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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
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. Shiria has taught 1000+ hours of one-on-one lessons over the past 4 years.
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 company's 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!
Currently doing BA in Communication and Media, and Psychology (UJ)
Currently doing a BEng Mechanical Engineering (UP)
Currently doing BSc Gentics, Human Anatomy and Physiology (UCT)
5th Year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Wits)
Currently doing BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (UCT)
Currently completing BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (UP)
Currently doing BCom Law majoring in Tax and Accounting (UP)
Completed a BA majoring in Psychology and Criminology (UP), BScHons in Psychology(UP). Currently doing her PGCE
BA English and French (Rhodes), Honours degree in Translation and an Honours degree in French (Wits)
BSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits)
3rd year BEng Aeronautical (Wits)
Currently doing BA (Wits)
Currently doing BSc Actuarial Science (UP)
Currently doing Biomedical Engineering (Wits)
Currently doing BSocSci majoring in English, History and Philosophy (UCT)
Currently doing 2nd Year Architecture (Wits)
BA in Theatre and Performance (UCT)
Currently studying BBusSc Actuarial Science (UCT)
BSc in Human Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics (UCT) and BScHons Clinical Anatomy (UCT). Currently doing MPhil in Biomedical Forensic Science
Currently doing a BEng Mechanical Engineering (UP)
BA in Media and Psychology (WITS). Currently doing BScHons in Journalism and Media (Wits)
Currently doing a BSc in Electic and Electronical Engineering (Stellenbosch)
BuBusSc Finance and Accounting. Currently doing PGDA (UCT)
Currently doing BSc majoring in Chemistry and Archeology (UCT)
Currently doing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (UCT)
3rd year BSc Computational and Applied Maths and Physics (Wits)
4th year BEng Chemical Engineering (UP)
Currently doing Computer Engineering (UP)
Currently doing BIS Multimedia (UP)
Bsc Biomedical Sciences & Bsc(Hons) Human Cell Biology (UP). Currently doing Msc Human Cell Biology.
Currently doing a BSc.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering (WITS)
Currently doing BA Law (WITS)
Completed BSc Physics (UCT) and BScHons in Physics (UCT). Currently doing a MSc in Physics (UCT)
Currently doing BSc(Eng) Electrical and Computer Engineering (UCT)
Currently doing BA English Language and Literature (UP)
Completed 2 years of Mechanical Engineering (UP). Currently in 2nd year BEd.
Currently doing BSc Mechanical Engineering (Wits)
Currently doing Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Physiology (Wits)
Currently doing BCom Econometrics (Tuks)
BSc Genetics, BScHons Genetics, and MSc Genetics (UP)
Currently in 2nd year BA Psychology
BSc Genetics (UP) and BScHons Medical Virology (UP). Currently doing Medicine (UP)
Currently doing BChD Dentistry (UP)
Currently doing Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Stellenbosch)
BSc Physics + Chemistry (UP). Completing BSC Applied Math and COS. Tutoring for 5+ years
BSocSci Psychology Honours (UP). Currently doing Masters Psychological Research (WITS)
Currently doing an MBBCh - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Wits)
Final year BEng Electrical Engineering (Tuks)
BA Psychology, Anthropology and SASL (Wits) with distinction. Currently completing Honours in Organisational Psychology (Wits)
Currently doing a BSC in Physiology and Psychology (UJ)
Completed BA International Studies (Stellenbosch). Currently doing BAHons in International Studies
Completed BSc Aeronautical Engineering (Wits)
Currently in 4th year BEng Electrical Electronic Engineering (Stellenbosch)
Currently doing 2nd year BSc Mathematics (UP)
2nd year BSc Interior Architecture (UP)
BA General (UP), Honours in Philosophy (UP), and currently doing MA in Critical Diversity Studies (Wits)
Completed BEngSc Biomedical Engineering (Wits), Currently doing 4th year MBBCh Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Wits)
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