Testimonials about Paul Carson

I can’t recommend Paul highly enough. He has a truly person centred approach to teaching which is the polar opposite of school. Whether you are struggling or gifted, he will be honest and tailor the teaching to your needs.


In our case my son, who had always been gifted at Junior school and enjoyed Maths, began to get very bored in Year 7 Maths at school. I could not get the school on board with adapting his work to a level that he was comfortable with and felt challenged by. He is now in Year 8 and, thanks to Paul, on course to take the iGCSE, or maybe even O Level, well ahead of schedule, hopefully by end of Year 9, if not before.


Paul stretches him and allows him to think instinctively and truly mathematically and always teaches the why, not just the how, which is so important to my son. He will answer any question, even if it leads to work or concepts beyond GCSE. He has re-ignited my son’s passion for Maths, which will be integral to any of the career pathways he is considering.


Mrs Sian-Elizabeth Rees, and her son George.



And Jagoda's comments about her tuition...


Paul is a very friendly and reliable tutor who is passionate about maths but most of all - helping people with any maths related problems. Not only did he support me all the way through my my maths GCSE (2016/2017) and beyond but also was happy to see me whenever I needed. Mathematics is his life and you'll realise that straight away! 


He is very patient, indeed - more patient than anyone I've ever met. This is very reassuring if you ask the same question again and again. He finds it easy to explain the mathematical problem in lots of ways without you feeling stupid for asking the same question. Apart from his mathematical expertise, he is genuinely interested in helping you to achieve your full potential.


Over our sessions, he helped me a lot with lots of other issues which were not strictly on the agenda, including study skills, choosing the right course and university - things that were previously holding me back. I would not be able to call myself a 1ST YEAR UNIVERSITY MATHS STUDENT if it wasn't for Paul. I would strongly recommend him.


Letter of thanks


We just wanted to write and thank you for all your hard work, encouragement and support that enabled Michael to pass his Maths GCSE.
As you know Michael had struggled with maths throughout his schooling and had been written off by his school as a student who would not be able to pass the exam.
We also feel that his gaining confidence with his maths also had a knock on effect with his other exam subjects.
Many thanks again, 
Kind regards,

Les & Michelle Aylett.

Testimonials from happy parents and students


"I've learnt more in one hour than I've learnt in 5 years at school."


Molly Jackson 


"Hi Paul, the 3 day course was very useful, I feel a lot more confident now about studying and the exam I've got.  Thanks again, probably be in touch soon with a problem for you to solve!"


Andrew Regan, engineer, mature student


“I got 100% in my GCSE exam because of Paul’s tuition – I couldn’t believe it!” 

Hannah Stevenson, student, sister of James


"Even though you taught me six years ago, I still remember your lessons now."

Rupert Vause, student


"You've had an amazing effect on Thomas, his confidence soared.  I couldn't believe it when he was doing sums just for the fun of it every evening."

Melanie Harding, parent


"It's hard to believe that my textbook makes this so complicated.  Why don't they explain it as easily as you can in ten minutes?"

 Leigh Rakestrow, Engineer


Our daughter desperately needed a 'C' grade GCSE maths to enable her to fulfil her dream to teach and, after three attempts, she had still not achieved the elusive 'C' ; so on recommendation, we booked a two-day week-end short course revision for her with Paul- what a wise investment. She responded very positively to the teaching methods and was able to apply the techniques successfully in the exam, which she sat two weeks after the course, and attained the 'C' grade. She is 'over the moon' and we are delighted for her. 

Our thanks to you Paul for your sensitive and conscientious approach- evident before, during and after the course- and your family for their warm hospitality during the coaching days. We are immensely grateful to you for playing such a big part in such a short time in helping our daughter follow her dream."

 Denise, Parent of Nicole.



 Hey Paul,


I went to the head of maths today to get the result of the November exam and I am absolutly delighted to tell you


that I got a C.


I am over the moon, and once again thank you so much for your help and support!


Best Wishes,


Nicole :)


"...for the last 3 or 4 nights I have set myself questions to do on multiplying because it's so fun."

Thomas Harding, 10



"I believe that Samantha has learnt more from you in the last few weeks than she has over the last 6 years at school."

Michelle Cleveland, Parent


 "Hi Paul, just to let you know that I really enjoyed our lesson yesterday and I have been using your methods in my engineering course already!  I'd never got to grips with maths before but now I know what I'm doing it makes a huge difference.  Thanks." 

J. Cooper, Mature Engineering Student


 "I've only been here half an hour and already there are so many things that are so much easier.  They should teach this at school."

Kelly Lodge, A-Level Student


 "I've learnt more in one hour than I have learnt in a year at school."

