# Why us?

## My mission to help out every VCE Maths Methods student!

Hi, I’m Alex! I run MathsMethods.com.au and I’m here to help you through VCE Maths Methods! I’ve educated students for many years, have degrees in Mathematics/Astrophysics and I’m on a mission to help every Maths Methods student understand the fundamentals. Why the fundamentals? Because a student who truly knows the fundamentals can solve any problem.

In the past, learning Maths Methods was approached by 1) seeing examples and then 2) doing examples. However, when students came across a question that simply looks different than the ones they’d practiced; they couldn’t solve it!

This is because for many years there has been a missing step. I spent thousands of hours researching and breaking down the hidden barriers that educators and students were totally unaware of in the past: The true meaning of all the terminology, the missing steps needed to understand the basic concepts and a revolutionary way to visualise the simplicity of the subject with never-before utilised animations and pictures. Students understood topics quicker, became less stressed and could concentrate on their schoolwork more effectively. I now have thousands of students, teachers and schools using our resources, and the feedback has been astounding. Watch the video below and see for yourself!

### Feedback from students and teachers!

Dr. Taylor, Head of Mathematics at Bentleigh Secondary:

“I was thrilled to see the videos that Alex Bell put together, they are informative, highly visual and super engaging! They offer students who can’t access the content an alternate entry point, while also being valuable for more capable students who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the ideas behind the skills they are carrying out.”

“This has made life so much better!

Thanks so much, seriously this has made life so much better! The amount of people I have recommended the program to is crazy. I found it so helpful and so did they!”

Ruby, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I got an A on the antidiff based SAC 🙂

I watched all of the diff/antidiff stuff and it did help me to get going again. I found them very useful because I was able to follow my notes with the tutorials.

Chelsea, VCE Maths Methods Student

“The video tutorials have been really helpful so far! 🙂

I use them if there’s something I’m struggling to understand by going through the examples in the book or doing questions. The speed and length has been really good as it’s very convenient for our busy schedules.”

Evette, VCE Maths Methods Student

“93% in both my methods exams!

Hey Alex, I went pretty well! Averaged around 85-90% throughout the year and got 93% in both my methods exams at the end of the year! This overview definitely helped when making end of year notes and reference book 😀

Mubin, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I really like your videos,

they are really helpful 🙂 I’ve only recently started watching so I will give you some proper feedback later. So far the videos are good because they have information that I don’t learn in class like meanings of words and drawings and jokes to help to explain stuff that can be hard to understand straight away. I like watching your videos to help understand something I have just learned in class or to see a possibly different way to work something out. I also have printed out a lot of the ultimate maths methods overview pages and stuck parts into my notes book. 😀

Ruby, VCE Maths Methods Student

“Thank you for putting them together!

I have been watching the videos frequently, usually after a maths lesson. This really helps to solidify my knowledge and make clear the concepts taught that day. Again, thanks for all your help, the videos are fabulous. PS I love the cartoon drawings!!

Gemma, VCE Maths Methods Student

“This has made life so much better!

Thanks so much, seriously this has made life so much better! Methods is hard but I’m slowly getting through!! Thank you so much though, you should be proud of yourself

Ruth, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I was thrilled to see the videos

Maths is often way too focused on examples and answers, when it is understanding and making meaning of ideas that really empowers students. I was thrilled to see the videos that Alex Bell put together, they are informative, highly visual and super engaging! They offer students who can’t access the content an alternate entry point, while also being valuable for more capable students who would benefit from a deeper understanding of the ideas behind the skills they are carrying out.

Dr. Taylor, Head of Maths

“The tutorials are really great

and I have nothing bad to say about them. They’re really helpful especially in filling in gaps on things my teachers just have not taught me, and they’re definitely worth the money.

Georgia, VCE Maths Methods Student

“Your videos enhanced my knowledge

Thank you for the videos, they are helping me a lot and I am up to the area under the curve which I am comfortable with because your videos enhanced my knowledge.

Pramath, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I managed a B+

Late last term we had a small calculator quiz and was happy to find I managed a B+, which is much better than what I was achieving in units 1 and 2. I hope to use the videos consistently next term just before we cover the topics in class.

Alastair, VCE Maths Methods Student

“[The] book is unreal, such as good resource

Thank you so much, the ‘Ultimate Maths Methods Overview’ book is unreal, such as good resource. Really appreciate your efforts in that.

Sarah, VCE Maths Methods Student

“It helped me tremendously

I would just like to say my thanks once again for your effort on creating The Ultimate Math Methods Overview! It helped me tremendously by reinforcing what I learnt in class! So, I would like to once again thank you for helping me get the results I want!

Mabelle, VCE Maths Methods Student

“The videos are a great help

and I would recommend them to all VCE Maths Methods students. I wish I had of gotten on to them sooner. It would have been nice to watch the video on each topic before or after we actually work on it in class.

Antonio, VCE Maths Methods Student

“The only thing that helped me pass

Despite having watched the videos for the past few weeks they have helped me enormously.They are probably the only thing that helped me pass my methods end of year exam. They’re are enjoyable to watch and easy to understand. I wish I’d found them earlier in the year.

Giorgina, VCE Maths Methods Student

“It helped me A LOT

I was watching the videos while doing my Methods and Spec and it helped me A LOT. They were brief but also detailed and I was following it unlike other videos I watch YouTube.

Andrea, VCE Maths Methods Student

“The video tutorials have been really helpful

The video tutorials have been really helpful so far! 🙂 At the moment I use them if there’s something I’m struggling to understand by going through the examples in the book or doing questions. The speed and length has been really good as it’s very convenient for our busy schedules.

Evette, VCE Maths Methods Student

“The overview so far has been amazing

Definitely worth the price. It is such an amazing resource.

Abbey, VCE Maths Methods Student

“More sense than my textbook

Thanks for the book it makes so much more sense then my textbook. Especially with exams this week it couldn’t be more helpful. Hope you know that you’re awesome!

Sophie, VCE Maths Methods Student

“Thank you for the Methods Overview.

So far I’m finding it really helpful and love the way it is set out.

Mackie, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I found it very helpful!

I stumbled upon your free ‘5 Thing You Need To Know About Math Methods’ e-book on Facebook. And I would just like to thank you for creating this because I found it very helpful!

Sofia, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I got an A

I watched all of the diff/antidiff stuff and it did help me to get going again. I found them very useful because I was able to follow my notes with the tutorials. I got an A on the antidiff based SAC 🙂

Chelsea, VCE Maths Methods Student

“Couldn’t have done it without you

The videos are really helping. We’ll be coming up to the end of probably shortly, couldn’t have done it without you.

Fabio, VCE Maths Methods Student

“I feel more confident

I really like the videos. The use of different colours make the explanation easy to comprehend. Initially, I thought antideriving was difficult because the textbook had a very long explanation for it. However, I watched your calculus videos and they were immensely helpful! I feel more confident, especially for Exam 1.

Kimi, VCE Maths Methods Student

“It’s an awesome website!!!

The video tutorials have been very instructive and exactly what I need thanks. They are short and precise and don’t waffle like a lot of teachers do!!!

Rochelle, VCE Maths Methods Student