Our unique approach to tutoring
Our learners practice maths questions individually, using our maths technology in class and at home. It is very important that learners do this on their own, without the tutor’s help, to maximise their learning and retention.
Motivate & reinforce concepts
Learners must struggle a little to achieve in maths. So we don’t spoonfeed or given answers immediately. Rather tutors motivate & reinforce concepts – focusing their support where learners really need it.
Our Motivated Tutors
Rigorous selection: Our tutors have attained at least 60% for maths, statistics or science at University level and come from engineering, commerce, accounting, science, medical and maths teaching disciplines.
Intensive training: Once selected, our tutors undergo an intense tutor training experience of at least 8 sessions where they shadow an experience tutor.
Tutors motivate and support – they don’t recreate the classroom teacher. Rather our tutors will provide your child with a personalised learning experience, explaining concepts that are not understood. Encouraging your child where they need a little support or reinforcement of concepts or motivating your child where they are doing well but can excel further.
Hello to some of our tutors
They are all committed to helping our learners succeed
Elton is originally from Tembisa and studies Mathematical and Physical Science at UNISA. He is planning to do his PGCE and eventually become a teacher. But in the meantime - he loves working at Brighter Futures.
Our Maths Technology
Brighter Futures technology utilises Intelligent Practice© from our shareholder Siyavula, which is a web-based service that enables learners to practice maths questions and see solutions on their mobile phones, tablets or laptop.
How does the technology provide feedback?
Each learner will see a Learner Dashboard like the one to the left that shows them how many questions they’ve completed per topic area, how well they’ve mastered each topic area and where they need to focus their efforts to improve.
Tutors will see these dashboards as well as a Tutor Dashboard that provides additional information on how well each learner is performing and improving and how the small group is performing as a whole so that Tutors can target their support where its needed.
How does my child access the technology by mobile phone?
Each learner brings a mobile phone (or tablet or laptop) to their small group tutor session which they will use to access the technology and practice their maths questions. The mobile phone or device has to be able to access the internet.
How much data does the technology use?
Intelligent Practice© is FREE on Vodacom or MTN. So we recommend that you purchase a Vodacom or MTN SIM or Starter pack for R5 (and don’t load any data).
Otherwise, if you don’t have a Vodacom or MTN SIM, it is very low on data, as most of the questions are text based. A monthly data package of 50MB should be enough to access the technology.