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Dealing with Stress During Exams

As matriculants, your final year of high school is comprised of exams, exams, and more exams. Your Matric year is a formative event: it is a year in which you are under the most academic pressure you have ever encountered. You have a higher workload and less time to master the work. During this all […]

Tutor of the Month: July 2019

Acacia A. is our July 2019 Tutor of the Month! Acacia has been a BrightSparkz tutor since April 2018, and has tutored primary and high school learners, as well as our sponsored learners. She has tutored more than 160 hours to date!   Acacia matriculated from Danville Park Girls High School in 2013, achieving 6 […]

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Tutor of the Month: June 2019

Langutelani S. is our June 2019 Tutor of the Month! Langutelani has been a BrightSparkz tutor since June 2018, and has tutored school and adult level learners, assisted with concessions and is one of our Zulu Boot Camp tutors!   Langutelani is a brilliant tutor who is always looking for ways to add to the […]

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BrightSparkz & University of Johannesburg train up Readers & Scribes!

As I write this, thousands of students at universities across South Africa start writing their mid-year examinations, undoubtedly with much anticipation and anxiety! And how much more for a student with a disability or who experiences a barrier to learning. Exam concessions and accommodations in schools and universities Examinations as an assessment method are still […]


Setting SMART Goals

Somehow, the end of the semester has snuck up on you, and amidst all the things that are on your to-do list, up pops the dreaded exam timetable. It’s a stressful time for your kids, and it’s a stressful time for you. On top of everything else that’s going on, you have to find time […]

Tutor of the Month: May 2019

Dimitri G is our May 2019 Tutor of the Month! Dimitri has been a BrightSparkz tutor since December 2017, and he has done an INCREDIBLE 375 hours of tutoring for us!   Dimitri matriculated from Fairmont High School in 2013 with 7 distinctions. He has completed his BCom majoring in Business Management, and is currently […]

Tutor of the Month: April 2019

Riven R is our April 2019 Tutor of the Month! Riven has been a BrightSparkz tutor since September 2018, and she has done 30 hours of tutoring for us!   Riven is a helpful, friendly and trustworthy tutor. He Matriculated from Edenglen High School with stupendous results affording him entry into the University of Witwatersrand. […]

Tricks of the trade to mastering tutoring effectively

Tomorrow’s doctors, lawyers, scientists and artists are today’s children and to be able to nurture and nourish these young minds is an honourable privilege. Tutoring is a rare opportunity in having a positive impact on young individuals. It’s a special responsibility that should be carried out to the best of your ability. Here are a […]