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We understand the dilemma. On one hand you’re thinking “Maybe I’ll just wait and see how things work out”. And then your mind does an about-turn and thinks “If we don’t do something soon, it’ll become a bigger problem”.

If you really want to find out if your child needs tuition services, you need to consult an expert educator. You can do this for no cost by booking a free assessment with us. It doesn’t cost a thing and you’ll get a clear picture of how your child is doing compared to other children of the same age. You’ll also get specific information about weaknesses and strengths, as well as an indication of how tuition could make a difference. With this information on board, you’ll be in a better position to make a good decision.

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Hear what our parents are saying

Maths tutoring at NumberWorksnWords

Tutoring helps children reach their full potential in maths and English

David, one of the NumberWorks’nWords parents explains how maths and English tutoring helped his children reach their potential, and how regular feedback was received from NumberWorks’nWords.

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Parent advocates to personalised maths and English tutoring

NumberWorks'nWords maths and English tutoring gives children a love of learning

Hear Marjolein explain how having her children at NumberWorks’nWords maths and English tutoring has given them a love of learning, while working alongside what they are learning at school. Tutoring at NumberWorks’nWords has given the girls confidence to turn “I can’t” into “I can”.

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Our points of difference

  • # 1

    We're the original after-school tutoring business

    NumberWorks’nWords was established in 1984 and is one of the world’s most experienced tuition providers. The people behind NumberWorks’nWords, are passionate about providing an essential service for students who are struggling, as well as those who need extension.

  • # 2

    Our teaching methods are proven to work

    Thousands of children have benefited from our after-school tutoring programs. And they all add up to a truckload of evidence that the programs really work. Because the world never stops changing, fine-tuning is happening all the time to accommodate new topics, curriculum changes and new information about how children learn.

  • # 3

    Our assessment process gives you an honest picture of how your child is doing

    To be effective, a tutoring plan must begin with a comprehensive assessment. After the assessment, which takes up to half an hour, your child will work with a tutor on some of our learning programs while we give you a clear picture of how your child is doing. The assessment is free and there’s no obligation to sign up for tutoring.

  • # 4

    We set goals together with you and your child for what you would like to achieve

    The goals are based on what we find from the assessment and what you and your child would like to achieve.

  • # 5

    Your child gets an individual program

    Once we know the goals, a customised learning plan is put together. The plan will target areas of weakness and/or opportunity, as well as consolidation of fundamental skills.

  • # 6

    You get regular progress reports

    Is your investment paying off? You have a right to know! The centre manager will regularly let you know how things are going with your child. Plus you’re welcome to ask questions whenever you’re dropping off or picking up from the centre.

  • # 7

    One-to-one tutoring and independent learning time

    Tutors are always on hand to give individual instruction and help when needed. Importantly, students are also given time to work things through independently, knowing there is help available when required.

  • # 8

    Students are rewarded for achievement

    Our studies show that students work best when they concentrate in ‘bursts’, with little breaks in between, and when their progress is regularly acknowledged. Our proven in-session reward system ticks both these boxes.

  • # 9

    Learning is enjoyable

    Successful learning requires your child’s full cooperation, and that’s only going to happen if the NumberWorks’nWords experience is enjoyable. For younger students, we make sure learning is fun - entertainment is built into all our primary learning modules. For older students, it’s less about fun and more about keeping things stimulating and interesting.

  • # 10

    Our topics and learning strategies are compatible with the school curriculum

    The experts who develop our learning programs closely monitor what’s happening in the primary and secondary education sector. At a classroom level, they know the current maths and English curriculum inside out. At a professional level, they follow new trends in teaching and recognise the impacts of government initiatives, such as national standards. You can be confident that the learning your child does at NumberWorks’nWords will dovetail perfectly with what’s happening at school.

35+ years in the making

Our programs have been developed over many years by qualified maths and English experts. They are continually being updated, to allow for curriculum changes and new learning discoveries. You can be confident that our teaching methods are completely compatible with those used in schools.

Request a free assessment?

If you’re still unsure whether your child needs a English or maths tutor, or whether we’re the right provider, we recommend you book a free assessment. It costs nothing to find out where your child stands, and at the same time you can get a good look around one of our centres. Then you’ll be better equipped to make the best decision for your child.

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