Hatfield Tuition & Skills Development Centre was established at Pretoria in 2007. In the age of distance education and large lecture classes, Hatfield College focuses on the fundamental teacher-student relationship.
Hatfield Tuition College is a leading independent college specialising in UNISA tuition for those registered at UNISA University Distance Learning Programme. The college also organises short intensive revision courses at set dates, both for coursework and assignments, as well as exam preparation.
Teaching on all courses comprises a combination of small group seminars and individual tuition. The college aims to provide a supportive yet mature environment which will enable its students fully to realise their academic potential. Students learn not only how to gain the grades they need to pass their chosen course, but in the process they also acquire the skills, the good study habits and the self-reliance they will need to perform exceptionally well and above average.
In a number of ways the college offers an environment quite different to that of a traditional school. The teaching approach is refreshingly interactive and informal. The support provided by both subject tutors and other academic staff is thoughtful and creative, focusing specifically on individual needs and learning styles. Each student receives an element of one-to-one tuition as part of their teaching programme. Students are encouraged at every stage to take an active part in the learning process.
The relative informality of the teaching method at the college, with its emphasis on small group and one-to-one instruction, its focus on individual student needs, and its flexibility, enables students to approach their work calmly and objectively, in a supportive environment which allows feedback and discussion with the tutor.
Self-motivation, personal study and research are encouraged; the successful student is the one who approaches academic study in a consistent, purposeful and well-organised way and this is an important preparation for higher education.