If you're searching for a maths or English tutor in Christchurch, come and check out our Burnside tuition centre. We offer the quality tutoring Christchurch parents understand and value.

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 15 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.

Ready to book an assessment?

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

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Meet the Owners: Kimberly & Simon Parkes

Simon and Kimberly Burnside

Hi, my name is Kimberly. My husband Simon and I are the Owners/Managers of NumberWorks’nWords Burnside.

 I am the day-to-day Manager of the centre, while Simon works as a Civil Engineer, helping out at the centre in the evenings. When we are not at work, you can find us enjoying time with friends, volunteering in our local community, or travelling back to sunny Nelson where we grew up to spend time with family.

 My journey with NumberWorks’nWords started when I was only 10 years old, when I attended NumberWorks’nWords as a student. In 2017 I came on board at the Burnside centre as the Assistant Manager and quickly fell in love with the positive environment and fun approach to Maths and English tuition. It was so rewarding to see student’s confidence and ability grow right before my eyes.

 We are both passionate about working with children and seeing them achieve their full potential. We understand the importance of children having a strong foundation in both the English and Maths subjects, as well as developing them into confident and independent learners. Our aim is to create a fun and positive environment where your child can thrive.

 Feel free to contact us to discuss your child’s needs and how we can assist them with their learning. We’d love to meet you.

My grandson has been attending Number Works for 2 and half years. We have found it has improved his confidence and ability in learning mathematical concepts. The friendliness, personalised learning and great communication are the reasons for continuing with NumberWorks

— Jacqui D

My son was not getting not achieved in English at the beginning of the year. After starting tuition he was getting merit and excellence.

— Kait

NumberWorks'nWords supports their learners to increase their knowledge and confidence in English and maths

— Ranui N

Contact us

157 Greers Rd
Burnside, 8053

Canterbury term dates 2020

  • Term 1
  • Monday 27th January - Thursday 9th April
  • Holidays
  • Thursday 6th February - Waitangi Day
  • Term 2
  • Tuesday 28th April - Friday 3rd July
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 1st June – Queen's Birthday
  • Term 3
  • Monday 20th July - Friday 25th September
  • Term 4
  • Monday 12th October - Friday 18th December
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 26th October - Labour Day
  • Friday 13th November - Canterbury Anniversary Day