Maths Tutor

Michele Joyce is a highly experienced Mathematics teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a high diploma in Maths Teaching from the University of Witwatersrand. She has taught a variety of age groups ranging from grade 1 to matric and continues to do so as the current Head of Academic Maths Support at a top private school in Johannesburg. She has been teaching since 1991 and continues to have a passion for Maths. She is an enthusiastic teacher who has touched innumerable students’ lives and has given many people the ability to believe in themselves and raise their marks, sometimes from a mere 19% to an A aggregate. She has taught people from all walks of life and her friendly and bubbly personality makes it easy for her to interact with new people. She has taught at a range of top private schools in Johannesburg and one of her career highlights was serving as the Secretary of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) for Mathematics in South Africa for five years. She has also been a matric examination marker. This wide range of experience makes her an excellent Maths Tutor, and she is excited to meet you!

Tennis Coach

Michele Joyce started playing tennis at the age of eight when she joined one of the largest tennis academies in South Africa. After playing and being coached for her whole school career, she was headhunted by the academy to train as a coach while she was a student at the University of Witwatersrand. She started working as a group coach with pupils ranging from age three to adults, for five hours per day from the tender age of nineteen and developed a passion for coaching groups and sharing her love for tennis with others. She went on to arrange three international tennis tours and train alongside one of the top tennis coaches in America who now runs Australian Tennis. Along the way, the was the manager of the USSASA Girls High School Provincial Team in Gauteng, and the chairlady of Girls High School Tennis in Gauteng. She also arranged for sponsorship of transport for teams in underprivileged areas to participate in school leagues. She went on to start her own coaching business, the International Tennis Academy, which she ran very successfully for 23 years. She then raised her qualification by obtaining her International Tennis Federation (ITF) instructor certification, and now she is offering to share her love and skills in tennis with beginner and intermediate players through the Maths and Tennis Tutor at various venues in Gauteng. She is a mother and a school teacher and thus an educator at heart, and she is enthusiastic on the court. She coaches personally but also works alongside internationally certified coaches. Her friendly and bubbly personality makes it easy for her to interact with people of all backgrounds, and she is excited to meet you!

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PAYMENTS

  1. Invoices will be issued by the 7th of each month, and payments must be made by the last day of that calendar month.
  2. Termly invoices may be requested in which case fees must be paid by the end of the first calendar month.
  3. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  4. Invoices will be issued via email.
  5. Payments must be made via EFT. Please contact us if any alternative arrangements need to be made.
  6. Proof of payment must please be emailed to michele@mathsandtennis.co.za.
  7. Termination of account is subject to one calendar month’s written notice and payment thereof.
  8. Interest will be charged at 10% per month on late accounts.
  9. Banking details will appear on invoices.
  10. No credits or refunds will be issued.
  11. Fees will increase annually
  12. Please use the pupils name as a reference.

MAKE UP LESSONS/cancellation of lessons

  1. Make-up lessons will be offered as long as a lesson is cancelled in advance (minimum 24 hours). If a lesson is not cancelled in advance or if a pupil does not arrive for a lesson, the lesson will unfortunately be forfeited.
  2. If a lesson is not cancelled via email, phone call or sms in advance, no make-ups will be offered.
  3. If a make up lesson is arranged and you do not attend it, you forfeit that lesson.
  4. Make up lessons will be subject to availability.
  5. Lessons that are cancelled by the math tutor will be rescheduled. Please note this only occurs in the event of a serious matter where a tutor cannot be substituted at the last minute. It is not our policy to cancel lessons.
  6. Termination of contract
    1. Termination of the contract is subject to one calendar month’s written notice via fax or email and payment thereof.  An sms is not allowed as a form of notice of withdrawal.
    2. If the necessary notice for permanent absence is not handled in the usual way, fees and/or interest due will be charged.

