English Tutors

Amazing at English

Tailored tuition for students struggling to master English to aspiring English masters, and everyone in between.

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.

Our students' stories

Under-achiever

Sam's parents are worried. He hasn't been doing so well in English and is embarrassed about being in the bottom group at school. Worrying doesn't fix things but targeted tuition does. For years we've been working with students who aren't meeting achievement guidelines for their age. We know how to turn things around for children like Sam, and we make sure it's fun.

Under-confident

Jessie is a competent reader but she’s scared of getting things wrong in class. We often help students who lack confidence. Through tailored teaching, positive reinforcement and success-based learning, we are helping Jessie to become proficient and confident. Now she loves putting up her hand to answer questions.

Under-extended

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.


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 their individual 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!

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A NumberWorks’nWords assessment for English will provide you with valuable insight into how your child is progressing.

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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.

— MR & MRS BOND