Local Business Feature: Bodill Education
Greg and Karen Bodill, are a husband and wife team who run a business in Durban called Bodill Education. Both are experienced teachers who have dedicated their lives to education, and in the past 22 years have grown the business through this passion and dedication to their craft.
Having both previously taught at a number of schools in the Durban area, (like Atholton Primary School, Crawford North Coast and Crawford La Lucia), they are well known to many and now have the privilege of teaching children from virtually every major school in KZN.
Based in Durban North, Bodill Education provides extra lessons to pupils Grade 1-12 (specialising in Maths, Applied Maths, Afrikaans, English and Foundation Phase education) and also advice and expertise to parents. They are supported by a selected group of handpicked, qualified teachers, who assist with the tutoring of the weekly lessons at their teaching centre based at Kensington Boulevard (shop 14, Adelaide Tambo Dr).
“We believe that we help children to reach their full potential, and that each and every child has the ability to develop and improve their academic levels, through dedication and the involvement of the right teachers. We equip them with the knowledge and self-confidence to learn and achieve their best at school, laying a foundation for the rest of their lives”. – Greg Bodill.
While extra lessons are their primary business, they are also very passionate about other forms of work in education. As such, they have been actively involved with the Mr Price Group for the last 6 years (through the Mrp Foundation), and work closely with them on various educational projects both locally and in the Kwadukuza area.
A recent goal has been to host and run workshops for parents, teachers and therapists; the first of which took place in May, and focussed on learning difficulties and barriers to learning. It was a great success with over 30 delegates attending the first workshop, which brought together 3 leading experts in this field as speakers. More such events will be planned for the future.
Greg and Karen have also acted as guest speakers themselves, talking on matters related to education, and recently were invited to speak to parents at the Mr Price Group; something that they will be doing more of within schools and other businesses alike.
Independently they also have a real desire to support and uplift the children and teachers in previously underprivileged schools, and they currently run weekly lessons at North Crest Primary School. The response has been overwhelming, and they hope to do more with other schools going forward.
Although they operate as a business, Greg and Karen are teachers first and foremost, and fully believe in the work that they do and the power it has to change lives, and to address the educational needs of the country.
If you would like to find out more, contact them on their details below:
Greg Cell: 082 877 0300
Karen Cell: 084 351 8789
Facebook: Bodill Education
Address: Shop 14 Kensington Boulevard, Adelaide Tambo Dr (formerly Kensington Dr), Durban North
Core business hours
Monday to Friday: 2pm – 7.30pm
Saturday: 8am – 12.30pm