In Primary school I was getting 80% for Maths each term, but when I went to High school my Maths mark dropped into the 30’s in the first term. Unfortunately last year Covid hit and we went into Lockdown.
Online schooling was very challenging and I could not make up for the basics which I had lost in the Grade 8 foundation.
My mom saw an advert for Mind over Maths and we decided to give them a try. My Maths mark went from 34% to 67% at the end of Grade 8 and 84% for the first term of Grade 9!
I really enjoy being taught by Richard because he is patient and takes the time to explain Maths in a way that I easily understand. He is very helpful and kind.
Mind over Maths has helped me so much and I’m so grateful to them and Richard for giving me back my confidence and love of Maths!
We approached Mind over Maths to help Ethan, who was a Maths A student before moving to High School and having to endure lockdown teaching.
The end of last year he was getting 51%, but due to Richard and his teams’ amazing approach Ethan is now getting 74 – 80%.
Mind over Maths has made such a difference to Ethan’s approach and confidence in his Maths abilities.
Well done to Richard and his team (and of course Ethan) for their amazing effort in working together to make this incredible turn around in his Maths marks possible.
I definitely recommend Mind over Maths to anyone wanting to improve their Maths marks.
Just a quick note to say thank you to you and your team at Mind Over Maths for all your efforts in improving Matthew’s maths marks over the past year.
Matthew started at Mind Over Maths in February 2020 with the aim of improving his marks for Grade 11 and Matric.
He had achieved a mark of 60% for maths at the end of his Grade 10 year and needed to improve on this mark to be accepted into a specific course at university.
Mind Over Maths have been instrumental in assisting Matthew to enable him to have a better understanding of the different maths concepts.
He achieved 74% for maths at end of Grade 11 and 90% at the end of Term 1 in Matric this year.
Matthew enjoys and benefits from the one-on-one interaction with the tutors at Mind Over Maths and the immediate assistance and explanations in regard to any difficult calculations encountered. Mind Over Maths has given him the confidence he needed to approach maths in a more positive way and improve his marks to enable him to pursue his chosen career path.
Thanks so much.
Keep up the good work.
“My marks improved tremendously and I really enjoyed going to Mind over Maths this year.
They have a great environment with amazing tutors.
They explain work that you don’t understand until you do understand it and that’s what helped me most.”
I have been going to Richard since 2015 and it has paid off. Before I started going to Mind over Maths I was getting 40% – 50% for tests and as my average. When my doctor (Dr Goldberg at Medicross) suggested that I try and go to Richard it was the best decision I made. I now consistently get between 70% – 85% for my tests and between 75% – 85% average.
It is a very comfortable environment to work in and the tutors are very kind and always willing to help. I stayed with Mind over Maths all the way into my matric year and I would recommend Mind over Maths to anyone who likes a comfortable, calm working environment with friendly people, who need an extra hand and push in mathematics and who want to improve their results for maybe school or university reasons.
Richard’s way of tutoring is very professional and extremely helpful. He finds the best and quickest ways of solving Maths problems that would seem like nightmares. Once he shows you the easy steps and tricks you will start laughing at the problems, I know I do.
“A huge thanks to Richard and the Team at Mind over Maths. So grateful for the additional support in Maths.
This year especially, the additional support has proven invaluable! The results are in and we couldn’t be more proud of Leigha!
Signing up to Mind over Maths tuition continues to be one of our best decisions yet! Thank you so much!”
My daughter went from failing maths at school in grade 7 to winning the maths trophy 🏆 six months later.
Richard and his team are outstanding, never looked back. Continued support even with the transition to high school and change over to the Cambridge curriculum.
Right from the start until now, Mind over Maths continues to exceed our expectations at every touch point. From the monthly personalised reporting (which is underpinned by a friendly yet highly professional, skilled team) to the genuine interest shown in supporting the development of our children in this ‘sticky’ area.
Personally headed up by Richard & Karen, Gabriel (Grade 11, Bishops) has improved from 60% to 77% while Mia (Grade 8, Herschel) has crossed over from 73% to 85%.
Although most noteworthy to mention, both Gabe & Mia thoroughly enjoy their sessions twice a week, valuing the support in an area which has consistently been a source of anxiety and hard slog … until now.”
Loreen de Graaf
Dearest Maria, Richard and Karen
I felt I needed to send a special thanks by mail to your amazing team!
From my very first communication to the great improvement in my son’s Maths, I have been completely blown away.
I made contact with Mind over Maths the end of August and Joshua started in September, which was just before the end of term 3. I think with the extremely busy curriculum and all the bits of extras our children need to get through in a school day, the reality of it is that sometimes we as parents need to put the extra in to benefit our children. My son came home with marks as low as 50% and his self esteem was pretty low when handing his papers to me to sign. This is when I realised it was time to find some assistance as I could not see him feel this way.
