Mathematics For A Lifetime is an award-winning charitable trust which strives to expand the availability of professional maths tutoring to children and youth who need it most, but may be least able to afford it.

When individuals do better, communities do too.

The essential skills of reasoning and problem solving learned in maths class are transferable to almost every area of our lives, no matter which career path we may follow. An improved understanding of maths equals better grades, a better chance of acceptance to tertiary education or a vocational course, a better job and even better management of personal finances as adults. When individuals do better, communities do too.

Learning maths is like building a house - if your foundation isn’t strong, there’s little chance of the rest of your work turning out well. When young people don’t have the foundation solidly in place they may struggle, experiencing anxiety or embarrassment which can lead to avoidance and even depression. Tutoring helps to reinforce the foundation, resulting in better performance, increased confidence and
improved self-belief.

Meet Our Board Members

Jean McKenzie
Chairperson and Founder

My vision is to advance mathematics education for children and young people within New
Zealand, creating lifelong opportunities and increasing their choices, for a brighter future.

Teachers are challenged daily with class sizes and curriculum pressures. Anxiety and difficulties with maths are very real for so many students and tutoring can make a huge difference. I believe in communities coming together to help our children and young people and, through the work of Mathematics For A Lifetime, we can achieve this.

Rochelle Old
Secretary

I am a mother of 3 children and have seen firsthand how having a better understanding of maths has created confidence, not only in school but in life. There are many children who struggle with maths and, together, I believe we can support our next generation to achieve great goals.

Susan Brennan
Treasurer

I believe education is fundamental for supporting future career options with mathematics an integral part of all careers.
I am personally saddened to see students limiting their future by thinking they "can't do maths" because they don't understand some basic concepts. I am excited at the opportunity of providing students with additional resources that can potentially enable them to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

Kevin Butler
Board Member

Mathematics has a significant and wide ranging impact on life and career choices. Difficulties encountered in understanding this important subject can become an almost insurmountable barrier, closing so many future options. Anxiety, frustration and embarrassment caused by falling behind are powerful disincentives to continued learning. Remedial mathematics tutoring can facilitate beneficial and lasting effects, sustainable for an entire lifetime.

Jay Ballantyne
Board Member

I am passionate about helping to break down the barriers that prevent young kiwis from achieving their full potential in life.

By teaching kids the skills required to succeed and grow, they gain self-confidence that can be applied to many areas in life.

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the changes that it can make in their lives and the role it plays in building communities. The flow-on effects are enormous.

Approved Tutors

Janine Willcock, MathZ Logic

"For many students, learning is a struggle and by having success through tutoring, their perceptions toward learning are forever altered."

Kath Grindrod, Action Tutoring

"Often students from lower-income families miss out on extra help they may need in maths. The funding available through Mathematics For A Lifetime Trust allows these students to reach their full potential."

Claire Howarth, Mindfull Tutoring

"Giving students a boost mathematically has a dramatic impact on their future. It opens up more options for them at school and ultimately increases their career choices."

Jean McKenzie, Impact Tutoring

"I see first-hand the dramatic difference that tuition and increased self-esteem can have. Our students are able to believe in themselves, ensuring everyone gets equal opportunities for growth."

Lesley Ashman, Mathz+

"So many parents tell me that our tutoring makes such a positive difference to their child’s attitude to all learning and to life. Confidence leads to success."

Garry Rose

"As a tutor, you find personally and professionally there is a deep level of satisfaction watching a child grow in confidence and ability because they have been able to access tutoring."

Jeff Marshall, mathZwise Taupo

We cover all aspects of maths,in all cases we follow the NZ Curriculum and prepare students for NCEA.

100% of donations go directly to help kids

Due to overheads being covered by a generous sponsor, 100% of all donations go directly towards the cost of tuition for kids who need it.