Our Tutors

Without the right tutor, everything else that we do is irrelevant. We match the right tutor to the right student.

Students who connect with and look up to their tutors will naturally want to do well and impress – this is why we work so hard to find, train, and nurture our tutors. At Genius, successful tutor applicants must not only be academically brilliant, but they need to be the kind of people who care about making a difference. We admit it: we expect a lot from our tutors, which is why only 3% of applicants with As in matric actually make it through our vetting and training programme.

Zoë

Tutor
Zoë achieved 6 A’s in Matric at Alma Mater International School where she was the Head Girl and received the Dux Scholar Award. She is currently doing a BEng in Biomedical Engineering (WITS).

Nicola

English, Academic Coaching
Nicola achieved 4 A’s in Matric and is currently doing a BA in Communication and Media, and Psychology (UJ). She has completed more than 170 hours of tutoring with Genius.

Ruben

Maths, Science
Ruben achieved 6 A’s in Matric at St Alban’s College and is currently doing a BEng in Mechanical Engineering (UP). He has completed over 170 hours of tutoring with Genius

Clint

Maths, Science
Clint achieved 5 A’s at Norman Henshilwood High School. Clint is currently doing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (UCT).

Alisa

English, Psychology, Academic Coaching, Business, Afrikaans
Alisa achieved 2 distinctions in Matric at Midstream College. She has a BA majoring in Psychology and Criminology (UP) where she is also a member of the Golden Key Honorary Society. Alisa also has an Honours degree in Psychology (SACAP), and a PGCE (STADIO). She has 6 years of tutoring experience and has tutored more than 550 hours with Genius.

Chloë

Maths, Science, Biology, Academic Coaching
Chloë received 2 A’s in Matric at Somerset College. She is currently studying Marine Biology and Oceanography (UCT).

Shavon

English, Afrikaans, Biology, Business, History, Academic Coaching
Shavon achieved 7 A’s from the Kings School Robin Hills. She studied BA Law and Honours in Psychology. She is currently in her 4th year of a MBBCh (WITS).

Ashleigh

Academic Coaching, English, History
Ashleigh matriculated with 3 A's and 4 B's from Crawford College Sandton. She went on to complete a BA (with distinction) majoring in Psychology and Criminology and a BSocSci Honours in Psychology at the University of Pretoria. She then went on to study Psychometry at UJ and is currently registered under the HPCSA as a Psychometrist.

Beth

English, Academic Coaching
Beth matriculated from Curro Hillcrest with 4 distinctions. She graduated in the Top 10 in her grade and achieved academic colours. In 2017 she placed in the top 1% in South Africa for the Science Olympiad. Beth has completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology (Cum Laude) at UNISA and also holds her honours degree in Psychology (Cum Laude) from Varsity College.

Calvin

Maths, Economics
Calvin achieved 6 A’s in Matric at Pretoria Boys High School where he received Academic Colours. Calvin is currently in his final year of BCom Econometrics (UP). He has tutored more than 130 hours with Genius.

Kerryn

Math, Science, Accounting
Kerryn is Maths, Science and Accounting tutor with Genius who achieved 7 A’s in Matric at St Peter’s College and is currently doing a BSc in Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria. She has tutored over 420 hours with Genius

Carmen

English, Academic Coaching
Carmen completed Matric with 4 distinctions and holds a BA Psychology (with distinction) and a BSocSci Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria where she is a member of the Golden Key. She is an Academic Coach and English tutor and has completed over 1500 hours of tuition with Genius. Carmen is also trained in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Positive Behaviour support and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Intervention at the University of Pretoria.

Nawailah

English
Nawailah received 4 A’s in Matric from Parktown Girls High School. She completed a BA Honours in Media and Journalism with distinction (WITS) and is currently studying a PGCE (WITS).

Harshini

Maths, Biology, Science
Harshini achieved 6 A’s in Matric at Girls’ College, Bulawayo where she received Full Academic Colours. Harshini has her BSc in Genetics, BScHons in Genetics, and MSc in Genetics (UP). She is currently studying a PGCE (UP). She has tutored over 120 hours with Genius.

Aidan

Maths, Academic Coaching
Aidan is a Maths tutor with Genius. He achieved 6 A’s in matric at Hatfield Christian School where he was the top Maths student and served as Head Boy. Aidan is currently studying a Bsc in Actuarial Science (UP). He has tutored over 150 hours with Genius.

Rebecca

English, Academic Coaching, History
Rebecca completed matric with 5 A’s and is an avid public speaker, debater and writer and has achieved internationally in these fields. In her matric year she was placed in the top 1% for English in the country. Rebecca is currently in her final year of BCom Law (UP).