We were allocated 2 lessons a week and Joshua has worked extremely hard to improve his marks. We have had the best experience from your team. From the patience and flexibility to the quick messages to alert Maria of my concerns and areas I felt he needed to work on for a test. Without hesitation it would be done. Joshua would come home from each lesson feeling so confident.
In term 4, just a few weeks after working with Maria, we had our first test and Joshua got a whopping 72%! At first I thought it was just by luck, but this was definitely not the case as he had two Maths exams two weeks ago and his marks were 79%.
Not only has his Maths improved, but his focus has been so much better overall that in many of his exams he got between 80 and 90% which really pleased me so much!
I highly recommend your team with your professional methods!
Our son received below 40% for his Maths term mark at the beginning of the year and we knew we needed to find him some extra help and support SOON!
So we browsed around looking for affordable extra Maths lessons and discovered Mind Over Maths.
Isaac O has been attending Mind Over Maths for just a few months now and Richard and his team have done a sterling job in helping him to understand and improve his Maths results.
Isaac got 77% for his final Maths exam for term 2 this year….I almost fell out of my chair!!!
This has happened in the space of just a few months…. It has really boosted his confidence and he is greatly encouraged by this.
What I like about Mind Over Maths is that they give you a monthly report on how your child is doing….what ‘problem areas’ they still need to focus on and areas of practice needed, also encouragement where there has been improvement.
We hope that Isaac will continue to go from strength to strength now.
Just to make sure that this is not a once off achievement, Isaac will continue with Mind Over Maths to keep up the practice and the consistency as Grade 12 is just around the corner!
Thank you Richard and your team….you obviously have the touch!!! 🙂
James has been attending Mind Over Maths since January 2019. He is absolutely LOVING his lessons and enjoys the maths support he is getting by attending lessons twice a week.
In truth it has transformed James’s relationship with the subject as he often felt defeated in maths class and would give up easily during tests.
He assumed that he did not have the ability to grasp concepts and understand the work and this resulted in him failing maths in Grade 6.
He is now achieving results of over 80% consistently and his class teacher says it is really encouraging to see that he believes in himself again and is now engaging in class, enjoying maths and successfully completing his tests.
We are so encouraged as parents. Sometimes it is just about finding the right combination/support for your child.
Private tutoring with Mind Over Maths has certainly given James the encouragement and support that he needed.
In James’s story it really is all about the MIND Over Maths…. So when asking him what he would like to share, his response was clear…. “MOM, just look at my marks, I went from 32% to over 80%!!”
Thank you to Richard, Karen and James’s tutor Maria for all that you provide to James and the many children who benefit from the extra support your team provide.
Believing in yourself is the start…. Mind Over Maths has really helped James believe in his abilities and find his confidence again.
Zoë and Mark Howes
Thank you so much for all your help over the last 12 months. The improvement in Cailey’s marks has been astounding.
She has gone from 39% – 65%… we could never have done it without your help!
Cailey always looks forward to going to extra maths which shows that you have created a positive, uplifting environment for the children to work in. “Feels nothing like school” says Cailey.
The tutors are always friendly, patient and willing to help at every turn – which makes such a difference.
I am always eager to recommend Mind Over Maths to other moms whose children are struggling with maths because I know how much it has helped Cailey.
Thank you once again!
In only a few weeks Richard at MIND OVER MATHS helped my daughter to raise her Maths aggregate by 20%! By all her accounts he is an excellent teacher who is calm, patient and always approachable. The June exam results are testament to that. Her confidence has grown significantly and she’s keen to improve further in the months to come. Another huge plus is the reasonable rates. It’s our pleasure to have discovered MIND OVER MATHS and we’re very grateful.
Mind Over Maths Tokai has helped both my children tremendously with their maths. The staff at Mind Over Maths are incredibly approachable and go the extra mile to help each INDIVIDUAL child to get where they need to be. I STRONGLY recommend Mind Over Maths.
To Richard & Team I would like to thank you for making Maths so interesting and enjoyable for my son (Jamie-lee Samuels)… He shows much more interest now that he UNDERSTAND what needs to be done.. Jamie -lee was told by another institution that he wont be able to pass Maths (Grade 9) in the 2nd term due to his fail mark in the First term 🙁 not the best news a parent could / want to hear.. But guess what my son has passed in the 2nd term with satisfying marks. All I can say is a big THANK YOU to Mind over Maths… Hard work pays off. Keep the good work up!!!!!
Very happy with Mind over Maths. My son’s marks went from below 50% to over 80% within a few months of attendance. A year later and he is still achieving over 80%.
Since joining Mind Over Maths my son’s marks have improved significantly and he has become so much more positive about the subject. Richard is fantastic – he is always willing to help out and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I am so glad that Mind Over Maths was recommended to me!
Tylan has been at Mind over Maths for just over a year now as she was struggling in Grade 7 at Wynberg Girls Junior School when her average Maths percentage was as low as 32%.
