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Margaret offers a discount of 75% on their first / introductory lesson!


Price Guide
High School R 400.00
Adult R 400.00

Personal Description:

My years of experience as a teacher and head of maths department at a large school have given me a feel for the experiences of learners in maths – I know of their hopes and also their frustrations. I am well-positioned to offer them the help and encouragement they need.

In coaching and mentoring learners in maths and maths literacy both in person and online, I have had positive interaction with many learners and earned their trust.

Over a number of years of training adults in maths and maths literacy, I have used creative ideas to make maths come alive and helped to change the image of maths as a fearful threat.

In writing online maths material and co-authoring textbooks, I have found simple and effective ways to lead learners along the quickest route to understanding concepts.

Tutoring Experience:

Teacher/ head of maths department:
Jeppe High School for Boys (1992 – 2004): Taught Grades 8 - 12 Maths and Grade 11 – 12 Additional maths.

Extra Lessons (1992 – present): Extra lessons for high school and Maths 1 learners, on an ad hoc basis.

Online mentor/ coach:
Global Trade Training (GTT) (later GMLS) Online maths mentor, including webinars and on-site programmes (2006 – 2014)
Media Works (2019): Online matric ASC Maths Literacy mentor, including on-site programme

Maths textbook author:
Co-author of Successful Mathematics (CAPS) Grades 10 and 11 (2010 - 2011), pub. Oxford University Press
Co-author of TMALL (‘Teaching Mathematics in an Additional Language’) for primary school Mathematics teachers, pub. Pearson

Developer/ reviewer of online maths material:
Mathematics material for teachers and learners, Grades 1 – 12 and N1 – N3: Pearson (2010 – 2019)
Developer: Amended Senior Certificate online matric: Media Works (2019 - 2020)
Development of online assessments; review of maths videos: Edukite (2018 – 2020)
Development of online school Mathematics material (Grades 1 – 11): My Top Dog (2015 – 2016)
Grade 10 maths textbook (reviewer): Optimi (2020)

Tutoring Approach:

My passion is helping a learner to enjoy maths and achieve the best they can. I do this by moving at a pace that suits them, bearing in mind their particular goals. Each learner is different, so I do not use the same approach for all. I am familiar with the CAPS requirements and best teaching practice, and I involve the learner in two-way discussion in a non-threatening way. I feel I have succeeded when they reach the 'aha' moment, and are able to apply what they have learnt.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekdays (daytime)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)


  • Colleen Osorio S D Consultancy (2008) - Train the Trainer (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • UNISA (1999) - BA HONS (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • UNISA (1977) - HED (p.g.) (Mathematics & Physical Science) (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Wits University (1971) - B.Sc (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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