Episode 15: Eddie Woo, maths evangelist, author and YouTube star
Eddie Woo is Leader of Mathematics Growth at the NSW Department of Education and he teaches at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW.
He is known for his innovation and personal approach in the classroom, which in 2012 led him to start posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school.
Before long, his videos found an audience across the country and beyond. Wootube now boasts more than 300,000 subscribers and has attracted more than nineteen million views worldwide – and counting. Eddie’s unique and caring approach to teaching is breaking the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject.
Eddie is well known across Australia as an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching. He has written for, and been featured in, the specialist teaching press as well as in national and international media. His first book, Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths, has just been published worldwide by Pan Macmillan.