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Student Testimonials

Hi Gerry

Just dropping you a mail to thank you so much for everything over the last 5 months

I got 71% in P2 I never thought in a million years I could get that considering I only got 50% in F7

I'm only sorry that I will never get to go to another one of your classes again

Thanks again for everything

Hustle works


Hi Gerry,

Just wanted to mail to say thanks for all your help during P2 classes. Just got the results 61%, took another subject aswell and done better in that but getting P2 means so much more I think it's a real test. I'm not going to lie I've been terrified that last two weeks or so about results I was sure I'd failed, in your words the exam really ripped me and gripped me! I was a bit worried I'd bitten off more than I could chew last semester, all the guys I knew taking P2 took it alone when I said I was doing classes for another one as well I got a lot of 'ooh bad move'- psychologically. I was a bit freaked out!

I know passing is truly down to you -as I did in F7 I just showed up and listened to you and took in everything you said - work I did at home was truly minimal indeed understanding what I was doing was key for me then it was easy to write about it- going to your classes and paying attention to everything you said and trying to understand why we're doing what we're doing was pivotal to success.

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you



Hi Gerry,

Yes we can! Omg I passed. Thank you so much, I am so excited and really thankful to you and your study plan, and the five steps.

I can't express how happy I am. Thank you again




It's about an hour after the dreaded midnight results text and I can't sleep after seeing that I passed P2 first time!! 52%! Genuinely in shock over it still!

The exam plan on the day kind of went out the window when I saw the theory questions, as I had mentioned to you before that I struggled with the theory side of P2, so I made an on the spot decision to finish Q1 in total, regardless of the time spent on it, as it was there that I could pick up the most marks in my opinion. You had said that after 100 minutes, finish up with Q1 and move on but with my new plan I dedicated maybe an extra 25-30 minute to it and in doing so attempted each step of the question and completed the P&L.

What shocks me more about getting the pass is the fact that I left out pretty much one full question due to my modified plan. But this is where the GF plan really kicked in and is probably the difference between pass and failure, or as you put it, 49-50. 5 minutes to go and I'm sitting there having left out 1 full question and thinking about my initial plan of focusing on Q1 due to my troubles with the theory. I look at Q3 again and give it a quick read. And then for the remaining 3-4 minutes I hustled like I'd never hustled before and just applied any knowledge I had on the topic while also subconsciously worrying about the presentation marks. 3 lines....skip.....3 lines skip.  It is here where I believe I picked up 2-3 marks for pure hustle and never give up attitude to get me over the line and that's all thanks to you, so thank you so much!

I've been told by many people that P2 is the toughest ACCA exam so to pass it first time is amazing. What's even more amazing on a personal level, of the 6 exams I have now passed, this is the first exam I have passed first time. I struggle big time with exams so to pass P2 first time is just........wow. Nothing can take the smile off my face right now!

Finally, I'd like to say thank you so so much for your amazing tuition the past year, F7 also. 100% pass record with yourself just speaks volumes of your tuition considering my history with exams.


Hi Gerry,

Just a quick email to thank you for all your help and support. I am very happy to say that I got 60%. To be honest, after leaving the exam hall, I had serious doubts it was possible. Thankfully, the exam focused classes and all the hard work and paid off. It is a huge relief. All your tips proved very useful especially on time management and presentation...

Thanks again 🙂



Hi Gerry,

I smashed it with 70% in P2! Delighted.

Thanks for all your help. GF template tried, tested and proven once again.

All the best



Good morning Gerry

Passed what a relief thanks a mill for all your help

You were right

The GF Plan Works

Thanks for all your support



Hi Gerry,

Fantastic news this morning! Stayed up waiting for the text and wasn't disappointed.


More proof that your method works, Wasn't sure of some questions in the exam but you kept popping into my head!

"Leave Blank Get blank"

Thanks for all your hard work over the last few months



Hi Gerry,

I got 55%.

It still feels like I'm dreaming but i got it! 3rd time lucky! I never thought this day would come.

I’d like to thank you for all of your help I've never had a lecturer that was more passionate about what they do and actually enjoys teaching.

I only wish I'd really listened to you the first and second time to follow the GF method to the letter and hustled because it works and i would have saved myself a lot of time, money and effort.



Dear Gerry,

I still can't believe I have got 51 marks for p2. Thank you for the effort that you put into us and thank you for letting me believe in myself.



Hi Gerry,

I just wanted to email you to say thank you for all the work you put in during the last 6 months, of getting us to believe in ourselves and giving us the knowledge to pass the exam.
I am very happy to say that I passed P2, I got 64%.
I answered the questions with your layout, I found it especially helpful for question 1, and I hustled for the other questions to get as much marks as I could.
Thanks again



Hey Gerry

I know I hadn’t got you last term but you got me through so much that I really felt I wanted to tell you my news!!

