Monica Simmons

Monica Simmons

Tutor @ Wellington Centre

Kia ora. I’m Monica and join the tutor team here after the last four years preparing international students for studying at Victoria University in the Foundation Studies Programme. Before that, I worked as a high school English and Social Studies teacher in Palmerston North and Rarotonga. My original career was publishing books and documents in English and te reo Maori. I was self-employed as a writer, editor, and proofreader for five years. This year I am continuing my te reo Maori language learning journey through Te Wananga o Aotearoa. My two children are now adults and I’m eagerly awaiting becoming a kuia! My spare time will find me tramping or walking in our beautiful whenua, reading, and hanging out with my extended whanau.

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