Crystal Clear Mathematics has been created after years of having parents and students recommend that I create a website to share my teaching and resources.
I grew up in Ballina, a small country town in NSW, Australia. During my high school years I managed to come first in the state of NSW in science (thank you, Bob Quinlivan) and second in mathematics and, after moving to Sydney came ‘dux’ of Normanhurst Boys High School.
Since leaving school I have undertaken twelve years of full time tertiary studies, taught mathematics to secondary school students (and even kindergarten to grade six) on-and-off since 1978, and currently tutor students in mathematics. I have also worked as a technician on a helicopter simulator, been assistant pastor of a couple of churches, run a small computer business, worked as a network administrator, and functioned as an office adminstrator and public relations officer for a financial firm.
My passion for mathematics was particularly fired upon my reading a book called “The Search for Pattern” by W W Sawyer when I was about fifteen. I wish to convey something of that passion through the material provided on this site.
I have been watching your “Integration technique” videos with high expectation and excitement. They never fail to give me a lot of joy and much pleasure. You must have been one hell of teacher at your time! … just continue making highly enjoyable and intellectually stimulating videos. … Unfortunately, what you learn at the university, you hardly ever see again in your office job. That is why I try to repeat some thing I learned: to enjoy it a bit more, to marvel upon beauty, and to keep my brain sharp. There is where your videos come in perfectly: interesting, amusing and thought provoking problems neatly presented. … You do your best to share your passion, knowledge and experience. The least I can do is to say an honest “Thank you!” As I said, your videos give me much pleasure. You may freely let other people know that. … Rest assured that I shall be watching your videos in the future. With joy and excitement. And I shall comment on them from time to time. You just continue making them.
Zoran V (in private correspondence via YouTube, quoted with permission)
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