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Lena

Lena
Lena
Tutor
Knebworth, Hertfordshire SG3
Feedback Score:
+21
Member Since: 29/04/2013
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

Diploma
Centre of Excellence
Child counselling diploma
passed with distinct  (2019)
Diploma
Centre of Excellence
Mindfulness Diploma
passed with distinction  (2018)
PTLLS - City & Guilds
North Herts College
Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector
pass  (2013)
PhD
The University of Edinburgh
Mechanical Engineering
Pass  (1996)
Masters
St Petersburg University Telecommunications (Russia)
Electrical Engineering
1st  (1982)

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Information about Lena

Expert Maths Tuition taught in a unique way with guaranteed results.
Over 90% of my students pass their Maths exams achieving their desired grades, and often even higher.

I have been teaching Maths to students aged from 6 years old right through to SATs, GCSE and ‘A’ level since 2013 here in the UK, full time.

Maths has been a huge part of my life ever since I was a young child. I grew up in Russia, with both parents Mathematicians, who played huge role in my own maths learning at school and later in life.
I attended my father’s advanced maths lectures for 2 years in Russia, and Professor Reese’s weekly Maths lectures at Edinburgh University, UK, for one year.

By the time I was 14 my understanding of maths was so advanced that my schoolmates, university mates and more later my colleagues-engineers at work would regularly turn to me for help. This pattern has continued throughout my life, both in Russia and the UK.

My teaching experience is broad and includes working at North Hertfordshire College teaching Maths to students with autism and learning and emotional difficulties, private Maths tutoring to students up to ‘A’ level and teaching Maths in schools in Russia. I also taught C programming, Applied Maths, Dynamics, Gear Transmissions (gear geometry and dynamics) to undergraduates and postgraduates (Edinburgh and Huddersfield Universities, UK).

I completed an MA in Engineering at St Petersburg, Russia and achieved a PhD at Edinburgh University. I also have a strong understanding of human (educational) psychology and have diplomas in Child Counselling and Mindfulness.

By applying my Maths insight to Engineering problems for many years, plus using my deep understanding of human (educational) psychology, I have created a unique formula to teach Maths in a simple language my students can relate to, and once taught, they can apply themselves. My goal is to make their learning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible and help my students relate to Maths and create a natural balance to learn. Research shows that when Children can relate maths to real life situations and activities they learn faster, are more engaged and retain their knowledge much longer.


“Lena is an excellent tutor. She finds ways to explain concepts in ways that you never thought of before, in a way that makes sense to you. She is not just your tutor but your friend as well and i thoroughly enjoyed working with her.”
– Emily, 16 years old from Letchworth


“Steps are easy to follow and allow me to be able to get answers quicker without too much thought process.”
– Aindriu, 16 years old from Stevenage

• “My son has … come on leaps and bounds in his confidence. He is now so calm when discussing maths problems with anyone and his maths levels have gone up too… [Lena] has in this short time made a very big difference to my sons enjoyment of maths as a subject.”
– Sacha, a mother from Stevenage

Availability: School hours, evenings and weekends.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: My experience includes teaching Maths to students from age 6 right through to SATs, GCSE and ‘A’ levels and Adults since 2013 here in the UK, full time.

My teaching experience is broad and includes working at North Hertfordshire College teaching Maths to students with autism and learning and emotional difficulties, private Maths tutoring to students at all levels up to ‘A’ level and teaching Maths in schools in Russia.

I also taught C programming, Applied Maths, Dynamics, Gear Transmissions (gear geometry and dynamics) to undergraduates and postgraduates (Edinburgh and Huddersfield Universities, UK).

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Feedback For Lena (21)

We have a total of 21 review(s) for Lena.

Olesea (Mrs)
26/11/2019

5/5 Rating

Lena is very competent, friendly and approachable tutor. Since she start working with my daughter, over 3 moths ago, I was able to see a huge difference in my daughter`s performance. Lena has developed her unique maths teaching method which is tailored to encourage each student to work and comprehend maths at their highest level. I would highly recommend Lena as a very professional tutor to everyone!


James (Mr)
28/10/2019

5/5 Rating

Lena has been a great help for our daughter. The sessions have proved invaluable and her confidence has grown greatly.


Lisa (Miss)
28/12/2018

4/5 Rating

Has been very helpful so far and really enthusiastic in the way she teaches,
Thank you!


Paul (on behalf of children) (Mr)
02/12/2018

5/5 Rating

Very good - been a great help thank you


Tony (Mr)
03/08/2018

5/5 Rating

Lena was a brilliant and accommodating teacher who not only knows her stuff but uses psychology techniques to relax and de-stress you when you have that fear of Maths. I know more now than I did before I met her. A true find.


