Shayne - My Maths Mentor

Shayne Erasmus

Mentor (Bryanston, Randburg)

I am wife to an amazing man and mother to three beautiful girls. I am unashamedly biased! I have a passion for children, for their development, and for raising and enabling them to move into the world empowered and fully equipped. I love teaching them that choices matter, and that their choices will always have consequences! This teaching style, integrated with how children perceive Maths, is such a beautiful partnership.

Talking personally for a minute, I finished Cambridge A levels (Maths, Accounts) in Zimbabwe and then did my tertiary education at the University Of Miami, USA. I graduated with an International Finance and Marketing undergraduate degree, and my MBA (Masters in Business Administration), all while on a golf scholarship. What an opportunity!

Now, after a few years in-between, I have been given the privilege of mentoring students in Maths, an integral requirement for all walks of life. I instil a love for learning, a love for challenge, and a practical, hands-on approach to how students see and work with mathematical concepts. I was blessed with a few amazing maths teachers in my years of studying, and how they impacted my understanding and love for the subject was profound. My theory is that it just takes one amazing teacher/tutor/mentor to make maths a favourite!

Journeying Together

How I approach tutoring sessions This blog post started out as a reply to an email from a parent wanting to know more about my tutoring sessions. I assure you that I do not always respond to emails with lengthy essays (prospective parents, do not be alarmed). However,...

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Practice Makes Perfect…Well, Not Quite

A day in the life of a Maths pupil Pupils and parents often ask me, “What is the best way to study Maths?” Unfortunately, I do not have a universal answer. People learn in different ways. However, I do suggest some methods that have worked for me and my pupils over...

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University Readiness

What your future lecturer wishes you knew This is a post that I wrote in 2014 after attending a university readiness panel discussion in Cape Town. I have adapted it slightly since then. It is worth a read for anyone wanting to study Mathematics in the future, or is...

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