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WE HIRE THE BEST PEOPLE

At Genius, we don’t recruit people who merely want to make a few extra bucks on the side, we recruit champions who want to make a real difference in a child’s life and who believe in the power of education to do just that. Our selection, vetting, and training programme ensures that apart from knowing their stuff, everyone in our Organisation is committed to your child’s success

Educational Management Team

Our team of Educational Managers are the magic elves who are responsible for ensuring the success of our premium private tuition programme – this is why we work so hard to find, train and nurture our Education Managers. As a result, successful candidates must not only be academically brilliant but they need to be the kind of people who really care about making a difference.

We admit it: we expect a lot from our EMs – once they have proven themselves as a successful tutor, they undergo a full-time 4-month basic training course to give them a foundation in private schooling, syllabi, national and international study, educational philosophy, psychology, proactivity and leadership. Find out what it’s like to train as an EM at Genius Premium Tuition.

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Shannon Cumming

Education Manager

Shannon matriculated at Crawford College with 4 As; 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 started a BSocSci Applied Psychology while running a small nursery and pre-primary school. She is currently in her final year at SACAP, and has completed the EM training with distinction.

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Tayla Badenhorst

Education Manager

Tayla completed Matric at Parktown High School for Girls with 6 As. She then went on to start Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria. After passing the first 2 years, she decided that education was her true passion and began a Bachelor of Education degree. She is currently in her second year. Tayla completed the EM training programme with distinction.

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Kaelynne Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen

Education Manager

Kaelynne matriculated at Krugersdorp High School with an A and 4 Bs; she then went on to complete a BA in Criminology and Psychology, and a BA (Hons) in Augmentative and Alternative Communications at Tuks. Kaelynne has taught around 500 hours of English, Afrikaans and Academic Coaching with Genius Premium Tuition.

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Sihle Dakile

Education Manager

Sihle completed Matric at Inanda Seminary School with 5 As; she then went on to pass two years of Medicine at Wits, decided it wasn’t her passion, and subsequently complete a Bachelor of Health Science with Honours in Physiology. She now proudly holds a master’s degree in Sleep Physiology and has since completed the EM training with distinction.

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Yuri Marchenko

General Manager

Yuri moved from Russia to Cornwall Hill College in South Africa for high school, where he matriculated with 4 As. He then went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Tuks. After passing the first 2 years, he realised it wasn't his passion and decided to move into education full time. Yuri has tutored 200+ hours of Mathematics and Science at Genius Premium Tuition, and now provides support and guidance to the Education Manager and Tuition team.

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Dean Cook

Managing Director, Partner

Dean has been with Genius Premium Tuition for 7 years. Dean matriculated with 5 As. He then went on to study Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. After tutoring more than 1600 hours of Mathematics and Science at Genius Premium Tuition, decided to move into education full time and now provides support and guidance to the Education Manager and Tuition team.

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David Meltzer

Founder, Partner

David founded Genius (and was the companies first tutor!) in 1993. He saw a need for premium, private tuition as a supplement to the school system.

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Johnny Marks

Financial Manager

Johnny has been with Genius Premium Tuition for over 9 years. He is responsible for the Financial Management of the business.

Our Tutor Team

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. As a result, successful candidate tutors 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, for every 30 tutors who apply with As in matric, only 1 actually makes it through.

We have an intense training and vetting process and, even once completed, tutors are required to attend weekly group meetings with the Educational Management team where they share valuable advice, educational philosophy, and syllabus content.

Our training and vetting programme is designed around the assessment of 4 attributes:

  • Academic knowledge in their subjects of tuition
  • An instinct and passion for teaching
  • Commitment to Genius Premium Tuition and its students
  • Proactivity

Find out what it’s like to train as a tutor at Genius Premium Tuition.

The heart of our approach is centred on arming students with the unique tools they need to flourish independently. Our tutors view building confidence and developing core study skills as the foundation of successful tutoring.

That’s why hiring successful academics is so important!

B Britz Private Tutor

B. Britz

GI
English, History & Academic Coaching

BA Law (UP), BSocSci with honours in Psychology (SACAP), currently completing a PGCE (Wits)

C Du Plooy Tutor / Coach

C. du Plooy

GI
English, Academic Coaching

BSocSci Psychology Honours (UP). Currently doing Masters Psychological Research (WITS)

D Purchase English Tutor

D. Purchase

GI
English

Final year BCom Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology (UP)

F De Moura Math And Science Tutor

F. de Moura

GI
Mathematics, Science

2nd year BSc Interior Architecture (UP)

J James Tutor

J. James

GI
Math, Science and French

2nd year BEng Aeronautical (Wits)

J Wainer Maths And Hebrew Tutor

J. Wainer

GI
Mathematics, Hebrew

BSc (Eng) Chemical Engineering (Wits)

L Kemp English Tutor

L. Kemp

GI
English, Biology

BSc Human Physiology (UP), currently doing 3rd year B Dietetics (UP)

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K. Ramthol

GI
Maths, Science, Biology

Completed BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits), Currently doing 3rd year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) (Wits)

N Van Rensburg Maths And Science Tutor

N. van Rensburg

GI
Mathematics, Science

2nd year BEng Chemical Engineering (UP)

N Du Plooy Maths Tutor

N. du Plooy

GI
Mathematics

1st year BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits)

S Leathers English Tutor

S. Leathers

GI
English

Currently in-between studies

A. Holyoak

A. Holyoak

GI
Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Currently doing BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (UP)

M. Mafukidze

M. Mafukidze

GI
English

3rd BAccSc Accounting Science (Wits)

N. Nkundhlande

N. Nkundhlande

GI
Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Completed BSc Aeronautical Engineering (Wits)

B Latilla Campbell English And Math Tutor

B. Latilla-Cambell

GI
English, Maths

BA Social Studies (Harvard)

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Lara Broderick

Trainer
English, Biology

Completed BSc (physiology and genetics) Currently doing 4th year Bachelor of Medicine.

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T. Vengesa

Trainer
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Completed BSc Physics + Chemistry (UP). Tutoring for 3+ years.

M De-Carvalho

M. de Carvalho

G.I.
Mathematics, Science, Afrikaans

Currently in-between studies

N Ramagaga

N. Ramagaga

G.I.
Mathematics, Science, Biology, English

Currently doing 5th year Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degree (Wits)

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N. Ngoywa

Trainer
Mathematics, Biology, Science and Geography

Currently doing BSc Electrical/Information Engineering (Wits)

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Marique Terblanche

Education Manager
Afrikaans, English, Biology

Completed BBusSc (Econ & Man).

Kaj Hall Tutor

K. Hall

Trainer
Math, English, Physical Science

BSc in Physics (UP), BA Psychology (UP), currently persuing honors in Psychology.

A Du-Plessis

A. du Plessis

G.I
Math, Science, English

BComHons Business Management, currently completing MPhil Strategic Management (UP).

A Young

A. Young

G.I
English, Biology

Completed BSc (UFS) and BMedSc(Hons) (UCT), Currently pursuing MSc(Med) (UCT).

C Neophytou

C. Neophytou

G.I
English

Currently doing 3rd year BA Psychology, Anthropology and SASL (Wits).

D Smith

D. Smith

G.I
Mathematics, Physical Sciences, IsiZulu

3rd year Biomedical Sciences at Wits University.

D Snyders

D. Snyders

G.I
English, History, Afrikaans

Currently doing 3rd year BA in English Literature & History (Wits).

S. Zhao

S. Zhao

G.I
Mathematics

Currently doing 2nd Year Architecture (Wits).

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