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Tutoring in Cashmere

Cashmere Maths and English Tutoring Experts

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

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256 Barrington St
Christchurch, 8024

We are located in Barrington Mall, upstairs above Snap Fitness at the Barrington St end of the Mall.

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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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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 Owner: Ivan Leary

Ivan Leary Cashmere

I have been involved with NumberWorks'nWords since 1992, when I started as a tutor! In 1999, I started the Cashmere branch in south Christchurch, where I have stayed for twenty years. It's obvious by my long term commitment to NumberWorks'nWords, that I still absolutely love seeing students develop their maths & English skills, and become more engaged in their learning. I'm proud to have taught thousands of students, and helped them increase their confidence, and love of learning. In some cases, I now have the privilege of teaching the children of some of my original students, from the late 1990's!

I'm always happy to meet with you and discuss your child's educational needs, and to help your child reach their full potential.

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My two daughters (years 3 and 4) have been at NumberWorks for the last couple of years. Prior to NumberWorks, they were already reasonably good at maths but were starting to lose interest in it as it got harder at school. Now, because of NumberWorks, they find maths at school enjoyable because they understand it - and they are able to help others in their class who find it more difficult. Achieving at maths is fun, even exciting, and quite empowering for them. They get rewarded and celebrated when they achieve or move levels. The staff at NumberWorks are really encouraging, the tutors are young and good academic role models.

— Annabel

We have had such a positive experience with Number works. Our kids love it and their confidence in maths has increased significantly. Ivan is incredible. He has such a wonderful rapport with the kids and his high energy personality is encouraging.

— Kevin

Our children have been attending NumberWorks for a while now and love it. The teachers are approachable and the teaching is fantastic. Highly recommended for both kids who need to catch up and those that need extending.

— Kate C

NumberWorks'nWords have been amazing for my son! Ivan and the team quickly worked out what he needed to work on and made the learning so much fun he wanted to go each day!!

— Michelle B

Canterbury term dates 2021

  • Term 1
  • Monday 1st February - Friday 16th April
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 8th February - Waitangi Day
  • Friday 2nd April- Monday 5th April - Easter
  • Term 2
  • Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 7th June – Queen's Birthday
  • Term 3
  • Monday 26th July – Friday 1st October
  • Term 4
  • Monday 18th October – Friday 17th December
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 25th October - Labour Day
  • Friday 12th November - Canterbury Anniversary Day