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.

 

Carine Engelbrecht


carine-engelbrecht

Tutoring Grades 1 to 12

Subjects:

  • Most foundation phase subjects (learning Zulu along with the children)
  • Afrikaans, Maths and some Science for high school students

What you are studying:
My plan is to study for a Postgraduate Certificate In Education (PGCE) and I have an Honours degree in Biochemistry.

Why you decided to tutor:
I enjoy working with children and passing on knowledge.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
I was teaching a child to do sudoku and showed her a 5-sudoku mix. She fell off her chair in shock. That was scary and funny.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
My pencil case and paper.

 

Christina Rencken


christina-rencken

Tutoring Grades 7 to 12

Subjects:

  • Maths, Life Science, Natural Science, English, Afrikaans, LO, Physics, Chemistry and Business Studies

What you are studying:
PGCE in Senior Phase and FET (Post-Graduate Certification in Education).

Why you decided to tutor:
I enjoy helping others reach their goals. The thrill of seeing a pupil grasp a concept he or she has been struggling with motivates me to continue tutoring and assist in the education of our country. Maths was never a subject that came to me immediately at school. However, since I had to work through maths problems in order to understand, I have found it much easier to explain processes and solutions to pupils who find maths and other subjects difficult.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
My favourite thing for pupils to say is that they understand all that they are doing at school. Since they understand the work (or so they say) I bring up examples in that section and suddenly we are looking very sheepish. It’s not that we don’t understand the work – we just forgot what we covered in class that morning! And suddenly it’s all very new. Luckily, we as tutors, are here to help.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
My water bottle, pencils and lots of paper for explanations!

 

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!!

 

Kasia


kasia

Tutoring Grades 1 to 12

Subjects:

  • High School Subjects: Accounting and Maths

What you are studying:
Bcom Accounting.

Why you decided to tutor:
I believe education is important for all people. Students need access to good education in order to pursue their career paths. Being able to help students accomplish their academic goals is an amazing feeling.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
Listening to an in depth analysis of my Grade 2 student’s pets and hearing why they are so fat.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
My water bottle. Who knew tutoring made you so thirsty!

 

Rezel Moodley


rezel-moodley

Tutoring Grades 1 to 12

Subjects:

  • Primary and High School Subjects

What you are studying:
Speech-Language Therapy.

Why you decided to tutor:
The main reason I became a tutor is because I love working with kids and I want to give them confidence in knowing they’re able to achieve what they want.

 

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.

 

Tebogo Mangena


tebogo-mangena

Tutoring Grades 8 to 12

Subjects:

  • High School Subjects: Accounting and Maths

What you are studying:
Bcom Accounting.

Why you decided to tutor:
To help students who struggle with school subjects as I used to until tutoring helped me.

Your funniest tutoring moment:
The dog was underneath the table and barked while I was sitting there; almost had a heart attack.

The one thing you can’t do without at a lesson:
Water.