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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Johnny has been with Genius Premium Tuition for over 9 years. He is responsible for the Financial Management of the business.
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.
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!
BA Law (UP), BSocSci with honours in Psychology (SACAP), currently completing a PGCE (Wits)
BSocSci Psychology Honours (UP). Currently doing Masters Psychological Research (WITS)
Final year BCom Human Resource Management and Industrial Psychology (UP)
2nd year BSc Interior Architecture (UP)
2nd year BEng Aeronautical (Wits)
BSc (Eng) Chemical Engineering (Wits)
BSc Human Physiology (UP), currently doing 3rd year B Dietetics (UP)
Completed BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits), Currently doing 3rd year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCh) (Wits)
2nd year BEng Chemical Engineering (UP)
1st year BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits)
Currently in-between studies
Currently doing BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (UP)
3rd BAccSc Accounting Science (Wits)
Completed BSc Aeronautical Engineering (Wits)
BA Social Studies (Harvard)
Completed BSc (physiology and genetics) Currently doing 4th year Bachelor of Medicine.
Completed BSc Physics + Chemistry (UP). Tutoring for 3+ years.
Currently in-between studies
Currently doing 5th year Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery degree (Wits)
Currently doing BSc Electrical/Information Engineering (Wits)
Completed BBusSc (Econ & Man).
BSc in Physics (UP), BA Psychology (UP), currently persuing honors in Psychology.
BComHons Business Management, currently completing MPhil Strategic Management (UP).
Completed BSc (UFS) and BMedSc(Hons) (UCT), Currently pursuing MSc(Med) (UCT).
Currently doing 3rd year BA Psychology, Anthropology and SASL (Wits).
3rd year Biomedical Sciences at Wits University.
Currently doing 3rd year BA in English Literature & History (Wits).
Currently doing 2nd Year Architecture (Wits).
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