English tutoring for Primary, Middle, Preparatory and High School
IEB, IB, Cambridge, SAT, NBT, & Others
“The English language is an arsenal of weapons. If you are going to brandish them without checking to see whether or not they are loaded, you must expect to have them explode in your face from time to time. ” – Stephen Fry
We take the art of English Tuition very seriously
Every one of our English tutors scored a distinction+ for English in high school, has studied at university, passed our intake English exam with distinction, and then completed our tutor training programme with distinction.
Our English tutors don’t just know the work, they know how to teach it; our students frequently improve their marks by 20%.
Our approach to English tutoring
“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. ” – Steven King
- First, we assess the student to identify gaps in the fundamentals (what content don’t they know?) and common error types (how are they losing marks?).
- Then, we select a mentor from our team of English tutors. It is crucial for a student to ‘like’ their tutor and look forward to the lessons.
- The trained tutor comes to the house for high-impact one-on-one lessons where they actually teach the ideas and concepts.
- We set structured homework for the student to do in between lessons. When it comes to english, practice is key.
- We use practical demonstrations, excursions, and projects to excite the student and pique their interest.
- The student sits regular mock tests so that they can practice the skills under exam conditions, and we can monitor progress and increase their confidence.
- A student needs to familiarise themselves with the technical requirements of the memorandum in order to excel. We teach test-taking techniques.
- We supervise, guide and support the programme to ensure a great result.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” – Dr Seuss
Over the last 28 years, we are proud to have helped students achieve their potential in English and go on to study at universities in South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
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“Thus, if you learn to think, through writing, then you will develop a well-organized, efficient mind – and one that is well-founded and certain.” – Jordan Peterson
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We wake up every morning thinking about how we can deliver the best private tutor and English tutoring experience for students and their families. Our tutors have been hand-picked from thousands of applicants – we are confident in saying that we have the best English tutors in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.