Paul M - tutor
 

Paul M
Tutor in Mayfair, West London

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£150.00 / hour

13,750 hours by a qualified working AST teacher.

13,750 hours by a qualified working AST senior teacher.

AST - advanced skilled teacher ---- Please see references

Written by G H " Our son thought Paul was quite outstanding ......
Brilliant.. fantastic ..Knows curriculum inside out .. brilliant explaining complex topics .. ingraining key exam techniques. Gregarious and engaging. "

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Local,National and International (additional premium) work undertaken.

Feel assured and confident that your child's education is safe in my hands.

Recently I had a pupil that scored 100% in all A level chemistry units.
The rest had many A* in all subjects at both A level and GCSE level.

Areas - state,public,vocational,hospitals,lock up with YYO
Public schools include Westminster, Harrow, St Pauls, The American school in London and Eton plus many others

I am a highly experienced and qualified classroom teacher in Biology and Chemistry to A level and GCSE sciences ( bio chem phys) and maths. The 20 years of classroom experience is invaluable in explaining experiments, practicals and criteria for marking them that so many student find difficult.

I have taught in Northern Ireland, Australia and London. I have excellent results both at classroom level and and as a private tutor . I have recently been employed as an enrichment teacher ( to take results form B/ A to A*) at 2 schools in London and in another school as their "super tutor". The schools normally request that I make an initial assessment of the students and design an IEP for these borderline students.

In the classroom I use many strategies and styles to create a stimulating and enjoyable learning experience. I use teaching styles which match the learner's cognitive learning style. I have been head of science in one school for sometime and an external marker for exam boards. Both my subject knowledge and ability to develop examination technique are exceptional.

I create a relaxed and friendly environment where the student feels free to answer - as a wrong answer is usually more informative as to how a student perceives a subject rather than a correct one! I can readily identify student's weakness and work on this. I am excellent at instilling confidence in a student. Students tend to like me a lot! I have a caring and sensitive nature to my tutoring.

I share equal position in two top London agencies as a super tutor and have trained tutors recently. I have been invited by two top public schools to provide enrichment lessons to take students beyond A*.

Please consider that I am a teacher that tutors and not just a tutor that teaches. It is this that makes me exceptional in my tutoring.

Carers often ask me what is the advantage of a Teaching-Tutor over a non-teaching tutor. Listed below are just a few methods, strategies and applications that I learnt about, used and have been assessed in the effectiveness and appropriateness of usage.

From this list I will be selecting those needed for your child to succeed.

Below is what a good classroom teacher knows and uses:-
Accelerated learning, Active Learning, Assessment for learning, Bloom's taxonomy to learning, Coaching, Confidence building, Cognitive accelerated programmes, Constructivism, Creativity, Differentiation, Enquiry based learning, ESL, ECM, Evidence based learning, Independent learning development, Inclusion, Gifted and talented, Gender awareness learning, ICT in the curriculum and application to SEN, Learning preferences, Managing behaviour ( and identifying zones of stress for children in learning), Mentoring ( exploration, understanding, planning), metaphor and analogy teaching, Motivation development, Multiple intelligence, Modelling teaching and learning, National strategy for designing a lesson ( starter, main body + resources, plenary, assessment for learning, etc,) Neuro-Linguistic programming, personalized education, Reflective learning, Questioning and Answering effectively, application of correct Teaching styles, Thinking skills - mind maps etc, Achievement ,using Transitions, etc.

Reviews and References

There are 33 reviews or references for Paul.

Written by Mark P

A great Home Tutor would recommended him 100%

Paul has been tutoring my son at home for the past 3yrs.
He has really helped him with his understanding of Science and Maths.
His predicted grades were low, he has acheieved great GCSE results.
Paul in always on time and his never missed a planned session.
He is flexible and with notice will try to accommodate any changes.
I would recommend him 100%
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
My son now had two great grade GCSE's in Biology & Physics (two years early) and is predicted a great garde in Chemistry this year. Thanks Paul
Written by Sandra S

Paul McCusker

Subject taught Chemistry and Biology A level

Mr McCusker has been tutoring my son since September 2014. Mr McCusker is an extremely professional tutor. He has been able to enhance my son's learning by interacting with him in a friendly and informative manner. Mr McCusker has been able to engage with my son to improve his confidence with the subject matter.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
The final exams will be in the summer of 2015. I am pleased with the progress so far.
Written by Elena L

Paul McCusker

Paul is a wonderful, professional and attentive teacher.
He tutored both my sister and I in biology and always arrived on time for every single session. He is a positive teacher who is great at explaining what you do not understand and takes his in making sure you fully comprehend the work at hand. Paul uses many different and exciting techniques that allowed me to fully engage with the topic and helped me remember everything I needed to know for my exam.
I not only learnt a great deal on the subject which helped me get a fantastic grade in my results, but I even eventually thoroughly enjoyed biology and I have Paul to thank for that!
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
I improved by two grades in my A-Level results!
Written by Lembe M

