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Benita Kroukamp

Benita Kroukamp


Primary schools: Lynnwood, Menlopark

Primary School

And here my love for children and my passion for Mathematics came together!

I am a born and bred Pretorian who obtained by B.Prim.Ed (Junior Primary) degree with Maths III from the then-called RAU (University of Johannesburg). I also completed a B.Ed and after that started teaching at Hoërskool Overkruin, later also at Hoërskool Waterkloof for a while.

After I met and married my significant other, Fanie, and our kids (Stephan and Marlise) were still in preschool I started presenting extra Math classes for high school pupils at my home. I experienced the joy of working in small groups/individually to help kids overcome their fear of Maths.

From 2003-2007 I taught grade 7 Maths at Learskool Lynnwood. I am also the area-organiser for the national AMESA Math Competitions  since 2009 which are written by most schools. I also started the AMESA ChumS club at Laerskool Lynnwood, where we focus on the brightsparks and challenge them with fun riddles and prepare them for the different competitions the school participates in during the year.

I can in all honesty say that I eat, breathe and sleep SumS. I am so thankful to have this opportunity to make a difference in the ChumS’s lives. I really take an interest in every child as a whole and also in his/her emotional experience of SumS!!

“Benita is our rockstar!!!!! She was one of our first franchisees.

There’s absolutely nothing about this business that she doesn’t handle with the utmost competence. She is ‘one of a kind’. She works kindly with parents, children, teachers and tutors. She is pure Chum and her ♥ beats SumS!” – Nalize Boshoff, programme developer


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