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. Studybetter™ 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. Studybetter™ lets you see their progress and enables you to help directly with their homework.

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.


Staff Profiles


About Neil Riley, the driving force behind Livewire and Studybetter™

Neil has been teaching for over 30 years. He was Head of English at Southland Boys' High School for a number of years until he left that position to oversee the development of the Studybetter™ programme in 2003. He continues to teach via video conferencing where he integrates eLearning and distance education.

At Studybetter™ 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 runs at least once a week (having hung up his hockey boots) but only when it is not too cold, enjoys having coffees with friends and family, and reads when he has time.