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Maths Academy 2022

Join a class of learners in the Maths Academy for grade 8 to 12, where you’ll grow in your understanding and performance in this subject.

R2,987.96 per term

4.9/5 (10 ratings)

Begins in 2022
Grade 8-12

First-class education

Build a solid foundation, reinforce your understanding and track your progress with the Maths Academy. This structured termly programme emphasizes spaced reinforcement and extension in weekly lessons that are presented live and are delivered to our online Academy via our virtual classroom. This enables online learners to engage and ask questions just as if they were in the classroom environment.

Lessons, delivered by our expert teaching team, are made available to Academy learners via their personal online learning environment. Here, learners can access all lesson worksheets and the recording of the previous week’s lessons. This is helpful in the event that learners wish to look back on a lesson or are unable to attend live in a particular week.

Application of knowledge is key to learning success, especially in Mathematics. Therefore, in addition to the weekly lesson, the Maths Academy learners write a weekly spot test that tests them on concepts learnt in previous weeks and even previous years. This forced test repetition is a cornerstone of Trish Pike’s Mathematics learning methodology. It ensures that learners spend focused time practising and reveals areas in which individuals are struggling and in need of support. Results on the spot tests are fed back to both parents and learners weekly to keep them informed and involved in the learning process. Additionally, our expert coaching team prescribes corrective and extension work from a vast collection of Maths learning resources to candidates who need it or want it.


Weekly live lessons
Complimentary Maths Online access
28 lessons per annum
Weekly progress tests
Tailored notes and worksheets
Weekly feedback to parents and learners

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Lesson preview

Example grade 12 live lesson
Example Maths Online video

Academy details

Live lessons

Our Maths Academy teaching is done via online live lessons which are held weekly for each grade. In each lesson, learners will be guided by their Maths Academy educator as well as a technical support team member. Before each lesson, learners will be given notes for their upcoming session to enable them to download and print them or have them available on their device before the lesson. 

Weekly progress tests

Learners are assessed on a weekly basis to determine their understanding of the concepts learnt. The progress tests include a mix of old and new Mathematics concepts to ensure that the learners are able to apply themselves consistently and to check for knowledge gaps. This information and progress is then fed back to parents and learners to enable learners to understand how they can improve.


Lesson timetable

Maths Academy class Day Times
Grade 8 TBC 16h35 - 17h35
Grade 9 TBC 16h35 - 18h00
Grade 10 TBC 15h00 - 16h25
Grade 11 TBC 16h35 - 18h00
Grade 12 TBC 15h00 - 16h25
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Dates 28th January - 19th March 2021 30th April - 11th June 2021 23rd July - 3rd September 2021 *9th September - 4th November 2021
Breaks (no lessons) 25 - 26 February 2021 N/A 18 June - 16 July 2021 N/A



Payment options for the Maths Academy are outlined below. 

Payment details Payment method Price
Pay upfront for the full year Invoiced R11,951.83
Upfront for the year paid before the programme begins Invoiced R10,756.65
Termly payment Invoiced R2,987.96
Monthly payment paid over 10 months between January and October (10% admin fee is applied) Debit order R1,314.70


Admission to the Maths Academy is via application only and seats are limited. We want to work with learners who show commitment to improving their Mathematical ability. In this application, you will be required to submit a recent proof of your results alongside a motivation for your application to help us with our application processing and we will contact you should we need any further details or information. 

Termly applications are only valid before the 3rd live lesson of the term being applied to. No new applications (annual or termly applications) are accepted in the fourth term. The Academy makes use of spaced-repetition to cement understanding of concepts and the application deadline is in place to ensure that all new learners will still be able to fully benefit from our unique teaching methodology


5% discount for joining multiple subjects

If you apply to join multiple subjects and your application is successful, you will receive a 5% discount off each subject you are taking with us. Terms and conditions apply.

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Taught and designed by subject matter experts

Trish Pike HDE (PG)

Degree Major: Mathematics
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 1977

Teaching experience

  • Advantage Learn NBT, AP Maths and Maths Academy teacher since 2013
  • Previously HOD of mathematics at Kearsney College, KZN
  • Previously HOD of mathematics at Thomas More College, KZN
  • AP Maths teacher since 1996
  • Core Maths teacher since 1978
  • First NBT preparation educator in South Africa

Emily Rivett-Carnac MSc

Degree Major: Mathematics (Cum Laude)
Institution: University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Graduated: 2020

Teaching experience

  • Advantage Learn NBT, Mathematics and Advanced Programme Mathematics educator since 2018
  • Private Mathematics tutor for high school and university learners in the IEB, DBE and IGCSE curricular since 2011
  • Currently completing her PhD in Pure Mathematics

Glynnis Owen HDE, BSC Hons

Degree Major: Mathematics and Psychology (Cum Laude)
Institution: University of South Africa
Graduated: 1994

Teaching experience

  • Senior Mathematics Teacher DHS
  • HOD Mathematics (DBE) Durban High School
  • HOD; Senior Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics Teacher St Mary’s Diocesan School Kloof
  • Previous IEB marker
  • Senior Mathematics Teacher Kearsney College


Thoroughly enjoyed it! Very effective and helpful

- Tristen Nimmo -

I highly recommend Advantage Learn to any student that can afford it. The videos and memos help a lot. My daughter was not able to join the online classes most of the time.

- Faye Maharaj -

I do recommend they join this programme as I saw huge improvement in my results at school.

- Jolie le Sueur -

Amazing teaching by Trish. Helped my son immensely. I would strongly recommend advantage learn.

- Jaden Glover -

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