Endorsements - VCE Guest Speaker, Revision Lectures and Books

The following endorsements relate to Derrick's motivational guest speaking roles, day-long revision lectures and mathematics books.

“Raised crucial points along with additional tricks that I hadn’t heard before. The tips are so good you’d feel like applying them as soon as you learn them… Derrick’s understanding of effective teaching was a standout… a skilled presenter who is enthusiastic and engaging. This kept me absorbed for the entire lecture and really aided in the learning process. A great lecture that I would definitely recommend for anyone seeking a unique perspective on the course. 10/10”

Samad Raza, Melbourne High School

“Your insightful knowledge and down-to-earth attitude makes a dry and difficult subject interesting and enjoyable. …Having been to many other lectures, it was really refreshing having a lecturer who had been in our shoes.…I feel more confident for the upcoming exam and believe that I will be able to attain a much higher study score than I previously thought possible. AWESOME!!! …10/10”

Justin Huang, Melbourne High School

“The handy hints on how to study and approach exams were a real help. They’re the tricks of the trade few people know and I’m glad that I know now. The inclusion of ways to answer a question rather than just memorising formulas showed me that if I get stuck, there is another way. Derrick’s handy tips gave me another way to look at the end of year exams and approach them less stressed and less scared”

Lauren Hudwell, Beaconhills College

“Derrick is a great orator and explains methods clearly and carefully, in a way that we could really understand. This lecture was the best and most effective revision lecture I have been to. I have learnt a lot of things that my teachers haven’t properly covered at school. Instead of giving a brief run-down of the entire course, Derrick explains alternative solution pathways and common errors to watch out for. …I found Derrick’s revision program very engaging and his techniques and approach to answering questions highly inspiring”

Janet Xi, Box Hill High School

“Derrick... simply exudes inspiration. I would definitely go again! 10/10”

Andrew Cheng, Balwyn High School

“In relation to the book, I found that I understood the course 100% more than in my classroom lessons. The way it was simply explained allowed me to use the information/rules and apply it to my work.… I’m so glad my friend advised me to come, as it has really strengthened my understanding of maths and techniques to help me solve and go about the questions. The book has been a great investment and I prefer it over my textbook.”

Sienna Tardini, PCW Windsor

“I used to hate methods but Derrick has made methods achievable and doable even for weak students. 10/10”

Camilla Doyle, Loreto Mandeville Hall

“What I found most rewarding was the special ‘Derrick’ exam tips of how to revise and tackle questions”

Smyrna Parvez, Rowville Secondary College

“Unlike any other lectures I’ve been to, this one kept me focused and motivated the entire time. The lecture solidified any gaps I had in my knowledge and taught me many valuable efficient tips and tricks.”

Daniel Trzebinski, Keilor Downs College

“Derrick turned the most boring and uninteresting content into something that I now endeavour to master. He made me not only want to do well, but taught me how to become the best. Derrick’s excellent teaching has now given me the skills and confidence to prove to all those who think I won’t do well, that I will do well in my methods exams. Thank you
Eric Payad, Melbourne High School

“Derrick addressed ways to minimise careless mistakes which are a recurring problem for me.”

Peranevi Thayaparan, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“The insightful knowledge that Derrick Ha provides reveals gaps in many students’ knowledge, furthering them to try harder and succeed in their VCE mathematical methods career. I would highly recommend this lecture to any of my friends, after going to many of his competitors.”

Priya Sunder, John Monash Science School

“What I found most rewarding were the exam tips, techniques and tricks that you don’t receive at school, which help you achieve a better final score. It can only come from someone who has completed the VCE and achieved excellence.”

Leela Wilson, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School

“The insightful exam tips and calculator tips proved very helpful. Awesome lecture, worth every cent. 10/10.”

Lahiru Abeysinghe, Parade College 

"Fantastic bound book – very useful. 10/10."

Nicola Luxford, Year 12, Toorak College

"I really liked the resource book, I thought it was compact and extremely helpful. Thanks heaps Derrick! 10/10."

Linda Tran, Year 12, Saint Monicas

“Derrick’s lectures, unlike many other lectures I’ve been to, are genuinely fun and interesting and actually have pieces of advice that directly benefit your study score. It doesn’t even feel like it was a 7 hour maths lecture because it was so engaging…Haven’t been to better, awesome job. 10 out of 10.”

