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Richard Wilson

Funded with support from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
2014 Global Fellow
Founder of Maths Pathway with Justin Matthys

Richard Wilson 2014 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Transform maths education for students in Australia by replacing maths courses with a simple and effective cloud-based e-learning curriculum in schools and at home.


Maths Pathway opens STEM careers to students by enabling everyone to excel in mathematics. We provide schools with an easy-to-use, cost-neutral tool to reform their approach to mathematics teaching. Rather than leaving students confused and falling behind, Maths Pathway's online system and learning materials provide each student with a customised syllabus. Not only does this allow every student to succeed, but it also triples the learning rate. To scale this effectively, we make it exciting, easy and free for teachers to engage with the new approach, ensuring equal access for disadvantaged communities.


Richard Wilson is cofounder of Maths Pathway, and is working to change the way that mathematics is taught. He grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, witnessing first-hand the divide between the haves and have-nots in society. Driven and ambitious, Richard completed a double degree in Software Engineering and Arts at the University of Melbourne, and took his problem-solving skills to a career in management consulting. Realising that his true passion lay in helping young people, Richard volunteered as a mentor for troubled youth and finally traded in his consultant job to become an Associate in the second cohort of Teach For Australia. Leveraging his obsession for process improvement and efficiency, Richard took the role of faculty head, and built a range of innovative tools to make his colleagues lives easier. After meeting Justin, he realised that the potential impact of Maths Pathway far outweighed anything he could do in a single classroom, and became the technical founder of the company.

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