Mums on the Run Workshop – Review and Win

At Girl Geeks, we are passionate about education. Whether that is sharing knowledge through our events, or educating the next generation of women to enter the tech field. Of course, we know that there are enormous challenges surrounding education, which is why we were thrilled to attend the Mums on the Run workshop, hosted by A to Z tutoring.

The workshop has been developed by Raquel Nielson. Raquel has a BSc degree in Molecular Cell Biology, a BSc Honours in Biotechnology and postgrad certificate in education with honours in mathematics and further education and training. She’s also taught for a few years. You could not find a person more passionate about education than Raquel and it is wonderful to see.

The idea behind the workshop is to teach parents simple skills that they can use in everyday life to help their children learn.

For example:

  • Baking: when you are baking with your child, show them what each ingredient is and how much it weighs. As they get older, you can ask them to get the ingredients themselves and even start to weigh them out for you.
  • Every day shapes: as children get older, they need to master geometry. A good way to give them a head start is to use something simple like a cereal box. Look at the size, shape, surface area. Show them the vitamin and nutrient breakdown.
  • Time management: a good tip is to spend a portion of time each day to going through schoolwork, even if there is not any homework. This gets children into a good habit and will hopefully keep them from pretending that they don’t have any!

The workshop is R250 and is well worth attending. They also offer classes to companies. The next workshop is on 13 March and we have 1 ticket to give away! If you would like to attend, all you need to do is comment on this post and tell us why you would like to win a ticket. The lucky winner will be announced on 2 March 2015.


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Mums on the Run Workshop – Review and Win

6 Responses

  1. I’m a working mom with a toddler and a teenager. They have very different educational needs and it’s a challenge to switch between Gr R and Gr 9 homework and reading.

    Pleia February 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm #
  2. As a mom of 4, battling to juggle kids and business and life, I’m always keen to explore ideas and opportunities for meaningful connection and interaction with my family, without necessarily going anywhere or breaking the bank… This workshop sounds fantastic!

    MeeA February 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm #
    • Hi MeeA, you are the lucky winner of the ticket 🙂 Please can you send us an email to claim your prize?

      ggjhb March 2, 2015 at 9:57 am #
  3. Hi there,

    Please provide me with all the details of the event with A to Z tutoring on the 13th; eg: time and venue?

    Thanks and regards

    Liesl February 24, 2015 at 9:47 pm #
  4. I would like to win this ticket as I would like give it to my friend, who is a single mom of an year old daughter.
    Being an only parent is a really tough jo and she is doing an amazing job while still furthering her own studies.

    Samantha Inderjeeth February 25, 2015 at 10:28 am #
  5. Knowing how hard it is to juggle being a girl, a career women and a student, I’ve seen how incredibly strong women are who can do all these things while maintaining a household and children. I have a very special friend who is a single working-mum of two and student. I’d like to win this for her. She really is doing everything in her power to perform the ideal balancing act of mum and career women.

    Sumeshnee Govender February 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

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