Maths, Music and More…
Teaching, Tutoring & Workshops
In addition to a busy performing career, Danae Eleni is passionate about education, from primary school age through to adulthood. She recently performed a lecture on the “Beauty of Maths, through Music” for “Maths Teams”, a charity making Mathematics more popular and inclusive. (Maths Teams).
Danae is a Visiting Lecturer at Yale-NUS (Singapore), where she co-taught a new undergraduate course with Professor Nirmali Fenn, ”Writing for the Voice” in 2018, and led workshops with all the campus vocal groups in 2015. She has also led workshops for Garsington Opera Education, University of Oxford, Metta Theatre, Baseless Fabric, and across the UK and the Middle East (including for a school in Saudi Arabia, whilst performing music was still banned).
Danae read Psychology, Philosophy, Physiology and Phonetics at Worcester College (Oxford) and studied Voice at the Royal College of Music (London). Danae has taught Maths at Francis Holland School (SW1) both in the Primary and Secondary schools, and also has tutored privately from KS1 - A-level, since she was at school herself. In addition to one-to-one teaching, she also designs group workshops to inspire children to be inquisitive in all fields, focusing on Maths, Science, and Opera.
As a storyteller and performance artist, Danae has recently performed for the Malala Fund and the Young Muslim Writers’ Awards. She loves collaborating with other musicians and academics alike, so if you have any ideas for new projects, Danae would love to hear from you! Don’t hesitate to get in touch through the contact form.
Danae’s approach to teaching: “I like to encourage my tutees to discover their strengths and help them build confidence in other areas.
I also get my tutees to “teach me’‘ too, as when you can explain a concept clearly to someone else - then you have proved that you really understood it.
It is so important to stimulate young minds, and so I often encourage them to find real life applications for the calculations we are doing.
Science lessons are normally quiz-based, guiding students to explore concepts rather than just note-taking from the syllabus. This approach requires pupils to be fully engaged at all times, which encourages deep learning and so the material is better retained and more thoroughly understood.” - Danae Eleni