Despite applying to numerous high schools for Grade 8 in 2017, all our efforts were unsuccessful and we had no option but to home school Tylan.
She has been home schooling since the beginning of 2017, all the while continuing with her Mind over Maths lessons to supplement her home school Maths curriculum.
Richard continuously monitors this curriculum to ensure he stays on track with the tutoring and the extra Maths homework increases Tylan’s confidence in the work she produces.
The June 2017 exams ended and we were delighted when her Maths mark increased to 76%, showing remarkable progress.
I am positive that her progress is due to the extra Maths tutoring she receives from Mind over Maths.
Julian started Mind over Maths in Grade 10 when he was finding Maths challenging and his Term mark had dropped to 52%.
We saw positive results from the outset and his latest June Matric result for Maths was 82%.
Mind over Maths has been a very positive experience for Julian and myself, the fees are very competitive for the results we have seen, the staff have always been very accommodating and helpful and Julian has gone from finding Maths extremely challenging to having a real passion for it!
Thank you Richard!
Brittany started at Mind over Maths mid-2015 after her Maths mark dropped to 69% after being a consistent A student. Almost immediately the individual attention and personalized approach saw her mark improve over time. She has consistently performed well, with her results over the last year being above 80% and the last two terms have seen results of 91%.
We are thankful to Richard and his team at Mind over Maths for their commitment and amazing individualized approach to the subject and their students.
My son, Mackenzie Gray, has been tutored at Mind over Maths twice weekly since primary school, Grade 4, where he was then getting 49% for Maths. He is now in Grade 10 at Bergvliet High School and thrives on his Maths which averages between 70% – 75%.
Richard and tutors, thanks so much for all that you have done for my son over the past years!
We still have some tough hurdles to cross over the next 2½ years, but I am content in knowing that the challenge will be achievable with your teaching, guidance, encouragement and constant feedback.
Aidan Cameron Mulholland started at Mind over Maths 1 year ago. His Grade 11 Maths mark for Term 2 was 51%. When we first sat down with Richard he told us that other pupils had improved quite a lot. I was extremely impressed, but I didn’t think that Aidan would go up 20% in 1 year. He got 71% for Term 2 in his Matric year and he can only do better for his final exams.
I am extremely impressed by the way Mind over Maths is run and the results he is able to achieve.
I highly recommend Mind over Maths!
Both my daughters, Cindy now in Grade 8 and Jodi in Grade 10, started with Mind over Maths in May 2015 as they were both struggling with their Maths. Cindy’s starting mark was 55% & Jodi 54%. So we felt the need to prepare them better for high school and approached Richard for help.
With lots of encouragement from both Maria and Richard & team they are now both confident and enthusiastic towards their Maths.
Cindy achieved 77% for Term 2 and Jodi 75%. We are thrilled that they have both done so well and without Richard’s help this would not have been possible.
My son, Bizo Maxegwana, is doing Grade 10 at Muizenberg High School.
He joined Mind over Maths in Grade 8 and was tutored by Richard.
Bizo was really struggling with his Maths and his starting mark was 29% when he started.
Joining Mind over Maths made him gain the confidence that he never had before and as a result Maths now is his favourite subject and he even managed to choose Pure Maths.
Bizo has improved his Maths results from 29% – 60% since he joined Mind over Maths.
I would really like to thank the team as they have changed our lives as Bizo’s situation was affecting the whole family.
We now have peace of mind knowing that he has the assistance of such an amazing institution!!!
Many thanks and regards,
Mr & Mrs Maxegwana
Thank you for all your hard work with Hannah and Olivia over the last year. Since Hannah started with you in January 2016 her marks have improved from around 50% to hovering between 70% – 80% and as she enters Grade 11 next year I am sure she will continue to benefit from your excellent tuition.
Her term marks for 2016 have been 74%, 72% and 76%.
Olivia was really struggling with Maths at the beginning of Grade 9 this last January with marks in the mid 40’s and has also managed to generally raise her marks by between 25 and 35% and actually got 90% for her last test! She has now chosen to take Maths as a Matric subject as she goes into Grade 10 in 2017 – something we would not have considered previously.
Many thanks and kind regards,
My daughter, Mikki, is in Grade 7 and has been tutored by Maria at Mind over Maths twice a week since end of Grade 5.
When Mikki started with Maria her Maths grade was 66%. Her Maths grades now consistently reach the 80th and 90th percentile.
Maria is calm, consistent and encouraging and it is this that has built up Mikki’s confidence and made Maths her favourite subject. It is the consistent revision and explanation of key concepts and the fact that Maria tries to keep just slightly ahead of the syllabus being taught at school that makes Mind over Maths so effective.
The monthly report back gives me assurance that Maria knows exactly the areas that require attention.
As a parent I feel confident that my child is always up to date with and has a fundamental understanding of her Maths. The system requires commitment in that the tutoring lessons should be made a priority and the small amount of homework given needs to be completed.
