Durban Area – Umhlanga

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Contact Number: 073 679 1212

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15 Zenith Dr

Umhlanga Ridge



Umhlanga Master Maths: Inside our centre

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

Ashleigh Phaal

 Ashleigh Phaal: Co-owner of Master Maths Umhlanga

Having experienced the amazing difference Master Maths made in my own schooling I always knew I wanted to own and run a Master Maths Centre. I have a passion for helping learners reach their full potential in Maths and Science and enjoy watching their confidence grow as they begin to develop an understanding of different concepts and techniques!

Lisa Ferreira

Lisa Ferreira - Co-owner of Master Maths Umhlanga

I truly believe that Maths and Science are subjects that challenge and grow people. In order to be successful in these subjects, you need hard work, dedication, time and practice. Here at Master Maths we are dedicated to ensuring that you have the opportunity to put in extra time and practice in order to achieve your goals.

Our Students

Grade 9

"Master Maths has given me so much more confidence going into tests because of the practicing and revision. I have seen a big improvement in my marks in just 2 months. The program breaks subjects down and makes it easier to understand concepts. Ashleigh and Lisa are very encouraging and helpful."

IEB Rewrite Learner

"The most attentive and thorough Maths teaching ever. Tutors, Lisa and Ashleigh are so approachable and always have a smiling face as you walk through the door. Never once did I need to feel nervous for an exam as they helped prepare me so well."

IEB Rewrite Learner

"My experience with Master Maths and Science this year has been phenomenal. The level of dedication from the tutors and their focus on monitoring and pushing their students to their full potential has been something that has really stood out for me. The work load was very balanced and all of the content was thoroughly covered so that going into the exams I felt very confident and well prepared."

IEB Rewrite Learner

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Master Maths and Master Science this year. I think the tutors are absolutely amazing teachers and have really made the difference for me. I have enjoyed Math and Science and that’s all thanks to the tutors and the way they teach."