I have finally finished my exams as I passed P6 and P7 last sitting!! You really pushed me on when I really felt like giving up halfway through and I am so so happy and grateful that you did!!.. I can’t thank you enough and wish you all the best in future terms and in every other aspect of your life and god knows you’ll have many more endeavours along the way  to add to your stories for class!

Thanks again and truly all the best for the future



Hi Gerry

I wanted to let you know, I have no idea how, but I managed 50%.  I made a hames of question 1 on the day, but my format was perfect, just calculation issues!

Thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement.  Clearly your advice paid off, and the “GF method” worked.  Once I got the format down they were happy to pass me even with mistakes.

50% is a little scary, I’d hoped for a better margin, but I’ll grab it in my grubby hand and run for the hills.

Thanks again for everything.



Hey Gerry,

Wooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo

I did it, I did it, I did it (in a singing voice, while jumping up and down).

So happy Gerry.  I got 63% and passed P1 too.  It's bittersweet though because I won't have the pleasure of your lectures anymore.  Ever thought of lecturing P3?

Thanks so much for all your help.  I know you've heard it all before but you truly are the best, one of a kind!!

"Oh yes we can"

I'm sure we will cross paths at some stage.  Forever grateful



Hi Gerry,

I wanted to let you know that I passed with 56 points. That's despite the fact that I hugely miscalculated my time for consolidation question (rookie mistake, I know) and only had time left over to answer one 25 point question.

That's because I followed your system! And because the way you lecture makes P2 an easier subject for me.

I don't want to sound like a hippy but you have a gift :-). And for every future student I hope you will keep on lecturing for a long time to come because you're just that good! 🙂

Thank you



Dear Gerry (the hustle) Fahy

Over the feckin moon to report 68%!!

It is safe to say that, despite P2 not being my favourite subject  - after nine F's and one P, P2 was, by a million miles , my most enjoyable series of lectures to date.

I thoroughly enjoyed your classes. They re-ignited my interest in accountancy and its value. Taking it into the real world, as you always do, I understood items I'd heard about in the news that I previously hadn't. I found myself more able to read and enjoy the business news.

You've a great positive and encouraging attitude which makes the mountain that bit smaller, and the load lighter.

Good crack, very enjoyable - thank you soo much!



Dear Mr Positivity!

Yes we could and yes we did!! I got 81% so absolutely over the moon! Thank you for "the gig" and for all the motivation and belief you have built in me over these past study months - I'm really looking forward to your next performance in P2 🙂

Your biggest fan



Hi Gerry,

D day arrived,

Couldn't believe it i got 60%. Hate telling you this but i had a bad last 3 days before exam, wasn't on it.

Not confident, wasn't sleeping and couldn't study.

Morning of exam alarm set for 4.30 in the morning as i usually get up and study but i just couldn't.

Got to Croke park at about 7 and they couldn't tell me where exam was on and the signs weren't up until after 9, so i was stressed, annoyed and not expecting to get it.

9.50 I actually mentally decided today was not my day and gave up.

Went in to the exam fairly defeated, a first for the ACCA's, opened paper, Q1 was similar to the ones we had practiced, Q2 tough but i can write something, Q3 Wow is what are they asking me and Q4 couldn't do any of the steps.

At this point thinking ah well i can get about 45 on a good day.

Started with Q1, couldn't do part B at all, leave blank get blank but that is what i did, just didn't know, Part C was ok wrote about 2 pages probably picked up good marks.

Part A was a moment changer - Step 1-5 nailed, Step 6 7 and 8. Thought to myself this is good. There was one adjustment that i knew what to do with it but it was a long read and time consuming so just moved on as the time had elapsed.

However i knew i nailed part A, like 30-32 marks and to that prob 5 out of 7 for part C.


Q2 gave all parts a stab, 3 lines break. Went in to waffle mode but many points were valid

Q3 was tough and it felt like i was writing the same thing often, think i mentioned IFRS13 on every part in Q2 and Q3.

I wrote 4 booklets, held the invigilator up 7 mins because I wrote until she pulled the script from my desk, then I had to fill in all the detail at the front.

The methods worked so thanks a million. As you know I was afraid of this exam – I would've found doing Tax in Latin with Julie would be easier for me and it was tough with 2 young babies at home. So am over the moon to get it.

Anyone can get this exam with your methods.

Thanks again Gerry



Hey Gerry,

Just wanted to email you to let you know that I have passed F7 with 68%, I was convinced at one stage I would be seeing that again in March but  I am delighted I passed it and can move on now from fundamentals to the Professional level’s J

This was the third time attempting this subject (Twice in College) and its the first time I feel confident with it and have now passed it (and more importantly understand it) all thanks to your teaching and your work plans thanks for all your help and I will see you in the next round for P2.



Hi Gerry,

Just wanted to say thanks for all your words of wisdom and amazing teaching! Just got my F7 results and passed with 68%, not a great mark for me but I'm over the moon with 68 in this subject. I think passing was more down to your hard work pushing me in class than mine, I just turned up and listened to you- you really got me thinking every class!

I really can't thank you enough.