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.