HOW IT ALL WORKS
During a site visit to the Promaths centre in Dobsonville Finweek found no learners loitering in the yards and the only voices heard from the classrooms were those of teachers giving lessons in front of the classroom, while the learners quietly and intently listened to the lessons being taught.
Each year, Grade 12 learners get exposed to 258 hours of intense maths and science extra lessons. Grade 12s attend lessons at the centre from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon every weekend and every day on school holidays. Grade 11s attend Friday afternoon and a full day on Saturday, while Grade 10s attend only on Saturdays.
Lessons per subject are three hours long, with an hour each dedicated to teaching, working through exercises and remedial work.
Head of curriculum at Kutlwanong Pat Tshikane says although the centre uses the National Department of Education’s curriculum as a guideline, Promaths sets its