David Liu, Melbourne Grammar School

“Insightful advice on exam technique and thought processes involved in answering exam style questions correctly…Strongly recommended to all who want to improve their maths methods study score and understanding. 10/10”

Darien Narain, Haileybury College

“Excellent clarity regarding explanations for simplifying to solve the question step by step. The pace is fast enough to cover a high amount of content yet slow enough for students to follow”

Jane Le, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“I find Derrick Ha’s teaching very engaging helpful as he points out many tricks that I have never encountered before. He has a great sense of humour as demonstrated in his power points. Definitely worth going. 10/10”

Tony Truong, Melbourne High School

“Insightful, providing numerous study techniques and various ways to tackle specific problems coupled with his explanation of the thinking required to answer certain questions, made for an engaging learning experience”

William Jiang, John Monash Science School

“…ideal revision as well as helpful tips which will undoubtedly benefit students in the exam. His patient and enthusiastic attitude also inspires students to learn and make the most of his advice... 10/10”

Daniella Lee, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“Amazing lecture… learnt what I didn’t realise I’d forgotten and now have the opportunity to revise further with your book”

Cordell Carmody, Westbourne Grammar

“This lecture was very useful and enjoyable. It made me realise that I need to change my study habits”

Julia Nguyen, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

“The way you explained modulus functions was really clear, which I’m very grateful for as it is a concept I have found quite difficult to grasp… This lecture has been extremely useful in helping to refresh and consolidate my knowledge on key concepts for the exam as well as kick-starting my motivation for study. Thanks Derrick, I really appreciate it!”

Emma Roberts, Donvale Secondary College

“Helpful insights into what is required for the exam, how to best prepare for it and maximise marks”

Meagan Tucker, Vermont Secondary College

“Actually showed me how to use the CAS calculator quickly and efficiently”

Amy Chhour, Rowville Secondary College

“Emphasis on thinking techniques as opposed to rote learning to solve more difficult problems. …Informative and engaging. I would recommend Derrick’s lecture to friends in future years. His unique teaching style is well suited to his teenage audience”

Luke McPhail, Beaconhills College

“USEFUL exam/study techniques that teachers at school don’t provide. …It was great to have a lecturer that knew exactly what year 12’s around the state were going through”

Patricia Tu, Kerang Technical High School

“Your bound book makes my life soo much easier in methods!!!!!!”

Helen Tran, Killester College

“This lecture is not simply an overview of the year – your new ideas and different ways to tackle certain situations will be more useful for students in strife. Explanations are concise, detailed and constructive”

Jonathan Lim, Vermont Secondary College

“This lecture is definitely much more worth it compared to other lectures. The passion in teaching and in helping the students came through the teaching method. The exam tips are also very unique, yet so helpful! They are comparatively much more do-able than tips given through other lectures… thank you for taking time out from your busy uni schedule to help us”

Susana Chen, Brentwood Secondary College

“Really good. I found it wasn’t ultimately just maths based and talked about approaching questions with a vast amount of techniques, methodically but also logically which would help in the exam when trying to identify the steps required to reach the correct answer”

Jelena Maric, Westbourne Grammar

“Derrick encouraged using multiple techniques to solve a particular question compared to a set technique at school. His exam tips gave me a different approach to adopt during reading time. …Derrick gave me a different insight into maths, which my teacher didn’t do. Taught me to think outside the square”

Kevin Tran, Haileybury College

“The lecture was really helpful in tying up loose ends on the Mathematical Methods course. I was able to learn a lot of exam techniques that I could use not only for Maths Methods but also for my other subjects at school. It also gave me the motivation and confidence I needed to face the trial exams and end of year exams.”

Teresa Lim, John Monash Science School

"An extremely helpful lecture that has boosted both my confidence in methods and my motivation to complete trial exams. It certainly was real value for money and I will certainly force all of my year 11 friends to attend next year."
Tom Kuruvilla, Melbourne High School

"Derrick Ha has provided me with useful and valuable first-hand exam experiences that school teachers are not capable of providing. I am very grateful of what Derrick Ha has provided - the trial exams, tips and tricks have all helped me in my preparation of my final math methods exam!"