Brilliant tutor

I am indebted to Paul McCusker for providing excellent support and guidance in preparation towards my PhD examination in Medicinal Chemistry. Very thorough analysis of my work and excellent preparation for the PhD viva!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I passed!!
Written by Helen S

Excellent tutor

Paul McCusker is an excellent tutor. He taught my son A level Chemistry and Biology. He is enthusiastic and lively. My son, being a typical teenager, didn't want a tutor but changed his mind when Paul come round to teach him.
He has a wealth of teaching materials/past papers and is able to engage the student well. We can recommend him.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
My son achieved the required A level grades needed to study an Ocean Science degree at university.
Written by Billie E

Expert teacher

Paul has taught my son Physics, Biology and Chemistry at GCSE and has significantly improved his confidence , abilities and grades. He has always been clear about session times and is punctual. He makes the lessons demanding and enjoyable and he is someone I would really recommend.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
My son got a B in Biology, an A in Physics, improving his maths at the same time and should get an A-A* in his Chemistry this year. He has become confident and able.
Written by Cynthia M

Excellent Tutor for Science

I have know Paul for over 6 years and found him to be highly experienced in his field of tutoring/teaching. He is very professional, yet friendly in his approach. He is able to identify students' strengths, weaknesses and learning style swiftly, to advise and implement the most appropriate mode of teaching that is best tailored to the individual student. By using this technique, he was a superb tutor for my daughter; I would recommend him to any parent/s or student that is serious about their academic progression.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
My daughter's confidence in learning Science grew, she achieved A* in GCSE Additional Science and A in Core Science. She went on to study A-level Sciences and has now obtained a Science degree.
Written by Blanche S

Great Science and Maths Tutor

Paul has been tutoring with us for a couple of years now. Paul is extremely reliable, and gets great results from his students. The grades of all the students he has tutored have improved to an impressive degree. Paul brings with him a weatlh of experience, a strong and inspiring personality, and the ability to get the most out of all he teaches.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
An excellent tutor who will guarantee to improve students grades.
Written by Mike H

Dr Paul McCusker

Dr McCusker is an extremely capable and effective Science. I have known him since he taught Science at Tom Hood School in the nineteen eighties. He teaches Chemistry and Biology from GCSE to A2 and he also teaches Maths. He has delivered several Master Classes at my school-Walworth Academy-to Year 12 and 13 students taking AS/A2 Chemistry and Biology.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Pupils find his teaching clear and illuminating and he moves their learning forward. He is particularly effective in helping students access exam questions and apply their knowledge. Not only do stude
Written by Sarah J

Outstanding tutor

Paul McCusker is an outstanding science and maths tutor who is extremely talented at getting the best out of his pupils. He is very good at explaining difficult and complicated scientific concepts in a way that is engaging and approachable. He is diligent and well-prepared for lessons and knows how to help every child achieve their full potential.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
My son got an A in biology at A-level and Paul is currently tutoring my daughter for her biology and chemistry A-levels and my other son for his GCSE science and maths.
Written by Jennie R

Biology Tutor

Paul undertook regular weekly tutorials with my daughter who at that time was taking Biology AS and A2. He was focused. He knew the curriculum and the changes in the examination requirements very well. He had an exceptional skill at assessing the strengths and the weaknesses in a child's understanding of the subject matter. He was flexible giving additional tutorials before the examination. Paul assisted my daughter in developing study skills and most importantly, confidence in her ability to successfully navigate this subject
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
She attained an A in AS and in A2
Written by Issy T

Chemistry a level tutoring

Paul gave me the confidence and help I needed to do well in my exams. I went from a B at AS to an A* at A level! Paul is really good at explaining difficult concepts by using different techniques to suit your style of learning. I would thoroughly recommend him as a tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A*
Written by Jane L

Highly recommended

Paul has tutored my daughter for GCSE science (+ maths) and for A level chemistry. Paul is a very experienced teacher, who knows the syllabus and how to get the marks very well. Importantly, Paul was able to help my daughter to believe in her own ability which had a significant effect on her exam results. I am very happy to recommend Paul.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Improved grades at GCSE. Improving confidence and results at A level.
Written by Cris A

Paul McClusker

Paul has been working with my son since September.