Grace Walgate, GCSE student


 "We had Paul tutoring at 3 different levels - one at A-level and 2 at GCSE level (one first year and the other second year). When we were looking around for a tutor it was difficult to find someone who would fit all 3 levels, and then we came across Paul when searching on the internet and thought we would give him a go.

 His methods are very different to the ones used at school, making the maths easier to understand as he went through it all in detail emphasising the areas where we needed to work harder. WE are all 3 very happy, as not only has our maths understanding improved, but Paul has also given us the confidence boost which the school failed to do.

 Overall, when looking back our maths is now improving at a faster rate due

to Paul especially focusing on getting all the basics right."  

 Marie Louise, parent of Alex, Anne & Nikolai


"Just want to say a big thank you for your help with physics over the past weeks. You've been a fantastic teacher and really explained things a lot better than school.  I do believe you have a fantastic teaching ability...whatever happens, I'm confident now and that's down to you."

D. Wharton, online student


 "This makes my life SO much easier."  Cissy Capaldi, online student

 "Cissy has responded incredibly well to you" Elaine, Cissy's Mum


 "This is brilliant....brilliant.  I will definitely be using this.  I used to be so dependent on a calculator and I had to have it or I felt lost.  Not any more!  Did I mention this is brilliant?" 

Stacey Corry,


 "My daughter, Evie, started tuition with Paul because I felt the maths teaching at school was, well, should I say, unsatisfactory?  I felt it quite likely she may not get the pass she needed.

Evie has just had her mock results and because of Paul's help on-line, the improvement is amazing.  I'm so glad I asked Paul to help her.  Her teacher told me that a tutor would be a waste of money - I feel like going to see him to tell him what I think!"  

Angela Morgan, parent of on-line student


                                  30th March 2010

"Hi Paul,

Just got my paper results yesterday for my A-Level Maths.

I achieved an A overall with an A in M2 and 100% in C2 so I am delighted. 

Just thought I would let you know and thank you very much for all of the help you have given me.

Kind regards"

George Shiel

Paul's tuition is flippin' brilliant.  It got me an A at A-level maths"

Patrick Creane, A-level student

 "That's so smart.  That's so cool.  That's brilliant!  I'm going to use that from now on!"  [in reference to learning how to square numbers in seconds]

Evie Morgan, On-line Standard Grade student

 "My son was totally thrilled and fired up by your lesson yesterday.  He thinks you are an amazing tutor.  Thanks very much!" 

Ruth Letts, parent of Joe, AS level student on-line

 "How you explained that then, it was as clear as day.  The good thing about this [on-line tuition] is that it provides an outlet for my thoughts on what I'm learning.  Instead of just reading a book, I can get some feedback about my understanding.  It really gives me confidence."  

Mark, On-line university student


 "This is cool!  I actually understand it now.  The Union Jack situation has been the highlight of my day! [in reference to multiplying 241 x 324 and (x + 1)(x + 1)(x - 2).] How is it so simple?  And why isn't this taught in school?  I wish I'd met you a year ago..."

Aisha, AS level student


 "John loves your lessons and has found great comfort in them.  It is the first time he has ever accepted maths with any confidence.  He has bonded so well to your teaching, and looks forward to studying with you to a much higher level." 

Elizabeth De Havillan, Parent of Online student


 I've never seen maths done so easily in my entire life!  You're going to revolutionise maths with this - something that is 2 pages long in my textbook you've explained in a paragraph even more easily!" 

George, A-Level Online student


 "Everyone should learn using Paul's method." Jenny Drisbey, pupil

 "After 3 hours of tuition I definitely felt a lot more confident and I understand a lot more now.  I went on to pass my maths course which was crucial for my degree.  Thank you, Paul" 

Pauline Myrie, Online student


 "Paul turned my daughter's grade from a U to an A, after 3 days of tuition, so I asked him to tutor all of my children.  My son has been moved up a set, his confidence has improved and he is keen to learn.  My other daughter got an A also and now takes A-level. [edit: she now attends university studying physics]" 

Lindsay Alldis, Headteacher


 "Before I started my tuition my maths grades ranged from an E to a U, I needed a C to get on my college course, and achieved that after a few months of the tutoring! Paul is a friendly and effective tutor, who explains maths in a much simpler and easy to understand way. It was definitely worth the money." 

Hannah Broughton, GCSE student


 "Although I am very conversant with maths and had helped my daughter with GCSE, we decided that she would benefit from regular help from someone other than me.

I looked on the internet and elsewhere and eventually came down to a shortlist of either a completely independent tutor such as Paul, or a tutor as part of a larger scheme and methodology. So we did a few trial tutorials of each type and I listened in to some of each session.

 The two of us had a debrief after each session and discussed the merits of each tutor from the point of view of style, approach, competence and empathy.

So we started from a shortlist of 4 and selected Paul after 2 trial sessions with each.

