6a David Sidwell Place,
Stanmore Bay,
Whangaparaoa,
Auckland, 0932

Meet the Team

Welcome to our Thinking Caps family!
 
We are here to help your child or teenager feel more confident with their learning.

 

We love kids. You’ll find us to be very friendly and approachable and able to make your child feel at ease.
 
We welcome children with specific learning needs and do our very best to adapt our teaching to provide the right support.

Thinking Caps choose experienced teachers as in-school tutor; teachers who have excelled in the classroom and have the extra ‘X- FACTOR’! They all get a buzz from those light-bulb moments when they know that something has ‘clicked’!

 

Thinking Caps tutors understand how to teach to children’s individual learning needs, how to make them feel at ease and supported and especially make Maths fun and easy to understand!

 

Our Study Buddy student tutors, who work one on one with secondary school students, are very capable and mature and particularly valuable as they have ‘been there and done that’.

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Julie Whitcombe

Tutor

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Julie is an experienced primary school teacher and a co-founder of Thinking Caps. She has worked for the Ministry of Education training teachers how to teach Maths. Julie is passionate about raising the profile of Maths and along the way – improving attitudes towards it! She loves working with children to boost their confidence and find cool ways to solve problems in Maths.

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Michele Yock

Tutor

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Michele is an experienced primary school teacher and a co-founder of Thinking Caps. Her strengths lie in getting children up to speed with their knowledge of numbers and basic facts, ensuring they have an excellent foundation for further Maths learning. She can quickly assess where children’s gaps are and work on these with a variety of different methods to cater for all needs.

Nic Falloon

Tutor

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Nic is an experienced primary school teacher. She is a foundation tutor at Thinking Caps and has always had a passion for Maths. Nic has a strong drive for wanting to know where children’s gaps are and working towards filling these so that the child can move forward quickly. She has a fun approach to her lessons and will go the extra mile.

Sheila Watts

Tutor

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Sheila is an experienced primary school teacher and has been part of the Thinking Caps team for several years now. Sheila has a lovely, caring nature and builds up a lovely rapport with the children she teaches. Sheila has a real hands-on approach to her teaching and loves helping children feel calm and confident in Maths.

Helen Lees-Baker

Tutor

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Helen is an experienced primary school teacher and has been part of the Thinking Caps team since 2018. She takes a very thorough approach to her planning and teaching and cares a lot about the progress of each individual teacher. She is a positive and enthusiastic teacher and makes the lessons fun, using lots of materials.

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Helen Mischewski

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Creating confidence