We have spent over two decades developing and improving the way we work. We believe that every relationship begins with understanding exactly who we are working with and what the concerns may be. We don’t try to tell a student how they should be feeling or how they should be working, we listen. And only when we fully understand, do we put a plan into action.
Our process starts with an initial family consultation with the Education Manager. This entails both an in-depth qualitative and detailed quantitative review of the student’s scholastic career up to that point.
We don’t replace school, we enhance it. Which is why, following the initial assessment, the Education Manager will consult with your subject teachers, Ed-Psych’s, therapists and other relevant educational caregivers to gather insight into the students’ academic position. If necessary, the Education Manager will also gather information from our immediate and extended team of experts. A tutor, if tuition is deemed necessary, from our team is selected based on an optimal match in terms of learning style and personality.
The Education Manager will put together a meta-report of the student’s educational position based on the initial quantitative and qualitative assessment, the insight gained from the relevant educational stakeholders and a data analysis of scholastic results obtained in previous years.
A professional feedback session that outlines the findings and suggestions for enhancing your child’s educational experience is hosted by the Education Manager at a time and place of your convenience.
Following the feedback session, our tutor(s) will call you to set up the initial lessons. Lessons can take place in your home, at the school (subject to consent) or wherever is most convenient for you. A report on every lesson with one of our tutors will be made available on our online portal where you can view progress updates, timetables and lesson package information.
Any information the tutor needs (examination dates, upcoming test content, teacher homework) is gathered from the teachers by the Education Manager. Your Education Manager will always be available to meet and discuss progress, and to revise and restructure when necessary. Our system is a highly flexible, highly tailored solution to your family’s educational needs.
Consultation (Assessment) Fee: R3 000
Lesson Fees start at R970 p/h
Your family will be invited to our Assessment Centre in Fourways, in order to:
We’ve been operating since 1993 and have clocked more than 150 000 hours of one on one private tuition. But in that time, we haven’t just been doing the teaching, we’ve been learning as well, and what we learnt has shaped the business that we are today.
Trust is at the heart of everything that we are able to achieve. We understand that there are many stakeholders in one student’s life, and so we spend time forming relationships with teachers, psychologists (Educational/Clinical/Counselling), therapists and any other team members involved in your child’s educational future. Over the decades, we have built strong and trusting relationships with International and Private schools in Gauteng. By combining our multi-disciplinary premium educational support with the school educators, we are able to align with school measures.
Life is not divided neatly into compartments. When a child is struggling at school, there are inevitably a number of reasons that need to be addressed. Which is why we take a holistic approach to tutoring. In partnership with parents and teachers, we look at all aspects of their home, school and social life and find ways to address the things that are affecting their academic performance.
If the way we teach doesn’t fit the student, we change the way we teach. We understand that each student has a different way of absorbing knowledge and so, we don’t tell a student how to learn. We listen, we assess, we adapt and, at the end of it, we identify how they learn and tailor a programme to enhance that.
Every so often, a student may need a little help from a tutor when cramming for an exam. We aren’t those guys. We take a long term approach to education. We don’t just teach the material, we teach how to learn, how to enjoy and, ultimately how to cultivate a mindset that welcomes and encourages long-term sustainable success.
At Genius, we don’t recruit people who merely want to make a few extra bucks on the side, we recruit partners who want to make a real difference in a child’s life and who believe in the power of education to do just that. Apart from being highly qualified and handpicked through a thorough 9-step vetting and training process, our travelling tutors are involved.
We conduct a minimum of one termly progress review to our clients in order to assure that:
There is no one way to learn, and no one definition of success. At Genius, we work to deliver customised solutions that meet the specific needs of each learner. We believe that success is a team sport. So we work to ensure that everyone – from parents, school teachers, therapists and other stakeholders – works together to create a productive learning environment that is grounded in caring and support.
For us, success is not just about an improved test, it is about building sustained self-motivation, creativity and critical thinking skills. So that learners and tutors learn, grow and actualize their full potential.