I highly recommend Mind over Maths as a reliable method to drastically improve and maintain good Maths grades and Mikki will continue indefinitely even though she is now achieving excellent grades.
Kayla started attending Bergvliet High School in January 2014. During the first three terms her test and exam results averaged between 27% – 30%.
We were then introduced to Mind Over Maths via a friend by the name of Tammy Williams. Her niece Kelly attended the extra lessons with amazing results.
I called Richard for an appointment and explained our situation. By the end of 2014 we witnessed an improvement and she obtained 42% for Maths at the end of that year. We continued with lessons and in 2015 she went from your below average learner to top of her class with an average of 72%. She is doing pure Maths this year and has been obtaining results fluctuating between 70% and 85%.
With these results and an increase in confidence Kayla has broadened her horizons with regards to career choices and study options. Thank you Mind Over Maths Team for assisting her in reaching her dreams.
I just wanted to thank you for all your incredible help over the last few years.
I came to you in the first term of Grade 10 with 45% for the term. Thanks to the hard work and excellent tuition from you and your team I scored 73% for term 2 in Grade 12, something I could never have done without your help. I have really enjoyed the friendly yet professional nature of your tuition.
I truly appreciate your help over the past few years. Thank you.
What an amazing find! I am so very happy that I stumbled upon Mind Over Maths a year ago after a very stressful end of term meeting with Joshua’s class teacher. Joshua’s Math mark was at 33% and we were told that if this mark does not drastically improve by the end of the next term, he would fail Grade 5.
Well, I contacted Richard at M.O.M that very day and lucky for us they had a slot open for Josh during the winter holidays. Maria worked with Josh extensively and his Math mark improved considerably and he passed Grade 5. We stuck with M.O.M and at the end of this year’s second term Josh’s Math mark is now standing on 67%!
We are ever so grateful to Maria and the M.O.M team for helping Josh understand the concepts often lost in the school classroom. We look forward to seeing his love of the subject and confidence in it grow with each week that goes by.
My daughter started at Mind over Maths in October 2014 in grade 8. At that stage we thought she would fail the grade as she had failed Maths in all three terms and got 28% in her last report, but after 1 month of lessons she passed. At the end of 2015 she passed her Maths with 66%. For the first term of 2016 she achieved 78% and for the second term 84%.
It is just amazing the progress that she has made during her time at Mind over Maths. She enjoys her classes and does not even complain with regards to the little bit of extra homework. She finds the lessons helpful and gets angry with me if we have to reschedule or cancel a lesson.
Joe has had lessons with Maria at Mind Over Maths since the middle of grade 5.
I decided to put him into Mind Over Maths not because his Maths mark was bad, but because he started struggling with his Maths homework and I felt I was confusing him rather than being a help when trying to assist him.
I also know that having an older sibling the Maths just gets harder and harder in high school.
I wanted to be assured that he had all the basics in order to keep up with the high standard of high school Maths.
In grade 7 he is now getting 89%. I am certain that Maria has prepared him for this. She is a kind, patient and very determined tutor and Joe always feels very comfortable with her which is important. His marks reflect this.
Lucy is a Grade 5 pupil and is absolutely loving her lessons at Mind Over Maths. She finds Maria’s teaching methods extremely helpful and easy to understand.
Lucy started In January this year with her Maths marks between 60-70%. She has just achieved an 85% mark in her June exams at school which we are all thrilled about.
Although both of my girls don’t struggle with Maths, new concepts are sometimes hard to grasp in a classroom environment. I feel that having more individualised attention helps cement the understanding of these new concepts and helps them to achieve great marks in Maths.
Maria helps encourage and motivate them to do well and shows them easy ways of solving problems. Their marks have improved since starting with Maria and I know that without the extra tuition they would not be achieving the results they are currently getting.
Richard started with us with marks in the mid 50’s and started to improve almost immediately. His brother has also seen a similar improvement and is currently in Grade 10. This is what Richard’s parents had to say: Baie dankie vir al die Wiskunde ondersteuning en leermeester wat jy is. Dis aan jou te danke dat Richard ‘n 80% slaagsyfer behaal het in die Nasionale eksamens.
Wees verseker dat jou harde werk nie ongesiens verby gaan nie. Nogmaals dankie, Olive.
My daughter was getting 37% for Maths in grade 8 in 2015 when we decided to get her a tutor to help.
I went onto the website for a Maths tutor in the area and Mind over Maths was on my list. My daughter got the support she needed in her struggle with Maths.
As parents we are pleased with Richard’s supportive manner in his teaching and my daughter looks forward to the lessons as he explains various Maths problems in a way she understands. She is confident to ask any questions without feeling daft. We also get a monthly feedback report on her progress and this increases her confidence and has resulted in a vast improvement moving to 69% for Maths in grade 9 . It is now expected that she will achieve 70% for term 4.
