Mathology offers a range of unique services, from self-study courses, where you can monitor your progress, to online tuition and supplementary material in the form of workbooks, which double up as textbooks, and DVD's.
It is about going back to basics and breaking down complex problems into simple solutions by providing expert, standardised, and personalised methods of tutoring. As a subscriber you will have unlimited access to self-study modules where you can work at your own pace and in your own time through the use of videos, worksheets, control tests, practice papers, and self-assessments. Each online course is incremental and progressive in approach which means each module needs to be successfully completed before progressing onto subsequent modules. For best results, use in conjunction with the corresponding workbook.
All material is CAPS compliant (SA curriculum) and covers the NSC and IEB syllabus.
Although the concept of Mathology Ltd was started 15 years ago, as far as well established companies are concerned, it is still in its infancy.
The real motivation behind starting this company came from an unexpected source.
Just about the only subject I was passionate about in high school was Maths, so from the time I was in 1st year university, I started tutoring. Although I thoroughly enjoyed it, I felt it wasn't really a viable option at the time to continue doing it, so I found myself in jobs that, while they paid the bills, did not give me the satisfaction that I desired.
Mathology is the result of a lot of heartache in the workplace.
I know what you're thinking... why didn't I just teach in a classroom? Well, there are several reasons why I chose not to teach in this environment, but the one that sticks out is the fact that in a classroom it is difficult to address each individual's problems thoroughly without delaying the completion of the syllabus. Added to the fact that each individual has a different understanding of each concept, and everyone works at their own pace. So with all these factors taken into consideration, it led me to where I am today.
Having said all that, after living in the UK for 6 years, I started teaching at a small private school where I was H.O.D Mathematics and also taught Physical Science (grades 10-12) from 2012-2015, taught grade 8 and 9 at Edenvale High in 2016, and am currently teaching Mathematics and Physical Science (10-12) at a private independent IEB school in Johannesburg.
There are no secrets to my methods of teaching - no special techniques, no quick fixes, no short-cuts. Adapting to the way the student thinks is key to understanding the problem and addressing it and is one of the reasons I have been so successful in the past. 99% of all students I have tutored in the past 20+ years have improved their Maths grade by at least 10% within a month of commencement of lessons, no matter what their current grade may be.
This is my personal guarantee to you.
Mathology is about making a difference. I hope that, once you have tried my products, you get more than just a higher grade, but also the intangible stuff - confidence and self-belief.
Hons BSc (Information Systems), University of South Africa, 2006
Diploma (Information Systems), University of South Africa , 2002
BSc (Chemistry), University of the Witwatersrand, 1997
P.G.C.E (Mathematics F.E.T & Senior Phase)