You may know him as the quirky Mudgee Music man, but behind the scenes, Scott Goodkin has for decades been ironing out the kinks in a learning program aimed at helping students of all levels succeed.
From a young age, the Los Angeles-born educator struggled during school which, in 1965 was found to be caused by severe dyslexia.
Things began to turn for Scott once he discovered, as he says, a new way of learning, now known as Agrades4U, during his civil engineering degree at the University of Alaska in the 1980s which he later applied to his Bachelor of Education in Secondary Math and Science.
"If anything on my tombstone, they might say 'learned how to learn'," Scott said.
Agrades4Uimplements business practices and education skills in 42 short videos which contain the tools, strategies and methods of learning.
The program is divided into four categories - organisation and time management, study skills, test taking strategies and methods, and nutrition and fitness.
"When you're in school, it doesn't matter at what level, they give you all the information but they don't tell you how to learn the material," Scott said.
"This is the missing link between the information and the actual acquiring on knowledge. Learning to learn is something we don't get very often, if at all."
It's not a privilege to learn, it's something that we do as human beings.
During the various clips accessible in Agrades4U, the section of video featuring Scott is filmed at Mudgee High School and at times, features some Mudgee locals.
"A lot of people over time have helped me get where I'm at. The reason I used Mudgee people and the Mudgee locations was that I thought it would be nice to give back to my community because my community looks after me," Scott said.
The concept for the program was born out of the desire to help others achieve top grades, something Scott has been a long-time advocate for.
"My whole life I've always wanted to help other people, that's what drives me. As a person who suffered immensely through school, to suddenly have grand success with this technology, the fact I can now let other people have that is gratifying," he said.
"It's not a privilege to learn, it's something that we do as human beings. I want other people to have success with their education."