Everything Expats Need to Know About South African Schools

Relocating with school-age children is one of the biggest challenges a family can face. Having spent the better part of two decades managing a tutoring agency, I have assisted many relocating families to make informed school choices for their children. And since my own children attend the local US international school which follows the northern […]

Time Management for Home Schooling

If you have chosen to  home school your children, you will soon realise that without careful time management, you are doomed to fail. It takes discipline on both the part of the parent and the child for home schooling to be successful. Time management does not mean doing something quickly – it means having the […]

Track your child’s progress with the all-new Student Tracker!

CambriLearn has just launched its new online monitoring platform – the Student Tracker. Demand for this product from parents, guardians and tutor centres alike has been high and now it has finally arrived, it means that a student’s progress can be closely monitored. Just imagine, you will be able to keep tabs on all the […]

The Power of Handwriting: An Essential Study Aid

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first starting lecturing and students would come up to the front of the lecturing hall and take photos of the overhead projector notes I was projecting onto the screen. They were supposed to write the notes out by hand, not take photos of them with their phones. And, […]

Feature Section: AS Level Trigonometry

Teachers often get asked “What makes you different?”. You’d probably get a different answer from each of my students but there is something in particular that runs through all my lessons: I believe in teaching from the basics, building up knowledge, and sorting out problems as they arise. Trigonometry is often perceived as a scary […]

Learning from film narratives

The representation of facts and knowledge is crucial to understanding. However, how this is done is not always in a linear fashion, nor in an as much depth as we see. Understanding how films are constructed can help us find new ways of approaching learning. Compressed time versus expanded time When viewing a film, time […]

Unlocking the potential of Home Schooling for ADD/ADHD Students

As if trying to get any student to focus on long lectures wasn’t hard enough, trying to get a disinterested ADD/ADHD student to do it can be nearly impossible. Maybe that’s why more and more families prefer that their children pursue an online education solution. Homeschooling is rapidly becoming recognised as a reasonable option for […]

Teaching your kids the F-word

Teaching your kids the F-word! Well, I’m glad that headline caught your eye!. Do you now have a look of horror on your face? Is your hand poised on the keyboard ready to unleash a scathing complain against CambriLearn, our educational platform and sponser of this blog? Relax – it’s not THAT F-word we’re discussing […]

Simple vs complex concepts in Grade 10 multi-lingual classrooms

simple and complex concepts

There are many factors that influence teaching in a mathematics class. This influence could be a a positive one or a negative one. One of the biggest factors that I have come across personally is the language barrier for learners where English is not their Home Language of the learners in the class. Their capabilities […]