About The Graduate Academy
At the Graduate Academy, we value, encourage and reward academic excellence. We take pride in our work and encourage the same from our tutors and students. We offer classes in the various B.Com. degrees, in Law (LLB), in Marketing and in Education (B.Ed – Foundation Phase). We also assist students registered for diploma and certificate programmes in these fields.
Our environment is a relaxed and friendly one. Our students find studying at TGA a very happy and rewarding experience. Our classes are small (maximum 15 students per class), which ensures personal attention and accountability of students and tutors. Our method of teaching is extremely effective in creating a close, friendly bond between tutors and students, which maximises excellent results. Each semester our students excel by the number of distinctions they obtain.
We have developed an ethic of teaching and learning with integrity. We are interested in the holistic development of our students, exposing them to the academic as well as practical side of their studies. We assist students at every step of their journey, to ensure that they never feel they are falling behind, or are unable to cope with their studies.
The Graduate Academy was started by Michelle Saville with six UNISA law students around a dining-room table 20 years ago. Later the business was registered as a (Pty) Ltd company. In 2013, the Natal branch of TGA opened in Ballito, with Mrs Diane Cochran as principal. We have continued to grow steadily. We currently assist over 150 students in Law, Commerce, Education and Marketing. We have over 20 highly qualified and degreed tutors, who walk alongside our students.