This brochure gives a brief overview of myServices to help School and Adult Learners on their Learning Path.’


Brochure of Estelle Brettenny

Learners or Parents...

Can you identify with one or more of the challenges on the left hand side of the brochure on this page (as a learner or parent of a child that experience challenges)?

Then you are at the right place!  I help school learners (Grade 4 and older) as well as adult learners on their learning path.  My focus is on the development of thinking skills, learning skills, executive function skills, metacognitive skills, and social emotional skills.

My Goal…

As you can see from my brochure, my goal is to help learners to Become and Be More in one or more areas of their lives.  All of us are all ‘less’ than what we could be.  If we want to grow, it is important to challenge ourselves. We need to move out of our comfort zones and into our learning zones but we need the right skills.


I love developing myself and learning new things all the time.   Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill and therefore I want my referrals to be excited about learning! That’s why my focus is on REAL Learning and a hands-on and practical approach during sessions.

Read the testimonials of Danika and Marenique, at the bottom of this page, to see how they developed and improved as learners.

More information…

The brochure gives a quick overview of my services. If you require more information you can go to Services or Courses on the main menu.

You are also welcome to send me a message via the contact form below so I can reply to you personally.


I attended Curro Durbanville for my entire schooling career (2007-2018).  I started with Estelle in about Grade 7 (and continued in my high school years) when I started struggling to cope with the workload, focusing in classes and feeling overwhelmed by the syllabus.

I felt frustrated that I could not focus in class. When doing homework in the afternoons at home I felt overwhelmed by the tasks that I had to complete in time.


Through Estelle’s guidance and help I was able to manage my time more efficiently. I learned how to process my work in a logical way that made it easier for me to study with the limited time that I had and not feel overwhelmed.

In the beginning I can confess that it was HARD to adapt and put the effort and commitment needed in to consistently study and practice the methods I were taught.


I matriculated in 2018 with 3 distinctions and university exemption.

I never regret it for a moment that I went to Estelle for help as the skills I learned with her I took with me to university where the workload is even larger than in high school.

I graduated this year (2022) with 9 distinctions out of my 11 subjects for my final year studying Bcom Tourism Management at Eduvos.


To current and future high school students – Commit and you will see the results over time.

There is no quick fix so be patient with yourself.

And yes, while the ‘next episode’ button on Netflix is calling your name, remember why you decided to commit to bettering your study skills and find a balance between studying and relaxing.

Work hard. Trust me, it does pay off in the future!

Danika de K


Ek was in Durbanville Hoërskool en het in 2012 (toe ek in Graad 10 was) vir tannie Estelle begin sien.

Ek het baie gesukkel om my werk geleer te kry, dit te onthou en om deur die inhoud te kom met die beskikbare tyd.

Ek het glad nie goeie leertegnieke gehad nie. My ma het duur betaal om ‘n kursus te gaan bywoon om beter leertegnieke aan te leer toe ek in Graad 9 was, maar dit het my nie gehelp nie.

Die maatskappy wat die kursus aangebied het, het ook gesê ek kan enige tyd terug kom vir ‘n gratis “refresher” kursus, maar toe ek weer wil gaan kon hulle my nie help.


Ek het toe van tannie Estelle gehoor en na haar toe gegaan. Toe ons aan die einde van ons eerste sessie kom, het tannie Estelle vir my gevra of ek dink die ‘Thinking Maps’ (wat deel is van die leerproses wat sy vir my sou leer) vir my sal kan werk en of ek dit sal kan gebruik.

Ek het vir tannie Estelle gesê dat ek dink ek sal die ‘Thinking Maps’ kan gebruik.  Ek was egter nie seker of ek dit sou onthou nie (want ek kon nie daardie ander plek se metodes onthou nie).

Tannie Estelle het onmiddelik vir my iets gesê wat ek baie waardeer het:  “Nee, moenie so praat nie. Die Here het vir jou ‘n goeie en gesonde verstand gegee so jy sal dit kan doen.” Dit het vir my gewys dat sy in my glo en ook in die leertegnieke wat vir my hoop gegee het.

Ek het nog ‘n rukkie gesukkel voor ek die ‘Thinking Maps’ mooi reg gekry het, maar dit het my baie gehelp.  Ek het ook geleer om sonder my ma se hulp te leer!


Ek is nou ‘n tweede jaar onderwysstudent en gebruik nou al my leervaardighede asook die ‘Thinking Maps’ om al my werk te leer, want werklik daar is niks anders wat so goed werk nie!

Ek doen tans baie goed in my aanlyntoetse.  Een rede daarvoor is die ‘Thinking Maps.’ As ek aanlyn-oopboektoetse skryf gebruik ek ook net my Thinking Maps, want dit is voldoende.


Ek sal absoluut vir almal ‘Thinking Maps’ aanbeveel. Dit maak jou leerwerk soveel makliker om te leer en om te onthou. Die werk voel minder (alhoewel dit nie is nie) en dit is meer georaniseerd.

Om jou einddoelwitte te bereik, moet jy goeie opsommings maak wat jy weer en weer kan gebruik om van te leer.

Marenique v N

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    Contact Info

    Estelle Brettenny

    For Intervention, assessment or training, please feel free to contact me via:


    082 430 7956


    1 A Stepping Stone Street,


    You will receive a reply e-mail within 48 hours with details regarding costs and dates of availability for sessions.

    To make an appointment with me, a registered occupational therapist in Durbanville, you are welcome to get in touch, or you can book online.