Ezra

Maths, Biology
Ezra matriculated with 6 A’s from St Peter’s College. He is currently in his 3rd year studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (WITS).

Jessie

English, Biology, Geography, History
Jessie received 6 A’s in Matric from Crawford College where she also received full academic colours. Jessie is currently studying her BSci (UP).

Gathuku

Maths, Science, Academic Coaching
Gathuku matriculated with 9 A’s and is currently a 3rd year Mechatronics Engineering Student (UCT). He has received the Mark Twamley Award for best academic performance in the engineering department.

Natalie

Maths, IT, EGD
Natalie received 4 A’s in matric from St Peters College, where she received academic colours. Natalie is currently studying her BIS in Multimedia (UP).

Tamahrah

Maths, Economics
Tamahrah matriculated with 7 A’s from the Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology. She holds a BCom Economics and an Honours in Economics (UWC).

Graeme

Maths
Graeme achieved 6 A’s in matric at Bishops College. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Cape Town, and has his Bachelor of Commerce Specialising in Management Studies.

Jacob

English, History
Jacob received 4 A’s in matric and is currently studying a BCom Law at the University of Pretoria

Himara

Maths, Accounting
Himara achieved 5 distinctions in matric at Durban Girls High School. In 2017, she was place 2nd in Kwa-Zulu Natal in the SAIPA Accounting Olympiad. Himara is currently pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Cape Town.

Justine

Maths, Biology, Geography
Justine completed matric with 7 distinctions at Roedean School. She is currently studying a BSc majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Cape Town.

Kathryn

English, Biology, Science, Geography
Kathryn completed matric with 5 distinctions and received the award for excellence in Biology. She holds a BSc Honours in Environmental Sciences and is a member of the Golden Key Honours Society. Kathryn is currently a third year Medical student at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Paige

Maths
Paige matriculated from Maragon Olympus High School with 3 A's. She got to the second round of the maths olympiad. Paige completed 3 years of Mechanical Engineering at UP and is currently completing courses in Software Development.

Suzanne

Maths
Suzanne achieved top student in her year for grade 10 and 11 and ended IEB matric with 8 A’s from Helpmekaar Kollege, achieving top 2% of students for mathematics. She is currently studying Industrial Engineering second year at the University of Stellenbosch.

André

Maths, Biology, Accounting
André matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School with 7 A’s. He is currently in his 4th year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (WITS). André is also a member of the Golden Key Honours Society. He has tutored over 200 hours with Genius

Jadin

Maths, Physical Science, English, Geography, Biology
Jadin matriculated from Southlands Secondary School with 6 A's. He completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy with honours (summa cum lande) and was the top performing student in the country. Jadin is currently in his 4th year of Medicine at WITS

Marion

Academic Coaching, Maths, English, German, Psychology
Marion matriculated with 5 A's from Hatfield Christian School; she then completed a BA (with distinction) majoring in Psychology and English as well as a BScoSci Honours in Psychology (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria. She then went on to complete Psychometry (with distinction) at UJ and is currently registered under the HPCSA as a Psychometrist.

Cameron

Maths
Cameron matriculated from Crawford Ruimsig with seven distinctions. He is currently studying computer engineering (UP) where he attained a Golden Key.

Shannon

Academic Coaching, English, Psychology
Shannon matriculated at Crawford College with 4 A's; she then went on to complete a bachelor’s degree in English Literature at UCT. After teaching English in Vietnam in 2007, she moved back to South Africa where she studied while running a small nursery and pre-primary school. Shannon holds a BSocSci undergraduate & an Honours BSocSci in Psychology (Cum Laude). She is currently studying a Masters in Counselling Psychology (UP).

Liso

Economics
Liso matriculated with four distinctions. She has a first class honours in tax technical and compliance (UCT). Liso is currently a tax associate at PWC.

Armando

English, Maths, IT
Armando achieved 6 distinctions in his matric year, as well as top student for English. He achieved colours for academics and public speaking, as well as Vice Captain for basketball and head of Model UN. He is currently in his final year at Wits, studying a BSc in Computer Science as his double major with Psychology and Philosophy as his minors. Armando loves reading and would like to write and design his own video game after university.

Pia

Maths
Pia matriculated with 7 A's from Westville Girls High School. She went on to complete a BSc (with distinction) majoring in Physiology, Psychology and Genetics at UNISA where she achieved the top achiever award. She has also completed Honours in Psychology with distinction (UNISA). Pia is currently completing an Honours in Neuroscience (UCT). She really enjoys mountain trail running and recently completed a 100km trail running race.

