Extra maths tuition is growing as a result of the public education crisis, particularly in maths. There is greater demand for extra maths tuition than for any other subject..
In the 2012 Annual National Assessments, only 2.2% of Grade 9s achieved more than 50%. The average Grade 9 maths mark was 13%.
South Africa faces several challenges in teaching maths, including a shortage of specialist maths teachers, unqualified or under-qualified maths teachers, poor teaching methods, poor learning environments and a lack of resources.
Extra maths tuition provides an example of how small-scale private initiatives and the globalisation of innovative educational practices can positively contribute to more effective learning.
This report probes three extra maths tuition franchise companies that provide differentiated and sophisticated approaches to learning maths: Master Maths, Kip McGrath and Kumon.