Zest Education has long existed as a learning/tutoring centre. Prior to moving to 3A Clonbern Road, Remuera we were located at 85 Portland Road, where the centre operated as a Kip McGrath centre, following that, In2learning and more recently Zest Education Centre. We are conveniently located directly across the road from 'New World' supermarket which is closely located to schools such as Kings’ School, St Kentigerns for Boys’ School and Girls’ School, St Cuthbert’s College, Diocesan, Auckland Boys Grammar, Baradene and local schools Remuera Primary, Remuera Intermediate and Victoria Avenue Primary School.
For many years it was the most successful Kip McGrath Education Centre in the world, under the guidance of Tom and Margaret Eades. In February 2015, Tom and Margaret Eades handed over the reigns to husband and wife team Paul and Emily Penhearow. Since then, Paul and Emily are continuing to build the success of the centre by:
Delivering: personalised education programmes to support and extend our students
Attracting: energetic and qualified educators who share our passion for learning
Collaborating: with parents and schools (and other key stakeholders) to ensure that the learning process for each student is supported and relevant
Partnering: with the very best advisors, organisations and service providers to ensure we achieve results for our students and families.
Emily Penhearow BEd (Hons), Dip TESSOL
Emily is the experienced educator in the business having had many years experience teaching in the UK before she moved to New Zealand. Here she has worked for over 10 years firstly as a teacher and then in a variety of successful leadership roles before embarking on the Zest business with her husband Paul. Emily is an expert in primary teaching, and brings all of her education experience to the role she plays at Zest.
Emily and Paul have two daughters of their own.
In Emily’s words: “I have the best job in the world. I get to do what I love and see the success and rewards that it provides the children who come into our centre here at Zest”.
Paul Penhearow (BBus)
Paul grew up in a family that prioritised education. Paul’s father was a principal and his mother was a teacher. As a businessman and top sportsman he knows what it takes to succeed. Paul brings his 15 years of corporate experience through to the practices at Zest. Paul ensures that everything behind the scenes at Zest runs smoothly and is often the welcoming face you will see as you first walk through the door.
Team of Tutors
Our team of tutors are highly experienced and skilled educators who have been carefully selected and screened by us prior to engagement. Our team gets results - we have many word-of-mouth referrals to specific tutors, from students themselves to their friends and also from their parents. We take great pride in our staff and know we can inspire, delight, engage, motivate and as a result build confidence in our students.
Zest is passionate about offering our team access to ongoing professional development, as we want to make the most of advancements and new ideas in the education process. We know that when we reward and look after our team that we will see these benefits flow through to the students who come to our centre.