Meet the Team
Geography and Environmental Management:
Daniel Landi (BSc, PGCE, MEd)
The founder and Director of Cambridge Online Learning Support, Daniel Landi, has been teaching and learning for 15 years in Government and independent schools, both in the UK and Internationally. In 1989 when he was 16, he realised that the curriculum at his South African school did not support the entrance requirements for the UK University he wanted. So he contacted the British Embassy, arranged to sit “overseas O levels” as they were then called, got his sister’s old class notes and a few “Letts Study” aids and took himself off to study. It was this success that made him realise at a very personal level that traditional schooling is not an essential component of academic success. He has gone to great lengths to ensure that Cambridge Online Learning Support is a cutting-edge service in effective online teaching and learning available to domestic and international students to support their efforts in preparing for the examination process.
French and Spanish:
Dr Ana Garcia (PhD, DTM)
Dr Ana is a Communications Specialist with a Master’s degree in Education and Languages from her native Bilbao Teaching University (Spain), with qualifications in 4 languages (Spanish, English, Basque and French) and more than 10 years’ experience as a Languages Teacher in Spain (Basque Government) and South Africa (Lycée Français du Cap). Dr Ana has a Doctoral Degree in Metaphysical Sciences (PhD) specializing in Transpersonal Counselling (integration of higher consciousness in the counselling process). She is also a Reiki Master and a Coach U CTP graduated Life and Business Coach.
Garric Freeze (BSc, PGCE)
Garric is the Mathematics tutor and manages the COLLS Mathematics course. His qualifications include a BSc Honours (Mathematics), PGCE (UKZN Pietermaritzburg) and he has been teaching High school Mathematics (NSC, IEB and Cambridge) since 2008. His interests range from crunching numbers and statistics, to music and film collection. His personal approach to teaching stem from Albert Einstein’s philosophy: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”, hence he considers himself to be on the same deck as my learners and I intend to ensure they stay onboard! As much as he encourages his learners to continuously extend themselves in the subject, he still extends his Math repertoire to this day.
Chemistry and Biology:
Jodi Moore (B.Sc, PGCE)
I am Jodi Moore, educator in Biology and Chemistry. I grew up in Cape Town and then made my move to Stellenbosch to study a BSc majoring in Physiology and Sport Science, followed by a PGCE. Science, sport and teaching were always passions of mine and so I got the perfect combination. While at university my love for all things living and connected grew, which only made me that much more passionate about teaching. In school, and in life in general, I try live by a simple quote (an old favorite) “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. Quite simply, if you don’t want a school with litter, then don’t litter; if you would like a safe space to work, then don’t intrude on others; or even if you want to get into a lane easily in traffic, then let others in before you with enough room to spare. I believe it all starts with a single individual making the change within themselves and affecting the world through all the little ways that usually seem insignificant.
Marcus Kruger (M.Sc)
English and History:
Paul Maneveld (BA, PGCE)
Paul Maneveld does not always dress as well as this picture suggests. With a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the same, Paul’s majors were English and History, but he considers himself a student of many other fields, and is fascinated with the minutiae of daily living. Driven by his motto of “There is no such thing as useless information”, Paul attempts in his teaching to convey this pedagogical outlook, and encourage his students to see relevance, and draw connections between, everything that they learn and experience, as well as cultivate a love for English in all its forms. He prides himself on his lighthearted outlook and sense of humour, considering these essential to the profession.
Sean is a husband and father of four children, three of whom are currently in high school, one is in primary school. He is very patient, professional and purposeful and likes to help people to learn and grow in capacity and knowledge. Sean passed Matric with Exemption, studying English, Afrikaans, Accounting, Economics, Speech & Drama, Science, Maths and Advanced Maths. Sean later started a Web Development Consulting business, which he ran for 15 years, specialising in web training so he knows how to teach people of all ages how to build websites, integrate apps and optimize their systems is well versed broadly in many technologies. Most recently, Sean worked as the Special Projects and IT Manager at an International School in Shenyang, China, where he was responsible for implementation, training and support for all school IT systems.