Madalina (Mrs)
17/03/2018

5/5 Rating

very good


Nauman (Mr)
29/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Dr. Lena is very professional and talented tutor and has the magical ability to handle children without compromising on the quality of their learning. She has been excellent from the first session and has helped my children build confidence in themselves, use the concepts they learn and make progress in every session. We are very much satisfied and would recommend her. She has good techniques to teach the different type of children and she can handle it online remarkably well.


Cicily (Miss)
07/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Dr. Lena is a very professional Tutor, she can very well get in to the mind of the students and teach them exactly the way they want to/need to.

Our daughter is enjoying and studying Maths now.

We are extremely happy, confident and comfortable with our daughter for being a student of Dr. Lena and so also to recommend other parents to send their children to Dr. Lena.
cicily saju


Anju (Mrs)
02/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Lena was a fantastic teacher. My daughter was graded 5 for her GCSE mocks in December 2016 and after 3 months of tutoring with Lena she got a grade 8 at her GCSE. I would highly recommend this teacher.


George (Mr)
18/01/2017

5/5 Rating

Lena, was very helpful to me. I was an adult learner who wanted help with my work. She explained all the things I needed to know very well and gave me different ways to work them out. She also gave me work sheet to go through at home. Very happy thank you Lena.

Tutors Response :

Thank you, dear George, for your kind words :-) I`m very happy I could help you. And I`m here when you need me again. Good luck in your work on Maths and your work in your profession! I can imagine you are a great specialist in your area. How do I know this? Well, because I know how great you are in working on your Maths! :-) Take care, and see you when you are ready! Lena :-)


Diane (Mrs)
25/10/2016

5/5 Rating

Lena has improved my daughters confidence in just weeks! She is a wonderful lady who really encourages students, her teaching includes different methods to remember things and is tailored to the individual student. Lena`s knowledge is amazing and this is not text book learning, Lena will find a way for the student to understand. If u are thinking of getting a tutor then do not delay, its been the best decision I have made for my girl studying her GCSE maths and she has great fun with Lena whilst doing it!


Ciara (Miss)
15/07/2016

4/5 Rating

Lena was great at building your confidence in maths that you never realised you had, espically for me who struggled with maths throughout my whole education. This confidence and explanations she provided for maths helped me pass one of the toughest exams taken in higher education.


Clare (Mrs)
01/05/2016

5/5 Rating

Lena is a good tutor - very patient and good at teaching in a way that matches the learning style of the student. Would recommend.


Emmanuel (Mr)
02/04/2016

5/5 Rating

Lena is extremely good, she has made great impact - my son is really enjoying Mathematics now.


Gregory (Mr)
29/11/2015

5/5 Rating

Inspiring, enthusiastic and fun. Very knowledgeable about her subject and a good communicator.


Angela (Miss)
14/11/2015

5/5 Rating

Lovely lady who was very approachable and flexible with times. Very patient with my daughter and knew her subject thoroughly.


Bonnie (Mrs)
14/10/2015

5/5 Rating

From my son, Mark. "Originally I didn`t really have a grasp of sine, cosine and tan. I only really thought they were individual graphs that had little relation to each. I now have a greater understanding of the relationship between these values."


Lucy (Miss)
07/10/2015

5/5 Rating

Lena has been tutoring me in preparation for my maths GCSE next year. She has shown me different ways to approach maths problems, especially solving fractions, which has been something I`ve always struggled to understand. Lena is very enthusiastic about maths and my lessons with her have greatly improved my confidence.


Bonnie (Mrs)
26/09/2015

5/5 Rating

Lena knows how to connect with parents and children, and is a great maths teacher. I`m so pleased my son Mark is studying with her this year.


Emily (Ms)
15/09/2015

5/5 Rating

Lena is an excellent tutor. She finds ways to explain concepts in ways that you never thought of before, in a way that makes sense to you. She is not just your tutor but your friend as well and i thoroughly enjoyed working with her.


Aya (Mrs)
23/06/2015

5/5 Rating

My 4 year old son enjoyed his 1st class with Lena greatly. He was impressed with all the new tricks and games and didn`t want to leave. As an adult observer I couldn`t help noticing that Lena presented new mathematical facts to my son and he was able not simply juggle the facts he already knows but to relate and connect them with the new information. That`s what I call real development. It was very educational. Can recommend Lena to any parent looking to expand his child`s horizons and chances in life.
Aya, Baldock


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