Durban Area – Umhlanga

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Contact Number: 031 566 1241
Fax Number: 086 617 9610
Centre Cell: 082 573 0190

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Office 19, The Centenary

30 Meridian Drive

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Durban Area - Umhlanga

Classes or ‘lessons’ for grade 4 to 12 learners. Our Master Maths Umhlanga centre provides extra maths help using trained tutors for mathematics teaching and tutoring. Wiskunde ekstra klasse is volledig tweetalig.

The Master Maths system is aimed primarily at Grades 4 to 12 in line with SA's school curriculum. There are close to 150 centres throughout South Africa. It's been in operation since 1976 and has been honed into a highly effective teaching tool.

Master Maths uses the computer-based M2 system with animated images to encourage learner interaction. While learners work independently at their own pace, trained tutors are on hand when needed and to monitor progress.

A test is done after each computer teaching module. If a problem still exists, the learner is assisted until he/she is able to click the concept with confidence. A detailed record of the learner's activities is automatically logged on the computer, which allows tutors to monitor progress.

A problem some learners have during classes at school is "blocking" or giving up when they haven't grasped a particular maths concept — this is often the reason why they battle with maths through their school years and beyond. It's extremely important that prior concepts are fully understood to enable the learner to make headway through the ensuing grades. Master Maths uses unique baseline assessments to accurately pinpoint concepts from earlier grades that the learner may not have grasped. Once identified, the concepts are fully explained. This is one of the key success factors of the system. It also encourages self-confidence. That being said, learners need to put in their own share of work!

Now also offering Master Science: physical science tuition for grades 10 to 12! Click here to view our Master Science page.

Centre Team

John Barnard

John holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL), and has been involved in his accounting practice for many  years. He wanted to branch out into education and started the Umhlanga branch with his business partner, Lynette in 2014. He has found that guiding learners to reach their potential is a highly rewarding experience.

Lynette van Nieuwenhuizen

Lynette holds a BCompt degree and is a professional accountant and registered tax practitioner.  Lynette found a need existed in the area for professional mathematics tuition when she was searching for tuition for her own kids.  Together with John,  she started the Umhlanga branch, and is happy to provide a professional  tutoring experience in a pleasant learning environment.


Maia Rawlins

Maia was dux of her school last year (2015) and obtained 92% for I.E.B. Mathematics. She plans to pursue a Bsc in Sport Science next year. She has an enthusiasm for both maths and science and wants to help people re-ignite a passion and understanding of their maths.

Trishani Thambaran

Trishani has a BCom with majors in Finance and Economics. She professes that she has always had a flair for numbers which has further driven her career ambition, which is to complete her Honours in Finance. She enjoys helping people.

Our Students

Grade 11


"Master Maths is one of the best investments that my parents have ever made for me. The tutors are awesome and I’ve noticed a positive change in my maths marks. I am happy to say that this institute is better than any other."

Grade 10


"Before I joined Master Maths I found maths challenging. Now I really enjoy maths and get excellent marks! Master Maths has the ability to transform and produce the best from a student. My teachers, parents and I are very happy. Master Maths is welcoming and has excellent tutors who make any new student a part of their family."

Grade 5


"Master Maths helps to improve your maths marks as long as you listen to the module and don’t go straight to the test section."

Grade 6

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"I love Master Maths because before I came to Master Maths, my maths marks were not good but when my mom enrolled me at Master Maths my grades improved."

Grade 5

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"Master Maths has helped me improve my maths marks."

 Grade 5

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"The instructors are so friendly and helpful. Master Maths is very close to school, so it is easy for my mom to drop me there."