Team

Team

At Abakus Enrichment we can shamelessly brag about our dream team. All the tutors at Abakus Enrichment are qualified, experienced teachers.

We boast a dynamic team with a vast collection of qualifications between us.

Qualified Tutors

Jeanne-Mari Frenzel

Director and Tutor

Jeanne-Mari, along with Lize, is the co-founder of Abakus Enrichment which they started in 2017. She is a qualified maths teacher. She has a BEd in maths and biology. She also has an honours in both maths and biology teaching; and a Masters in maths education.

Jeanne-Mari has formal teaching experience in maths and biology as well as having been a SU natural science lecturer for two years. She has a passion for helping others succeed.

Jeanne-Mari holds a strong belief that everyone walks an individual maths journey that requires confidence; therefore, she holds personal development at an equal importance as academic achievement.

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Meandri van Rheede van Oudtshoorn

Director and Tutor

Meandri completed her BSc Honours in Agrometeorology after doing a BSc Physics degree majoring in Agrometeorology. She loves science and believes that it is the glasses that enable us to see and appreciate the wonders of the world.

Meandri has many years’ experience in private tutoring of Mathematics and Sciences. More recently she also tutored first and second year students in Physics, Mathematics and Engineering subjects in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of the Free State, where she also assisted in lecturing the same.

Her love for science and mathematics was always a part of her, but it was only later on that she realised she had a passion for teaching. She fell in love with tutoring when she realised the difference it can make in a child when you believe in them. You are not simply someone’s tutor, it is so much more than that!

When she is not tutoring, she enjoys spending time outdoors, writing poems and playing the ukulele.

Qualified Tutors

Lexi Coetzer

Manager and Tutor

Lexi completed her BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, in which she majored in Plant Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Genetics. She began tutoring full time in 2016 and has a passion for teaching Maths, Science and Biology.

She fell in love with teaching and the confidence that builds within each child. Her philosophy is that as long as you’re learning, you’re not failing.

When she’s not tutoring, she spends her time horse riding and hiking with her dogs.

Talitha

Talitha Reynders

Tutor

Talitha is an experienced and hardworking teacher with a BEd degree who loves helping learners achieve academic goals. She lives by saying she is a “life-long learner” and she is a passionate educator looking forward to making a difference in children’s lives.

Talitha is adaptable and flexible to meet classroom and institutional needs. She is organised, dependable and skilled at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Talitha is always willing to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

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Carmen-Li Bindeman

Tutor

Carmen-Li is an experienced and loving teacher who studied BEd Snr. and FET phase with her focus subjects being Mathematics and Accounting. She is a person who is passionate about shaping the minds of the youth and helping them achieve their full potential.

She has a passion for teaching Math and loves to help learners not to be afraid of the subject. Carmen-Li also appreciates and enjoys nature and sharing this love with learners is very important to her.

When Carmen-Li is not tutoring, she enjoys baking, swimming and spending time outdoors.

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Adam Taljard

Tutor

Adam is currently completing his Bed Snr and FET in Mathematics. He has a passion for Mathematics and believes that there is potential to be unlocked in every person.

Adam spent the last four years as a student intern at a prestigious boys school in Pretoria, teaching Mathematics to High School students. During this time he also tutored small groups after school.
Adam believes that every child can develop a love for Mathematics and that they just need someone to believe in them. In this way a child can also develop a belief in themselves and a confidence that reflects in their academic skills.
In his free time he likes to read and do research about sport statistics.

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Philip Gilbert

Tutor

Hi, I am Philip Gilbert. I have a degree in Mathematics, and I have been teaching and tutoring for the past 4 years. One of my passions lies with both Mathematics and Physical Science as I do enjoy helping students achieve their true potential within the subject. It is always amazing to see students improve once they fully understand particular topics, theorems and all aspects of Physical Science.

I am a confident and friendly individual with a strong will to achieve, accompanied by a very forward-thinking philosophy. My teaching experience ensures that my knowledge pertaining to the curriculum and its content is well-versed and that I am fully prepared.

I am extremely excited to teach all of you!

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Anelda Else

Tutor

I am 28 years old and grew up in a small town in the Overberg.  I have a great passion for Science and obtained a BSc degree from Stellenbosch University.

I always had the desire to help others and it brought me so much joy to make a difference in someone’s life, whether academically or emotionally. I realised there is no other career that would bring me this joy every day than teaching.

I completed my PGCE after obtaining my degree and have been teaching for 5 years.

Besides teaching, I have many hobbies that keep me busy in my free time. From cooking, baking to travelling and hiking. My motto in life is to find ways to step out of my comfort zone. Focus on excitement rather than fear.

Tutor

Marna Bredenhand

Tutor

Marna has a BEd in SNR and FET Phase with Mathematics and Engineering Graphic Design as her majors. She has experience teaching at different schools in the Boland and Overberg districts. Marna desires to help learners understand the subject matter beyond the scope of the class and the syllabus. She has tutored learners from as early as 2017 and believes that teachers, too, are lifelong learners.

She is a passionate tutor and believes all learners have the capacity to learn mathematics and understand it. Learners aren’t always aware of what they are capable of.

When Marna is not tutoring, she enjoys going on walks and hikes.