Math lessons are intended for all students from primary school to university. It is about helping the students in learning mathematics and passing exams given at school or university, as well as the Leaving Certificate (Highschool leaving exam).
Along with an individual approach to teaching, I advise my students on how to find their own methods for learning and understanding mathematical problems.
My goal is, apart from passing exams, to focus on connecting mathematical problems and knowledge with life situations that the students come across in their everyday life. The emphasis is on gaining knowledge and achieving mathematical competences of my students, therefore their mathematical literacy.
"Mathematical literacy is an individual's capacity to identify and understand the role that mathematics plays in the world, to make well-founded judgments and to use and engage with mathematics in ways that meet the needs of that individual's life as a constructive, concerned and reflective citizen"
- definition according to PISA -
Having lessons conceptualized in this manner the students, with my assistance, deal with their mathematical problems, do exercises and write down the important information, by themselves. My role is to answer their questions, point out the important content and construe how they can find their way through material they already have, to be more independent in their learning.
In my work I include physical exercises explanation of which can be found in section "exercises for brain" on this page.
I organize individual and group lessons, but also there is a possibility of online lessons via video call.
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Exercises for brain
Thinking and learning are not happening only inside our heads. Our movements are the ones that also lead to brain development. This thesis exactly is the foundation of Educational Kinesiology which was developed, after 20 years of research, by specialist educator Paul Dennison, Ph.D., and his wife and colleague Gail E. Dennison.
Through experience and trial on how movement affects brain activity and learning processes, dr. Dennison developed a core set of 26 physical activities, which he named ‘Brain Gym’ activities
"For the last century, educational training of the classroom teacher has been based on the premise that learning is a mental activity. Physical components of learning – the visual, auditory, fine motor and postural skills – have been almost entirely ignored by educators. A student who has difficulty in the early grades rarely does better later on unless the physical cause of the stress is somehow addressed."
- Paul E. Dennison -
These activities improve:
general motor coordination, concentration, and memory
reading, writing, lingual and mathematical skills
logical thinking and understanding
reducing hyperactivity and tension.
Examining Brain Gym activities I realized that many of the pre-exercises, that I perform as a preparation for learning new tricks in poi manipulation, include exactly the elements of Brain Gym. Combining dance, object manipulation, and Brain Gym activities, I widened the specter of exercises for mastering a new skill, and started to apply them, not only to the dance classes, but to my teaching in general.
DANCE AND circus
In contemporary performing arts, prop dance can be found as a frequent medium. Along with contemporary dance evolution, contemporary circus experiences a similar evolution. In that manner circus skills and dance intertwine in telling our stories.