Join The Genius Family: Becoming A Genius Tutor

While we expect a lot from our tutors, we are also mandated to support them wholeheartedly. The first step in becoming a tutor with us is to successfully navigate the training and vetting process. Once inducted officially as a Genius Tutor, we do our utmost to guide your progress.

The best place to work as a part-time private tutor

This might just be what you are looking for…

Our weekly group meetings provide a valuable platform to share advice and educational philosophy, as well as catch up on syllabus content. If you excelled in certain subjects while attending high school and share our passion for education, we encourage you to start the application process with us. Help us make a difference in our students’ educational journey today!

Application Process

1. Fill out our online application form.
2. Complete scholastic psychometrics.
3. Come into our assessment centre for an interview.

*If you pass the above 3 steps, you will start tutoring while you complete our tutor training programme.

Requirements To Apply

We only accept candidates who:

  • Got A’s in school for the subjects they want to tutor.
  • Own a vehicle + driver’s license.
  • Live in Johannesburg/ Pretoria/ Cape Town


Guaranteed Students

Once your training programme is completed you will start with a caseload to match your availability immediately.

Tutor Rates

We offer the best tutor rates in South Africa - you cannot do better through another tuition company.

Lesson Material

If you need textbooks or learning kits that we don’t have in stock, we buy them for you. We also print your lesson notes at our cost.


You do lessons on your own terms and in your own time – most of our tutors are doing intense university courses.

Location Matching

We match by location – in most cases, students will be in your vicinity. In exceptional cases, when we need you to travel far, you will be compensated accordingly.

Team Meetings

You meet the whole team. We have weekly tutor meetings where you can discuss students and build friendships with the other tutors. We cater.

Student Screening

Before signing up, all Genius clients are put through a rigorous assessment – you are always safe going to tutor at their homes.

GI Training

Once inducted into the programme, we will provide comprehensive training through our GI Training programme at our cost.

Tutor Growth

We have opportunities to become Trainers and Education Managers, where you can exercise different skills and earn money in different ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have likely answered all of your questions below, however, if you have any more or want to get in touch, email us on – expect a prompt response!

Apply to find out – but you’ll find that they well outcompete any other tuition rates available in the industry. And we pay for learning materials, marking, and printing costs

Any – we provide a wide range of subjects to students, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Accounting, Business Studies and many more.

However, in addition to any secondary subjects, you are required to be able to tutor either Math or English as a core subject.

Many of our clientele are in estates that require private entry. We need to provide your permanent vehicle details for one entry and one exit per lesson – and for security reasons we cannot have another person waiting in the car while a lesson takes place.

Yes, although you must be in the process of completing your undergrad.
We match you with students who are close to your home/ university. In rare cases where you need to travel far, you will be compensated for the petrol.
Yes, we have a core of full-time tutors, but these are the GIs that have proven themselves over hundreds of hours. You will start as a part time tutor.
These scholastic psychometric tests help us to determine if you have the verbal and non-verbal skills necessary to adapt to a student’s understanding of the work and build them up from there.
Yes, most of our tutors are part-time. We require that you commit to a minimum capacity of 6 lesson weekly – remember to factor in lesson preparation, communication with your EM, and the weekly syndicate.
Absolutely – once you have completed your training programme you will be started on a student case load to match your availability.
If you can squeeze in a minimum of 6 lessons (1-hour lessons) throughout the Monday-Sunday cycle, then yes.
Absolutely – our training programme prepares you for one-on-one tuition specifically.
The weekly meeting (either Saturdays 09h30 to 10h30 or Sunday 09h30 to 10h30) is a must – but you’re going to enjoy it. We do student discussions, training, and team-building activities. You’re sure to make friends with like-minded individuals.

Yes. We provide comprehensive training if you pass our selection process.

In circumstances where you cannot do any lessons, we provide substitutes and/ or adapt your student schedule and load. All we require from you is two weeks’ written notice before you take leave.

You’re missing out! All our tutors who worked for tutor agencies prior to joining Genius just wish they had found us sooner. See the features section of our tutor page.
Unfortunately not, Genius specialises in in-person training and tuition. Even though online lessons are on offer for students during the pandemic, we only hire in-person candidates.
Extremely. You will be able to tutor at times that suit your schedule.
We match students based on your university/ part time work schedule. If it changes then we adapt your lesson schedule.
Yes, we provide lesson materials, textbooks, lesson practical kits, software, and material service subscriptions at our cost.
If you need something Genius doesn’t already have available in order to do your job better, the company will be sure to purchase it.