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about BRAINPOWERED

Once upon a time...


I was born into a family of dedicated and passionate educators, so teaching has always been in my blood. Long before the Covid-19 pandemic forced the world into an online way of thinking, I have been tutoring.


But, like many of us, I took real-world connections for granted and became so used to walking into a classroom, greeting the students, and starting a lesson. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa and schools were closed, everything changed. Not just for me, for all of us. I had been wanting to start my own tutoring business for years, and Lock Down simply expedited the process. And so, BrainPowered was born.  


​​​​​​​All those months ago, when BrainPowered was just an idea, I was still teaching full time at a private high school. I thought that online teaching would be a breeze. Little did I know, literally. I realised that the connection with the students that I used to gauge their understanding was gone. I needed to reteach myself how to teach. I needed to get used to looking at all the students on one screen and sometimes having total silence when I asked a question. At first, I was not sure what to make of it but now I realise that the students were in a similar boat, they also did not have this type of teaching before.

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Online teaching was not something that I thought I would be doing often and now its just about the only way I teach. It has pushed me to think of new ways to deliver the lesson and keep the interest of the students. I could no longer tell from their facial expressions or body language whether I had lost them or not. Pre-recording lessons and listening to myself afterwards also shocked me into thinking of how I need to change the way I teach. It is a work in progress, and I am not the same teacher I was before. I am excited to continually discover more ways to improve my online teaching so that I can master this!


BrainPowered tutoring stops brain freeze and ignites a passion for the sciences.

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