Private English Tutors in New Zealand

Where does your child fit in?

The importance of literacy can be seen everywhere you look - words on signs, in books, on websites, in forms, on vehicles and hundreds of other places. The world runs on words, so reading and writing are essential life skills. For some they come easily; for others mastering the English language can be hard work.

Sam Play


School reports have Sam’s parents worried. His reading age doesn’t match his actual age, and he seems to be slipping further and further behind. Worrying doesn’t fix things, but targeted tuition does. For years we’ve been working with students who aren’t meeting reading and writing achievement guidelines for their age. We know how to turn things around for children like Sam, and we make sure it’s fun. Watch Sam's Story

Jessie Play


Jessie is a competent reader, but she’s not so great at spelling and writing stories. We often help students who are keeping up in some areas of English, but failing in other areas. This can lead to a lack of confidence and the feeling that they’re ‘dumb’ or ‘a bit slow’. By identifying knowledge and skill gaps, we can help students like Jessie to acquire the missing links that lead to confidence and success. Watch Jessie's Story

Cody Play


Cody has been identified as having a gift in English. We think children who find reading and writing easy deserve as much attention as students who are struggling. If test results and school reports show that your child has a talent for words, we can create a plan that accelerates and broadens English learning. Watch Cody's Story

About our English tuition

  • Our English lessons are for children who are beginning readers and continues through to Year 10.
  • The tuition programme we develop for your child will be tailor-made to meet needs identified during the initial assessment.
  • Our English tuition covers reading, comprehension, writing, spelling and grammar.
  • For older students we offer programs to develop narrative and essay writing skills including persuasive and expository.
  • With input from you and your child, we set achievable goals.
  • As each goal is achieved, a new one will be set.
  • We regularly report back to you, so you’ll know how your child is progressing.
  • The content of our English tutoring programmes is linked to the New Zealand curriculum, so you can be certain that everything learned will be relevant and useful.
  • Programmes are always age-appropriate, regardless of the student’s achievement level.
  • Our experienced English tutors use positive reinforcement and rewards to make sure the tutoring experience is enjoyable – fun even!

Ready to book an assessment?

If you’re still unsure whether your child needs an 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

Friendly professional staff

The staff at NumberWorks'nWords have always been very friendly, professional and helpful. They engage well with my children, who appear to be making good progress with English, which they were struggling with before coming to the centre. The activities appear to be interesting and my kids love going each week. I would recommend NumberWorks'nWords to any parent whose child is struggling with English.


Have Fun Learning

NumberWorks'nWords have been amazing in assisting my child to reach his reading goals. The managers are always available to interact with parents, while the tutors provide positive support for their charges. All this and the kids have fun learning.

Lesley W

Tailored tuition

Professional and approachable learning made easy and tailored to the requirements of the student.


Reach their potential

Fantastic programme that encourages your children to reach their potential.