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The Solution to Big Classrooms

Trying to gain an education in a big classroom can be a challenge. Many learners in South Africa are faced with the reality of attending a school where a class of 30 learners is the norm. Some learners regularly attend a school with 40 – 50 learners in the classroom! The reality of a classroom […]

Tutor of the Month: July 2018

Dimitri G is our July 2018 Tutor of the Month! Dimitri has been a BrightSparkz tutor since December 2017, assisting learners with Accounting, Maths, Business Studies and English.    Dimitri matriculated from Fairmont High School in 2013, with 7 distinctions! He has completed his BCom majoring in Business Management, and is currently busy with his Honours in […]

How to boost your third term results

Are you afraid of your report arriving? Your second term report has arrived, and your grades do not look good. In fact, your results are quite a shock!  Although you may have heard that marks drop in term two, this is worse than you expected. Your parents are not happy and are threatening to stop […]

Fill Your Child’s Emotional Tank

The 5 Love Languages for Children In the popular book written by Dr Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell, it mentions that everyone has an emotional love tank which is filled (or depleted) by the way that others treat us. All people are individuals and may possess different “love languages” to those around them, or a […]

Tutor of the Month: June 2018

Hentis G is our June 2018 Tutor of the Month! Hentis has been a BrightSparkz tutor since November2017, assisting learners with languages, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting and Statistics.   Hentis matriculated from Garsfontein High School in 2015 with excellent results all round – including 3 distinctions. He is currently in his 3rd year of BCom Accounting […]

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Tutoring for Kids with Special Needs

It may seem as though the prevalence of children with special needs is increasing, however, what is actually happening is that people are being more open and honest about their difficulties and special needs. This leads to more children being diagnosed with learning difficulties like ADD, ADHD, Autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, amongst other difficulties. Whether […]

Tutor of the Month: May 2018

Marlene V is our Mayl 2018 Tutor of the Month! Marlene has been a part of our team since June 2017 helping students with tutoring and concessions facilitation in the Sandton area!    Marlene is one of our more mature and experienced tutors, she has been part of our team since mid-2017, and in this […]

Blanking Out During Exams

What to do when you blank out in an examination Blanking out in an exam, whether it happens once or every time you face a test situation, is an unnerving and frustrating experience. Usually exam stress and blanking out is caused by anxiety. There is a great deal of pressure to perform well in exams […]