He was strict, had high math knowledge, loved his subject and made it his aim that all of us shared this dedication. He saw something in me I did not see – I could do math! He made it make sense, he made us work so hard to mastery the material, and never let up in his conviction that I could do well. It opened many doors for my subsequent career. Thanks. As did Mr McNeil (Tahuna Intermediate) who saw raw material, persisted, taught, encouraged, modelled and showed me how to teach.