I would recommend Mind over Maths to any student who has difficulty with Maths.
Good day Richard & Karen
My daughter, Jodi, joined your tutoring company just over 9 months ago now. I am so very proud of her progress over these past few months. She started with a mere 44% pass rate at school and is now getting a pass rate of a whopping 84 – 86 %.
Your input and style of tutoring has increased her confidence towards Mathematics and other subjects. I am sure her results will reach even higher levels. I thank you and your team for your commitment and passion for teaching.
To the Mind over Maths team….
What “lifesavers” you are…
My son Brett was dismally failing matric Maths when you threw him a life-line.
With your kind help and dedication you convinced him that he could and would do better, and more importantly that he could pass if he believed in you and his own ability to do Maths.
Well, we have just received his matric results – and he got 63% for Maths. WOW.!!! From the low 30%’s to 63% in the final exam – all in 6 months!!!
Congratulations, team – you really were amazing – and what is more he actually enjoyed the process of working with you to improve his Maths marks.
I will highly recommend you guys to anyone who has a child that struggles with Maths.
Good luck with your business for 2010 – you deserve all the success I am sure that you will have.
We’d like to thank Richard and the team at Mind Over Maths for the great work and tuition given to our son in his Matric year. As a provincial sportsman, our son’s commitments during his Matric year were huge both at school and to his provincial team, to the point where he crashed in the September examinations in Maths with a mark of 29%. In the last 3 months before the finals, his personal dedication together with the help and guidance received from Mind over Maths gave him the chance to re-group and get back on track with his Maths and was happy to hear that he got 65% for his final paper. Our experience with Richard van der Wijngaerd has been a very good one with regard to dedication, good communication and a sincere desire to help their students and we will always be happy to recommend their services to everybody. Our son’s results are a great example of the quality of the tuition received.
Mr & Mrs. Boliter
Thank you Richard and your team for helping Sarah with her maths. You have a great system of teaching. Sarah always felt confident in your knowledge of Maths and what the schools were teaching. You inspired her to do her best and then some more. She received 84% in her final exam. It is wonderful to see such a gifted teacher sowing into children’s lives.
Anne needed our help in her Grade 8 year when she was getting 55%. As Grade 8 is such an important year, we targeted all the important sections first and this resulted in Anne achieving her highest mark in a very long time (88%). She was ecstatic and is still getting marks in the high 70’s in her current Grade 10 year.
2008 did not start off well for Zarine. She hated Maths with a passion because she struggled to understand the work. At the end of 2007 she only achieved 22% for Maths. Mind Over Maths was not my first choice, but after a referral from a previous student of Mind Over Maths and a friend of mine I decided to send Zarine for lessons. I was very worried because I knew that she was not allowed to drop Maths. After my first phone call to Richard, I immediately got confidence in Mind Over Maths and even though Zarine was in tears because of the workload, her marks improved to 51% in two and a half months!
I made a deal with Zarine: For every 5 % increase, I will reward her. Now it seems I have to reward her all the time! When we talk about Maths now, she laughs and smiles with confidence.
I can really say with all honesty and conviction: If you struggle with Maths, choose the BEST, choose MIND OVER MATHS!!
Mrs. P. Daries
Ashton came to us in the last term after getting 11% for Maths in the 3rd term. This is the email we received from her mom:
Please see attachment for Ashton’s results she went up for 11% to 44% and she will be going to Grade 10 .
I just want to that you and your staff for helping Ashton!”
Ashton got 44% at the end of Grade 9 (a 33% increase). She is now in Grade 10 and can continue on Maths Core!
Carin started with 63% and wanted to obtain higher marks. This is the email we received from her parents:
Thank you so much for your input during the past year with regards to Carin’s Maths results. She has achieved 82% in the final exams in Grade 11.
May you and your family have a blessed Xmas and a prosperous New Year and come back next year refreshed. Thank you once again.
Silwyn and Ingrid Heuvel
Compliments of the season to you and your family and may you have a blessed 2016.
Just to advise that Carin achieved 7 distinctions which includes Mathematics where she obtained 80% for her final Matric examinations.
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for your contribution and hard work. I realise that it is not always easy but anything is possible. May you continue your hard work and may you grow from strength to strength to empower our students, especially with a subject like Mathematics.
Many thanks and regards
Jessica started with us on 50% and got 70% at the end of Grade 10. She’ll continue Grade 11 in 2014 and is keen to improve her marks even further.
Jody started with 32% and is now getting in the 70’s. He will continue in Grade 11 in 2014 and we look forward to helping him further.
I can’t even remember how long ago Kelsey started lessons with you… but I can say how much you and your team have helped her with her Maths. Kelsey keeps on telling me how much you have taught her, how much confidence she has gained and her words always are “Thank goodness for Richard”.
