Oliver’s House Educational Learning Centre
Our educational learning centre first opened its doors in May 2004 and was situated at our offices in 73 Woburn Avenue, Benoni. On 2 March 2016 we officially opened the doors to our new education centre situated at Oliver’s Village in Putfontein. The educational learning centre runs three classes per day. Each class can have up to thirty learners in attendance. The educational learning centre focuses only on Maths and Science as these are the subjects learners need the most help with. The educational learning centre is not a school but more a centre where learners come to obtain extra lessons in Maths and Science. All lessons are free and we only focus on grade 12 learners. Our educational learning centre is open to all and any grade 12 learners who feel they need extra tuition in Maths and Science. The full range of services offered at our educational learning centre are:
- Free extra tuition in Maths and Science;
- Exams and Assessment: Any grade 12 learner who failed Maths and/or Science the previous year can enroll at our education centre where they will receive the necessary extra tuition to re-write the exam in the current year. This service is well attended and our success rate is over 90%;
- School Guidance and Vocational Guidance: Any learner seeking help in career guidance can attend this class.
- HIV/AIDS Awareness: Every second Saturday all learners are required to attend HIV/AIDS awareness classes.
Charles is the principal of our educational learning centre as well as a director of Oliver’s House. In 1974 Charles completed his Secondary Teachers’ Course at Eshowe College of Education. His first teaching post was in 1975 at Sozama Senior Secondary School in Mpumalanga. He later taught at Kenneth Masekela Senior Secondary School. Charles joined Oliver’s House in 2004 as our Maths and Science Educator. Since then he has helped thousands of learners master the subjects of Maths and Science.
Why we focus on Maths and Science
If you have access to a computer, Google the search phrase “maths and science South Africa“. You will find numerous articles bemoaning the state of our education system and in particular: Maths and Science. What is frightening is that some of these reports place South Africa second last in the world rankings of maths and science education. A common theme in these articles is the long term negative impact the poor standard of maths and science education is having on our economic development. As small as our education centre is we strive to have a positive effect on the quality of maths and science education in our country.
Past Exam Papers
We have created a utility for matriculants to download past exam papers with the answer sheets – absolutely free. Studying past exam papers is the best form of matric revision. Our downloads include all the matric subjects (in English and Afrikaans) going as far back as 2010.