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53 Queen Street
Palmerston North, 4410

We are located at 53 Queen St.


If you're searching for a maths or English tutor in Palmerston North, come and check out our Queen Street tuition centre. We offer the quality tutoring Palmerston North 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.

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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 Manager: Ally Lyons

Ally Lyons Palmerston North

Hello! I'm Ally, the manager of NumberWorks'nWords Palmerston North.

I've lived in Palmerston North my whole life, and absolutely love it here. I studied English and History at Massey, and after finishing my BA, I did a Graduate Diploma in Teaching, specialising in English and History at secondary school level.

While doing my undergraduate degree, I started working at NumberWorks'nWords as an English tutor, after a recommendation from girl in my Netball team who recognised what an English nut I am. I found the work environment so much fun, and that I was really making a difference in kids' lives. So, after finishing my Grad Dip, I stayed on, became a maths nut too, and am now the Manager.

Our students love coming because of the people here, and I've got to be honest, it's the same for me. After 10 years working here, I still love seeing the kids walk in the door, I love to greet them all by name and see the awesome strides they make in their learning and self-confidence. NumberWorks'nWords is a safe and happy place for your child, and they truly love their time with us. It's a real privilege working with them and our fabulous staff. I've never been more passionate about a job!

Otherwise, I love Netball, reading, coffee, singing, and my house renovations.

My door is always open, so please feel free to pop in for a chat about how we can help your child reach their potential in maths and English. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.

We love the individualised approach to our son's learning goals, whilst he is still integrated into a class-style environment. This has given him more confidence in his school classroom and the maths exercises have helped him achieve much better marks at school.

— Shelley M

It has been amazing to see our daughters progress since attending NumberWorks'nWords but more importantly, she has gained confidence in herself and a passion for learning!

— Jessie F

Number works and their learning approach has been instrumental to the academic success of our son through his time at school.

— Jono

New Zealand 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