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Our Story East London Extra Classes was established in 2017 to help the growing number of students who needed assistance with their subjects from Secondary School through to Tertiary Education. A desperate need for an extra-curricular academic support system for learners and parents was identified for Mathematics and Sciences subjects. There was no available venue for the classes and the lessons were held in a public library in East London Central before we moved around other safe public places. In 2019, the management of Accord Business Academy noticed us and allowed us to use their premises for the classes which came in as a game changer. With a safe and reliable venue, there was stability and we started to expand. In 2019 was a really good year as the numbers doubled from 2018 and we had a safe venue which came with it some augmentation. That is when the founders had their eyes on the goal of being the leader in providing such services in the city and one day expand to other cities. The expansion went on until 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and there was an imposed national shutdown.

At first, we all thought the shutdown was just going to last the agreed 21 days and we suspended classes with the hope of resuming as soon as the lockdown was lifted. That was not the case, the more we waited, the more students we lost. We then shifted our attention to online classes but at the same time some of the students did not have internet access to be able to study online. When the lockdown ended around June 2020, all that was left was a handful of students and we had to build from the ground up again. This was not an easy task but, it had to be done. Post – COVID; East London Extra Classes was fully registered as a business and has gone on to continue providing services to those in need of our service. With some experience, we have changed the way we deliver in ways that make learning easier and more enjoyable. We have collected a ton of learning material that will assist the students in their learning journey. We have also expanded our reach to lower grades to try and set a solid foundation from the early principles.

We are currently working on being a force that plays a role in improving the lives of East London residents (students and parents) through education and to reach as many students as we can. We are also working on doing outreach programs to help marginalised students in Grade 10 and Grade 11 for free to set a firm foundation for their Matric studies. In addition to personalized tutoring, we have also developed a range of academic support services.

These include readers, scribes and other concessions facilitators for exams; specialized language courses for school learners and adults; a unique Study Skills Crash Course that aims to improve study skills and organizational techniques; personalised notes with summaries; and online tutoring for our clients outside of our main tutoring regions. So, if you’re looking for safe, conducive and professional environment for your higher-grade studies, improve your matric symbols or learn an exciting new skill to find a job, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to East London Extra Classes.

1. Our Vision We aspire to be the premier destination for high-quality, affordable and sustainable personalized tutoring services that inspire a lifelong love of learning and enrich the lives of the people in our community and the nation at large.

2. Our Mission At East London Extra Classes, our mission is to empower individuals to unlock their full potential through personalized and engaging educational experiences. We are dedicated to providing high-quality tutorials and learning support that inspire a lifelong love for learning, foster academic excellence, and nurture personal growth.

3. Our Values • Integrity • Student – Centric approach • Service to community