Rachel Cheong, Glen Eagles Secondary College

"The lecture was by far the best lectures I've ever been to. I was impressed by the gradated difficulty of examples, the discovery of unknown calculator functions which proved to be VERY useful for the future, the advice, and everything from the book... 10/10"

Charmindi Gunasekara, Haileybury Girls College

"The revision book is a great summary of the methods 3&4 course and I will use it as my bound reference in the end of year exam. 10/10"

Lily Xu, Korowa Anglican Girls' School

"The whole program has a clear sheen of consummate professionalism. Unlike school, Derrick emphasises conceptual understanding as opposed to rote-learning and I have found the lectures not only enriching, but thoroughly enjoyable. Having been to his competitors, I can safely say Derrick's program is the best by far."

Will Kleid, Haileybury College

"Derrick was a great presenter and presented his ideas in a way that was interesting and got the message across. I feel I could really use everything that he shared and of course, the note book is amazing. The bound book will be incredibly helpful for revision and the exam"

Jane Lau, Genazzano College

"Amazing! Well worth the money and time. A must for all methods students. 10/10."

David Xue, Camberwell Grammar

"Best lecture I've been to this whole exam period. Wasn't rushed, top quality notes, clear and concise explanations. Not going to this lecture will hinder your performance and study score. Simply, Derrick's lecture + you = Awesome score + boosted morale. 10/10."
Adrian Dedic, Padua College

"I always struggled with mathematics. When applying for this lecture I was hoping that everything in the methods curriculum would be shown in a simple fashion - and it was. I found the lecture awesome. Derrick did a really good job."

Stephen Stellini, Emmanuel College

"The bound reference book is extremely extensive and Derrick’s insight to maths methods is very helpful and his tips are very important for revision and exams. 10/10."
Katherine Milne, Toorak College

"I would definitely recommend people to go to Derrick Ha. The bound book is exceptionally well written"
Simran Kaur, Killester College

"Derrick was a very good explainer. He simplified the concepts and gave us tips or techniques to tackle the exam and any problems we might encounter. He was clear and precise, so I recommend this lecture to all students in the future."
Linda Su, Killester College

"The revision book is excellent – takes away the stress of making a reference book which wastes actual revision time."

Emma Butler, Genazzano College

"The lecture was incredibly well run and it was incredibly enjoyable, as well as satisfying my needs. A lot of theory was covered during the short amount of time. Also, it was easy to understand. 10/10."
Felix Fung, Melbourne High School

"The resource book is AMAZING. 10/10"

Rhiannon DeClase, St Monica's College

"I found the lecture very enjoyable and engaging, which really helps in getting the most out of the lecture. Derrick presented the course and exam techniques in a way that we were all able to relate to and understand easily, something which I haven't been able to get out of other lectures."
Dev Bhattacharya, Melbourne High School

"I found this lecture extremely useful and worthwhile as it has provided me helpful tips in math methods. By going through exam questions thoroughly and providing exam techniques, it has left me feeling more positive and confident about this subject."
Aniki Lee, Emmaus College

"Great program and book - greatly helped me! Good to hear an ex-student perspective. Helpful exam tips. Much needed and enjoyed."
Natalie Tencic, Methodist Ladies College

"The book is very informative and is very useful. Derrick’s lecture was entertaining and the tips were very helpful. It helped increase my confidence. It’s worthwhile! I would recommend it for anyone who is seeking help!"
Han Ngoc Van, Melbourne Girls’ College

"The notes provided were very comprehensive and the exam technique preparation was very informative. The emphasis on preparing for real exam conditions and error detection drew my attention to previously neglected aspects of approaching the methods exams."

Jack Sun, Melbourne High School

"It gives insight to different ways of solving a question, prompts me to REALLY understand why I am doing a step, not just memorising formulas. Makes maths fun!"

Evonne Shum, Presbyterian Ladies College

"His lectures never fail to impress and his book is pretty much...perfect. Derrick is the best :D"

Julia Lee, MacRobertson Girls'; High School"

"In group tutoring and in the lecture, Derrick focuses on understanding concepts, the sorts of where certain aspects of maths come from. This is very effective as once you gain the indepth conceptual understanding, solving any question becomes a lot easier"

Zubin Malhotra, Melbourne High School

"Derrick was a really enthusiastic teacher with a great sense of humour. He taught me some great tricks when it comes to the exam and solving equations and was easy to learn in the comfortable lecture room. The book will give me a significant amount of assistance leading up to the exam."

James Carrington, Assumption College

"Very impressed... overall a very in-depth lecture. The book looks impressive and the lecture covered all major areas of the course. 10/10"

Alex Plecan, Box Hill High School

"I felt that his discussion and insight with the subject were refreshing, especially compared to that of the teacher at school. He covered all the material very thoroughly."