Kian

Afrikaans, English, Biology, Academic Coaching
Kian achieved 4 A's in matric at Fairbairn College where he received numerous English and Afrikaans merit awards. He has graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (cum laude) from UNISA and is currently completing his honours in Biomedical Forensics at UCT. He has tutored over 110 hours at Genius.

Luke

English, Academic Coaching
Luke matriculated with 4 distinctions from St Benedict's College where he was head of religion. He is currently playing basketball professionally and he runs religious retreats and mentorship programs for young men.

Tristan

Maths, Physical Science, IT
Tristan is a Maths, Physical Sciences, and IT tutor. He is currently studying a BSc. majoring in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cape Town. He matriculated with seven distinctions and finished with an average of 94.8%. Additionally, he also received the certificate for the Top NSC Mark for Information Technology in the Cape Metro Central District. He recently achieved a Certificate of Excellence in Computer Sciences for being in the top 5% of his class

Chandré

Maths, History, English, Afrikaans
Chandré matriculated from Bloemhof Girls' High School with 5 A's in 2016 and completed her BCom Industrial Psychology degree at Stellenbosch University. Following her passion for psychology, she completed her BSoSci Honours in Psychology at SACAP where she developed an interest in Psychometry. Chandré went on to complete the BPsych Equivalence Programme (with distinction) at the University of Johannesburg, as well as her required practicum hours at a private practice based in Cape Town. She is a Registered Psychometrist with the HPCSA.

Megan

English, Geography, Afrikaans
Megan matriculated from Rhenish Girls' High School with 3 distinctions and school colours for hockey, choir and first aid. She then went on to study a BA in Sport Science at Stellenbosch University. After this, Megan completed a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (with Cum Laude), also at Stellenbosch University. She then went on to live and teach in Budapest, Hungary, for 18 months. Megan is an EL at Genius and is tutoring English, Geography and Afrikaans

Robynne

Afrikaans, Biology, Academic Coaching
Robynne matriculated from Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria with 4 distinctions. She has completed her Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, Genetics, and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. She also holds her honours degree in BSc Psychology (Cum Laude) from the University of Johannesburg.

Tutor

Maths, Physics, Business, History
Ethan attended Stanford Lake College and matriculated with 8 distinctions. He achieved colours for Rugby, Hockey and Athletics. Ethan achieved Academic Honours. Ethan is in his second year in Mechanical Engineering at UCT. In his free time, Ethan enjoys watching rugby and football.

Niall

English, Academic Coaching
Niall achieved 3 A’s in Matric and received international awards for public speaking at Benoni High School. Niall has a BA in Media and Psychology, an Honours in Journalism and is completing his Masters in Film and Television (WITS).

Shayleigh

English, Biology, History
Shayleigh is an English, Biology and History tutor with Genius who achieved 4 A’s in matric from Northcliff High School where she received full academic colours with honours. She completed a BSC in Physiology and Psychology (Cum Laude) from UJ and is currently completing an honours degree in Forensic Sciences at Wits. Shayleigh has tutored more than 350 hours with Genius.

Christalla

English, Academic Coaching
Christalla achieved 2 A’s in matric from Northcliff High School where she was the RCL Chairperson. She has her BA Psychology, Anthropology and SASL (WITS). She is currently completing her Honours in Organisational Psychology. She has over 520 hours of tutoring experience.

Muleya

English, Business, Biology
Muleya achieved 6 A’s in matric from The High School for Girls Potchefstroom where she was awarded full colours for academics, cultural and performing arts. She is currently doing a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (WITS).

Leanco

Science, Afrikaans, English
Leanco achieved 4 A’s in matric from Morgenzon Agricultural Academy where she was the Head Girl. Leanco has her BSc in Genetics and BScHons in Medical Virology and is currently studying Medicine (UP). She has tutored over 670 hours with Genius

Carly

English, Maths, Biology
Carly matriculated from Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard with 7 distinctions. She is currently completing her Master’s of Philosophy in Biomedical Forensic Science (UCT). For her undergrad, she completed a BSc in Human Anatomy and Physiology (received with distinction) and Genetics and then her Honours in Clinical Anatomy, with a first class pass.

Tawanda

Mathematics, Science
Tawanda received his BSc in Physics and Chemistry (UP) and is completing a BSC in Applied Maths and COS. He has over 5 years of tutoring experience and has tutored over 3200 hours with Genius

James

Maths
James achieved 2 A’s in matric from Benoni High School. He is currently in 3rd year studying his BSc in Mathematics (UP).

