My son grew up in a Montessori environment, and when he went to high school, he was awarded an academic bursary. However, he did not thrive in the environment at all.
Even though he was captain of the rugby team and did well academically , he struggled to adjust and became deeply depressed. During his Grade 9 year, we decided to move him from the IEB syllabus into an IGCSE homeschooling environment. When COVID and lockdown happened, he moved into online schooling. The adjustment was significant, and we needed academic support. I searched for tutors in Johannesburg and found Genius.
We have been with Genius for two years, and their team has held our hands every step of the way, both academically and in life skills and emotional maturity. Navigating homeschooling with a single child in a single-parent home is challenging. It can be a very solitary journey, but with the Genius team, we have grown closer as a family, and my son’s grades, confidence and study techniques have improved significantly.
The quality of the tutors is excellent, and the team go to great lengths to match the tutor’s personality and teaching style with the student’s needs. The combination of our educational manager and academic coach has been a lifeline for me, as well as gently guiding my son through the challenges and obstacles we have encountered during the two years.
I would recommend Genius to any person that requires a more holistic solution to their educational challenges. The investment has been significant, but it was the best decision I have made for my family, and I will do it again if I were faced with the same choices.