Putting Education Reform To The Test

A Florida Math Teacher’s YouTube Lessons Reach People in 100 Countries

About half a million people from around the world have been tuning in online to the math lessons of a Florida teacher, according to the Sun Sentinel.

Rob Tarrou, a teacher at St. Petersburg High School, records lessons on algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and other math subjects under his YouTube channel “Tarrou’s Chalk Talk.”

Some videos have more than 33,000 hits so far.

In this video where the high school teacher is rocking a shirt that reads, “5 out of 4 people have a problem with fractions,” Tarrou gives an introduction to equations of parallel or perpendicular lines.

Below are comments from his grateful viewers.

strfiretiger123 wrore:

Oh gosh, thank you so much! You’re a seriously amazing teacher.

MSswishaha wrote:

Wow….. I was in tears about 30 minutes ago…. THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY MAKE UP!!! THIS HELPED SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of our favorite comments on the YouTube channel comes from juiceitwell, after he or she thanks Tarrou for all his support:

Also, I must say you are really great at erasing things off the board in one clean swipe, I think that is commendable.

We agree.


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