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VIRTUAL EVENT: In conversation with Dr Jamie Frost, winner of the 2020 Covid Hero Award

10 March 2021, 5:45 pm–6:45 pm

Dr Jamie Frost. Image: Courtesy of the Varkey Foundation

Join the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the Varkey Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO, for a discussion with Dr Jamie Frost, winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 Covid Hero Award.

This event is free.

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Jamie Frost created and runs the hugely influential and ground-breaking website for maths tuition DrFrostMaths, which provides an online learning platform, teaching resources, videos and a bank of exam questions to practise on, all for free. When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, DrFrostMaths became a lifeline for students around the world.

This talk between Dr Jamie Frost and the IOE’s Interim Director Professor Sue Rogers promises to be an inspiring event for all in the teaching profession, and for those considering a career in teaching.


Image: Courtesy of the Varkey Foundation

About the Speaker

Dr Jamie Frost

Teacher at Tiffin School

Jamie has taught maths for eight years. He was previously a PhD student at Oxford University working in AI (winning a Teaching Excellence Prize and the Microsoft Research Prize for his undergraduate dissertation), prior to which he coded trading algorithms for an investment bank.

His teaching resources have been downloaded over seven million times with in excess of one million page views on his site a day, and students have answered nearly 100 million questions online on his online platform, DrFrostMaths.

He won a Gold Pearson Teaching Prize, appearing on BBC2's 'Britain's Classroom Heroes'.

He reached the top ten for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize, and was awarded the Global Teacher Prize Covid Hero Award in special recognition of 'someone who has gone above and beyond to keep young people learning during the COVID-19 pandemic'.

His passion is to inspire and engage all maths learners across the ability spectrum and regardless of financial background, and both his resources and online platform continue to be completely free to all.

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