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Karen Benn – Zest 4 Maths

Karen Benn - Zest 4 Maths

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Karen Benn ACIB, AMIEx, BSc(Hons), Dip Tch (Sec)

My journey towards teaching started when my son started school and my daughter started preschool. I went into my children’s school as a volunteer to support students with their mathematics learning. I loved it and the feedback from the students, their parents and their teacher was awesome. This inspired me to do a mathematics degree. I thoroughly enjoyed being back in the classroom learning myself and as usual put in 100% effort to be awarded a Bachelor of Science First Class Honours degree in Mathematics. During this time I also did private mathematics tuition for primary and secondary school students.

A week after graduating, my family and I moved to New Zealand to start a new chapter of our lives. I graduated from the University of Otago with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching in Secondary Education and was also awarded a Certificate for Teaching Practice Excellence by the Academic Committee. I taught at Aparima College, Riverton and was the Head of the mathematics department for 8 years.

I am passionate in helping students to:

  • Understand the mathematics they are learning

  • Tackle new topics with confidence and enjoyment

  • Exceed their expectations

Zest 4 Maths

Inspiring Maths Tuition

If you’re struggling with maths concepts, our qualified and experienced tutors are here to help.

At Zest 4 Maths we understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach does not work for everyone. We individually tailor a maths programme that is suited to your needs. Your specific programme is designed to continually evolve to cater for you as you thrive and grow.

From Year 3 (in the school system or homeschooled) right through to adults, we help with maths tuition by face-to-face or online learning.

As a student of Zest 4 Maths, you will become motivated, encouraged and confident in your maths ability. This will help you stay focused, giving you the incentive to reach your full potential.
What We Do

Face-To-Face Tuition

Personal and tailored mathematics tuition in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Online Tuition

Log in and connect from the comfort of your own home. Receiving tailored mathematics tuition has never been easier.

Online Courses

Complete a variety of professional video courses in your own time to solidify your learning before an exam or test.


Jump in on available workshops and ask any questions to ensure you are ready for your upcoming exam/s.

Why Choose Us?

Zest 4 Maths is a family-owned business that has been operating since 2015. We are based in Lincoln, just outside Christchurch.

Our friendly and dedicated maths tutors take pride in providing personalised and enjoyable tuition to individuals or small groups; from Face-to-Face or Online Tuition to Workshops and Online Courses.
Students Seek Our Help For Many Reasons

Primary aged children can get that extra boost to help them understand maths concepts, giving them confidence and the ability to catch up if they’re falling behind.

For older students studying towards New Zealand NCEA Levels 1-3 and the Cambridge International Examinations (IGCSE), we provide Revision Workshops and Exam Preparation in Terms 3 & 4.

To keep things on track, we can also provide catch up sessions for you if you’ve been out of the classroom.

Zest 4 Maths can assist if you need to prepare for the Police or the New Zealand Defence Force (Navy, Army and Airforce) entrance aptitude tests or any other course or employment requiring mathematics.

We look forward to helping you soon.

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