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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.

Leadership 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.

Leanco Stans

Head of Recruitment

Leanco matriculated with 4 As from Morgenzon Landbou Akademie; she then completed a BSc Genetics (with distinction) as well as a BScHons Medical Virology (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria. She is currently studying Medicine (MBChB) at the University of Pretoria. Leanco has taught around 350 hours of English, Academic Coaching and Biology with Genius Premium Tuition.

Marion Lange

Education Manager

Marion matriculated with 5 As 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.

Ashleigh Brown

Education Manager

Ashleigh matriculated with 3 As and 4 Bs 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 Univeristy of Pretoria. She then went on to study Psychometry at UJ and is currently registered under the HPCSA as a Psychometrist.

Tamryn Yap

Education Manager

Tamryn matriculated with 4 As from Marist Brothers Linmeyer; she then went on to complete a BCom Entrepreneurial Studies (with distinction) and an Honours in Strategic Business Management, at the University of Pretoria. Tamryn started as a tutor at Genius, where she discovered a passion for helping students achieve their full potential.

Shiria Wiltz

Education Manager

Shiria matriculated with 6 A+’s and 1 A from Maragon Mooikloof High School, where she was also head girl; she then went on to complete a BSc in Human Physiology, Genetics and Psychology, and a BSocSci Honours in Psychology (with distinction) at Tuks. She is currently completing her Master's by dissertation in Psychology at Tuks. Shiria has taught 1000+ hours of one-on-one lessons over the past 4 years.

Bronwyn Britz

Education Manager

Bronwyn matriculated from St Andrew's School for Girls with 4 As; she then completed a BA in Law, Psychology and English at the University of Pretoria, a BSocSci Honours in Psychology at SACAP, and finally a PGCE at Wits. Bronwyn has taught Technology, Math, and English at Edenvale High School and around 200 hours of English and Academic Coaching with Genius Premium Tuition.

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.

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.

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.

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 company's 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!

N. Bester

GI
English

Currently doing BA in Communication and Media, and Psychology (UJ)

R. Grobbler

GI
Math, Science

Currently doing a BEng Mechanical Engineering (UP)

C. Levey

GI
Math, Science, Biology

Currently doing BSc Gentics, Human Anatomy and Physiology (UCT)

C. Page

GI
Math, Science, English

5th Year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Wits)

R. Dennison

GI
Math, Science

Currently doing BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (UCT)

A. Austen

GI
Math, Economics

Currently completing BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (UP)

Z. Venter

GI
English, Economics, History

Currently doing BCom Law majoring in Tax and Accounting (UP)

A. Kruger

GI
English, Business, Psychology

Completed a BA majoring in Psychology and Criminology (UP), BScHons in Psychology(UP). Currently doing her PGCE

T. le Roux

GI
English, French

BA English and French (Rhodes), Honours degree in Translation and an Honours degree in French (Wits)

N. Naidoo

GI
English, Math, Science

BSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits)

J James Tutor

J. James

AGI
Math, Science and French

3rd year BEng Aeronautical (Wits)

V. Hill

GI
English, Math

Currently doing BA (Wits)

K. Hayter

GI
Math, Science, Accounting

Currently doing BSc Actuarial Science (UP)

Z. da Silva

GI
Mathematics, Science, Biology

Currently doing Biomedical Engineering (Wits)

G. Lupton-Smith

GI
English, History

Currently doing BSocSci majoring in English, History and Philosophy (UCT)

S. Zhao

S. Zhao

GI
Mathematics

Currently doing 2nd Year Architecture (Wits)

T. Ramsamy

GI
English, History

BA in Theatre and Performance (UCT)

M. Serra

GI
Math

Currently studying BBusSc Actuarial Science (UCT)

C. Velcich

GI
English, Math, Biology

BSc in Human Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (UCT) and BScHons Clinical Anatomy (UCT). Currently doing MPhil in Biomedical Forensic Science

K. Ryder

GI
Math

Currently doing a BEng Mechanical Engineering (UP)

N. Higgins

GI
English

BA in Media and Psychology (WITS). Currently doing BScHons in Journalism and Media (Wits)

