Taiwanese math teacher uses Pornhub to teach hardcore calculus

Dec 09, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
When Taiwanese maths teacher Chang Hsu started a YouTube channel to teach calculus in March last year, he needed a strategy to attract students. So he began uploading his educational videos to the kind of websites which college kids tend to watch: Pornhub and Onlyfans.

Chang Hsu, 34, better known as “changhsumath666,” has attracted 1.9 million views and nearly 7,000 subscribers to his account, dubbed “Play Hard, Study Hard."

“Because too many calculus instructional videos have been uploaded to general platforms, in order to make more people notice us we uploaded the videos to adult websites,” Chang, 34, told HKFP.

“We did not originally intend to teach on adult websites, it was just a marketing strategy.”

The strategy has worked. Chang, who has uploaded 226 videos onto the adult film sites since May 2020, has garnered around 24,000 subscribers on his YouTube page.

His videos on Pornhub, which range from three minutes to almost an hour, have been viewed a total of 1.9 million times.

“This method is definitely an effective way to attract public attention… it has also definitely attracted students, because most of my students are college students,” he said.

“Most college students go to these adult websites, so a large percentage of them will see me, they will have an impression of me.”

'Every means to survive'

Chang told HKFP his new teaching channel was an effort to claw his way back from large debts and deep depression.

In January last year, the cram school he founded was shuttered without his knowledge by a former employee he had entrusted with running it. The employee then opened a new school in the same building.

“His behaviour caused me to instantly lose all sources of income. I was already burdened with a lot of debts, so [the former employee’s] behaviour actually caused very serious harm to me. I even wanted to commit suicide for a while,” he said.

In an effort to recoup his losses, Chang, who has taught calculus for over a decade, revamped his old cram school into a studio to film educational videos. With the help of other teachers, he began building the brand “ChangHsuMathsTeacher.”

The first days of operations were a flurry of attempts to gain maximum exposure, he said, as he was on the brink of bankruptcy. His team shot 100 videos within the first month. Other projects included two continuous 10-hour videos to solve 100 calculus problems.

Pictured: Chang's channel

He has also shot a 32-hour video teaching high school calculus.

Almost two years on, Chang’s online teaching platform has over 1,000 students.

“More and more international media are reporting about us, but most of them focus on our current success or interesting marketing strategies. But I think the more important thing is that we were actually trying to save ourselves from failure, so we tried every means to survive. Uploading the video to the adult website is just one of the various methods we tried.”

He told HKFP he hoped his story will inspire others not to give up hope.

“I hope that through this hidden part of my story, I can give more people the strength to let them know that maybe if they stick to a certain path, they will see the dawn of hope.”

Leong Mun Wai pulled a 'Raeesah Khan' in Parliament on Telegram hearsay

Jan 13, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership
On Tuesday (Jan 11), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) member Leong Mun Wai claimed that he received feedback from residents, "that some teachers have already practised vaccination diferentiated safe management measures in schools".

When asked by Education Minister Chan Chun Sing to name the schools and teachers involved, Leong backpedalled and said that the feedback was through Whatsapp and that he would need to ask 'his' residents before making a clarification. He later disclosed that the feedback originated from a Telegram group called SG Concerned Parents.

After a terse exchange between Chan and Speaker of the House Tan Chuan Jin, Leong admitted that the chat group messages did not name any particular schools.

Indranee: When you make allegations against teachers and just cast it out there, you must be able to substantiate it

Leong's response drew a rebuke from Leader of the House Indranee Rajah who admonished Leong for making unsubstantiated claims.

Indranee rose and said: "When you make allegations against teachers and just cast it out there, you must be able to substantiate it. And that is why Minister Chan (had) asked, ‘Please provide me with the details of which school and which teacher so that the Ministry of Education can follow up'.”

She described Leong’s explanation on Tuesday as an attempt to “grandstand” or make broad speeches that have no bearing on the details requested by the Education Minister.

Leong Mun Wai another Raeesah Khan?

In August last year, Raeesah shared an anecdote in Parliament about details of a rape case she alleged was mishandled by the police. She later admitted to lying about the anecdote.

In 2014, Workers' Party MP Faisal Manap also made an unsubstantiated claim alleging that when he was a counsellor, he came across a couple who were having housing issues and advised to file for a divorce by the Housing and Development Board — so that the wife would be eligible to buy a house under the Singles Scheme and she could subsequently remarry her husband.

He later apologised for not verifying the authenticity of his anecdote.