In-school & after school maths tutoring available

In-school lessons

We run in-school lessons in over 15 schools across the Hibiscus Coast and North Shore.
Thinking Caps works alongside schools building children’s knowledge and strategies.
Click on our In-school button to find out about pricing and schools we work in.
We cater for Years 3 – 8.


After school lessons

Our after school lessons are in our purpose-built learning centre at 6 David Sidwell Place, Stanmore Bay (off Karepiro Dr).
We have spaces after school from Mondays-Thursdays, 4-5pm and 5-6pm.

Click on our after school button to find out more.
We cater for Years 3 – 13


Thinking Caps for kids is passionate about helping your child by boosting their skills and confidence in maths.
Our maths tutoring is based on the school curriculum and our teachers are trained in the numeracy project.

Thinking caps for kids:

  • Encourages and supports your child

  • Provides a safe and fun learning environment

  • Fills the gaps in your child’s learning

  • Gives your child the skills they need to explain their thinking in maths

  • Uses resources to help your child see and understand essential concepts

  • Teaches your child in small groups targeting their ability level

Our tutoring helps children:

  • Feel more confident in Maths

  • Develop an absolute love of maths

  • Develop and consolidate the basic facts needed to succeed

  • Learn using the stimulating, practical methods and equipment


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A little more about us

Thinking Caps for Kids has been created by Michele Yock and Julie Whitcombe. Both have been full-time primary school teachers and have taught in classrooms using the Numeracy Project. Julie worked for the Ministry of Education introducing the Numeracy Project to teachers across Auckland, which has given her an in-depth understanding of the Numeracy Project Frameworks.

Together, they have developed Thinking Caps for Kids Ltd to address the needs of children who would benefit from a boost in Maths.

They have carefully chosen experienced, well-liked teachers from their teaching careers to help them run
small groups. All of the tutors are well versed in the Numeracy Project and have a great ability to motivate children and create a positive learning experience.


Because it’s confidence that counts.



“Many thanks for the great feedback. I was going to email you this evening to let you know how much our son enjoyed the class, how he had lots of fun, and how happy he was to come home and show us his maths book and flashcards. We are also pleased to see the progress he has made after just one class! Thank you for making learning fun and helping our boy to improve his maths!”

Anna, Murrays Bay

“Thank you so much for your great feedback on our son. It is great to see he has made such wonderful progress and I think the confidence he has gained from Thinking Caps has influenced his attitude to his overall schooling. We really appreciate how you have managed to “tune-in” to him and make such great progress. We will continue to recommend your programme to other parents!”

Holly, Browns Bay

“Thanks Thinking Caps! My daughter was telling me she’s understanding things she never could of before! To see her light up when explaining things to me because she actually ‘gets it’ is so beautiful! In fact I think it is giving her confidence in her other school work too. She spent so long last night on science – really trying to prepare for a test today.
So thank YOU! What you are giving her is not only skill but self-esteem, and that makes a mothers soul sing!”

Fleur, North Shore

“I must say I have been very pleased with our son’s progress and I have seen a great improvement in his Maths. I thank you so very much for the help we have been given with our son. I will highly recommend your lessons and would not hesitate in passing on my recommendations to anyone.”

Sharon, Silverdale

READ MORE TESTIMONIALS…Because it’s confidence that counts.


PODCAST: Julie from Thinking Caps with More FM’s Brent and Jacque