I am a dedicated husband and father who looks for creative solutions to problems and enjoys a challenge. I firmly believe that every person is unique and has value.
In my eight years of tutoring, I have learned how to meet students where they are at, and bring out the best in them. I am friendly, but firm, and look for the root of a problem, not just the symptoms. My own busy life has taught me how to help my students manage their time effectively. I do not give up on people, but persevere until they grasp a concept. I am fully bilingual.
• Tutoring since 2010 (over 15 000 tutoring hours) with specialisation in helping students with ADHD, Dyslexia and Autism.
• A Psychology and English student with an interest in Maths and programming.
• Whilst at school I was a high achiever in both culture and academics, but since then my proudest achievements have been teaching Afrikaans to a total beginner in only two months, and repeatedly helping failing students raise their maths marks by over 20%.
Art is my passion, and I have a natural understanding of it. I also understand the importance in theory. My extensive knowledge and experience inspire my students in their studies.
I have extensive subject knowledge and my fascination with the subjects affects the way my students see the content.
I feel that thorough exam preparation needs to be taught. I mastered this skill during high school and I am still using it at University. I helped a student move from a D to a B- with final exam preparation in 2014.
I am passionate about history, I get excited about it as if I was there, this coupled with my subject knowledge pushes students to make the passion their own.
Mathematics has always been an area that I thrive in. I believe that though some are not made for Maths, there's still room for me to get them excited about it.
I am gifted in providing a solid foundation for this subject, allowing students to excel in later grades as they continue with History and Geography.
I am completely bilingual and can teach Afrikaans as a First Additional Language or Home Language. I have been tutoring Afrikaans for 10 years.
Art is my passion, I love to do it and teach it. I believe that I am able to draw students to a deeper understanding of the content and draw out a passion in them.
I am passionate about language and have taught English to numerous students since 2013, my knowledge of the subject has grown through my own studies in Humanities and I love to make this knowledge practical for the best possible use of the language.
I am completely bilingual, I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans. I have 10 years tutoring experience.
“Marinus exceed our expectations in many ways. The child is facing great personal challenges and not even her teachers expected her to do well in the previous term. She performed exceptional well taking into consideration the challenges she has been facing. All thanks to Marinus' assistance during these trying times for my daughter. I'm extremely proud of both of them Marinus & Mbali. Keep doing great work Guys.Thank you for the great input and effort”
“Marinus in the short time has been very understanding and helpful in assisting Samir, Samir finds he can approach him easily for any support he needs, Marinus is an approachable person and Samir is not afraid to open up and ask him for assistance where needed. Marinus keeps the lessons very active and has a good sense of humor and this keeps Samir alert and he enjoys the lessons. Marinus his patient and explains things very well to Samir so he can understand and absorb and use it for his class work. ”
“Marinus really makes the learning side of a difficult language seem simple - his calm and humorous approach means that my son walks out of each session with a positive attitude and a willingness to do better each week.”
“Marinus has a very pleasant nature with patience and compassion. Always a smile on his face when he comes to tutor but when he is tutoring he focuses on what he has to do. Thank you ”
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