About Robert Ollis
Robert Ollis is a motivator on a mission to inspire all children to achieve to their potential, both academically and personally. Awarded Dux of Camden High School in 1961, Robert originally studied engineering at the University of New South Wales before completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965 and a Diploma of Education in 1966. At the completion of his study, he had received straight distinctions in pure mathematics which at the time was the highest award given by the university. In 1970 he completed a Masters of Science degree at Macquarie University.
Tempted in the late 60s by a career as a professional rugby league player (he was graded into first grade NRL at Penrith) Robert pursued his goal to become an inspirational teacher, and this he did for eighteen years working in the public state school system. For eight years throughout his teaching career, he held the position of Head Teacher in the Mathematics Faculty. In 1984, Robert decided to leave the teaching professional to start his own private tutoring business, and established Master Coaching. Robert as a past owner of Master Coaching has always pursued a passion for face-to-face teaching of students and continues to do so today along with his other passion of reaching out to students globally.
Robert's passion for reaching out to as many math students as possible, has inspired him to launch his newest venture Cool Math Guru, a move that is proving to be a truly exciting time for Robert as he provides an excellent opportunity for students around the globe to benefit exponentially from his unique coaching methodology. Cool Math Guru is about more than tuition in fact the term 'tuition' is rarely used. Students are 'coached with motivation being the underlying strategy used to show students the true horizons of their tremendous potential as a person.
Robert believes that every child is a genius. It takes a very talented mentor to find the key to unlock greatness.
"Every child has the potential to perform at the highest level in any form of endeavour. Children will achieve at the level they realistically expect to achieve at. Teachers play a key role in setting expectations for students. A talented child is one whose self worth and expectations have been allowed to flourish," he says.