About Maths words not squiggles

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 and combine the two companies to Maths Words not Squiggles (MWNS). 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, that is, to produce the very best education for every one of our students. 

Our teaching ethos at MWNS is to help our students achieve their personal best so they can get to where they need to be. It is important for us to focus on the individual needs of each student, so all our lessons are individually tailored to cater for different abilities and changing 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.

Our Principal & 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, and 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 Teachers

Our team at MWNS consists of amazing qualified teachers and experienced tutors who are able to effectively communicate their subject area to our students. Our Primary Teachers focus solely on our Kindergarten to Year 6 students where as our High School Teachers target our secondary students within their area of expertise. Our Senior Maths and English Teachers concentrate on achieving the absolute best results from our Year 11 and Year 12 students knowing first hand what a difference the right advice can make. To compliment our teachers’ abilities and experiences, all our centres have an extensive range of resources, which allows our tutors to teach each individual student according to the unique learning style.

Get in touch with Sia

Sia, our principal, teaches in everyone of our centres whilst still mentoring our team of teachers to ensure the best education for our students. 

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