MaffsGuru

is creating Engaging Maths Videos for Students

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Name a subject you hated at school ...

For me ... I hated school. With a passion. One of the things which I hated more than anything was Maths. Why? Because of the way it was taught.

It seems odd that I am now a Head of Mathematics (here in Australia) with a small (but growing) YouTube channel who came into teaching with a very real experience of what it's like to feel like school was an alien environment. To feel a failure. To feel that maths was too hard.

I believe that education is the best gift we can give anyone. I came into teaching by way of a kid called Scott. He showed me, with some pretty brutal honesty, for the just the briefest of times, that I could make a difference to someone - kids - who, like me, didn't understand Maths. Who thought it was a foreign language.

Knowing what it's like to feel stupid in the classroom, I vowed to ensure that no student I taught or had access to, would ever, ever feel that they couldn't do Maths. I would make Maths funny. I would make it engaging. I would make it real life. I would make it, most of all, simpler than people think.

I love doing this. I love being humourous and a little wacky. I love making it real life. I do all I can to get students (and their parents) to feel that they can do Maths. To feel they can achieve. To know that they aren't stupid.

I have a small YouTube channel and I would love to make it a little bigger, upload a lot more videos. I would love to give to the students out there who want to do well. Who want to be inspired and who want to achieve.

When people ask me what I do for a living, I hate saying, "I'm a teacher". They will always reply, "Oh. Of what". I try the throw away "Kids" ... but later have to come back and say "Maths". 99.97% of people then say, "Oh. I couldn't do Maths at school" and then walk away from me.

Let's change that to them saying, "Oh ... I loved Maths at school".
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The best gift we can give kids and young adults is education which sounds odd as I hated Maths at school!


In supporting my page, you'll be helping me create richer and funnier videos for the students.

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I will add your name to the description of each video I create thanking you for your kind support in helping me make these videos
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Name a subject you hated at school ...

For me ... I hated school. With a passion. One of the things which I hated more than anything was Maths. Why? Because of the way it was taught.

It seems odd that I am now a Head of Mathematics (here in Australia) with a small (but growing) YouTube channel who came into teaching with a very real experience of what it's like to feel like school was an alien environment. To feel a failure. To feel that maths was too hard.

I believe that education is the best gift we can give anyone. I came into teaching by way of a kid called Scott. He showed me, with some pretty brutal honesty, for the just the briefest of times, that I could make a difference to someone - kids - who, like me, didn't understand Maths. Who thought it was a foreign language.

Knowing what it's like to feel stupid in the classroom, I vowed to ensure that no student I taught or had access to, would ever, ever feel that they couldn't do Maths. I would make Maths funny. I would make it engaging. I would make it real life. I would make it, most of all, simpler than people think.

I love doing this. I love being humourous and a little wacky. I love making it real life. I do all I can to get students (and their parents) to feel that they can do Maths. To feel they can achieve. To know that they aren't stupid.

I have a small YouTube channel and I would love to make it a little bigger, upload a lot more videos. I would love to give to the students out there who want to do well. Who want to be inspired and who want to achieve.

When people ask me what I do for a living, I hate saying, "I'm a teacher". They will always reply, "Oh. Of what". I try the throw away "Kids" ... but later have to come back and say "Maths". 99.97% of people then say, "Oh. I couldn't do Maths at school" and then walk away from me.

Let's change that to them saying, "Oh ... I loved Maths at school".

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Supporting creation of videos
$5 or more per month
The best gift we can give kids and young adults is education which sounds odd as I hated Maths at school!


In supporting my page, you'll be helping me create richer and funnier videos for the students.

Description Credit
$20 or more per month
I will add your name to the description of each video I create thanking you for your kind support in helping me make these videos
On screen credit
$50 or more per month
I will add your name at the end of each video I create thanking you for your kind support in helping me make these videos