Thinking Caps For Kids

LocationsAuckland North, Otago
Status Closed nowOpens at 04:00 PM tomorrow
Thinking Caps For Kids

We’re creating confidence!

At Thinking Caps for Kids our goal is to create a real love for learning – even if the going is a little tough.

With a passionate and experienced team dedicated to helping your child overcome challenges in maths, literacy and senior high school exams, we achieve real and meaningful results – both academically and in children’s confidence.

We love those light bulb moments!


Years 3-8: developing a love of Maths

Our tutors are experienced, primary-trained teachers who follow the New Zealand Maths Curriculum; building your child’s number knowledge and basic facts recall, as well as developing efficient strategies to solve Maths problems. Your child is tutored in a small group, which allows for individual attention along with the opportunity to discuss their thinking with others, as they do in class.

Grouped according to their Numeracy Stage, your child will improve their number knowledge and strategy thinking and have fun along the way with hands-on activities.

Because it’s confidence that counts!

In-School Tutoring – Year 3-7

A good option for busy kids and parents!

Thinking Caps run tutoring sessions within many schools on the Hibiscus Coast and Upper North Shore.  We have established a very friendly professional relationships with teachers and management.  Students work in small groups for their appropriate level for 45 minutes, gaining knowledge and developing essential strategies. Each term there is a focus that corresponds with what schools are learning so there is consistency and reinforcing throughout the term.

Kids love these sessions!


After School Tutoring Year 3-13

Years 3-6: gaining knowledge and confidence

Open, light, warm and plenty of space for great learning to happen, this friendly atmosphere encourages kids to feel welcome and relaxed so they can get the most of each lesson. After School group lessons run a very similar structure to our in-school sessions, the main difference being that lessons are one hour long, with a lolly at half time!

Years 7-8: consolidating classroom learning

Your Year 7 or 8 child is encouraged to bring along each week any Maths homework or questions they are having difficulty with in class so that we can tailor the lessons to your child’s specific needs and support them with their classroom learning, including revision for tests.

Knowing times tables off by heart is often an area of need and these can be worked on alongside your child’s chosen Maths focus.

Years 9-13: preparing for exams

‘Study Buddy’ sessions involve older students (including university students) working one-on-one with younger students (Years 9-13) on exam preparation or a particular subject area.

These mature young adults have the ability to tutor your child as they have “been there, done that,” knowing exactly what subject content needs to be covered & understood and how to help your child achieve.

Patient and able to build a good rapport, they are happy to work through school text books, old exam papers or previous exams sat by your child and target the gaps in their learning.

This service has proven to be very successful and is in hot demand.

Online Tutoring Year 3-13

Thinking Caps offer a chance for those students who cannot get to our office after school to be tutored online with one of our Study Buddy or tutors. Using an electronic whiteboard or simply a whiteboard we can work on examples to show a new concept and then give examples for the student to work on. This is an excellent way of getting expert help and assistance with someone they trust and respect! These sessions are one hour duration.

Spelling / Reading / Writing for all Year Groups

Over our time helping children with their Maths, Thinking Caps has been approached by parents for Reading and Writing help.

We now have skilled tutors helping children in these areas too.

Purpose-built premises

After school lessons are held in our centre at 6 David Sidwell Place, Stanmore Bay (off Karepiro Dr).

We have spaces for Years 3-13 after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-5pm and 5-6pm.


If you are ready to give your child a real boost in confidence, give us a call on (09 424 3536) or pop in and see us.



  • Maths tutoring
  • Langauge tutoring
  • Year 7-13 tutoring
  • In school lessons
  • After school lessons
  • Holiday lessons
  • Exam preparation (NCEA/Cambridge)


  • Maths tutoring
  • Langauge tutoring
  • Year 7-13 tutoring
  • In school lessons
  • After school lessons
  • Holiday lessons
  • Exam preparation (NCEA/Cambridge)

“Before I came to Thinking Caps, I thought a 5 was an ‘S’! Now I can add big numbers in my head!”
Victoria, aged 8

“I really like Maths because my tutor makes it easy to learn and I’ve got 3 certificates because I have worked really hard on my homework.”
Jack, aged 7

“Thank you so much for your feedback on my boy. He is loving the extra Maths class and is coming along nicely! I agree with you that his whole attitude has changed. I have parent interviews at the end of the month, so hopefully it is noticeable in class too! You’re doing such a great job with my son and I really appreciate it! GO THINKING CAPS!”
Kelly, Whangaparaoa

“Thinking Caps has been absolutely brilliant for our daughter… not only has she gained a better understanding of Maths but she has also gained confidence which has shown through in her other school subjects. We have also noticed how much enthusiasm she now has for Maths. Her bedroom windows have times tables, prime numbers and factors of written all over them… We couldn’t be more pleased with the results she has achieved through Thinking Caps!”
Michelle and Kevin, Red Beach