Paul has helped my daughter to come forward a lot and has formed a good bond with her and helped her progress well.

So in conclusion, I can recommend Paul Carson if you are looking for a maths tutor."

Ian Head, father of Callie, online student


 "I've learnt more in one hour than I've learnt in six months at school." 

Declan Corner, pupil


 "This is what you should learn from a young age!  To fully understand you need to know why you're doing things and putting it into real-life situations, as Paul does, makes it more understandable!  I've learnt so much in one hour and the time flew!" 

Alex, online A-Level student


 "Paul has been a real asset to us." Julie King, parent


 "This is very smooth and slick.  It's like getting a map that shows you all the back alleys from one street to another when you didn't even realise they were connected." 

Luca, Online GCSE student


 "Paul's method is interesting, well-planned and a good experience.  Because it's laid out simply, you find it easy to understand and pick it up quickly.  In every lesson something becomes clearer, and you can relate to what is being taught.  It should be in schools.  I was expecting a D but I've just done a mock test where I got 97%!  My teachers were amazed.  I'm very confident I will get the grade I want" 

Adam Penny, pupil


 "Why didn't they teach it like this at secondary school?" 

Florence Petgrave, Online A-Level student


 "After ten hours of tuition, I have turned my marks from 30-40% to 80-90%." 

Amy Parker-Hill, year 9


 "Paul is definitely worth the money!  I'm going to ask him to tutor me!" Samantha Hill, Amy's mother


 "What's good about Paul's method is that you understand what you are doing, whereas in school, you just mechanically do what you're told to without understanding why.  It makes it easier to learn, things fall into place more easily and you see how everything is linked.  Before I met Paul I was on a U, now I'm confident I'll receive an A.  At school, when you ask 'Why is something like that?' they reply, 'Because it just is'.  Paul doesn't believe in that.  He wants you to know why you're doing everything." 

Grace Storr, A-level pupil


 "Paul has worked with our son for his AS and A2 Maths for the last 2 years. He has been reliable, enthusiastic and well liked by him. We feel Paul has made a positive contribution to his studies both in terms of consolidation and giving a different perspective.

 He has built an excellent rapport with our son and this has been a very positive experience enabling him to gain confidence in his ability. Paul has also helped our younger son study for his physics exams recently with hopefully good results, again he had a good working relationship with him. 

 We have no hesitation in recommending Paul and it is our intention to continue with him next year."  

Mrs K Smith, Oliver's Mum.


 "Before I met Paul I couldn't do anything in maths, not even add correctly.  Within a few lessons I was able to do any multiplication and any division - things that I had previously found very difficult!  I enjoy it and I always do the homework...usually about 8-10 pages!". Georgina Thompson, year 9

 "My daughter has been impressed as I am because I was seeking a tutor for her who explained it properly - Paul is excellent at this." Carole Storr, Grace's mother


 "I was inspired to do A-level maths because Paul tutored me.  Before I met Paul I was hopeless at maths and I would never have dreamed of taking it at A-level.  I got an A at GCSE because of his lessons and he still tutors me for A-level now [edit: now at university, studying physics]" Roisin Alldis, A-level pupil


 "Being tutored by Paul was a fascinating experience." 

Heidi Walton


 "My son's motivation for learning has increased like I've never seen before - you're obviously very good at your job." 

Rachel Penny, parent


 "I needed to get a C grade to enter sixth form; when I met Paul I was on an E.  It was entirely down to him that I got the grade.  I personally went to thank him at his home as soon as I got my GCSE results at school." Andrew Shelton, GCSE pupil


 "My daughter got the grade she required; I put this down entirely to Paul's teaching." Hannah Brennan, parent


 "I met Paul as I had a GCSE exam coming up in 2 months.  He recommended a three day intensive course.  I decided I really needed that grade!  So I did it - actually time flew each day and I was surprised when he said 'time's up!'.  I got the grade and I now work in accounts!" Sophie Pillsworth, pupil


 "Paul tutored me maths as I was really struggling at school; he had lots of patience!  I needed a C and it is because of him I got it - my school maths teacher was hopeless.  I'm now at college where all of my friends are re-taking their GCSE - but I don't have to!  I help them using Paul's techniques." 

Emma Wallis, pupil


 "I had to take GCSE maths again for my nursing qualification, I only got a D the first time around.  I had Paul tutor me and he made it seem a lot easier.  I never thought I'd pass but thanks to Paul I did." Laura Eyre, student nurse

"There was no way before I met Paul I was going to get a pass in maths (C).  He made it all very simple, and I immediately called him to say thanks on results day as I was so happy!  Now my sister is receiving tuition from him as my parents are impressed." 

James Stevenson, pupil



"Sam's confidence has increased; he no longer finds maths scary!  Thank you." Cathy Tickle, parent of 11 year old Sam.



