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Elvis Daniel. (Internet photo)
Elvis Daniel. (Internet photo)

I listened to a press conference held on Tuesday 16th September by the Prime Minister, where my performance as a teacher was questioned.

These are the facts:

I contested the 2005 general elections unsuccessfully. I applied for a job as graduate maths teacher at St. Martins Secondary School in August 2006 and taught CSEC mathematics for one year (Sept 2006- Aug 2007), resulting in a 75 per cent pass rate.

I was transferred to the A level College in Sept 2007 and taught until August 2010, when I was transferred to George Stephen’s Secondary School just three months before the 2010 general elections.

In the 2007-2008 academic year, I taught only CAPE UNIT 1 math and got 73 per cent passes. That year, I got 75 per cent passes for the students that I had prepared for a UWI course (maths for social sciences).

In the 2008 – 2010 period my pass rate for Maths Unit 1 and Maths Unit 2 ranged from 79 per cent to 85 per cent. As a matter of fact, the very year when I was transferred (August 2010), the Community College had just broken the national record in mathematics. The college, for the first time, got 26(TWENTY SIX) GRADE 1 passes in the Cape Unit 1 and Cape Unit 2 mathematics. The students that I prepared got 14 (FOURTEEN) OF THE 26 GRADE 1’s.

Is this poor performance? You be the judge.

Elvis Daniel 

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11 replies on “The facts about Elvis Daniel’s record as a maths teacher”

  1. Now this is how one writes a rebuttal piece! Not 20+ pages spiced and liberally seasoned with ‘cussin’, derogatory speculations and veiled threats.

  2. Don’t worry, Elvis, with a Roman Catholic Bishop behind you, it looks like you will soon have the Holy See on your side, a body with the power to excommunicate its members, even if they Prime Ministers of their countries.

  3. I think the PM spoke about his attitude. Anyway those are good stats. Keep it up. However, how come the Priest said that the 3 teachers needed to be reinstated? Sounds like you are gainfully employed.

  4. E. Glenford Prescott says:

    Elvis your work as a mathematics teacher is recognised across the world by those who have sat in your classroom……I dont know what about whose attitude the PM spoke..but you remember by your works you would be known…… stay humble and decent….SVG needs you

  5. Unbelievable. I didn’t know this guy was that good of a math teacher. The sad thing is, his students missed out on having a great teacher and who could have been better off because of this guy didn’t have a choice. It’s spite and hate that is driving the people in high offices in our country.

    I read my bible from time to time, and the bible says that you will need the mark of the beast to work and live a good life. And look at SVG now, people have to have the party card and sticker on house and car to get by. The bible by it’s very words told us that this kind of thing is not of God. Don’t worry we going to get rid of them and pray for our country’s healing when they gone.

    OWN THE JAIL.

  6. You need to understand (Vincy) that i was never re instated. Right now, if i retire tomorrow after teaching for over 32 years, I have nothing to get… no pension, no gratuity. Which attitude is the PM referring to? Come on, we are speaking about Mathematics here. Do you think that any teacher can get students to pass CAPE MATH with such quality grades if he/she has a poor attitude?. Just interview the students that i taught at the college when i was there and you will get a true picture of the
    student perspective.

  7. Mr Daniel, l with all due respect it does not seem like you are too interested in teaching anyway so why complain of not being reinstated. I say this because you RESIGNED your job in 2005 to run for election and then again in 2010. Someone who is arguable the BEST Math teacher does not do that to my mind. I say this because had your party won , you wont have been a teacher in a classroom. So lets be honest here. You KNEW exactly the ramifications for RESIGNING your job yet you did so. You cant have you cake and eat it too, Sir.

  8. You have to understand how the spite, malice and hatred works.

    Having destroyed the mans job and his pension. They now strive to destroy his good name, both past, present and future.

    Its the way they work, had he been Unity Marxist Party ULP, he would have got a top paying government job, but he isn’t, so he must be punished.

    Its simply how the Marxist scum bags work.

    But what do I know, according to Wun Phat Prat I am just an internet crazy that he is smoking out.

    Isn’t the truth annoying big boy?

  9. Mr. Daniel in my opinion your self and the other teachers should have been reinstated, from the stats you posted that’s good performance on your part. Your situation along with the other teacher and Mr. Bigger Bigs are very upsetting to me. We as Vincentian sit on our asses and just take shit. We need to change our laid back attitude.

  10. You have to understand how the spite, malice and hatred works.

    Having destroyed the mans job and his pension. They now strive to destroy his good name, both past, present and future.

    Its the way they work, had he been Unity Marxist Party ULP, he would have got a top paying government job when he failed to get elected, but he isn’t, so he must be punished.

    Its simply how the Marxist scum bags work.

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