Chad

Maths
Chad achieved 5 distinctions in Matric in Pinelands High School and is currently in his 4th year of studying BSc Electrical Engineering (WITS) where he is on the Dean’s list.

Lavanya

Maths, Science
Lavanya received 6 A’s in Matric at Southdowns College, and was the Top Achiever for Mathematics. She completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University with distinction (WITS). Lavanya is now in her 3rd year of a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (WITS). She has tutored over 100 hours with Genius.

Gregory

Maths
Gregory matriculated with 3 A’s at Northcliff High School where he was the Top Achiever for EGD. Greg is currently in his 4th year of his Computer Engineering Degree (UP) where he is also a member of the Golden Key.

Jared

Maths
Jared achieved 6 A’s in matric at BirdsView Academy, where he was the Head Prefect. His results placed him in the top 20 achievers of the district. Jared is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Minette

Maths, Science
Minette achieved 8 distinctions in matric at Helpmekaar Kollege. She is currently in her 3rd year of studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (WITS).

Saxon

Maths, Science
Saxon achieved 5 A’s in matric at Horizon International High School, where he was the deputy head boy and is currently studying his BSc in Mechanical Engineering (WITS).

Zeta

Maths, EGD, Biology
Zeta achieved 6 A’s in matric from Crawford College. Zeta is currently in her 3rd year of her Bachelor of Medicine (WITS).

Heather

Maths, Science, Accounting
Heather completed matric with 7 distinctions and a 96.7% average. In 2017, she was awarded for being the top overall achiever in the Eastern Cape and obtaining 100% for Accounting. Heather holds an Honours degree in Medical Sciences with a major in Medical Biochemistry from UCT. She was on the Dean’s Merit list every year of her Bachelor of Science and was the top achiever of her course during her Honours year.

Kyesha

Maths
Kyesha matriculated from St Barnabas College with 5 distinctions. She started the Peer Teaching Group at yhe school, which still run successfully today. Kyesha is currently in her 3rd of BCOM Corporate Finance at WITS

Victor

Academic Coaching, Maths, Science
Victor matriculated with 4 A’s from Hoërskool Drie Riviere where he was an executive member of the student council. Victor studied Mechatronics Engineering at UCT but has now transferred to Wits where he is completing his final year of Mechanical Engineering.

Saskia

Maths, Afrikaans
Saskia achieved 7 distinctions in Matric and served Edenvale High School as Head Girl. Saskia is currently studying a BSc in Human Physiology, Psychology and Genetics at the University of Pretoria.

Francois

Maths
Francois matriculated with 6 As and 1 B from Rand Park High School and is currently studying a Bsc in Computer Science and Informatics at the University of Johannesburg.

Michelle

Academic Coaching, Afrikaans, English
Michelle matriculated with 6 distinctions at Hoërskool Randburg. She went on to study a BA in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. Thereafter, she completed her Honours in Psychology (cum laude) at UJ.

Kyle

English, Academic Coaching
Kyle matriculated with 2 distinctions from St David's Marist Brothers Inanda. He completed his BA in Psychology at UP (Cum Laude) and holds an Honours in Psychology from Varsity College.

Michael

Maths
Michael is currently studying Computer Science (WITS). He matriculated from Randpark Ridge High School with 7 distinctions.

Kirsten

English, Afrikaans, French, History
Kirsten matriculated from Durban Girls’ College with 5 A’s and 2 B’s. She was deputy head girl of her school’s SRC. Kirsten graduated from Rhodes University in 2021 with a BA in Law and Philosophy (Cum Laude) and has recently attained her Honours in Philosophy from Rhodes University (Summa Cum Laude). She has completed a TEFL qualification and is currently enrolled in the McKinsey Forward Programme.

Mariche

Maths
Mariche matriculated from Nico Malan High School with 7 distinctions. She is studying MBChB at Stellenbosch University. Mariche achieved colours in Academics, Debating and Public Speaking and was first in her district, Sarah Baartman.

Robyn

English, Maths
Robyn matriculated from St Teresa’s School with 6 distinctions, where she was head girl and was awarded academic colours. Robyn also achieved colours for Hockey and Tennis along with Honours for Community Service. Robyn is currently completing a BBusSci Finance at UCT. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys the spending time on the beach, cooking and baking.

Layla

Academic Coaching, Maths
Layla matriculated with 7 distinctions as Deputy Head Girl and Director for the EADS Play. She received her Honours blazer for full colours in Academics, Public speaking, and Drama. She completed her BSc majoring in Psychology and then went on to complete her Honours degree in Psychology, both at the University of Johannesburg.