Our Tutoring Team

At Extra Classes we only use the finest tutors who meet our strict academic and communication requirements. Have a look at our fantastic team.

Our Managers


 

Hilde-Mari Van Rooyen

Hilde-Mari Van Rooyen

Teacher with Masters degree in Economics (MCom).

Hilde-Mari is the co-founder and manager of Extra Classes. She holds a masters degree in Economics at the University of Stellenbosch and has years of tutoring experience. She offers Mathematics extra classes for high school learners.


“I enjoy helping learners to succeed in reaching their academic goals and overcoming fear. When I work with children, I don`t only see where they are now, I listen to their dreams and I focus on their potential future, their God given purpose. Then I give my absolute best to help them achieve this purpose through prayer, motivation and academic help.”


Contact details:

Cell:        083 296 4243

Email:    hildemari@extraclasses.co.za

Maatje Olivier

Maatje Olivier

Teacher with a BSc with Psychology degree and Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Stellenbosch University. Franchisee of Extraclasses Paarl.

Maatje has 3 years experience as a Mathematics and Mathematical Literacy teacher for high school learners. She has a passion for finding creative ways for students to learn and understand not only maths, but themselves as individuals. 


“I love to see people grow and achieve in something they once thought to be impossible for them. Everyone can do anything if they put their mind to it, but they can be even greater when they take a hand for guidance and support. That is what I want to be to my students… a help, encourager and motivator. With that I do believe everyone CAN do maths. I hope to help students find their unique way of understanding and to overcome any obstacle that hinders them from achieving their God-given potential. “


Contact details:

Cell:        0718924954

Email:    Paarl@extraclasses.co.za

Sandriëtte Howard

Sandriëtte Howard

Teacher with an Honours degree in Zoology and Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Sandriëtte has 11 years of experience as a Science teacher with a passion for teaching.  She has ‘n Honours degree in Zoology and a Post Graduate certificate in Education.  She has experience in teaching Natural Sciences, Life Science, Physical Science and Maths Literacy.


“I believe that is not only important to teach learners theory, but to guide them to truly understand the work and apply their knowledge.  I also strive to spark learners interest and teach them a love for Science, because that plays a big role in their end results!”


Our Tutors


 

 

Kumien Senekal

Kumien Senekal

Mathematics tutor with a BCom. Actuarial Science degree.

Kumien is busy with her honours degree in Actuarial Science at the University of Stellenbosch.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to branch out into something else than just working with numbers on my own. I believe that once you tutor someone you truly understand your own work but at the same time you get to help someone realise how to work through something without getting frustrated. Personal experience taught me this and I think my experience can definitely help someone else.”


Jan Steytler

Jan Steytler

Science tutor with a BScHons (Geology).

Jan is a Science tutor for school learners. He is busy with his Masters degree in Soil Science at Stellenbosch University.


“Communicating scientific ideas and helping someone understand and grasp new concepts is truly rewarding. Acting as a science tutor enables me to be active within my community whilst doing something that I love. Apart from helping a student to understand the work, I would love to see that my interactions lead to all forms of scientific curiosity.”


 

Esmari Maré

Esmari Maré

Mathematics tutor with a BSc degree from Stellenbosch University.

Esmari is busy with her MSc degree in Applied Mathematics.


“I love maths and I love breaking things open for people so that they can come to the place of truly understanding a given topic. Teaching maths is therefore a great opportunity to show learners not only how to pass the next test, but also the skill of problem solving and the reward of hard work and dilligence. God makes each person beautifully unique with unique interests and talents. I am aware that not all share my love for maths, but I try to paint it in a way that makes sense and might even be a bit… fun.”


 

Berno Maarsingh

Berno Maarsingh

Mathematics tutor with B.Eng. degree from Stellenbosch University.

Berno is busy with his masters degree in engineering.


“Recently I have discovered the joy of lending a helping hand wherever it might be needed. It started with helping young children ride bicycles and it has developed into a passion of serving. Combining this with a love for numbers and maths, tutoring is a win-win!”


 

Jandré Dippenaar

Jandré Dippenaar

Mathematics and Science tutor with a BEng (Mechatronics) degree.

