Academic resources

Unequal access to resources is one of the key reasons for the state of education in South Africa today. In order to undo the injustices of the past and remediate learning, it is necessary that all schools have equal access to both basic and academic resources. Read more about the importance of access to resources.

Things to consider

You do not have to be a trained teacher to be able to provide your students with quality academic support. Outliers training helps you to engage with your students in ways that allow you to come to solutions together. A general understanding of assessments and learning outcomes, and access to great resources means you can turn any space into an academic space.

Tools to help

Department of Basic Education resources

Department of Basic Education Workbooks
2022 school calendar
Revised Annual teaching plans: DBE curriculum recovery by grade and subject
Curriculum Assessment: know what your students need to achieve at each grade level

Online videos

Khan Academy videos – videos for high school students
Mindset – FET videos in all subjects
Second Chance – Grade 12 audio lessons
Grade 12 video tutorials (videos must be downloaded and cannot be watched online)

Study guides and workbooks

Mind the Gap Study Guides – Grade 12 study guides
Via Africa – FET study guides in all subjects
GROW Smart newspapers – colourful workbooks on different topic.
Rainbow Workbooks for Gr R-9 – DBE workbooks
Siyavula Resources – download full Math and Science textbooks
Ukuqonda Institute: learner and teacher guides
Dreamer Education: posters, workbooks and CDs
Answer Series – discount through Outliers
Pearson – discount through Outliers
Oxford University Press– discount through Outliers

Worksheets

Worksheets – worksheets for younger grades
NSC past papers – for matric students
Oxford University Press
Nal’ibali worksheets
Wordworks: material for younger readers (App available)
DBE Past Papers: for Grade 12s
OLICO Maths: learn key concepts for Grade 7-9

Literacy support

Na’ibali ‘How to’ guides: helping you read with children, share stories and start a reading club
Nal’ibali training: free online training
Nal’ibali tip sheet
Teach the World to Read: phonics program
Help2Read: train volunteers to help children read
Fundza: mobile friendly literacy courses for high school learners

The ability to read is the building block for learning, and ensures children get the most out of their schooling.

Help2read

Games

10 Monkeys Maths – free subscriptions for your junior students
Suduko and Math games
Maths 24 helps with mental math and times tables
Book Attack: Fundza board game for junior school learners

Tools

Mathway: solve Math questions online
PhotoMath: use your phone to solve Maths questions with this app
Desmos: Graphing calculator
FoondaMate – WhatsApp search engine so students can search the internet and download past papers with low data usage

“Thank you for getting us together with others and discussing each one’s opinion and also coming up with ideas that would encourage us to become better tutors.”

Gillian, Beautiful Gate