Kath Grindrod | About Me

Phone: 07 8276121
Phone: 0273101847
Email: [email protected]

Welcome to MathZwise Cambridge. Math can be a subject that a lot of students struggle with, it does not need to be.  At MathZwise we give students the skills to be able to understand and learn math based totally on the NZ Curriculum, they will gain more confidence and in turn gain success.

I am a New Zealand registered teacher who alongside a team of enthusiastic maths tutors will teach and encourage students in a fun, productive learning environment.

The MathZwise programme is individual with a  1 to 2 ratio and is available for primary students from year 3 and  High School students up to year 13.

MathZwise lessons are tailored to each student, giving them individual attention and support. Our friendly maths tutors in Cambridge  are experts in making students feel at ease, allowing students to grow in confidence and learn new concepts.

Kath offers a free assessment and discussion time to answer any questions and to match your child with the right tutor.

Maths tutoring lessons are on week days in Cambridge Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30pm.


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How long is each lesson?  1 hour.  Most students have 1 lesson a week, unless extra time is needed for example, for extra help with NCEA exams.

What is the Tutor / Student ratio?  1 Tutor to 2 students.

Does the student need to bring resources?  We supply all the resources.  Primary level take home their work books which allows parents/ caregivers the opportunity to share what they are studying.  Secondary level students work with what the are doing in their classwork and NCEA and can also bring homework if they need help with this.

Each student is working with the NZ Curriculum.  Does MathZwise support this?  Absolutely.  We would not consider including material that would confuse our students.

Is there homework?  No

What lesson times are available? Mondays to Thursday 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30.

Am I able to choose a lesson slot?  We endeavor to work with you to choose a lesson time for the term that suits.

What is the cost?  $48 per lesson. NCEA students $50 an hour.

How can I contact MathZwise Cambridge?

Phone: 07 827 6121
Mobile: 027 310 1847
Email: [email protected]

HI Kath – just a quickie….Zara was very happy / stoked with her new tutor.
She was buzzing and relaxed – and said mum -

”I get it now – 1,000’s 100’s 10’s and 1’s houses”


  • Hi Kath,
    Both the kids thoroughly enjoyed their maths tuition on Thursday evening. Yay!!
    They are already looking forward to this coming week's class. 


  • 'Hi Kath,I just wanted to let you know Sophia is so excited about maths tutoring tomorrow! She said she has missed it and wishes she saw you every day.Thank you for the positive change I am already seeing in my girl.Kind Regards, Rachel'


  • Hiya Kath, just wanted to let you know Callum got a Merit endorsement for maths, I think that's a great achievement for him - thanks for all your
    teams help to help him get there!!!


  • "I feel smart every time I come here, because now I know what I'm doing" Sarah, year 12 student


  • Ella is consistently finishing work ahead of the other students in her maths class and feeling very happy with herself which is fantastic. Callum is quietly feeling happy he knows enough to pass, just needs to hone in on the harder questions I think.  And Jack is definitely more positive about maths and a better attitude all round.Thanks to you and Tom and Jack for all the efforts and neat attitude, I think it's rubbing off on the kids.


  • Natasha is so confident with Jack's tutoring. I'm very happy with her enthusiasm.


  • Bryce's response to being asked by dad about his lesson "Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it, it was great fun"


  • Emily loved it and loved the attention she got and stickers!


  • Hi Kath, Claire said she was nervous going (to mathzwise) when I left her this morning,  But, she was so happy this evening when I saw her, she is even practicing her times tables now without getting grumpy!