The Turning Point

contact Tanya McCarthy
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venue Randburg Johannesburg
Centurion Pretoria / Tshwane
time Mon - Fri: 9am-5pm
Saturdays: 9am-1pm
Closed: Public Holidays & between Christmas & New Year
cost Please see our website for a full set of fees and costs.
age From 6 years - 18 years old

Educational and emotional support for learners

The Turning Point was started by Ben and Tanya McCarthy, who are both teachers by training. They have been involved in education in South Africa for the last 18 years and so they have a firm grasp and deep understanding of the needs of learners in South Africa’s education system. Tanya specialised in Remedial Therapy and Ben has specialised in the field of Educational Psychology, he is currently the Principal of a Private School. Building on the work they have done for many years previously, they officially launched The Turning Point Education on 4 July 2013. The Turning Point aims to offer all forms of Educational and Emotional Support for school children.

Home school facilitation

In January 2015, we started our Home School Facilitation Programme. We use the Brainline Curriculum, which is a mainstream IEB curriculum. Our Home School Facilitation is able to accommodate learners from Grade 1 - 9. Small classes are taught by dedicated teachers. Remedial Therapy is available to any student who may need additional support as an optional extra.

Extra lessons & remedial therapy

We have a team of approximately 40 extra lesson tutors and Remedial Therapists who are able to travel to the students home to help with extra lessons or Remedial Therapy. We are able to accommodate learners from Grade 1 – 12, in most school subjects. Our extra lessons are now also available online.

Reading lessons

We have a team of tutors who are especially trained to teach reading, as we strongly believe that this is fundamental to all learning. These tutors are able to help young children who are starting to learn to read, as well as older children who are well entrenched in school, but who’s reading is not age/ grade appropriate.


We personally interview all our tutors and handpick the best for the job. They all have to have police clearance certificates in order to tutor for The Turning Point. We work closely with our tutors to train them, encourage them and supply them with resources for their lessons.

Educational psychology

We have a team of Educational Psychologists and Registered Counsellors who are able to do the full range of scholastic, cognitive and emotional assessments (Full Psycho-Ed, Career Guidance and Counselling, Subject Choice Assessments etc). They also offer Play Therapy and Counselling.

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