Michael Lim, Melbourne High School

"Derrick: scarily smart and very well-spoken
Book: really amazingly good
Lecture: very worthwhile, inspiring"

Anna Kilmartin, Genazzano FCJ College

"Derrick has made his lectures entertaining and informative. The bound notes are fantastic and a good time saver. I enjoyed the video clips and they kept it interesting.

Sarah McPherson, Methodist Ladies’ College

"The exam techniques and how-to-maximise-enter skills are very useful. No teachers at school have ever gone through such detailed, applicable tactics."

Caroline Yung, Presbyterian Ladies’ College

"Derrick provides an excellent book and lecture which is delivered confidently. He relates all topics to the exam and gives good exam preparation advice. The lecture is well structured and has been thoroughly helpful and enjoyable."

Jonathan McCafferty, Balwyn High School

"Derrick Ha is a genius. He also has an uncanny ability to transfer his intellect into the minds of students. The bound reference book is ideal for exam 2 and saved me a lot of time. I highly recommend anyone who wants to score well to attend Derrick Ha’s lectures."

Mithunnan Saseesharan, Balwyn High School

"Today was extremely beneficial towards my understanding of mathematical methods as well as my study score =). I would like to thank Derrick profoundly for sharing his valuable advice and expertise with myself and many others. He is a very intelligent and insightful young man."

Jasmine Davie, Newhaven College

"Great notes and very engaging presentation. It was great to hear advice given from personal VCE experience and it was great to be given time to tackle the problems throughout the lecture. Been a fantastic day! Thanks for all your help =)"

Caitlin Latto, Mater Christi College

"Derrick explains things in a way that simplifies the most complex topics in mathematical methods 3/4. Attending the lecture has been highly beneficial in boosting my study score and his revision book is extremely helpful.
Tom Lyte, Balwyn High School

"Well worth the time, money and travel! Found it very useful. Derrick kept the mood of the lecture light and interesting which was the main difference for me. Definitely recommending!"

Elly Burley, Kilvington Girls’ Grammar

"Insightful, entertaining lecture that was definitely worth going to even if just for revision. Honest advice and useful exam tips."

Lily Zhao, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

"Really good job Derrick! Definitely worth the money and time. The bound book is an absolute bible, and your explanations made calculus look like prep math."

Adrienne Kher, Haileybury College

"The book is fantastic. It was really thorough. The lecture itself provided a lot of useful tips, information and advice. It really made me want to change the way I study. Thanks 10/10"

Jessica Chau, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

"I loved the lecture, found it very interesting and helpful. Derrick is a great speaker, can really relate to students and showed us great exam techniques. The book will be of enormous help and pretty much covers everything."

James Nguyen, Haileybury College

“What I found most rewarding was Derrick’s insight into the intricacies of the course and his ability to teach us these in a very clear manner. The exam tips were outstanding. They showed what it really takes to succeed in VCE mathematics.”

Samad Raza, Melbourne High School

“I guess any lecture can give you good revision. However, the aspect that makes Derrick’s lecture unique above all is the personal insight, advice and knowledge on the tricks, carelessness and just things in general that other programs would not include. That is the essence, after all, of going to an external source – to receive advice that you don’t normally receive. In this department, which is the most important, Derrick’s lecture excelled”

Matthew Minas, Xavier College

“Derrick’s in-depth analysis and thorough outlining of his own thought process when dealing with questions was especially useful…also, the use of and dissecting of conceptual ideas behind the topics gave me a better understanding of how to apply them to questions…makes specialist maths seem easy…10 out of 10”

Bobby Chen, Haileybury College

“Unlike many other lectures, this program was not tedious at all, and we managed to cover the full syllabus in significant detail within a reasonable timeframe. Very productive! The bound reference book will be perfect for the end-of-year exams, and it is both detailed and easy to understand. 10 out of 10”

Alicia Lu, Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School

“It was a great and helpful learning experience, and reassuring that Derrick had been in the exact same situation as us a few years ago so he knew what we were going through, unlike many other lecturers who are teachers. 10 out of 10”

Timothy Huynh, Northcote High School

“Learnt tricks and information not taught in schools…Awesome lecture. Derrick Ha, you are the best VCE maths lecturer. You have taught me the tricks to succeed in the VCE!! 10/10”

Gene Lai, Viewbank College

“Covered the whole course in the time allotted and an insight into a former VCE student’s mind was more informative than other lecturer's.”

