The Maths Room Maths Tutor

Listing #: 971832442
Business name: The Maths Room NZ
Location: Beckenham
Christchurch City
About: "Emergency maths" is not ideal so set your child up for success in maths with regular tuition in 2022.
Services offered: Maths tuition for Year 6 -13. One-on-one tuition. Also: refresher sessions for Defence Force/Poli­ce entry tests.
Areas serviced: Tuition is held in "The Maths Room" in Beckenham, Christchurch or NZ wide online via web conference platform.
Availability: Week days, Saturdays and Sundays. Message through the contact page at or via "The Maths Room NZ" on Facebook.
Catherine Smith has many years experience in diverse maths teaching and mentoring roles from basic numeracy through to engineering maths and for a wide range of age groups and abilities. Whether a student is striving for excellence or needing support with basic concepts, Catherine has the skill, patience and expertise to help achieve success.

Catherine has  a Bachelor of Science Degree in mathematics(calculus), a secondary teaching diploma, a Business Studies Diploma in teaching methods and a Post Graduate Diploma in communication.

Tuition is designed to run in parallel with school topics so that students keep up with all the aspects of a topic without "knowledge gaps" and can master it in time for internal assessments and do well in formative test (in preparation for external exams). Gone are the days of cramming for one single end of year test. Assessment is ongoing with NCEA so learning also needs to be ongoing.

Catherine uses a mentoring style to coach students so that students gain confidence alongside their newly gained competence in maths and stats. Catherine has a knowledge of learning styles and finds the method of learning that helps each learner grasp the concepts more easily. She also has a  good sense of humour which makes for a relaxed and comfortable learning environment.

The Maths Room NZ is an approved Ngai Tahu Tahua Taunaki Akonga/Learner Support provider and as such iwi are able to apply for an amount of funding through this Learner Support Scheme.

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My daughter has been attending tuition with Catherine for approx 2 1/2 years. She really struggled with maths at Primary School and subsequently she had lost all confidence. She is now getting Merit and Exellences in her exams at High School. Catherine is extremely patient and caring and has given my daughter so much confidence and encouragement, it's been such a joy to see her blossom. I wish I had discovered Catherine years ago when my daughter was at Primary school. Highly recommended.
seanpenn (166 166 positive feedback)  Wed 30 Sep
Catherine tutored both my children in 2017. She had a great rapport with both kids and they found her extremely supportive. My youngest struggled with confidence but after just one term it was great to see her enthusiasm for Maths had returned. She moved up a couple of maths classes during the year due to improvement. My eldest child faced their end of year NCEA exam with a lot more confidence and understanding of calculus. We would highly recommend Catherine.
clivehill (2292 2292 positive feedback)  Mon 29 Jan
After a long period away from study I needed to complete a maths paper as part of my degree. With limited time and a lot to learn Catherine took up the challenge to explain the concepts, terminology and offer problem solving tips that helped me gain my confidence and understanding quickly. If you are studying at University or Polytech level and want to improve your maths, practice and invest in an exceptional maths tutor. I can highly recommend Catherine to help achieve your goals!
dae2 (230 230 positive feedback)  Tue 03 May
My daughter struggled with maths for years. However, in the past two years (Years 10 and 11), we have been very fortunate to have found Catherine who has not only assisted my daughter to achieve great results but also, to gain confidence in her ability in the subject. I highly recommend Catherine for her professionalism, knowledge of the curriculum and her genuine care for her students. My daughter will be back again for more tuition at The Maths Room in 2016. Thanks Catherine!
hkb (302 302 positive feedback)  Sun 24 Jan
I am a 15 year old student who has been attending tuition sessions with Catherine for the past two years. Catherine continues to aid me in my work but at the same time she has also changed my negativity towards the subject by explaining the relevance of Maths and the importance of it. She creates a caring environment while providing humour regularly! Most importantly, I feel comfortable with asking questions. Overall it has been a great experience so far, and one that has really helped.
gustavio (0 0 positive feedback)  Wed 23 Dec
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