R. Johnston

GI
Math

Currently doing a BSc in Electic and Electronical Engineering (Stellenbosch)

G. McDonic

GI
English, Math, Science

BuBusSc Finance and Accounting. Currently doing PGDA (UCT)

S. Misplon

GI
English, Science

Currently doing BSc majoring in Chemistry and Archeology (UCT)

C. Henry

GI
English, Science

Currently doing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (UCT)

A. Markham

GI
English, Math, Science

3rd year BSc Computational and Applied Maths and Physics (Wits)

N. Kruger

GI
English, Math, Science

4th year BEng Chemical Engineering (UP)

E. Botha

GI
Mathematics, Computer Science

Currently doing Computer Engineering (UP)

C. Green

GI
English, Biology, Mathematics

Currently doing BIS Multimedia (UP)

R. Chirombo

AGI
English, Math, Science

Bsc Biomedical Sciences & Bsc(Hons) Human Cell Biology (UP). Currently doing Msc Human Cell Biology.

K. Sibanda

GI
Math, Science

Currently doing a BSc.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering (WITS)

L. Mthunzi

GI
English, Accounting

Currently doing BA Law (WITS)

N. Mahomed

GI
English, Math, History

BA (Wits)

S. Johnson

GI
Math, Science

Completed BSc Physics (UCT) and BScHons in Physics (UCT). Currently doing a MSc in Physics (UCT)

K. Sekoele

GI
Mathematics, Information Technology

Currently doing BSc(Eng) Electrical and Computer Engineering (UCT)

A. Schutte

GI
English, History, Afrikaans

Currently doing BA English Language and Literature (UP)

T. Badenhorst

AGI
Math, Science, Afrikaans

Completed 2 years of Mechanical Engineering (UP). Currently in 2nd year BEd.

T. Carlyon

GI
Math, Science

Currently doing BSc Mechanical Engineering (Wits)

D. Nicho

GI
Math, Science, Biology

Currently doing Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Physiology (Wits)

C. Botha

GI
Math, Science, Accounting

Currently doing BCom Econometrics (Tuks)

H. Mehta

GI
Mathematics, Biology

BSc Genetics, BScHons Genetics, and MSc Genetics (UP)

L. Stans

AGI
Math, Science, Afrikaans

BSc Genetics (UP) and BScHons Medical Virology (UP). Currently doing Medicine (UP)

T. Venter

GI
English, Math, Science

Currently doing BChD Dentistry (UP)

T. Mudley

GI
English, Science, Biology

Currently doing Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Stellenbosch)

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T. Vengesa

GI
Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

BSc Physics + Chemistry (UP). Completing BSC Applied Math and COS. Tutoring for 5+ years

C du Plooy Tutor / Coach

C. Lorusso

AGI
English, Academic Coaching

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

M. Simango

GI
English, Science, Biology

Currently doing an MBBCh - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Wits)

D. Thomas

GI
Math, Physics, Chemistry

Final year BEng Electrical Engineering (Tuks)

C Neophytou

C. Neophytou

AGI
English

BA Psychology, Anthropology and SASL (Wits) with distinction. Currently completing Honours in Organisational Psychology (Wits)

S. Murray

GI
English, Biology, History

Currently doing a BSC in Physiology and Psychology (UJ)

D. Grave

GI
English, Math

Completed BA International Studies (Stellenbosch). Currently doing BAHons in International Studies

N. Nkundhlande

N. Nkundhlande

GI
Maths, Physics and Chemistry

Completed BSc Aeronautical Engineering (Wits)

J. Herreilers

GI
Math

Currently in 4th year BEng Electrical Electronic Engineering (Stellenbosch)

J. Bester

GI
Math

Currently doing 2nd year BSc Mathematics (UP)

F de Moura Math and Science Tutor

F. de Moura

GI
Mathematics, Science

2nd year BSc Interior Architecture (UP)

M. Lombaard

GI
English, Afrikaans, and History

BA General (UP), Honours in Philosophy (UP), and currently doing MA in Critical Diversity Studies (Wits)

K. Ramthol

GI
Maths, Science, Biology

Completed BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits), Currently doing 4th year MBBCh Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Wits)

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