Michael is a proud Irish man. Mathematics was always his favourite subject in school and after achieving an A1 in his leaving certificate (A’level equivalent) he went on to study for a Bachelor of civil engineering at University College Dublin, before changing his career path. In 2010 he moved to London and started his PGCE at Middlesex University. His teaching career began in Enfield – North London, where he was employed by his first placement school; but he has since been Head of Mathematics at Beacon High School in Islington. He recently moved to be Head of Mathematics at the International Community School, London. Michael has taught KS3, GCSE and A’level Mathematics to students of all ability in his career, and he has excellent knowledge of the GCSE examinations in particular. He is now teaching the MYP and IB programme.
Michael’s teaching style is to diagnose the students’ misconceptions and work on improving individual skills through guided practice and exam style questions.
When he is not teaching and marking books, Michael thoroughly enjoys the theatre, (The Young Vic is a personal favourite of his), keeping himself fit and reading.