Tutorific! started as a love for teaching and mathematics for the founder Kris. Beginning as a private tutor and eventually teaching at an afterschool program, she discovered a newfound passion for assisting students in performing their very best. She believes that all students have the ability to achieve whatever they want and hopes to help as many students as possible to reach their goals.
Tutoring is also not just for struggling students! The centre caters for higher performing students as well as struggling students. Everyone has room to improve and even students who are performing well can benefit from Tutorific! Many remedial programs only aim to assist learners who are really struggling with their subjects but we also focus on those students who simply want to improve and excel in their courses. Passion and energy are at the core of our teaching goals as we hope to impart a lifelong love of learning to our students!
B.A. (University of California, Berkeley) / MSc. (UCT) / In Progress PhD (UCT)
Kris Wolfenden is a passionate teacher who loves science and math! She hopes to instil a love of learning in her students through teaching. Having moved to South Africa in 2010 from Los Angeles, California, she loves Cape Town and everything it offers. From beaches to mountains, and including the laid back and welcoming attitude of Capetonians, she feels as though she has found her home. She enjoys hiking, basketball, tidepooling, scuba diving and traveling and spends as much time as possible outdoors exploring the world.
BSc(Eng) in Chemical Engineering (UCT)/ In Progress MSc(Eng) in Chemical Eng.
Elina Chen is an incredibly sweet and patient tutor who works with many of our younger students here at Tutorific. As an engineering student Elina is very familiar with the maths and science curriculum in South Africa and enjoys assisting students better their understanding of the material. She loves working with kids, and even coaches young children between the ages of 4 and 12 in basketball! When not playing or coaching basketball she loves hanging out with friends and baking delicious treats. Upon finishing her degree she hopes to work to help find solutions to Cape Town's water problems- either that or to start a bakery called Wolf kitChen with our founder Kris :)
We focus on small group classes in maths, science, accounting, English and Afrikaans for students of grades 5-12 to help them improve their marks and excel in their studies. We also organize a number of camps for Grade 11 and matric students to help them prepare for exams. Private lessons are arranged for students needing more personal help with their studies. Homework help classes will soon be on offer for younger students to help them complete any schoolwork and gain extra practice through worksheets provided by the centre.
To help you by providing the highest level of teaching so that our students can truly excel in their courses.
Matriculated 2016, First Year BComm (UCT)
Redwald Aspinall is a patient and energetic tutor who matriculated in 2016. Having recently matriculated, the high-school syllabus is all incredibly fresh in his memory. He excelled in accounting, maths, physical science and economics, and loves helping students reach their own academic potential in these subjects. Redwald will be studying Actuarial Science this year at UCT after his year off, and hopes to succeed in the financial world in his future. In his spare time, he loves playing golf and football, of which he is an obsessive fan. He also simply loves spending time with friends and family.
Matriculated 2017, First Year of BSc Human Anatomy and Physiotherapy (UCT)
Sagel, whose name derives from sagesse, which means wisdom in French, is a recent matriculant of Claremont High School, having achieved almost all code 7 marks on her matric exams, just missing getting all 7s by one mark in Afrikaans. She was a prefect, head of debating and a librarian and even started a school paper at her high school. At Tutorific she tutors maths, physical science, accounting and life science and is very passionate about passing knowledge and confidence on to her students. Aiming to eventually become a doctor, she has opted to first study human anatomy and physiotherapy and genetics. She also loves anime, food and knowledge. She aspires to become a great philosopher one day!
BSc(Eng) in Chemical Engineering (UCT)/ In Progress MSc(Eng) in Chemical Eng.
Currently a masters student in chemical engineering at UCT. He has experience in tutoring both privately and through the university mainly in science, math and engineering courses. Tita prefers tutoring through practice questions and worked examples, as he has found this is the best way for students to grasp content. He loves playing soccer, having been a member of several football teams from high school through university. He also loves music and completed grade 8 in the Associate Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM) in piano at the age of 14. He has performed in various musical concerts and recitals as well as accompanied the
school choir and orchestra while in high school.
Third year B.Ed in Education
Sara is currently in her third year of her education degree. She has been tutoring since her first year at both the university and from her home. She truly enjoys teaching and helping others reach their fullest potential. As much as she can teach, she believes she can also learn a lot from her students and lives by the motto 'Each one, teach one.' In her free time she plays basketball, goes to youth, and volunteers at a special needs school in her area. She is a very positive young lady who loves to spend time with family and friends and is always willing to learn new things and meet new people. The end goal for her is to encourage learners to excel and be able to make a difference in their communities.
Retired Principal and Senior Phase English Teacher
"To teach is to touch a life" has always been Alistair's philosophy on education. He's taught English at high school level for 36 years, preparing learners for the Senior Certificate examination and being a Senior Marker for all three papers written for English. Since he is aware of what examiners look for when assessing examination scripts, he uses this experience to inform his teaching practice and ensure that students are adequately prepared for tests and exams. He is friendly and approachable and loves assisting students to achieve their best in English. In his spare time Alistair enjoys reading, going to the theatre, gardening, cooking and spending time with his grandchildren.
Third year BComm in Accounting
Tamara is an energetic student with a passion for helping young people grow. Currently completing her third year at UCT in BComm Accounting, she hopes to continue further in her studies and become a financial accountant. Her goal when tutoring is to give students the opportunity to be the best version of themselves. She is in her final year of studies and hopes to inspire students the same way in which her mentors have inspired her. She also enjoys socialising and being active. Tamara loves animals and has two dogs that she treats like her children :) As a tutor Tamara will go above and beyond for her students, always putting her all into helping them achieve their goals.
BA in Linguistics and Spanish (UCT), BA(Honours) in Linguistics (UCT)
Anna is a friendly tutor who is enthusiastic about language(s) and learning them. For her, it's important to make learning a pleasant experience. Students often say that they 'hate' subjects. This is an attitude that she strives to change. With Afrikaans, she shows students ways that it is useful, be it for job applications, to improve their aggregate or in their daily lives. When she tutors, Anna wants students to feel comfortable, have fun, and become more confident. After completing her Honours in Linguistics, Anna taught English at a high school in Colombia and learned plenty of fun Spanish words! Theatre, literature and comfy pajamas are some of the things she loves most.
Second Year in BScEng in Civil Engineering (UCT)
Ayanda is hard working, relatable to people and a fast learner who is currently in her second year of studies in Civil Engineering at UCT. She is able to make lessons fun and organized for her students. Ayanda does her utmost best for her students at every opportunity. She volunteers with SHAWCO as a maths tutor and loves helping students improve and excel. Part of tutoring includes being able to communicate with people, which is one of her best qualities. She can speak multiple South African languages, including IsiXhosa, Setswana, Isizulu, English and some Venda. She believes university is not just about getting your degree and making friends but is also a key stepping stone to what is still to come.
First Year in BBusSc in Chartered Accounting
When Tutorific first opened at the end of 2015, Eugenia was one of our first students! She is hard-working, diligent and focused with a strong background in maths and science. As a former Tutorific student she understands our philosophy and knows how to make lessons fun and informative for our geography students. She is a great leader with good organizational and team-working skills as demonstrated by being the Deputy of the Retro Committee in the Representative Council of Learners (RCL) at Rustenburg HS. She was also captain of the first team in netball. She aims to use her skills and knowledge to contribute positively towards the sustainable development of South Africa and the world at large.