Our mission is to empower students by identifying their areas of improvement, nurturing their talents, and equipping them with the necessary tools and strategies to succeed, he told Business Report.
The company is based in Gaborone, Botswana, and has a head office in Bryanston, Sandton.
Tutors are deployed to students homes all across Gauteng and Gaborone and the company also offers online tutoring.
Thobo Khathola is a University of Pretoria alumnus. His passion for bettering education started while he was a student at UP in 2015. After his experience as a university student tutor, Thobo Khathola was keen to improve the pass rates of students. So he started operating from the boot of his car in his parents home, offering tutoring services to youth.
Lion Tutoring International has been in operation for eight years now.
The company has managed to create employment for more than 300 young specialists and educators, who are enlisted as tutors.
On a yearly basis, Lion Tutoring has managed to engage positively with over 1000 students, who have seen a significant change in their school marks.
The founder of the company told Business Report why some students need to be tutored.
He said: While acknowledging the efforts and commitment of educators, it is essential to recognise that the education system may face certain limitations. Factors such as limited resources, time constraints, and evolving curricula can impact the systems ability to offer extensive individual support.
Tutoring services can supplement the existing system, providing a valuable complement that bridges the gaps and ensures students receive the attention they need.
One of the primary reasons students benefit from tutoring is the ability to address their diverse learning needs. In a typical classroom setting, teachers face the challenge of accommodating a wide range of learning styles, abilities, and pace. This variation often leads to gaps in understanding, leaving some students struggling to keep up.
Tutoring offers a personalised approach, enabling students to receive focused attention and support tailored to their unique requirements, he said.