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Ms René Hartmann

Senior Lecturer - Primary Mathematics
Undergraduate Year One Coordinator and Mathematics Lead

Ms René Hartmann

Tel: 020 8240 4301


René joined the primary education team at St Mary’s in 2013 to teach on the primary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for initial teacher training.  

René has taught in primary schools in Johannesburg, South Africa and in West Dulwich, South London. René also worked as a trainer and assessor across industries in many parts of South Africa as well as Namibia and Botswana. However, primary school teaching is her area of expertise and she continues to learn and develop as a teacher.

René is passionate about mathematics and the beauty and creativity of the subject. Her current research is in how notions of creativity and problem-solving influence trainee teachers’ approaches to teaching primary mathematics.

René is also the year one coordinator and enjoys seeing how the first-year students develop into highly professional and dedicated third years and subsequently become confident ECTs. René also enjoys teaching the postgraduate students as their further life experiences enrich the lectures and make it a lively and interesting place to learn.

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