About us

While teaching children part-time in 2015, Our Co-Founder Carla-Mari Moore experienced first hand the difficulties that students face struggling to achieve their academic goals. Wanting to make a difference, We created Gutsy Tutoring which evolved into Turtlejar, which has now become a multifaceted company, offering services in various industries.

About Us

Gutsy Tutoring was started in 2015, by a husband and wife who both left their careers to start something they felt truly passionate about. Their vision was to create a business where they can work with people and make a difference in the education system of South-Africa. Coming from a background in Education, co-founder Carla-Mari Moore experienced first-hand how her own mother impacted the lives of hundreds of students through her teaching at school and this has always been a driving point in what the company wants to achieve. That “lightbulb moment”, when a student finally grasps a concept they have been battling with, is a pretty awesome thing to witness and a huge motivator to keep growing and striving to be the best in the business.

What started with a few tutors in Cape Town in 2015, eventually transformed into Turtlejar Tutors. Turtlejar connects you to the highest performing local tutors in your area, as well as online, in order to help you achieve your desired goals while eliminating those mental blocks you may have in your subjects. We are so proud to say that we now provide jobs to hundreds of tutors throughout the whole of South Africa.

The success rate of our students over the years has also been phenomenal and the positive feedback is simply amazing. We are blessed every day to do what we do and see how both our tutors and students grow and achieve their goals.

This journey has provided so many opportunities and truly opened our eyes to the impact that the right support from the right tutor can mean to someone. Our in-house teams are dedicated, hardworking, and fun. They strive to excel in their industry and provide the best service to our clients, every day. We are fortunate to have some truly incredible Managers, Marketing wizards and Sales consultants in the company, without them we could not do what we do best.


  • Academic & Hobbie Achievements
  • Goal Setting and Attainment
  • Self-Confidence and Growth
  • Recover from the fear of failure in specific subjects
  • Proactive help to ensure success
  • Skill Improvement for future studies or jobs

Wise words!

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. 

John Holmes