Eddie Woo is Head Teacher Mathematics at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in New South Wales, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom. In 2012, Mr Woo started 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 150,000 subscribers and has attracted more than ten million views worldwide – and counting.
Mr Woo’s unique and caring approach to teaching is breaking the misconception that mathematics is an inaccessible and difficult subject. Outside his high school classroom, Mr Woo is a proud father of three and a volunteer facilitator with the University of Sydney’s Widening Participation and Outreach program, where he has personally guided and motivated more than 1,400 students from disadvantaged backgrounds