Kutlwanong employs well-versed, qualified and experienced educators to teach extra maths and science lessons to grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 learners from historically disadvantaged schools. Tuition normally happens on Friday afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and during school holidays. Due to the duration of tuition, learners are provided with lunch packs. Holiday sessions also combine Maths, Science and Accounting. The programme does not seek to replace the role of Maths educators in schools, but rather to supplement their efforts in order to improve the Maths performance of high-potential learners.
In addition to classroom teaching, learners are also offered career guidance, talks by professionals from different industries and key motivation sessions. These components play an important role in imparting life skills and knowledge that will assist learners in their future academic endeavors and careers.
Learners who attend these classes are nominated by schools and selected by Kutlwanong according to strict guidelines. While they need not be top performers in maths, they must demonstrate both the potential to achieve and the right attitude towards their studies in order to be selected. The programme strictly offers Core Mathematics and not Maths literacy. Educators should be qualified and currently engaged in teaching Pure Maths.
In order to maximize the impact, Kutlwanong adopts a cluster approach whereby learners from a group of schools within the same geographical area attend classes at a commonly-accessible centre.
When considering a new cluster, we do thorough research and ensure that we have buy-in and support from educators and principles in a specific school district. Projects work closely with educators to ensure that we follow the curriculum and that we supplement classroom learning.