Master Maths fees are paid on a per month basis. When compared to services that charge an hourly fee, there is a large difference between their fees and ours. The Master Maths hourly rate is also reduced on a sliding scale if more hours per month are taken.

The following factors are taken into account when a recommendation is made for the number of tuition hours a learner should attend per week:

  1. The previous exam and test results that the learner obtained at school.
  2. At what time during the curriculum year a learner enrols, e.g. if a learner enrols in the third term of the year, more hours of attendance will be required, to prepare this learner for the final exams.
  3. Which grade the learner is in, as the volume of work can differ substantially from grade to grade.
  4. Where the centre is situated, as fees in rural areas are slightly lower that fees charged in the urban areas.

You can only be given an accurate quote once you have had a meeting with the centre in your area and have discussed what will be the best option for the learner.

Click here to contact Head Office and we will send your enquiry to your closest centre. 

What is a typical example of our tuition fee structure?

The following is a typical example of what it may cost for tuition fees for a learner attending 3 hours per week in an urban area. Please note that this is only an example and individual prices will vary:

Enrolment fee
of R100 plus annual fee of R120 for the theory notes and re-enforcement exercises of the year’s curriculum.

Monthly Tuition fee:

R110.85 per hour – to enable you to compare our rates with other tuition service providers. However, our fees are paid monthly, so this calculates to approximately R 1 430 per month. When you are comparing fees please make sure you understand what is included in the service and that you will receive value for your money. The hourly rate is reduced on a sliding scale if more hours per month are taken. Some centres are VAT registered and have to add this amount. Other centre in smaller towns charge less.

Why can it be more costly to enroll later rather than earlier in the year?

Our aim is to assess a learner to establish problem areas, solve those problems first, before re-enforcing work taught in the classroom. The later in a year the learner enrols, the more hours per week will be required to reinforce work already covered in class before a learner started with tuition. This ultimately may put a major financial strain on you as parent, because we have no option but to recommend more tuition hours per week. It is important to remember that the learner will be tested on the full curriculum at the end of the year.

If a learner enrols earlier in the year, the centre will have a longer time frame to work with the learner. They will thus not need to ‘cram’ in lessons before the exams. Learners will also have more time to practice the concepts they have learned in their own time. We have found that lessons spread over a longer period of time results in less stress, and in general, better sustained results. It is also easier for parents to budget for lessons if it is spread over the full year. Please make contact with our centres sooner rather than later. They can then further explain why it makes more sense to enrol earlier.

What should parents ask when investigating extra tuition services?

  • Is the tutor part of a reputable tutoring organisation or an individual offering extra tuition on a part-time basis?
  • Will this person be available and willing to provide this service for the duration of time that I need the service?
  • Is this tutor trained and skilled to assess my child and able to solve the problems even if its source is in lower grades?
  • Is this tutor fully knowledgeable about the entire South African Maths curriculum?
  • Does the tutor make promises and guarantee certain results? Outrageous promises and guarantees of results should be regarded with suspicion. There are no quick fix solutions in education. It is a process based on individual needs.
  • Does this tutor have a track record and is able to provide references?
  • Will my child understand or master the subject or purely be drilled to perform in a certain test or exam? This is a very important question if you consider the large number of failures amongst first year students at tertiary level, as well as the amount of money which is invested in their tertiary studies.