About us

What we believe

Our vision is to empower young people to become life-long, self-directed learners.

Teachers, we are providing detailed teaching material and a learning platform that gives constructive feedback on student progress. Livewire reduces time spent in preparation and frees you to focus on your students' individual needs.

Parents, we have designed a learning program for your teenagers that gives you the ability to be actively involved in their learning again. Livewire lets you see their progress and enables you to help directly with their homework. You can also contact us to provide online support and tutoring.

Students, we are passionate about helping you take charge of your own learning so that you can go on and succeed in your chosen careers. To do this we have developed integrated online and workbook resources that enable you to master the material. If you also need a tutor, contact Neil: editor@livewirelearning.co.nz.


Tutoring Staff Profiles

Neil Riley

CEO, Founder and English Tutor - Neil Riley

Neil has been teaching for well over 30 years. He was a former Head of English, has been a Distance Education teacher and eDean, and an ESOL tutor. He has successfully integrated Livewire Learning into his teaching programme and seen students make remarkable progress.

At Livewire he is in charge of day-to-day operations and oversees the development of new subject material including the publication of complementary write-on workbooks in English, Science and Mathematics. He can teach English from Years 9-13.

He enjoys coffees with friends and family and reading.

Aaron Keesing

Technical Support - Aaron Keesing

Aaron is a former student of Elim Christian College who is studying Computer Science at Auckland University. He recently implemented the assigning homework functionality and maintains the Livewire code and websites.

COO and ESOL Fluency – Daphne Stringer

Daphne is a certified CELTA teacher. She has experienced both the challenges and benefits of learning other languages (Japanese and Mandarin). She recognises the need to learn vocabulary and grammar, but she is passionate about helping students gain fluency in their speaking and listening. She knows this will equip students not just to pass IELTS but to succeed in their tertiary courses and in the workplace.

Daphne Stringer
Jonathan Geddes

Science and Mathematics – Jonathan Geddes

Jonathan is a registered teacher, with many years experience in tutoring, Distance Education and four years experience as Head of Physics. He is passionate about Science and able to teach effectively Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry to Level 3.

Geography and Social Studies – Tom Isger

Tom is an experienced Geography teacher especially in the NCEA area at all three levels. His approach is results – focused and has taught in the State and Private school system. He prefers to talk directly on phone, Skype or communicate by email with his students. He is capable in assisting you with both internal and external standards and looks forward to sharing his passion for the subject with you. He welcomes students of all ages to his classes and will help with essay writing.

Tom Isger