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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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Great management and tutors. They helped my children pass all their NCEA maths internals and externals.

— A. Bunzie

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

— K. Collins

NumberWorks'nWords has 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!

— M. Barkley

We have had such a positive experience with NumberWorks'nWords. 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.

— K. Armstrong

My two daughters (years 3 and 4) have been at NumberWorks'nWords for the last couple of years. Prior to NumberWorks'nWords, they were already reasonably good at maths but were starting to lose interest in it as it got harder at school. As a result of NumberWorks'nWords, they now 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'nWords are really encouraging, and the tutors are young and good academic role models.

— A. Griffin

Ivan is super helpful and friendly, and the tutors are very good with the kids.

— J. Usaf

Canterbury term dates 2022

  • Term 1
  • Monday 31st January - Thursday 14th April 
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 7th February - Waitangi Day
  • Friday 15th April - Monday 18th April - Easter 
  • Monday 25th April - ANZAC Day
  • Term 2
  • Monday 2nd May - Friday 8th July 
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 6th June – Queen's Birthday
  • Friday 24th June - Matariki 
  • Term 3
  • Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September
  • Term 4
  • Monday 17th October - Friday 16th December
  • Holidays:
  • Monday 24th October - Labour Day
  • Friday 18th November - Canterbury Anniversary