Maths tuition

Where does your child fit in?

It's our aim to provide tailored tuition that gives children the skills they need to work and reason with numbers. It's true that while some students struggle with maths at some stage in their development, others appear born to be mathematicians. We can cater for both ends of the spectrum, and everyone in between.

Josh Play


Josh struggled with mathematical concepts and as a result didn't like maths. We work with students like Josh all the time, helping them catch up and gain the foundational skills they need for the more advanced learning that will come later. Now Josh has gone up a level and he is really enjoying maths. Watch Josh's Story

Jackie Play


Jackie thinks she is "no good at maths" and is embarrassed to put her hand up in class. We often help students who lack confidence by providing targeted lessons and practice they need to become truly proficient. A personalised NumberWorks'nWords learning plan has helped Jackie shine and allow her to answer questions in class with confidence. Watch Jackie's Story

Nadine Play


Nadine has always done well in maths and wants to keep achieving high grades. At NumberWorks'nWords she gets the encouragement and carefully staged lessons she needs to surpass expectations. This year she achieved an A in her prelim exams and was really pleased with her result. Watch Nadine's Story

About our maths tuition

  • Our assessment process will identify strengths, weaknesses and gaps – information that allows us to develop a personalised tuition plan.
  • Lessons are enjoyable, because we want children to look forward to after-school tuition.
  • Students are involved with goal setting, which helps them to keep their eyes on the prize.
  • We regularly report back to you, so you’ll know how your child is progressing.
  • The content of our tutoring plans is linked to the school curriculum, so you can be certain that everything learned will be relevant and useful.
  • Specific preparation for upcoming challenges, such as tests and exams, can be integrated with lesson plans.
  • We offer advice that helps with revision plans and homework.
  • We are happy to talk to the teacher about the tutoring program to complement work done at school.
  • We’re fully conversant with the exam systems used across the country.

Ready to book an assessment?

If you’re still unsure whether your child needs a Maths or English tutor, or whether we’re the right provider, we recommend you book a free assessment. It costs nothing to find out where your child stands, and at the same time you can get a good look around one of our centres. Then you’ll be better equipped to make the best decision for your child.

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What people say about us

Thoroughly Recommend

Both of my children have been going to Number Works' N Words Three Kings for two years and they have both enjoyed their maths tuition. They look forward to their lessons each week and it has helped in their school work and exams considerably with my eldest child passing NCEA Maths level 1 and Physics Level 2. The staff are always friendly, approachable and knowledgeable and engage both children at their own levels. I thoroughly recommend Number works 'n Words.

Susan W


NumberWorks’nWords has been really motivating for my granddaughter. She used to hate maths but gives everything a try now.

Jenny T

Enjoying Maths

Our 10 year old went from an "at risk" grading in her report to "at expectation" over this time. Her confidence in maths has improved hugely and she is now enjoying maths. Thanks to the team at NumberWorks.

Libby H

Better maths results

I have noticed my daughters gain more confidence in Maths at school and have achieved better results since attending NumberWorks'nWords.