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Karen offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!


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Primary $50.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced NZ Primary and Intermediate teacher with a passion for supporting students with maths. In 2018 I left full time teaching to set up Maths Spies and now have over 20 private students from schools across Nelson. I love to see the turn around in children as they start to gain confidence and then start to enjoy maths. **Removed By Admin**

In my spare time I enjoy the great outdoors in this beautiful part of the world. Paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, walking and tennis are my favourite activities.

Tutoring Experience:

I have 10 years recent class teaching experience in NZ classrooms so know the NZ curriculum and am up to date with current methods. I have a current Teacher practising certificate from the Education Council: registration number 329543.
I know first-hand the difficulty of teaching a class of up to 30 students, and how some students will struggle to meet their full potential in this environment - whether that be mastering the basics or challenging themselves to the next level.
I have researched the specific problems that students with dyslexia and dyscalculia may have with maths and have developed equipment and procedures to support them.

Tutoring Approach:

I help make Maths fun and easy, which boosts children’s confidence. During tutoring your child will use equipment, visuals and games to help develop an understanding of maths concepts.
A maths session with me will NOT involve any time on screens or devices. These things can be useful to revise or practise skills already learnt but I do not believe they teach concepts.
Students feel confident and safe to ask questions, make mistakes and give things a go in the nurturing environment I'm able to create working one to one. As I listen to students demonstrating how they are solving a maths problem I am able to pick up on misconceptions they hold, which will often go unnoticed in a busy classroom or in computer based tutoring.
I help make Maths fun and easy, which boosts children’s confidence.
I have many happy students and parents who have seen a rapid change in confidence and excitement about maths

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • Massey University (2010) - Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Primary (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • Coventry University (1987) - Business Studies (HONS) degree (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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