Reviews on Amazon about Naked Numbers

"For anyone who had a bad experience with maths at school, or for anyone wanting a primer in number confidence, this looks pretty hard to beat. It's a nicely understated product, perhaps all the more powerful for that. Perhaps most impressive of all - the techniques taught stick in the mind after very little time: and they work. Should be considered as a resource in schools and adult numeracy classes everywhere."

God Send for the Mathematically Phobic.

 "... if you're doing GCSE maths (or helping someone who is), then this product would probably be a fantastic study aid."

 "...actually quite addictive...


Paul's voice is nice and soothing and you don't feel stupid as the 'real' people he has in his 'class' ask the sort of questions you might ask yourself.


He goes at a nice pace, slowly building on all you've learnt....until eventually you're doing quite complex sums....crickey...and you CAN do them!


I liked the way when you listen to the CD, the sums he is talking about appear on the screen, so you can pause and look at what's actually happening....a bit like in a 'real' class where the tutor would be writing on the board.


Very useful if you're hopeless at numbers and want to be able to make some sense of everyday things like percentages ..

....I even amazed myself by learning how to multiply double figures by double figures without getting a headache or using a calculator.

Great piece of kit :)."

 "I bought this for my 10 year old daughter who has always struggled with maths. After having sat through this course she has so much more confidence. I even tried some of the techniques myself and its alarmingly simple yet powerful."

 "It has definitely helped, and I do feel more confident. I have to take my hat off to Paul Carson for this, and I'm grateful to this for making a difference."


"After leaving school 20 years ago without any qualifications I am now back at college and finding it hard to progress with subjects containing maths, I purchased the Naked Numbers CD in the hope that it would explain the basics again to me and boost my confidence with maths which it certainly has done, I've only just finished the CD and already I am able to tackle mathematical problems which I struggled with last week.


I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who is struggling like me with maths as it goes back to basics and explains problem solving in laymens terms across a range of maths subjects with easy to remember solutions, I wish I'd found this CD weeks ago before wasting money on books that make no sense!"


"There are lots of excellent tips - including using fingers for multiplication, squaring of numbers (the teacher gave an example of 27 x 27 - and shows how it is possible to work this out easily)."




"The tutor is really good, and explains stuff really well, and has really good tips like building on from the one I recall from when I was a child where you use your fingers to do the 9 times table, he gives you tuition on how to use this also for 8 and 7 etc."


"This starts off really well and gives fantastic tips and shortcuts for times tables and basic calculations. For this I'm delighted with the course and I will use these techniques when teaching kids with difficulties."


"I've always been bitterly ashamed at how awful I am at maths; to the point where I always rely on a calculator and try to avoid anything at work involving numbers as much as I can. I was skeptical that this programme could work on someone as deficient numerically as myself but this has made a believer out of me and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone like me who would like to be better at maths but has no time to seek out an appropriate adult learning group.


You are led through basic maths step by step, one lesson at a time each building upon the last and it feels like the best teacher you had at school is teaching a class just to you. Apparently the creator of this set up has based its style on a popular language learning tool and I have to admit I am definitely a fan so far as it gives you the ability to pause the screen if you need time to answer- amazing for those of us who cowered in maths classes frozen tongued when asked under the glare of a spotlight to come up with an answer. " 


"I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is scared of maths."


"As a numeracy tutor I was impressed by this product. ...essentially a good educational aid, and definitely a product of value."


Startlingly Good!


"I think this has unlocked ideas and ease of using numbers in my son's mind. A thoroughly good method, cannot fault, truly is excellent method in teaching numbers."


"...this product will help you to be more confident with numbers."


"...the course is genuinely useful. For example, I now know how to times three digit numbers with other three digit numbers, such as 467 times 963. That's something that I didn't know how to do before, and something that I really can imagine using in the future. What's more, it's nice to have the material spoken to you as opposed to having to trawl through a book for the same information."


"...if they brought out a follow-up advanced course, I'd buy it." 




"I was very sceptical about this product, but I thought that in some ways I might be the ideal reviewer - if this method can work for me, it can probably work for ANYONE. Amazingly, it DOES work for me. There's a lot of material here, and I haven't yet completed it all, but right from the earliest sections I was amazed at what I could do using this method."


"A simple, easy to follow program and one I intend to use for my young son as he develops. Many view maths as too difficult or sometimes give up with it - this is the answer and congratulations Mr Carson for the work he has put in here. This should be a must for schools."


"Not being a great fan of maths (or very good at it), I was interested to see what Naked Numbers could offer in ways of new techniques. From what I've seen so far, it's a pretty impressive little kit and certainly does the job of increasing confidence in maths, and developing simple but effective techniques to deal with a variety of everyday calculations."

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled."


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