Alexander Makridis, Marcellin College

“The techniques covered were wide ranging and great for improving your study and exam technique…Derrick is very motivating and a good role model”

Istafa Raza, Melbourne High School

“I found many useful CAS techniques that I never learnt about before. This will really save heaps of time in my exams! Also, the tips on the exams were very beneficial and I will surely take them on board!”

Susie Tang, Killester College

“Derrick’s extraordinary knowledge in all facets of Specialist maths enhances the examples as he is able to highlight all the typical hints and tricks. His revision lecture is a great way to revise, providing valuable exam techniques.”

John Khamtanh, Melbourne High School

“Derrick dismantled the notion that the specialist course is difficult and allowed me to grasp the concepts easily. 10/10”

Vasily Skalova, Noble Park Secondary College

“Best lecture I have been to. Covered topics in great detail and explained things in easy to understand terms. Derrick was very well spoken and easy to follow and gave accounts of his own experiences in the VCE which were of great help.”

Ryan Crosby, Camberwell Grammar School

“The lecture was insightful, unlike a TSFX or NEAP lecture which just covers the basics”

John Wong, Melbourne High School

“A very informative lecture both aiding my revision and rehashing certain aspects of the course that have escaped my memory. I would definitely recommend this to any friends looking to revise thoroughly.”

Angelo Labrador, Parade College

“An enjoyable lecture that allows students to learn the material without fear of Specialist Mathematics. Derrick’s teaching style simplifies difficult concepts, which allows students to absorb readily and effectively.”

Danny Chang, Camberwell Grammar School

“Highlighted areas of study that were not covered at school…a great lecture that provides a comprehensive review of the entire course and relates specifically to the VCAA exams. Highly recommended.”

Anthony Nguyen, Balwyn High School

“I found your exam tips and techniques really useful. I now know how to better approach exam preparation and the exam questions themselves. I feel more confident about preparing for the Specialist Maths exam.”

Sinali Kaggodaarachchi, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“I found the explanations of ‘conceptual understanding’ really helpful and effective in giving me a better understanding
Kelly Wheatley, Mount St Joseph Girls’ College

“The lecture was very enjoyable and easily worth the money. Derrick ensured that students of all capabilities had a learning experience”

Faisal Bashari, Wantirna College

“Derrick provided an indication of what high achieving students need to work on and aim for, especially in terms of scoring and grading. Derrick has a great way of conveying seemingly complex thought processes – and I found this better than all other revision lectures I attended”

Kalpana Sivakumar, Mentone Girls’ Secondary College

“A very enjoyable lecture with useful tips and tricks regarding exam technique, preparation and how to approach unfamiliar questions”

Daniel Lewis, Melbourne High School

"This lecture has given me a greater understanding of the concepts and trick questions. I sometimes struggle really hard, but the lecture has boosted my understanding and confidence! 10/10"
Dalin Ty, Killester College

"This lecture was a great experience. I have gained essential knowledge on how to use my CAS, and the step by step working out and explanations were very useful. 10/10"
Sivly Tang, Killester College

"The tips/tricks/calc functions were really useful and all in all, the lecture was very helpful - would definitely recommend it to others."
Maja Santic, Noble Park Secondary College

"Perfect lecture. Best one I've been to that has managed to cater for all students."
Louise Kelly, Melbourne Girls Grammar

"The lecture revised all topics thoroughly and was extremely helpful."
Adele Ta, MacRobertson Girls' High School

"Brilliant lecture - would love to attend again. Demonstrated that you know the syllabus inside out. Keep it up."
Dung Tong, Sunshine College

"Never before seen calculator tricks - great!"
Semonti Modak, MacRobertson Girls' High School

"I really enjoyed your overall structure of the lecture; going through the conceptual theory, identifying the tricks involved in the topic, providing some examples and short breaks in-between... Revision book is great! Definitely using it for my exam! 10/10."
Penny Lay, Killester College

"Derrick made specialist maths very enjoyable and the note book is very thorough and precise. Overall, a very fun lecture and definitely worthwhile."
Anne Le, MacRobertson Girls' High School

"Exam technique, simplified theory, timely motivation - this lecture has it all. I am now better prepared for the specialist maths exams. Derrick Ha's lecture is not to be missed."
Matthew Vanmidde, Heatherton Christian College

"The revision program was well-presented and engaging. Derrick related well to a teenage audience, using humour to keep us interested."
April Watson, Cranbourne Secondary College

