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30 January 2018
Cherrybrook Technology High School maths teacher Eddie Woo was named Australia's Local Hero at the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards.
Mr Woo founded 'Wootube' after posting tutorial videos online for a student with cancer who was unable to attend class. Mr Woo's teaching style has proved hugely popular with students across Australia and overseas.
The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, congratulated Mr Woo on his work, which has made such a positive difference to so many in the community.
"Mr Woo's infectious enthusiasm for the subject and a passion for helping others has given thousands of people an opportunity to further their education," Mr Dutton said.
"He has enriched many many lives both in Australia and around the world and is a very deserving recipient of Australia's Local Hero Award."
Mr Woo is also 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 to further their education.
Eddie Woo with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
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