How We Operate

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.

Assessments.

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.

Information Gathering.

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.

Feedback.

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.

How We Operate

Tuition.

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.

Educational Management.

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.

Fee Structure

GENIUS PRIVATE TUITION 2019 FEES (ex VAT):

Consultation (Assessment) Fee: R2 800
Lesson Fees start at R880 p/h

WHAT THE CONSULTATION PROCESS ENTAILS

Your family will be invited to our Assessment Centre in Fourways, in order to:

  • Work through an in depth qualitative and detailed quantitative review of the student’s scholastic career thus far.
  • Ascertain both your long term and short term goals for the student’s Education. Marks, extra-curricular and tertiary goals are reviewed.
  • Obtain a clear understanding of what your child’s educational needs are, and based thereon, propose a long-term tailor-made education plan for him/her.
  • Connect with your child in order to ensure that we assign the most suitable tutor, which we refer to as the ‘optimal match’; this ensures support and relationship-building, which of course is a key to successful learning.
  • You will meet the team who will be managing your child’s private tuition.
  • 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.
  • The education manager will put together a meta-report of the student’s educational position based on:
    • The findings of the initial quantitative and qualitative assessment.
    • The insight gained from the relevant educational stakeholders.
    • A data analysis of scholastic results obtained in previous years.
  • Following the assessment process, a professional feedback session with your Educational Manager on the findings, report, and suggestions for enhancing your child’s educational experience going forward is hosted at a time and place of your convenience.
Fee Structure

WHAT THE LESSON FEES ENTAIL

  • 1 on 1 lessons, in your home or at the school, with an experienced, quality tutor dedicated to the holistic improvement of your child’s performance.
  • A report on every single lesson with one of our tutors.
  • Access to our online portal where you can view reports and timetable information.
  • New strategies and learning techniques
  • Educational Management throughout the entire process:
    • Any information the tutor needs (examination dates, upcoming test content, teacher homework) is gathered from the teachers by the Education Manager throughout.
    • Ongoing content and syllabus material is provided to the tutors to enhance their pedagogical endeavors.
    • Your Education manager will always be available to meet to discuss the progress thus far.
    • Your Education manager will always be available to attend teacher meetings or parent evenings with you at your request.
    • Our team will always be available to provide insight into the world of education. After 24 years of experience, Genius has acquired an established knowledge base on the different Schools, Syllabi, and Educational experts available in Gauteng.

What Sets Us Apart

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.

Everything starts with a relationship.

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.

A holistic approach to tutoring.

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.

We follow a philosophy, not methodology.

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.

We don’t believe in quick fixes.

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.

Our greatest teaching tool is our passion.

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.

What Sets Us Apart
We have a highly qualified, varied selection of Tutors in our team. These include Engineering graduates and students from chemical, computer, aeronautical, mechanical and civil faculties, Masters and PhD students, as well as qualified teachers.

Money-back Service Guarantees

WE ARE SO CONFIDENT IN OUR ABILITY TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE, WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS A NO-QUIBBLE 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE ON SERVICE DELIVERY.

Quality Assurance

We conduct a minimum of one termly progress review to our clients in order to assure that:

  • Students are achieving as expected
  • Clients are satisfied with our endeavors
  • We have highlighted any possible difficulties
  • We are implementing new strategies and learning techniques
  • The student is Motivated and enthused

Mission Statement

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.

Service Guarantee

We undertake to deliver world class, one-on-one, premium education that produces improved results. Being in the business since 1993, we’ve done our homework well and we’re confident about the service we offer. In fact, we are confident enough to offer you a no quibbles, 100% money back guarantee if we fail to deliver on our promises. It’s a unique warranty developed in conjunction with the world’s leading expert on educational guarantees, Professor Gremler of Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA.

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