If you're searching for maths or English tutoring on the North Shore, come and check out our Takapuna tuition centre. We're part of a network of tutoring centres North Auckland parents review highly.

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 Owners: Jackie & Andrew Pound

Andrew and Jackie Pound Takapuna

Hi! We are Jackie and Andrew, and we own the Takapuna NumberWorks'nWords centre. Jackie expertly manages things at Takapuna (Andrew just gets in the way...)

Our two daughters have also been involved in the business, both as tutors and part-time office workers (Jessie was a student for a number of years).

We both came from teaching backgrounds. Jackie's most recent roles in schools were spent specialising in GATE (gifted & talented education) and FPS (Future Problem Solving) programmes.

The thing that keeps us so motivated is working with children and helping them to be the best they can be. This means success in maths and English, and just as importantly, it means watching them grow in confidence and self-belief.

We believe in creating a vibrant, happy & safe environment that students of all ages look forward to being a part of. We hope that good things are "taught and caught" that will benefit children in their precious lives.

My son in a short space of time has shown real improvement in English and Maths, but best of all he loves going to NumberWorks’nWords.

— Ruth A

My daughter is really enjoying and UNDERSTANDING maths for the first time in ages. Filled in her knowledge gaps and given her confidence back in her abilities.

— Sally

NumberWorks’nWords Takapuna has helped my daughter go from below national standard at primary school through to merit standard at secondary school. The difference it has made not only in her ability to understand maths, but in her confidence has been amazing. She has gone from hating maths to actually enjoying it!

— Angela S

The team are excellent at assessing to find the gaps, then setting the course for them to follow for remediation. The tutors are knowledgeable then make it fun to learn.

— Paula

Contact us

22 Anzac St
Takapuna, 0622

We are situated above Burger Fuel and Fatima’s at 22 Anzac St. There is plenty of parking in the Anzac St carpark next door.

Auckland term dates 2020

  • Term 1
  • Tuesday 28th 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