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Hi. I’m Steve Cornelius

During my time as an educator with over 30+ years’ experience, I have been a classroom teacher, a Principal of three Schools and the Manager of Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour.

I work currently out of a Red Beach Primary School providing direct maths tutoring for students who need that extra learning to boost maths progress and confidence. I have been having a great deal of success in improving maths achievement levels for students. One of my independent on-line students (who does not see me directly), has progressed her maths achievement level nearly 3 years in 21 months and is now achieving above her Actual Age in Math.

I am able to support students through ‘live video feed’ when they have a particular ‘struggle/frustration’ in math. Parents have found this very useful preventing many family math conflicts.

If I was to be asked what my biggest takeaway would be when teaching/tutoring students it would be:

“My biggest thrill is to see the smile on a student’s face when they have succeeded at something they thought was impossible.”

This is an amazing programme. It has been very beneficial for Bradley. It gives examples of how to work out maths questions, and revisits areas he is having difficulties in. It also rewards the children once they have completed a set of questions correctly. Steve recognised potential in Bradley and we had tried many extra maths avenues. Since working with Steve, Bradley's confidence has been built up, he has made great progress and not just in maths. Steve has a great way with kids and my daughter Hayley has now also started working with this programme. She is much more confident now when it comes to maths tests, and homework. Hayley really looks forward to doing her extra maths for the week and completing the tasks in the programme. Thank you Steve.

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Van BardwellVan Bardwell

I have no hesitation recommending Educatenz. I appreciate Steve's dedication and vision.

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Neil RileyNeil Riley

Steve is a great tutor, and our son Pierce has advanced well and learned a lot! I think Steve's special gift is his ability to also make the lesson fun and turn a sometimes grumpy 6 year old boy into a happy one, no matter his attitude when he arrives, he always leaves happy and proud of himself.

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Katie StrakaKatie Straka

Very pleased with the programme. My son was behind his maths age but now ahead of it just in two terms. And we like the way Steve is encouraging kids, because my son just wouldn't do any maths with us parents. Thank you, Steve.

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Amina MirzamagomedovaAmina Mirzamagomedova

Thanks Steve for all your work getting my sons maths age up. As a busy mum the last thing I want to do is argue about homework and learning. Educate Maths has one on one personal training once a week plus at home online tutorials. This has taken a lot of pressure of me and i can see what's been done. We definately wouldn't be where we are now if it weren't for Educate Maths. Added bonus - the time tracker. No other device time until xx minutes done - so easy to monitor the learning.

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Sharon TurnerSharon Turner

Steve is excellent. My kids learn well with him.

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Justine BurnJustine Burn

Our daughter, who is currently in year 6, had many fundamental gaps in her maths knowledge and didn’t like maths.

We were very fortunate to find Steve Cornelius who helped her a lot with his online maths program, his patience and kindness.

She now is so much more confident, has caught up with many different maths topics and most importantly finds maths homework fun.

She’s ready for college now thanks to Steve.

We can highly recommend him!


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