Some of Our Tutors

Andrea Nel


andrea-ne

Director, Substitute Tutor

Subjects:

  • All Primary School subjects
  • High School Subjects: English, Maths, Life Sciences and Physical Science

What you are studying:
Finished studying Physiotherapy.

Why you decided to tutor:
Teaching and Healthcare is my passion. If I didn’t get into med school I probably would’ve become a teacher.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
Probably all the measures we have to take with the cats who work very hard to set up camp on our textbooks and laptops as we work!

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
Google maps is your friend for easing traffic issues.

 

Amal Ngorima


amal-ngorima

Tutoring Grades 1 – 10

Subjects:

  • Maths, English, Business

What you are studying:
Public Relations.

Why you decided to tutor:
I decided to tutor because I know how daunting it can be in the classroom to always ask for help and still not understand the work, and I think everyone should be given the opportunity to make a mistake and learn or improve from that mistake.

 

Husna Shaikjee


husna-shaikjee

Tutoring All Grades

Subjects:

  • All grades R – 3 and grades 4 – 12
  • English, Afrikaans, History, Life Sciences and Consumer Studies

What you are studying:
I am in the third year of my Bachelor of Education (in the Foundation Phase) degree.

Why you decided to tutor:
I decided to tutor because tutoring is not all that different from being a teacher. Furthermore, teaching is a passion of mine which is why when I tutor, my heart is in every session that I have with a learner.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
My funniest tutoring moment was when I was explaining to a learner what the word “seekoei” means in English.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
I need structure and a plan and to be prepared, therefore, I need to know what I am covering in the lesson so that I can fully lay the groundwork to help the learner. For me, there is nothing worse than coming to a lesson unprepared, and then the session is over with the learner having learnt nothing.

 

Janine Allman


janine-allman

Tutoring Grades up to 9

Subjects:

  • All Primary School subjects
  • English, Afrikaans, Maths to Grade 9

What you are studying:
Previous to this taught Business Studies and lectured in Human Resources and Marketing.

Why you decided to tutor:
I had spent many years involved in my own children’s education and realized that I could help other children. I have always been passionate about education.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
Having a student’s younger sister ask if she could also join in “the fun”?

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
I cannot do without my collection of whiteboard markers!!

 

Kirsten Rose


kirsten-rose

Tutoring Grades 3 to 9

Subjects:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Afrikaans

What you are studying:
2nd Year Bachelor of Education student

Why you decided to tutor:
I love being around kids. I’ve decided to become a tutor because it allows me to fulfil my passion. It allows me to gain experience but also to help learners.

Most satisfying tutoring moment:
Most satisfying moment about tutoring is seeing a kids progress. Seeing how happy they are to pass and seeing how much confidence they gain.

 

Misho Mangena


misho-mangena

Tutoring Grades 8 to 11

Subjects:

  • English, Maths, Physical Science.

What you are studying:
Currently studying Film and Television

Why you decided to tutor:
I enjoy helping and inspiring people in general, more so I enjoy helping students reach their full academic potential.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
When a student’s younger brother found out that I still play football, he then proceeded to ask: “How can you be smart and also be good at sport?”

Most satisfying tutoring moment:
The moment a student realised she is capable of exceeding her expectations as it was revealed she did exceptionally well on a test we had worked hard on.

 

Simone Atkins


simone-atkins

Tutoring Grades 4 to 7

Subjects:

  • Social Science, Maths for younger grades, Natural Science.

What you are studying:
Education Intermediate Phase.

Why you decided to tutor:
I love being part of a process where I see young children grow their knowledge in fun and exciting ways.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
When I was teaching Grade 5s on how money value has change over years. I said when my dad was their age he could go to the movies and buy popcorn with R5. The whole class was mind blown and could not believe it.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
Having the children be focused and engaged.