"The revision program has given me the skills, resources, and techniques I need to get a really high study score in specialist mathematics."
Sean Kempster, Caulfield Grammar School

"I found new methods that make my working much quicker... Excellent presentation, great speaker covered difficult concepts precisely – easy to understand notes and material. Very well prepared powerpoint and presentation. He knows his stuff very well!! PERFECT"
Casey Giulieri, Glen Waverley Secondary College

"Derrick was an effective and interesting speaker...The lecture offered a number of tips and techniques which made concepts simpler and assisted me in improving general mathematical skills...The book is really good and saves a large amount of time that I would have spent compiling my own bound book"

Kunal Luthra, Melbourne High School

"The revision book is an excellent resource which covers the course in depth and makes it easy to understand. Derrick Ha is a teacher with a deep understanding of the material and when he explains a concept, he delves into where it comes from and why we need to use it. This makes it simple to visualise and remember and, most importantly, apply."

Anonymous, Box Hill High School

"By far the best lecture for any subject I have been to. Class was extremely well controlled which made the learning experience so much easier. Raised a lot of very important points to remember for not only the exam, but for the weeks leading up to it. Calculator tips also were beneficial."

Matthew Yap, Melbourne High School

"Derrick's approach to mathematics was quite innovative in that he provided alternative solutions to question in a logical fashion. His systematic thought process has enlightened me in not just to memorise formulae and fixed steps to problems, but to tackle them in a logical sense.
Nicholas Yee, Rosebud Secondary College

"...going through a lot of difficult questions that come up on exams frequently – both rewarding and enjoyable ...10 out of 10"

Jennie Do, Wantirna College

"The tips and tricks that were presented gave me confidence in my exam technique. Overall, was a great lecture. Derrick was confident in the material that he was presenting and the bound book that was provided proved to be excellent material for exam study."

Tharaka Abeydeera, St John’s Regional College

"The lecture covered the topics that I found most difficult in spec maths. The notes are clear and easily understandable....The revision program was extremely helpful and helped with the troubles I had throughout specialist."

Yasmin Adams, Mornington Secondary College

"Overall, the revision program was great and really helpful. I feel much more prepared for the two end of year exams. Thank you! 10/10"

Jessica Tran, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College

"The things I found most rewarding were the depth of concepts and the alternative method of approaching complex equations. The book is very useful."

Tim Chang, Wantirna College

"The projected live working-out done by Derrick was good as it showed how to set out solutions and the order in which to take the steps...Everything was very useful, and the way he explained the concepts was clear and concise."

Abid Khan, Melbourne High School

Derrick addressed all the important key points and ‘tricks’ in order to assist us to achieve a good score.... The lecture was engaging and the book is very insightful to the syllabus."

Ken Chai, Glen Waverley Secondary College

"The revision book is great – there’s detailed theory as well as worked examples, and also includes calculator tips."

Gina Yang, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

"Revision book is more detailed than others out there as it includes personal handwritten examples. It has everything needed to be known and simple explanations... Derrick Ha was a confident, relaxed speaker who clearly knew what he was talking about."

Danielle Pu, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

The revision program was excellent and should be essential to all students."

Sam Hoac, Wellington Secondary College

"The book is great, it covers everything in the course giving tips and examples. Derrick is a great crowd speaker and easy to understand. Made spec fun and interesting.

Andrew Toigo, St John’s Regional College

"Derrick’s teaching is very clear. His explanations and examples have helped me improve my understanding of the whole specialist maths course. The book is awesome because it is so detailed and has plenty of examples...I would definitely take it to the exam. Overall it is a great lecture”

Danny Lay, Highvale Secondary College

“Derrick made complex processes much more simplistic and easier to understand. It was an excellent lecture. I’ve been to many other companies that do revision lectures but this was the best by far. Small class size, perfect speed, excellent notes, great presenter and the info could be understood well. The book is really good and saves me time writing up notes now. Thanks heaps
:-). 10 out of 10”

Vicki Triantis, Canterbury Girls Secondary College

“I’ve attended lectures at top VCE providers like Neap and TSFX and found Derrick’s presentation the most helpful. His use of entertaining slides kept me interested while his insight and explanations were second to none. Great notes. Picked up a lot of awesome tips. Thank you.”

