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Stephen Fennell

Lecturer - ACCA TX | MA

Stephen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is dedicated to ensuring your success in ACCA Taxation. He holds a BSc in Applied Sciences and an M.Phil. in Applied Sciences from The Technical University of Dublin. Stephen was placed in Joint 2nd place in Ireland and Joint 13th place Worldwide in Paper P6 Ireland Advanced Taxation out of 8,367 students worldwide.

Stephen's ACCA pass rate is greater than 75% on an accumulative basis. In the most recent sitting of the ACCA TX exam, a 79.3% pass rate was achieved, which compares favourably to the 49% global average.



"It has been a wonderful learning experience with my taxation lecturer Mr Stephen Fennell. He understands exactly how to help students to achieve their full potential, he is super dedicated to teaching, has great patience with all students. His study manual and teaching techniques are exam focused and well-structured that makes tax interesting to learn.  

Due to the recent Covid-19 Pandemics, ACCA has cancelled the June exam sittings and my ACCA courses were supposed to be finished by May, I would never expect PAT went extra mile to help all the students, they have rescheduled the courses’ timetables and provided extra lessons ,on top of that Mr Stephen Fennell was always available and welcomed questions no matter how trivial they were. 

Mr Stephen Fennell is an awesome tax lecturer, he will help you to achieve your best result! "

Vivienne Liu Dutier, ACCA TX

"I would also like to note my sincere thanks to Stephen Fennell for his guidance and support throughout the duration of this module.  I feel that Stephen did an excellent job in taking the class through what I found to be quite a difficult and content heavy course.  He brought to it a very structured approach, providing just the right balance between learning new concepts and revising as we went.  I found that his classes and revision sessions were pitched at a pace/level that kept us motivated without overwhelming us. Stephen was also very realistic in managing our workload expectations and equipping us with the necessary tools to sit the exam.  As a newcomer to accountancy training, I found this module to be quite challenging and I'm not sure that I would have seen it through to the end without Stephen's realistic approach and encouragement."
Susie Markey, ACCA FMA
"Studying the taxation examination with Stephen was very important in me doing well in this exam. His syllabus material, very focussed lectures and regular teaser questions kept me on top of course from the outset. This coupled with providing constant exam standard questions for completion plus the two mock exams had me very well prepared for the real exam. Stephen is very thorough, easily contactable and helpful offering feedback on a regular basis and an extra push when needed. Studying with Stephen has been an enjoyable experience"

Lisa O'Brien, ACCA TX

"I heard about PAT from a work colleague and it's proven to be the best bit of accounting advice that I have ever received. I did the tax course with Stephen and he's absolutely first class. His commitment to his students and his knowledge of the course is second to none.

Tax is a subject that I previously struggled with. Stephen's method of teaching the course along with his continuous assessment approach proved to be invaluable. His ability to distill down an enormous subject in bite size pieces of information is remarkable. You won't find a better tax lecturer.

"Follow the plan, trust in the process, and you'll be in the best position to pass the exam", they said - and they were right!"

Cian Holland (Airbus Financial Services), TX Dec 2019

"PAT is delivering the courses at high standards, never failed. A big part of this was the lecturer, Stephen, which was very supportive and exam focused, straight to the point. With all this help I managed to pass the TX exam from the first attempt. Well deserved effort!"

Vladimir Cazacov, ACCA TX

"I studied ACCA Taxation with Stephen Fennell. Stephen is a fantastic lecturer and his study manual and step by step approach to taxation and the exam were fantastic. I  passed the exam at the first attempt with 75% ". 
Maria Cronin, ACCA TX

"It has been a seamless experience doing the tax course with PAT and Stephen. Everything was well organised by the academy, there is always somebody there to answer any questions arising. Stephen is an outstanding tax lecturer, very passionate about what he does. Everything in his teaching is exam focused, from day 1 until the end of the course. He is very down to earth, and relatable in so many ways. Made an utterly hard task very manageable. I would recommend this academy and lecturer to anybody looking to undertake ACCA."
Victoria Cazacov, ACCA TX

"Stephen is passionate about tax, and his students passing the exams. His lectures are exam focused from day 1. After lecturing he followed up with summaries, relevant questions and study plans.
He constantly checked in to make sure we were on track. He was available at all hours to answer questions by email. If you follow Stephen’s study and revision plans you will pass the exam first time."
Keelin Murphy, ACCA TX

"Stephen is an amazing lecturer which keeps you in study for whole course. His approach is very proactive, he will push you to study by sending emails, uploading teasers, giving the homework. I was afraid on the start of the classes, as I am not native speaker, but Stephen has very good learning tactics and he is explaining lessons the way that everybody will understand. It's easy, just follow his advices."

Zuzana Kronovetterova, ACCA TX

"Stephen is an excellent lecturer who really cares about his students succeeding. He is laser focused on the Examiner's requirements, making sure the entire breadth of the Taxation course is covered in great detail. His exam manual is second-to-none, with step-by-step walk-throughs of every TX(IRL) exam question since 2012. This invaluable manual, combined with set homework questions, revision days and live computer-based mock exams means that by studying with Stephen you're almost guaranteed to pass TX(IRL) with flying colours!" 

Siobhan Maher, ACCA TX

"Received my F6 tax result today - 82%. So delighted! The first person to enquire as to my result? - my lecturer Stephen Fennell; that says it all really. From the first to last day of this process Stephen has been a guiding hand, condensing and simplifying the syllabus, always on hand both in class and online to clarify and encourage. 
His systems and focus on exam strategy ensure that on exam day his students are well prepared and confident to deal with whatever is thrown at them. As a fairly recent ACCA student himself Stephen empathises with his students and knows first hand what's needed to achieve their best result. 
If students put in half the work Stephen puts in delivering this course, they'll be sitting pretty come results day."
Catriona Cox, ACCA TX