Video Introduction - 4 min
Background and History
DLA was conceptualised back in 2010 under our sister company, Infinity Tutors. Over the preceding years, many students asked Infinity Tutors whether they could study directly through them rather than their existing school. Although Infinity Tutors knew that there was an unprecedented need for extra help, guidance, easy-to-understand explanations, and other elements that students were not receiving from their existing Cambridge schools, we were, however, unable to provide the entire Cambridge curriculum.
The Cambridge syllabus may seem difficult at first but can be extremely easy to understand as long as the core components are taught properly. While these and other problems continued unabated, we felt that the time had arrived to offer an overall education package by reaching a broader base of students requiring a specialist in students' individual needs, and thus DLA was formed in June 2014.
DLA specializes in Cambridge Curriculum.
Our Offices are based in Morningside, Sandton. As a distance academy we do not require classrooms or physical buildings to accommodate students and therefore the offices are primarily for administrative and course development purposes and where our internet servers are based.
Meet your Director of Studies:
Shannon Vorster BA Psych (Hons);BA Com; PGCE, completed her IEB matric at Redhill High School and furthered her studies by obtaining an internationally recognized Cambridge A-Level qualifications in Psychology and English.
Realising her passion for Psychology Shannon completed an undergraduate degree from UNISA (University of South Africa) with a dual major in both Psychology and Communications and went on to complete an Honours degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate certificate in Education (PGCE).
Now as a SACE (South African Council for Educators) registered professional, with eight years of Cambridge lecturing experience, Shannon specializes in Curriculum Development focusing on learning styles and assessment.
Our lecturers are hand picked from the top education institutions countrywide. We ensure that each one not only has years of experience in the subject matter he or she teaches, but with a background in psychology Shannon can assess and help each student on an individual level leading each child to academic success. This is the backbone of a DLA education.