nz/
We can assist parents or a tutor in setting up a home programme for their child, using more of the resources on our website, if they want to be the main learning support person.
Progress In Learning is located at ACG Strathallan Primary School, Hayfield Way, Karaka. The school is supportive of children with learning differences and welcomes attendance from other schools. Kim also tutors from her private lounge in Pukekohe where there is a lovely garden view and a fireplace.
At Progress In Learning, children are nurtured to reach their potential in a supportive and caring way. Parents have a clear understanding of how their child is progressing and receive bi-annual progress reports.