Paul Carson is an author and private maths tutor. Despite hating maths at school, he studied Maths at degree level and adapted the Michel Thomas Method to teach himself the maths he needed to succeed. Now, using the very same approach 95% of his students achieve a pass rate at GCSE, and 100% in 2013 - compared with 54% using the traditional curriculum method.
Paul lives a quiet, understated life in Lincoln with his family. Beneath this regular exterior however, hides a smart-ish man whose brain power is down to 100% curiosity.
His first book - Naked Numbers: The 3 Rules To Make Your Life Add Up - was designed to transform the lives of numbers-phobics by stripping down maths into 3 simple rules. By exposing the secret workings of the subject, it allows users to confidently solve any maths problem. Indeed it has, with 33 positive reviews.
His In A Minute and Math-Hacker series are a holistic, intuitive, easy and logical approach to all of maths and takes a reader to university level from scratch - if they want! Explained in clear English and avoiding jargon, the method uses advanced techniques which are few in number but widely applicable. 15 years a tutor has meant he has taught every type of student and this series caters for all. These techniques are not available in school and are usually much quicker to understand, and far easier to use.
Completely painlessly and effortlessly, just some of the things you'll learn are:
Multiply numbers with ease
Do questions like 2.1 x 1.4 in a few seconds
Find percentages such as 41% of 32 in seconds
Do percentages in your head
Square numbers in your head
Smash the rules of indices
Manipulate standard form with ease
Finally understand why on earth you do algebra
No more troubles with trigonometry
Learn how to become rich (yes, really!)
Learn about the traps of personal finance and how to avoid them
Really understand areas
Rearrange formulae using BIDMAS
Seem like a magician with advanced mental arithmetic techniques
Finally understand what sin, cos and tan, are and how to do them
Carry all this forward to higher levels of maths
His aim is to make mathematics easy for all by focusing on understanding maths, so that any exam is easy.