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An Evening with Eddie Woo

Eddie Woo

An Evening with Eddie Woo
Australia's Local Hero 2018

Arguably Australia’s most famous mathematics teacher, Eddie Woo makes maths fun. The head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in New South Wales, Eddie started posting videos online in 2012 for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school. Before long, he was sharing the videos across the country and beyond. Wootube now boasts more than 100,000 subscribers and has attracted more than eight million views worldwide and counting. With infectious enthusiasm, the father-of-three's unique and caring approach to teaching destigmatises mathematics as an inaccessible and difficult subject. Outside his high school classroom, Eddie is a volunteer facilitator with the University of Sydney's Widening Participation and Outreach program and has motivated more than 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A brilliant student, Eddie could have chosen any field, but in defiance of social convention and his parents opted for teaching. Today, he is using his vocation to “pay it forward” and make education equitable for all.

The Department for Education and Advanced Technology Project, together with the Australia Day Council of South Australia, is excited to bring Australia's Local Hero 2018 - Eddie Woo - to South Australia.

This event will be filmed.

Public parking is available at the Topham Mall U-Park in Waymouth Street, Grote Street U-Park and Central Market U-Park. Parking charges apply. More information is available here.

Arrival from 5:00pm Event Starts at 5:30pm.

This is a free event, but RSVPs are essential. Book now

We gratefully acknowledge our  additional supporters, including Catholic Education SA, Association of Independent Schools of SA, the University of Adelaide and City of Adelaide. 

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