About the owner

Michelle Eeken is a qualified teacher with an honours degree in Learning Support. After working in both underprivileged and wealthy, well-resourced schools, locally and internationally, she realised that there was a trend.

Learners who encountered some difficulty in their previous academic year,  experienced barriers in grasping new concepts. This was due to the fact that most concepts aren’t fresh and new, but rather build onto existing concepts taught in the previous academic year.

As an educator and a strong supporter of mastery (see supportive material) she found this very frustrating, as she felt she never had enough time to help these learners “catch up” and rebuild their foundations. This is when she decided to start Basic Foundation First (BFF). Since then, other qualified and experienced educators have joined the BFF team.