ACCEPTANCE

By submitting the Maths and Tennis Tutor registration form I agree to all the rules and conditions as set out by the Maths and Tennis Tutor. I do not, under any circumstances hold the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees of the same; responsible for any disposition, injury or loss that may be incurred by me/my child/my children during such time that the said person/s is under the instruction of the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees thereof.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Complete registration form
  2. Upon registration, please indicate venue, day and time of lesson and confirm in writing with the tutor. This time slot must be adhered to.
  3. Sign terms and conditions form at the first lesson, initial each page and submit.
  4. Make payment (See “FEES” and “PAYMENTS”).

COMMUNICATION

Please feel free to contact us on Whatsapp, SMS (082 616 2817), or use the online form

Clear communication is essential. Please remember any changes that need to be made or anything that is out of the ordinary needs to be arranged with us. Please discuss any concerns or queries with Michele Joyce on the above number/email address.

  1. Number of lessons
  2. A minimum of one month’s lessons (i.e. 4 lessons) must be booked at a time
  3. Progress guarantee

We would love to guarantee your progress when taking lessons with us but this depends on your commitment to attending lessons regularly and how often you practice. Please bear in mind that maths by its nature requires regular practice and learning. Everyone differs in their ability. We hope that you enjoy it! The more committed you are the more progress you will see.

All information received by the Maths and Tennis Tutor will be confidential and will only be used by us for any marketing or communication purposes.

By submitting the Maths and Tennis Tutor registration form I agree to and accept all the terms and conditions as set out by the Maths and Tennis Tutor. I do not, under any circumstances hold the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees of the same; responsible for any disposition, injury or loss that may be incurred by me/my child/my children during such time that the said person/s is under the instruction of the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees thereof.

PAYMENTS

  1. Monthly invoices will be issued by the 7th of each month, and payments must be made immediately upon receipt of the invoice.
  2. Termly invoices will be issued at the beginning of each term, and payments must be made immediately upon receipt of the invoice.
  3. All prices are inclusive of VAT.
  4. Invoices will be issued via email.
  5. Payments must be made via EFT. Please contact us if any alternative arrangements need to be made.
  6. Proof of payment must please be emailed to us
  7. Termination of account is subject to one calendar month’s written notice and payment thereof. If the necessary notice for permanent absence is not handled in the usual way, fees will be charged.
  8. Interest will be charged at 10% per month on late accounts.
  9. For holiday clinic bookings, early payment secures your place.
  10. Banking details will appear on invoices.
  11. No credits or refunds will be issued.
  12. Please use the pupils name as a reference.
  13. Fees will increase annually.

CREDITS

  1. No credits are carried forward to the following year for lessons missed.
  2. No refunds are given for any lessons missed.
  3. If holiday clinic bookings are cancelled for any reason including illness less than 24hrs before clinic resumes the fees will not be refunded or credited. Please note spaces are limited, and staff is booked according to number of children.
  4. DISCOUNTS (for std monthly contracts only)
  5. There is a 10% discount for three or more persons in one family.
  6. New package deals run by calendar months (discounted rates). These apply for a term’s booking at a time (minimum 3 months).
  7. No further discounts apply. No discounts are offered for cash.

 

MAKE UP AND CANCELLATION OF LESSONS

  1. Make-up lessons are only applicable to private or semi-private lessons. If a group lesson is missed or cancelled, a make-up lesson will not be offered.
  2. Make-up lessons will be offered (for privates or semi-privates) as long as a lesson is cancelled in advance (minimum 24 hours). If a lesson is not cancelled in advance or if a pupil does not arrive for a lesson, the lesson will unfortunately be forfeited.
  3. If a lesson is not cancelled via email, phone call or sms in advance, no make-ups will be offered.
  4. If a make-up lesson is arranged and you do not attend it, you forfeit that lesson
  5. Make up lessons will be subject to availability.
  6. Lessons that are cancelled in advance can only be made up in the category that was paid for. i.e. if a semi-private lesson is rescheduled, the make-up lesson must be a semi-private with the same scheduled players.
  7. Lessons that are cancelled by the Maths and Tennis Tutor in the event of an emergency will be made up. Please note this only occurs in the event of a serious matter where a coach cannot be substituted at the last minute. It is not our policy to cancel lessons. Unfortunately, due to the nature of group lessons, it will not be possible for group lessons to be made up.
  8. If a school cancels the lesson for whatever reason i.e. if there is a school outing- this matter is out of our hands and the lesson will be forfeited.
  9. In the event of rain:
    1. Indoor lessons will be held in the event of rain for children only (applicable only to school packages) where all necessary theory such as method of scoring, positional play and tactical play etc. will be discussed. Failure to attend the indoor lesson without notice means that no make-up lesson will be offered, and the lesson will be forfeited. This is essential knowledge to complete the child’s learning of tennis.
    2. In the event of rain during a lesson, pupils will move to the indoor venue (school packages only).
    3. In the case private and semi-private lessons, if the lesson is rained out, the coach will attempt to reschedule the lesson with the client. Please note there will be no refunds for rained out lessons.

