UCT students kickstart private tutoring service to help high school kids

Two final year UCT Chemical Engineering students have created their own business called Academic Medic.

Academic Medic provides quality Mathematics and Physical Science tutoring with roughly 60 Engineering or Science students offering tutoring services.

While working towards their own degrees, Jean-Claude Carreno and Michel Amato are also helping high school pupils succeed in their studies and qualify for university.

The pair matriculated with 16 distinctions between them in 2013 and started tutoring privately and through other agencies after high school.

They decided to start their own agency in 2016 after receiving an overwhelming amount of clients and pulling tutors among their peers.

We realised that we had an abundance of jobs coming our way and we played around with idea of starting our own agencies.

Jean-Claude Carreno, student and founder of Academic Medic

Take a listen to the founders of Academic Medic explain their business journey:


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