Meet the Hamilton e-Tuts!

The e-Tuts team is a group of University of Waikato students who are here to help staff and students in their use of teaching and learning technology tools. Here is our team on the Hamilton campus.

Aaminah Ghani

Assalamu'alaikum! My name is Aaminah and I am currently a third year Bachelor of Management studies student here at Waikato. In my free time I love to hang out, go hiking and read a whole ton of books. I am super excited to be a part of the e-Tuts team as I get to work with incredible people and experiment with different kinds of technology!

Ben Redder

Kia ora, my name is Ben. I am currently in my third year of PhD in history, looking at the different representations of the past through contemporary Medieval video games. History has always been one of my main passions, but other hobbies I like are Japanese, piano, listening to music, and theatre. As someone examining video games as a form of digital media, e-Tuts provides a great opportunity for me to expand both my knowledge and skill in digital technology, and for gaining experience toward my aspirations as a lecturer by helping with university teachers and students using technology.

Caleb Bird

Hello, my name is Caleb. I am currently doing a Bachelor of Computer and Mathematical Science(hons) with a second major in Music. I enjoy working as an eTut, as it is a great opportunity to help people use technology as well learn a few things myself. In my spare time I like to produce electronic music and practice martial arts.

Dakota Sorensen

Talofa, my name is Dakota and I have recently completed my Bachelor of Arts majoring in Screen and Media. This year I am studying a full year Te Reo Maori Immersion course. I come from a variety of backgrounds with my mother being Samoan/Tongan/Pakeha and my father being Maori/Cook Island. I like to take long walks on the beach and chase waterfalls in my spare time. I am excited to work with the rest of the e-Tuts team.

Kévin Maurin

Bonjour ! I am Kévin, PhD student from France who started at the Faculty of Science and Engineering in September 2017. My background is mostly composed of research projects and internships in ecology and molecular phylogenetics, but I also have a degree in ecological engineering. My PhD project is about using DNA to study the evolution of the divaricate habit, an almost endemic morphological peculiarity of the flora of New Zealand. When I am not PhD-ing, I am learning the violin, hiking, watching movies, and of course working as an e-Tut!

Libo Hou

Hello, my name is Libo Hou. I am working towards my master’s degree in Media and Creative Technologies. I enjoy combining new technologies and hope I can invent my own multimedia device that will change people’s lives in the future. I also enjoy composing music that is a fusion of different streams such as fugue, Baroque, Beethoven and Djent.  I am enjoying working as an e-Tut. It gives me a lot of chance to meet and talk to different people.

Sarah Ather

Assalamu'alaikum, kia ora and hello! My name is Sarah and I am currently a fourth year Law and Political Science student here at Waikato. In my free time I enjoy relaxing in the outdoors, reading and writing and playing with my cat Laila. I enjoy my job as an eTut, because it gives me a chance to experiment with different types of technology whilst also helping out others.

Siobhan Brophy

Kia Ora Everyone,

I am Siobhan Brophy, I am in my third year of a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management. In my free time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, reading and adventuring around the world. I enjoy working as an Etut because every day is different, we are constantly challenged to solve technological problems.