 

TERMINATION OF CONTRACT

  1. Termination of the monthly contract is subject to one calendar month’s written notice via email and payment thereof.
  2. Termination of the termly contract is subject to one term’s written notice (minimum 2 months) via email and payment thereof.
  3. An sms is not allowed as a form of notice of withdrawal.
  4. If the necessary notice for permanent absence is not handled in the usual way, fees and/or interest due will be charged.

ACCEPTANCE

By submitting the Maths and Tennis Tutor registration form I agree to all the rules and conditions as set out by the Maths and Tennis Tutor. I do not, under any circumstances hold the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees of the same; responsible for any disposition, injury or loss that may be incurred by me/my child/my children during such time that the said person/s is under the instruction of the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees thereof.

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Complete registration
  2. Upon registration, please indicate venue, day and time of lesson and confirm in writing with the tutor. This time slot must be adhered to.
  3. Sign terms and conditions form at the first lesson, initial each page and submit.
  4. Make payment (See “FEES” and “PAYMENTS”).

INJURIES

  1. In the event of an injury during a lesson or during a month , that month’s fees will be due and the lessons missed will be made up provided that the office is notified immediately and a medical report is sent to us (in extreme cases).
  2. If a client is injured during a lesson that lesson will be forfeited.
  3. No refunds are issued for lessons missed.

COMMUNICATION

Please feel free to contact us on Whatsapp, SMS (082 616 2817), or email online form

Clear communication is essential. Please remember any changes that need to be made or anything that is out of the ordinary needs to be arranged with us. Please discuss any concerns or queries with Michele Joyce on the above number/email address.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

As indicated on the registration form, there will be a choice for payment to be annual, monthly or termly. Annual payments will be for a committed 12 months of coaching from when the client first registers and the full fee is payable upfront. If a client leaves in the course of that year the fees are still due for the full 12 months.

If a client decides to change from a monthly to annual contract, then the contract will begin from that month that the change occurs and will run for 12 calendar months. The abovementioned then applies.

Annual fees have been averaged over 12 months to make tennis more affordable over a 12month period. This does not mean there will be coaching in those 12 months. (See calendar) Package deals apply to a minimum of a term’s booking.

NUMBER OF LESSONS

  1. School tennis programs
    1. Whenever there is school, there is tennis. At 3 term schools we guarantee 10 lessons per term. At 4 term schools we guarantee 8 lessons per term.
    2. The dates of lessons held a particular school are determined by the term calendars at that school.
  2. We close on Easter Saturday, all public holidays (except those occurring on Saturdays), and December Xmas holidays.

PROGRESS GUARANTEE

We would love to guarantee your progress when taking lessons with us but this depends on your commitment to attending lessons regularly and how often you practice. Please bear in mind that tennis by its nature requires a 2-3 year foundation period of regular practice and learning. Everyone differs in their ability. We hope that you enjoy it! The more committed you are the more progress you will see.

All information received by the Maths and Tennis Tutor will be confidential and will only be used by us for any marketing or communication purposes.

By submitting the Maths and Tennis Tutor registration form I agree to and accept all the terms and conditions as set out by the Maths and Tennis Tutor. I do not, under any circumstances hold the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees of the same; responsible for any disposition, injury or loss that may be incurred by me/my child/my children during such time that the said person/s is under the instruction of the Maths and Tennis Tutor or any employees thereof.