Tutoring in Dunedin

Dunedin Maths and English Tutoring Experts

If you're searching for a maths or English tutor in Dunedin, come and check out our Crawford St tuition centre. We're part of a network of tuition centres Dunedin parents review highly.

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90 Crawford Street
Dunedin Central
Dunedin, 9016

90 Crawford Street is on the left of the one-way street, above Gordon Crichton Lighting. There is angle parking right outside.

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Individual tuition programmes

Our curriculum-linked programmes are designed by experts to deliver the results your child needs (catch-up, extension or exam prep), while also building confidence and increasing love of learning. We teach children aged 5 to 16 and regular reports show how your child is improving. Every student has an individualised programme and works towards agreed personal goals. Results are celebrated.

Maths tutoring

Effective and engaging maths tuition will ensure your child has the numeracy knowledge and thinking skills required for improved maths performance. We help children who struggle with maths, as well as those who are gifted.

English tutoring

Whether your child is a reluctant reader and writer or an aspiring novelist, we can prescribe a needs-based English tuition programme. Our tutoring complements schoolwork and follows the New Zealand curriculum.

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Meet the Owner & Manager: Lisa Borthwick

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Hello, I am Lisa, the owner and manager of NumberWords'nWords Dunedin. I have been actively involved in learning & development throughout my career in financial administration and management. 

I am passionate about helping children to reach their full potential. Our team of trained tutors are friendly and supportive in helping every child succeed and feel positive about learning. We pride ourselves on knowing every child, finding out what makes them tick, and designing their own individualised programme. Building meaningful, reciprocal relationships with children and their parents is at the heart of what we do.

Give me a call or pop into our centre – I can't wait to meet you!

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My son is severely dyslexic in all areas of dyslexia. NumberWorksn'Words have worked with him to help him understand Maths and English, and they have done so in a way that compliments the work he does at school. His achievement scores have improved and he is now better able to concentrate in class. He knows he has backup outside of school, in a safe space, to spend extra time on the things he finds difficult.

— C. Hamilton

NumberWorks'nWords has been marvelous for our granddaughter who always looks forward to lessons. Her tutors are very encouraging and supportive.

— M. Woods

The service you receive from the administrative side of things, as well as the progress the kids make in their learning subjects are exceptional. I have been using NumberWorks'nWords for many years now; the kids enjoy it and the staff are friendly, hard-working people.

— R. Tate

Our daughter has gone from being behind in her learning at school to leading the way. She feels so much more confident and she says all the learning from NumberWorks'nWords has allowed her to tackle things she had not been taught at school.

— V. Bradshaw

We found the personal approach and individual tuition from NumberWorks'nWords to be of great benefit to our son. Also appreciated the frequent feedback from the manger.

— V. Watson

A brilliant maths programme that tailored specifically to each child. They encouraging confidence and enjoyment. Strikes the right balance between difficulty and fun, within an environment of ongoing achievement. Would certainly recommend to any parent or caregiver wanting to provide their child with the extra tools to succeed.

— G. Baker

If there is one thing good about this place, it will be Luke and his communication. Thanks Luke, keep up with your kind and efficient communication. My son is enjoying learning there.

— M. Othman

NumberWorks'nWords provides lessons that are individual to each student and aimed at building on student confidence and success. Lessons are provided in a positive and friendly environment focusing on student achievement which is frequently acknowledged and celebrated. Tutors provide constructive direction which encourages students to attempt new challenges. Students enjoy attending lessons and the progress they make.

— M. Guthrie

A very friendly and helpful team. My daughter really enjoys her lessons and is making great progress in both her school work and her confidence. Highly recommend.

— C. Moir

We engaged NumberWorks'nWords at the start of the year anticipating that our son may struggle with NCEA (due to past attitude and results!). However, NumberWorks'nWords gave him confidence in his own ability and he then achieved ‘excellence’ results. It was helpful that they knew what assessments and topics were coming up and worked alongside the school's curriculum. They were also extremely helpful with the external MCAT (algebra) exam preparation. We were very happy with all aspects of tutoring and have recommended NumberWorks'nWords to family and friends.

— B. Stedman

New Zealand term dates 2023

  • Term 1
  • Monday 30th January - Thursday 6th April 
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day
  • Friday 7th April - Monday 10th April - Easter 
  • Term 2
  • Monday 24th April - Friday 30th June
  • Holidays:
  • Tuesday 25th April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 5th June – King's Birthday
  • Friday 14th July - Matariki 
  • Term 3
  • Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
  • Term 4
  • Monday 9th October - Friday 15th December
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 23rd October - Labour Day