How do your Contact Lessons work?
All of our lessons are group sessions and the number of students per class varies.
We generally start a lesson by teaching one of the most common topics to all students, providing students with worksheets to practise. After this, we address the individual needs of students who must prepare for specific topics and/or tests. We give students many additional examples and exam relevant questions to practise.
Do you offer one-on-one lessons?
We do not offer any one-on-one lessons as our schedule simply does not allow us to do so. We have also found in the past that one-on-one lessons are somewhat counterproductive as the tutor ends up doing all the work and the student often doesn't get the opportunity to work as independently as they should.
Furthermore, the dynamic of our classes is different to that of school - school classrooms are often filled with students that are not focused on improving their marks (or even passing in general) whereas our classes only contain students that are willing to learn. This has the double sided benefit of increased conformity; where students apply themselves as well as a safe and productive environment to learn and practice. Socialisation amongst students is very powerful - we suggest that they receive it the right way.
Do you also assist weaker candidates?
We help ALL students and some of our weaker candidates have improved their marks by up to 45%. The average improvement across all grades and subjects is 19%. You should also keep in mind that around a quarter of our students come to us already achieving 80's but need 90's to be accepted into their chosen degrees - this makes it slightly more difficult to show a higher average improvement percentage.
Can a student change their lesson time, and can they attend more than one session per week?
Yes, Grade 11 and 12 students can attend either scheduled class in a week, subject to prior approval and provided the class is not already full. Some students arrange to attend more than one lesson a week if they wish to get additional exercise or practise before a test or an exam.
Do you teach on public holidays?
We generally do not teach on any public holidays as most of our NBT Courses stretch over long weekends and public holidays.
Do lessons continue in the IEB/GDE holidays?
We teach straight through the GDE and IEB holidays. We are very passionate about getting our students to achieve their best results!
Do I need to pay the registration fee even if my child attended last year?
Yes. In order to help make our services more affordable, we break a yearly fee up into "instalments": A registration fee before the student starts followed by a monthly instalment processed on the 23rd of the month up to and including November. You can cancel at anytime up until the October payment.
Do I get a discount if I take both subjects?
Most certainly! You will receive a 10% discount on the second subject and it is automatically calculated when selecting the "both" option.
What does the initial payment consist of?
Your payment when registering includes your registration fee as well as a prorata for the period between registration and the subsequent 23rd of the month.