Lynne Bui, Avila College

“I found new ways of approaching certain questions and topics, which were easier and more understandable than those I was previously taught…I was exposed to questions that I had never come across before, and this has widened my horizons on how to approach questions… When I first looked at the book, I thought, ‘Wow, I am so taking this into the exam!’… The lecture furthered my understanding of topics I had already covered, as well as giving me helpful tips which I will definitely take on board for my exams. I really am glad I have come today, so thanks heaps Derrick! :-)

Vivienne Lai, Killester College

“The video links were most enjoyable because they created effective and memorable associations to important tips…It was great to go through the thought process when being  confronted with difficult questions because it exposed different ways of solving a question…Derrick really takes an in-depth, extensive, analytical look into questions and maths in general. Also, I feel that he really understands the concerns of students and addresses them empathetically.”
Hui-Ling Yeoh, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“The first thing that I found most rewarding about this revision program was gaining the knowledge of what examiners look to take marks off for. The second thing was gaining insight on how a previous VCE student tackled his exams and what he did to prepare for it…The lecture was awesome. I enjoyed it a lot as it wasn’t a boring lecture. The book was placed together very neatly and in an orderly fashion. Derrick was also great. He spoke clearly and at a suitable pace that made me understand much more than I did before. I also enjoyed his comments on his own experience. I will recommend this to my friends next year. Thank you Derrick for providing this lecture!”

Jenny Ma, Killester College

“A great and enjoyable lecture! Definitely worth it! Notes are well structure and cover the entire course in detail, which is easier to refer to.”

Simran Pasricha, Balwyn High School

“The insight into exam tricks is sure to help when revising and doing practise exams…what was good was the concepts behind the topics being learnt. It should help to make remembering things easier…Handwritten solutions were helpful in seeing how the answers should be set out in the exam”

Harith Fernando, Mount Waverley Secondary College

“Amazing. Derrick covered the materials really well. He zoomed into the specific topics and had an emphasis on conceptual understanding.”

Trung Ngo, Haileybury College

“The videos – funny AND informative, laughter is the best learning environment…I really enjoyed seeing Derrick work out solutions – he broke them into steps which made them easy to follow…The book was presented nicely as well, with lots of explanations. Great job!”

Sophie Landells, Avila College

“Very detailed. Thorough solutions showing each thought process. Gained great insight and definitely worthwhile attending this lecture.”

Karen Trinh, Chandler Secondary College

“I like the fact that Derrick interactively demonstrated full worked solutions. The book is superb – very comprehensive notes!! I will definitely recommend you next year”

Anika Formichelli, Haileybury College

“The book is really good because it provides explanations as well as summaries in depth…I like the stuff that isn’t in the textbook.”

Chavy Arora, MacRobertson Girls’ High School

“It was great to learn the exam techniques and the ways you tackled your exams. This is a powerful tool that I needed… Derrick is a very confident and friendly presenter :-)”.
Deevya Gupta, University High School

“The explanations were very precise and appropriate to the course. He answered a lot of questions that I had in mind so I didn’t really need to put my hand up at all. Best lecture I’ve ever been to.”

Monica Huynh, Templestowe College

“I learnt how to think ‘outside the square’…The notes are fantastic and overall the lecture was interactive.”

Trisha Chandra, Presbyterian Ladies College

“Great! Definitely improved my understanding on topics, and focused my attention towards areas that need further revision. Gave me a much more positive opinion on maths as a whole!”

Asha Jois, Box Hill High School

“The best lecture notes I have come across”
Dan Hosanee, Lighthouse Christian College

“The videos were an excellent way to make links, especially as I feel I am a very visual learner. I loved the hand written examples in front of our eyes! Thank so much Derrick, it was fantastic! I appreciate the book you have compiled with clear explanations and sketches.”
Kubra Basak, Haileybury College

“I liked how you gave worked examples by hand. I never understand typed up ones!”
Caroline Trang, Avila College

“Very good lecture, good method of presenting information, very good notes. Highly recommended.”

Jonathan Amirthanathan, Balwyn High School

“I most enjoyed the explanation of theory in a way that is understandable and practical. An enthusiastic and entertaining presentation.”

Brodie Pullar, Haileybury College

“His explanations were very clear and easy to understand”

Rie Imai, Frankston High School

“A recent VCE student was able to deliver a comprehensive and first hand experience, instead of some author/checkpoints author…It’s evident that Derrick knows his stuff, and the fact that a reference book is provided makes Derrick Ha’s coaching seem more preferential compared to TSFX and Neap. 9.8 out of 10”

Duane Perera, Balwyn High School