Richard, for all your help, support and caring we are very grateful! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wishing you and your team everything of the best. Until we meet up again with our youngest child.
With appreciation and kindest regards,
Fern and Gavin Buchalter
Kyle started in his Grade 11 year in April with 26% and was able to achieve 52% by June. He finished the year with 76% and continued until the end of his Matric year when he finished with a mark of 84%.
“Hi Richard. Happy New Year! Kyle got 84% for Maths so all your efforts paid off.
Thanks Richard for all the help!
You have been the most amazing tutor ever and I am grateful for your time.
You have been the first maths tutor who I have known that has tackled every sum with no difficulty and with this action you have inspired me.
Thanks for everything! Including for making Maths no longer a bore!
I started at Mind over Maths in Grade 7 and finished Matric in 2010. My Maths marks were around 63% before being tutored by Richard and his friendly team of staff.
I finished Matric in 2010 with a Maths mark of 92% and a Maths paper 3 mark of 77%. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Mind Over Maths and would recommend it to any potential student.
Thank you so much for all your help!! 🙂
Thanks for everything you and the Mind over Maths team have done for Kaylon. He has just told me that he received his Maths exam results today, and he got 67%. This is a huge improvement from the 45% he received in June, just before he started your Maths classes.
Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a wonderful festive season.
Robyn achieved high distinctions for Core Mathematics, Mathematics Paper 3, Advance Programme Mathematics and for Physical Science in the 2010 IEB matric examination. A big thank you to you and the tutors for preparing her so well for the examinations. She has been accepted at UCT to study Actuarial Science.
Best wishes for 2011.
I am absolutely delighted with the help that the teachers at Mind over Maths provided to my son. When he started there in the final term of Grade 11 his marks were in the fifties and sixties. At the end of Grade 12 he achieved a distinction for maths. Not only did they assist if he had a problem, they also motivated him to work harder and achieve the marks he was capable of getting.
Thanks Mind Over Maths!
Hoop die jaar behandel jou goed.
Net vir jou te laat weet dat Jeandre 59% gekry het (nadat sy by julle begin het met punte laer as 40%) vir Wiskunde en dat sy geslaag het met n “University pass”
Dit lyk dat al die lesse van jou en die baklei van my tog gewerk het.
Baie Dankie vir alles.
Julia has always been a hardworking student. Her marks improved from 70% to around 90%. We await her final marks before posting an updated entry.
Nicole has been with us since Grade 8. Her starting marks were very low (18%) but she showed consistent improvement through the years and her marks at the end of Grade 11 was around 50%. We await her final marks before posting an updated entry.
Elizabeth started at Mind Over Maths when her marks were in the high 50’s. At the end of Grade 11 her marks improved to around 85% and now in Matric she is consistently getting marks in the 70’s. We await her final marks before posting an updated entry.
Aimee started at Mind Over Maths when her marks were in the low to middle 40’s. At the end of Grade 11 her marks improved to around 65% and now in Matric she is consistently getting marks in the 70’s. We await her final marks before posting an updated entry.
I would like to say a BIG thank you to you and your team for the help and support that you have given Shelby this year.
She came to you at the end of the first term with a Maths mark of 41%. By the second term her mark had increased to 53% and by the third term it was up to 63%. During the third term she also wrote 2 tests for which she got 97% and 93% respectively – the highest Maths marks in grade 12. This is a huge achievement which she would not have been able to achieve without the backing of Mind Over Maths. She is aiming for at least 70% for her final mark and both her and I are confident that she will achieve it.
Thank you again and as I still have one child to ‘put through the system’, I look forward to you and your teams future help and support.
I went from 38% to 47% in a short time. I’d like to say thank you for all your help – next year I will do even better. Have a great holiday, Christmas and New year! Afikah
Bevan has gone from a B symbol to an A. Richard always managed to accommodate us even at the last minute and was unfailingly polite and service orientated at all times. Thank you very much Mind Over Maths! Mrs Prophet
My daughter who was failing Maths is now coping well with a passing grade. Thank you to all the staff at Mind Over Maths.Mrs Prophet
I found it very helpful to have a set time each week where I could cover the aspects that I didn’t grasp fully at school. The tutors at Mind Over Maths were all patient and well versed in the field of Mathematics. I worked through exercises they provided during the lessons as well as exam papers. The extra revision on the topics I struggled with really proved helpful. My marks improved by 25% on average. Thanks again for all the help and support you all have given me! Yours truly, Jade.
After attending one of the largest tutoring companies in South Africa for over a year, Chris saw no improvement. He joined us in May 2009 and saw an immediate improvement. Chris improved from 35% and is now getting in the high 60’s! This is one of our many testimonials that prove that the biggest or best-known companies can not beat our REAL individual tuition.
Mrs. Snow had the following to say:
“Thanks again for everything. Sam actually said she’s going to miss maths!! Definitely NOT my child. And really and truly it’s solely because of you and your tutoring.
