Helene v Rensburg

Higher Education Diploma, College of Education, Potchefstroom
Diploma in Remedial Teaching, College for Further Education, Pretoria
Advance Certificate in Education (ACE): Maths Intermediate and Senior Phases, UNISA, Pretoria
Female: South African citizen

Helene van Rensburg has 28 years of teaching experience at all levels within the primary as well as secondary schooling context in Southern Africa.  During the last 17 years she had been specialising in the teaching of mathematics and mathematics literacy at secondary school level   She has therefore developed a comprehensive understanding of the challenges experienced by learners from (primarily) rural areas in achieving comprehensive numeracy skills.  She is also a qualified Remedial Teacher and are using these skills to overcome the challenges that these learners are facing.  She has been a keen sports coach for all her life and has a great love for music - including assisting in choir coaching.  She had at various stages been running her own hockey club for primary school kids and competed in strong leagues.

Her teaching and coaching experience is reflected below:

Country

Date

Brief description of the experience

South Africa

Jan 1982 – Des 1983

She was responsible for teaching a grade 3 class and was also coaching athletics and netball.

South Africa

Jan 1982 – Des 1983

She played provincial hockey and was the coach of the provincial school team for 1982 and 1983

South Africa

1984

She taught Biology for the gr 10 and 11 classes and also had the music class.

South Africa

1985 - 1986.

She taught Biology for the gr 11 classes and General Science for the gr 8 classes.

South Africa

 1987

She taught gr 3 learners and was also coaching athletics and netball coaching.

South Africa

1988

She taught gr 2 learners and was also coaching athletics and netball.

South Africa

1990 - 1997

Short periods, different grades in Primary Schools as a teacher .Was involved in coaching different sport and cultural activities of the schools.

South Africa

1998 - 1999

She taught Gr 2 learners and was involved with the schools musical.

South Africa

2000 - 2017

She was a senior teacher and taught Maths for Gr. 8 and 9 where she was was district moderator for a few years. She then taught Maths Literacy for Gr. 10, 11 and 12 and was contracted to mark Gr 12 (Matric) final exam Maths Literacy papers and was also a senior marker.

South Africa

2005 - 2007

She was involved in the choir and in coaching athletics, hockey and netball and was the school’s sport organiser 2006 to 2010.

South Africa

2001 - 2004

She ran a  primary school hockey club which participated in the Pretoria league.