While securing an A* in Mathematics is one of the hardest things ever, this teacher enabled his entire year 11 class to achieve the highest possible grade in GCSE exams.
Francis Elive, who made all his students utmost proficient in the subject, is now being called ‘maths whisperer’ over the web.
People are showering love and respect for the 55-year-old who succeeded in attaining such a result even when his pupils had to sit exams six months early.
Elive has set an example for all of his colleagues and instructors out there.
Speaking of the remarkable result, the humble man gave all credits to the hard work and responsible behavior of his students.
He said: “There’s no secret method. All my pupils have worked very hard and I’m really proud of them.”
Elive had been teaching these students throughout their years at the comprehensive school, Fitzalan High School, Cardiff.
While Elive was modest about the excellence he had attained in his profession, Jo Kemp, the assistant head at school, revealed how passionate and dedicated the ‘maths whisperer’ is in his duty.
Recollecting the memories from result day, Kemp said: “We did a countdown so they all opened their results at the same time.
“There was a gasp as they saw their results and then all realized they had the same. We call him the maths whisperer.
“He’s passionate about his subject and he is quite a reserved man. But he was just on pins like an expectant dad – how you would want a teacher of your children to be feeling.
“He instills the belief that they have practiced the hardest math that they have to ever face, so why be scared of an exam?
“It’s the belief that they absolutely can do it, and the children think it’s magic.”
To admire the teacher’s performance, Tiger Bay Juniors FC posted a tribute message on their Twitter account.
“Fitzalan and our pupils making history again,” wrote the education provider community. “Francis is a legend of a teacher.
“This is a great achievement for our local school. This is an indicator of the direction we are heading. Onwards and upwards.”
It’s not just that all the students have got A* in their course, many of them also obtained the highest marks too.
To understand how unusual it is for students to secure A* in GCSEs, you can take an idea from the fact that only 14 percent of total students were able to get this grade in Math exam last year.