She will definitely write you a testimonial but maybe you should consider framing it. I’m not sure how many other students you’re going to have that will say that but you could start a “I’m going to miss maths” wall!!
Will get her to write something when eventually she takes a break from studying Bio!!!
By the way….she has been accepted to Stellenbosch into the BSc Sports Science degree. If there’s maths you may just have her back again!!!
Warm regards and I will continue to recommend Mind over Maths to everyone.”
We cater for different types of students at our centre. Michelle was a high-achieving student who wanted to improve her Maths mark and aim for an A. She started with us on 66% and has achieved her goal very quickly. Her latest mark was close to 90%!
Nadia se broer het eers by ons klas geloop en toe wou sy ook in haar Graad 10 jaar haar punte verbeter. Sy het by ons begin met ‘n punt van 80% en wou net sekermaak dat haar punte nie daal nie. Haar laaste punt vir Wiskunde in 2009 was 85%. Sy het nou in die derde kwartaal van 2010 haar hoogste punt van 96% behaal!
Tarryn started with us on around 40% and mentioned that her whole class was failing. After attending 2 weeks of our individual lessons, she was able to get 67% for her test! Her average is now around the 70% mark and will continue with lessons in her Matric year in 2010.
Mrs. Pengelly contacted us after hearing about our successes with other students from this school. Mitch started with us on about 50% and after just a few weeks Mrs. Pengelly had this to say: “His spirits seem to be high as he lifts his level of competency. It’s wonderful to see Mitch improving his marks so quickly!” Mitch is now getting close to 80%.
One of our long-standing students, Ryan has improved very nicely from getting in the low 50’s to getting 80% in his last exam.
Andrew was able to improve his marks from low 40’s and is now getting 65% and will continue his tuition in 2010.
Tamryn was really struggling before she came to us. Her marks were in the high 30’s and improved to in the 50’s. This is what Mrs. Jacobs had to say:
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank you, Karen and Michelle for all your help throughout this year.
This is only the beginning and I know Tamryn still have a long way to go in order to achieve the kind of marks every parent wants to see in their child’s report. She has however made some great strides since her first term and I am proud of her.
She passed her government exam and is able to do pure maths next year. Not only that, she also had some huge improvements in her other subjects because of the confidence she built up, thanks to you guys at “Mind over Maths”.
Thank you so so so much! ”
This is just short note of thanks to Mind Over Maths for assisting our son, Che , to tap into his potential and achieve extremely good results in the mock matric exams. His results improved from low 50% to over 80% and he now feels confident in writing the matric exams. He intends to study Engineering at UCT next year and should he be accepted, we intend to let him continue classes at Mind over Maths. Che shows a true understanding of the subject matter and not just rote learning. Given the affordability of the classes and the excellent results shown by our son, we will certainly be recommending Mind over Maths to all our family and friends.
Mr & Mrs Overmeyer
Dear Richard & Michelle
Wow! It’s been a long time that I have been with you guys! I can’t express how truly grateful I am to both of you for all the help that you have given me over the years. I have learnt how to do many questions, sat through long lessons and struggled through many exams, but it was all worth it in the end and I would never have been able to do it without your help. Thank you so much for the long hours and countless lessons in which you helped me tremendously! I got 85% for my finals – once again, thank you !!
Just wanted to say thank you again for all the help from the crew at Mind over Maths.
After starting with you guys on 45%, my final mark was 75% and I’m really pleased. Thank you once again!
Thanks for all the help – I got 74% for Maths this year after starting with you guys when I was getting in the 30’s.
I got 69% for Maths after starting with you guys when I had 30%. I am very happy with it, thank you for all the help this year and send my thanks to all the tutors as well!
I got 54% for Maths. Before I came to you guys I went to a well-known tutoring company for quite a while and they couldn’t help me. I was still getting 25%. After being with you guys for a few months, I got this big improvement! Thanks a million!
I got 75% for Maths. I am very happy with it and it would not have been possible without your help. Thanks to both you and Michelle!
Chelsey has been tutored by you and team since March last year (2007). She was battling to move forward from a 60% average for Mathematics, despite hard work, and was disillusioned. She has now achieved 87% and has successfully applied for Business Science at UCT next year. Thank you for coming through for us!
We would like to thank you for all the instruction you gave Nicole in Mathematics. As a result she has passed with Matriculation endorsement and we are very grateful to you.
We wish you all the best for 2007 and we would certainly highly recommend you and Karen to other struggling pupils.
” I started taking extra science lessons at Mind Over Maths in my Gr. 11 year. At that time I was struggling to understand what was being taught in class. This made me lose interest in the subject and resulted in me falling further behind and paying less attention in class.
My marks were usually in the region of a D and would occasionally slip below 50%. Once I started with Richard my marks and understanding immediately began to improve. I found the environment much more relaxed and there was always a tutor on hand to assist with problems, where as at home I was forced to struggle through on my own. I would receive help with my homework and would work through extra examples from my textbook and other sources.
