Our Principal and Founder, Sia Goutzas, established Maths not Squiggles in January 2003 and Words not Squiggles in June 2009. In 2017, Sia decided to simplify our name to Maths Words not Squiggles (MWNS) to make it easier for everyone. Some, however, like to call us Squiggles, which also works. Sia has a Bachelor of Education with a Double Major in Mathematics, which was completed at The University of Sydney in 1997. Sia has been tutoring since 1994 and has taught at various schools in the eastern suburbs. Sia’s passion for teaching, together with her dedication for her students, sets the principles we have at Maths Words not Squiggles, and that is to produce the very best results for every student. Our ethos in teaching at MWNS is to help our students achieve their personal best so that they can get to where they need to be. It is important for us at MWNS that we focus on the individual needs of each child, where all our lessons are individually tailored to cater for different abilities and different needs. We do this by offering Micro Group lessons of only up to three students and/or Individual lessons from Kindergarten to Year 12, for both Mathematics and English.
MWNS teaches in line with the school curriculum, so whatever your child is learning at school, we can surely help them improve on it!
Our Principal & Founder
From the Principal and Founder
“Teaching is something I truly enjoy. Seeing the expression on my student’s face once they have understood a new concept is rewarding and motivating for us both. My philosophy across each of my centres is to work at a pace that suits each individual student. We all know how unique each one of us is, so how can we expect to use one method of teaching across all students uniformly? Logically, it just doesn’t stack up. My goal through MWNS, is for each student to receive the best possible education. With the help of my teachers, we all aim to assist and encourage our students to achieve their personal best, and then work together to see if there is just a little bit more. We welcome all students from different levels and abilities, from Kindergarten through to Year 12 Extension, in both Mathematics and English, and we tailor each one of our lessons to suit them. MWNS is here to support your child’s education so we can’t wait to begin this journey together. Be part of our story and let us be part of your child’s education.
Our Learning Centres
Maths Words not Squiggles has four centres located across Sydney: Brookvale, Caringbah, Rosebery and Waverley.
All our centres provide an engaging learning environment where our students are able to learn, focus on the task at hand, and have the freedom to ask questions. We highly encourage our students to question theories and proofs, not just accept them.
Our learning spaces are individual rooms, so our students remain focused throughout their lesson. As an additional benefit, all our centres also offer a library area for students to use before and after their lessons if they want to complete any additional work. We value the safety of all our students, so all our centres are constantly monitored via our security cameras, giving parents, teachers and students the confidence to learn in a safe environment.