The Maths team

Here at Advantage Learn we are lucky to have gathered a fine bunch of mathematicians as part of our team. What can we say? Where you find one, you find many! They all have different jobs here at Advantage Learn. Some manage courses, some teach courses, some code websites, some are in management, some make Facebook posts… the list goes on. One thing they all have in common is that they are all ready to stop what they are doing and talk to our students to answer any maths problem posted on our live chat!*

*We unfortunately only have time to answer questions posted by our NBT, AP Maths and Maths Online customers.

Who are these mathematicians you speak of?

Let me introduce you to the team (in alphabetical order)…

Adam Kinder BSc Hons

Degree major: Mathematical Studies
Institution: University of Leeds, England
Graduated: 2010

Teaching experience
  • Private maths tutor for Grade 6-12 since 2015.

Crispian Lees MSc

Degree Major: Chemical Engineering
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 2013

Teaching experience
  • 2010-2014 AP Maths teaching at Thomas More College and Westville Boys High School.
  • AdvantageLearn Science workshops 2014.
  • 2014 Assistant lecturer (Chemical Engineering faculty at UKZN).
  • AP Maths teacher at Reddam House Umhlanga.

Heather Collis BSc

Degree Major: Business Science
Institution: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Graduated: 2012

Teaching experience
  • Private tutor since 2015.
  • AP Maths teacher at AdvantageLearn since 2015.
  • NBT teacher at AdvantageLearn since 2016
  • Maths Literacy content developer at AdvantageLearn.

James Lees BSc Hons

Degree Major: Statistics and Actuarial Science
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 2008

Teaching experience
  • Private Maths tutor since 2003.
  • 2006-2008 AP Maths teacher at Thomas More College.
  • 2013-2015 AP Maths teacher for AdvantageLearn.

Trish Pike HDE (PG)

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

Teaching experience

Trish is AdvantageLearn’s Director of Teaching and Learning and our head Maths curriculum developer. She has produced over 90% of all our videos.

  • 2013-current AdvantageLearn NBT, AP Maths and Maths workshops teacher.
  • Previously HOD Mathematics Kearsney College
  • Previously HOD Mathematics Thomas More College
  • AP Maths teacher since 1996
  • Core Maths teacher since 1978
  • First NBT preparation teacher in South Africa


Live chat is available to all Advantage Learn Maths Online, NBT & AP Maths students from Monday-Friday, 08:30-16:30. You can also ask a maths question outside of these hours and someone from this awesome team will get back to you as soon as they can.

Why don’t you give it a try? All you need to do is click the bottom right hand corner blue button to start a chat. Happy learning!

About the author
Caitlin Gevers

Managing Director of Advantage Learn from June 2016-December 2017. Caitlin is passionate about helping to build solutions that make the lives of South Africans better.

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