For my mocks in matric I achieved a high B and with more work and help I was able to push it up to an A for my finals.
Thank you Mind Over Maths!
We have found that Mind Over Maths has helped David tremendously. David is quite shy and would never stick his hand up in class and ask for help. He likes the individual attention and he likes all the tutors as well.
Going for the lessons has given him so much confidence and every time I fetch him, he has a look of satisfaction on his face. It makes it all worthwhile. Last year he was failing Maths and now he is passing, which is great and for the first time last week, after studying for a Maths test, he came to me and said, I know I can do Maths, which is a first, he has always had negative thoughts about Maths.
Mind over Maths is highly recommended.
“Thank you very much for helping me with my Maths and giving me the confidence to believe in myself. My marks have improved dramatically in the last 8 months from 17% to 75% at the end of Matric.
Kendall Kirtley Grade 12 2007
It’s nice to see Kendall’s enthusiasm and love of this subject grow as she gains more confidence.
April 2007 was ek op moed verlore vlakte en het besef dat ek hulp nodig gehad het om my wiskunde punte dringend te verbeter. Ek het vanaf ‘n vriendin uitgevind van “Mind Over Maths” en toe Richard van den Wijngaerd geskakel.
Ek wil hiermee my dank uitspreek vir die goeie gehalte van onderrig wat ek ontvang het gedurende die tyd wat ek klasse bygewoon het by “Mind Over Maths”. Richard was altyd vriendelik en baie professioneel en ek kon enige tyd vir hom vrae vra oor enige wiskunde somme wat hy vir my deeglik verduidelik het en help verstaan het. Wat “Mind Over Maths” so uniek gemaak het vir my is die feit dat elke student ‘n persoonlike tutor het.
Ek wil hiermee afsluit en my persoonlike dank aan Richard gee en ook byvoeg danksy sy goeie onderrig ek ‘n goeie slaagpunt in Wiskunde behaal het en ook hierdie jaar verder kan gaan studeer.
I started going to “Mind Over Maths” in March 2007. The tutors welcomed me on my first visit and started to find my problem areas.
The tutors started with relaying the basic foundations of the syllabus. This helped me to understand work from previous years and made a notable difference in my ability to solve more complicated problems in Mathematics.
They were always available to help and monitor the individual’s problem areas. The extra lessons forced me to do more studying before tests and exams.The extra past papers showed me the standard expected and gave me the experience of writing a matric paper.
A few weeks before the exams I decided to have extra lessons for Science. The tutors accommodated my needs and I was able to have some extra practise before my exams.
“Mind Over Maths” helped me to achieve a high “B” for both Mathematics and Physical Science on Higher Grade.
I strongly recommend “Mind Over Maths” for anyone who is struggling at Maths or Science or who would like to improve their marks.
When I started at Mind Over Maths in January 2007, I had a Maths mark of 58 %. During the course of that 2007 year, I attended many extra lessons in which Richard & Michelle would assist me. Wherever I had a problem or difficulty understanding any concepts they would help me and explain it to me in the simplest way they could until I understood it perfectly.
They would also give me easier tips and methods which would help me not to make any silly mistakes in tests and exams. They sacrifice much of their time to help the students which attend their lessons and they are a great asset to us. The monthly reports which are sent home to the parents are also very useful as these highlight the students’ weak areas, both for the student as well as for the parents and where the student is coping and where not. This points out areas that might need more practice at home.
The environment at Mind Over Maths is warm and friendly and with the help of the above-mentioned people I was able to attain an overall Maths mark of 81 % at the end of my Matric year after the final exams. I express a great amount of gratitude towards these people and am very grateful for all their help. I would recommend anyone who is having trouble with Maths or English to attend the extra lessons offered at Mind Over Maths, if they are willing to work hard, as they will reap the benefits in the end.
Dear Richard and Team
Since a young age Lee had one dream and that was to be an IT specialist – there was never a second choice for him. In primary school he excelled in Maths but his marks took a serious dive in high school to the point where the highest mark he got in Grade 10 was 16%. His teachers advised that he needed to change to Maths Literacy, but he wouldn’t give up on his dream.
I enrolled him with Mind over Maths and what happened in the years to come was truly amazing! His average went from 16% to over 50% throughout his high school career passing Grade 12 with over 60% in Core Maths.
Today he is in an IT programme doing extremely well, studying and working in the Government sector and well on his way to realizing that dream.
None of this would have been possible if not for the team at Mind over Maths, their hard work, dedication and believing in Lee – this turned his life around. They not just made sure he passed Grade 12 well, they secured a bright future for him and for that I could never thank them enough.
Without you our story would have been very different. Keep up the amazing work you are doing. God bless you all.
From the bottom of our hearts – Thank you Richard and team.
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