Jandré is busy with his MEng (Electrical) degree at Stellenbosch University.


“I enjoy helping students understand the fundamentals of mathematics and science so that they can have a solid foundation on which to build and answer difficult questions intuitively. My high school science teacher inspired me and I wish to also inspire future university students. I love that moment when someone who was previously struggling, suddenly understands a concept and is able to apply it in problems!”


 

Shael Swart

Shael Swart

Mathematics tutor with a B.Ed degree and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education.

Shael is a Mathematics tutor for school learners with years of teaching experience.


Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel – Socrates.
“There’s nothing worse than just tagging along in class, not being sure of what’s going on. It’s a wonderful thing to connect one-on-one and build confidence by breaching those gaps.I have a passion for teaching and it’s a special calling for me.”


Arielle dos Santos

Arielle dos Santos

Mathematics tutor for school learners.

Arielle is busy with her BCom degree in Investment Management at Stellenbosch University.


“My heart is to help all students achieve their personal best. I truly have a passion for teaching and aim to encourage and motivate my students every step of the way. Everyone has the potential and ability to achieve greatness. ”


 

Martin Morgendaal

Martin Morgendaal

Mathematics tutor with a BSc degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

Martin is a Mathematics tutor for school leaners.


“After completion of my practical’s for teaching, I assisted a learner who wanted to increase her Grade 12 Math marks. She achieved this and was successfully enrolled at US. I then realised that I have the knowledge and ability to assist learners to understand Maths and help to enable to improve their marks and problem solving skills.


Marché Witte

Marché Witte

Mathematics and Accounting tutor for school learners.

Marché is busy with her BAcc degree at Stellenbosch University.


“I’ve been in a position before where I’ve felt stuck and confused with no help available. I would love to be that helping hand to someone and walk with them every step of the way. ”


 

Rachelle dos Santos

Rachelle dos Santos

Mathematics tutor for school learners.

Rachelle is busy with her B.Eng degree at Stellenbosch University.


“I would love to give back to the community by doing something I love and helping learners to reach their full God-given potential. Sometimes all a learner needs is someone who encourages them and believes in them so that they can believe in themselves and discover that they have the ability inside of them. These aren’t just pretty words, but something I’m truly passionate about.”


Colene Bosman

Colene Bosman

Mathematics tutor for school learners.

Colene is busy with her B.Eng degree at Stellenbosch University.


“I love people and numbers and find great satisfaction in seeing people overcome barriers. During tutoring I would love to, not only help students with math problems, but in the process help them change their mindsets, gain confidence and actually enjoy maths! I naturally put myself in other people’s shoes and I believe this ablitliy enables me to explain the work in the most suitable way for each student. ”


 

Liam Cloete

Liam Cloete

Mathematics and Science tutor with a B.Com degree in Actuarial Science.

Liam is busy with his honours degree in Actuarial Science at Stellenbosch University.


“I believe every good education is one that is sustainable and holistic. Unfortunately, such education is often not taught. Therefore- while my main priority is teaching the course content and creating a comfortable space for my students to engage with the work and myself- I would also like to impart 2 skills that will help prepare them for life after high school. Namely, teaching them how to learn effectively and efficiently, and how to manage their time properly.”


Ernelene Bothma

Ernelene Bothma

Mathematics tutor for school learners.

Ernelene is busy with her B.Eng degree at Stellenbosch University.


“I am dedicated to explore alternative and creative ways to learn and study, that accommodates each individual depending on their needs. I strive to make academics and the learning environment a positive experience for all learners where they can express themselves in their own unique way. I hate to see lost potential and will always try to motivate each learner to do their best. I look forward for the journey ahead. ”


 

Stephan Jacobs

Stephan Jacobs

Mathematics and Science tutor for school learners.

Stephan is busy with his B.Eng degree at Stellenbosch University.


“It is an exciting journey to meet and learn new students, I look forward in getting to know each individual. I have a passion for serving and it gives me great satisfaction to help others achieve their goals. I love working with children and learning them new things, giving them an understanding they didn’t have previously.”