Robert specialises in systems. He provides support to the website on a multilevel basis.
Denise is a computer specialist and provides assistance with the everyday running of the site.
Founder. In 1996 Barney started the Mathematics Publishing Company to publish his wife’s work, maths for 9 to 18 year olds. With the advent of new technology the business morphed into mathslearning.com and now publishes Ros’s work directly onto e-reader devices such as the iPad, etc.
Barney came to the commercial sector from a finance background as an executive in the UK Civil Service.
From 1986 to 1994, he trained, qualified and practised in a brokerage as an Independent Financial Adviser. He started his own financial planning business in 1994, working from home. In 1997, he moved the business to No.45.
He qualified as a recognised trainer of advisers and continued to assemble the current team. They have helped to develop the business into what is now, O'Toole and Associates LLP, (oandaifa.com). It focuses on helping business owners and individuals realise their plans and dreams. At present, he oversees mathslearning.com and advises O&A LLP in a consultancy capacity.
Ros was a State Examiner (UK) since 1992 and is an experienced teacher, lecturer, consultant and author
of 15 maths books. She is a member of the Society of Authors and an affiliate member of the Chartered
Institute of Educational Assessors.
From an early age, Ros’s father, Jack Tumelty, encouraged in her a love of mathematics. This stayed with her.
Later, as a teacher, she saw a need for specifically designed maths books to teach and test. Teaching gave her
hands-on experience of helping pupils of differing abilities, thus enabling her to design the material in
graduated order of difficulty. Also, examining taught her how to test and set objective questions
appropriate to the level of study. Over a period of more than 30 years, she has written copious
notes to help pupils. Keenly aware of problem areas, she devised ways to solve them. That is how the
books and material on this website came into existence.