Tutor Tricks

Tutor Tricks

We offer specialized tutoring for grades 1-12 with one-on-one sessions. If you are struggling with y At Smartbrain we go beyond education, WE CHANGE LIVES.

At smartbrain we don't only concentrate on improving the academic ability of the child, we also include motivation and self-esteem building. We have discovered that many children do not perform to the best of their ability due to low self-esteem. Smartbrain has developed a course to help children become self-motivated, to help them UNDERSTAND the importance of gaining knowledge. You can send your

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Hi everyone! We hope you’re all safe and healthy during this trying time 🤲🏼

Tutor tricks is offering online tutoring and classes (face to face) under very strict conditions (1 student at a time all PPE will be provided and classroom will be sanitized regularly) please send us a message on WhatsApp at ‪+27 68 053 2065‬ for more information



It’s almost holiday time but you’re unhappy with your child’s report 😕 chances are they’re having trouble with reading.

Reading is not only important for their schooling years but for the rest of their lives

Research shows that South Africa ranked LAST out of 50 countries in the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) study which tested reading comprehension of learners in their fourth year of primary schooling. The study found that 78% of South African pupils at this level could not read for meaning.

Tutor Tricks makes learning to read and remedying reading problems fun, interactive, and highly rewarding for all ages!

From only 1-2 hours a week, give your child the boost he/she needs with our holiday reading program, we will help your child return to school with a new sense of confidence and vigor but also aid them in their journey through life.

Contact tutor tricks today to better your child’s future

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Hi everyone quick announcement: We will be re-branding and changing our name to Tutor Tricks from Smartbrain Athlone. We are expanding our services and will update you shortly. Thank you and shukran for your continued support. 😁


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Does your child have reading dificulties?
lacks concentration?
Contact us on 078 4676 712 for an evaluation

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What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

Does your child have reading difficulties?
Contact us on 078 4676 712 for further details

ed.ted.com Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain…


"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives."
Clay P. Bedford


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