Paul's experience as a teacher is very obvious. The sessions are planned and structured. Paul has a range of material and suggestions to add to the teaching of the topics, such as using internet sources to add another angle to the session. My son finds his varying teaching techniques helpful especially when covering more difficult topics. Paul has already identified my son's weakest areas, guiding him to experiment with different approaches to improve his exam answers and revision techniques.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
The exams are next Summer
Written by Paul B

Exceptional experienced Teacher

I had Dr McCusker tutor my Son for Both A level Chemistry and A level Biology. My son had a few problems in these subjects. Especially in understanding how to write up practicals and prepare and write up both ISAs and EMPAs for coursework , and how to produce a high quality synoptic essay in biology.
Dr McCusker's experience as a teacher within the classroom shone through. He readily explained both the objectives of all the practicals and how to write up ISAs and prepare him for the EMPAs. Furthermore Dr McCusker broke down exactly the marking criteria needed to get a very good mark in the synoptic essay.
All areas very totally clarified for my son - my son knew exactly what was needed!
I recommend Dr McCusker
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
A* in both Biology and Chemistry
Written by Marcela R

Outstanding chemistry tutor

Paul is an extremely experienced tutor who quickly and accurately gives a diagnostic of weaknesses and strengths.
He helped our son plan and take charge of his revision. Not only did he teach him how to solve key problems but motivated him to take charge of his revision schedule.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Outstanding
Written by Dilek K

A Perfect Teacher

Paul also taught Biology to my daughter. I have seen several teachers in a couple of countries. He is one of the best. Knowing a subject thoroughly doesn't mean that the person can teach well. Paul is good in the sense that he identifies the learning style and weak points of students and teaches accordingly. He gives clear and to the point answers to questions and repeats the subject calmly in different ways if necessary and builds confidence in the student. He is obviously very experienced with students from different backgrounds and with different capabilities which brings along his resilience in teaching. He also gives clear and short notes on how to answer in the exam according to the requirements of the boards. I would highly recommend him for Chemistry and Biology.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Now my daughter has a solid base both in Chemistry and Biology.
Written by Mr A

Paul M

This is to confirm that Paul has been tutoring my son since end of October 2015, during that time he has proved to be a thoroughly honourable,reliable and responsible tutor.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Tutoring continue exam in May /June
Written by Antony D

Outstanding Tutor

We have had numerous tutors to tutor our daughter in A level Biology and A level Chemistry. Some of these tutors were both experienced and very well educated (from some top universities) and some less experienced, but all with impressive profiles. All were unfortunately unable to improve neither my daughter’s confidence nor poor grades as they fell short of that holistic teaching experience needed to deal with someone like my skeptical daughter. Indeed my daughter was very reluctant to have "yet another" tutor as she dismissively put it!
Then we found Paul - to see him in action was a god send, inspiring, enthusiastic, motivating, progressive and encouraging - but more importantly completely both curriculum knowledgeably and effective! He immediately recognised her problems and designed a program of study and lessons plans designed to overcoming these. He used many methods of assessment that made learning for her rewarding! His accurate and manageable feedback, suggestions for further learning, confidence building and dissipation of anxiety were spot on for my daughter! My daughter is exceptionally bright and challenging and can easily manipulate a situation to favour her scenario outcome but even she said she was unable to get a reaction from Paul. He easily and calmly diffused her attempts to manipulate and direct the lessons – and in many occasions with a delightful sense of humour included! Paul was in total control of the lesson on every occasion – but yet sensitive and flexible to her learning style and emotional fluctuations.
Paul’s many hours of tutoring, his massive wealth of experience as a classroom teacher both in delivery of the curriculum and behavioural management, his unquestionably curriculum knowledge both theoretical and practical, his ability to relate to our daughter and manage her anxious personality and somewhat challenging behaviour, his ability to teach in many styles, his marvellous sense of humour, his ability to manage time - and to elucidate complex concepts in very simple language and then it application to solving questions - using simple but highly effective and variable resources was to say the least magical. He used simple kitchen practicals, internet, videos, game play, poetry, singing, evolving question bank to build confidence, music etc to make the lesson dynamic and fun but most importantly effective in their learning outcome and examination application.
His impressive profile is a real reflection of his abilities. If anything his profile is a very modest under representation of what he can actually achieve with a difficult, struggling or low self esteem child.
Paul is an outstanding, honest teacher and a highly superior tutor - and not just a tutor that includes some teaching. It’s his experience that paid off!
Thank you Paul
Neither my daughter nor I will ever forget your professionalism
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
My daughter has new learning and understanding vision of her subjects, new confidence / self esteem evident in her posture, attitude, energy and drive to excel in her studies and exams.
Written by Graham H

Brilliant

Simply fantastic tutor. Knows the curriculum inside out, brilliant at explaining complex topics and ingraining key exam techniques. Gregarious and engaging. Our son thought Paul was quite outstanding...his confidence in chemistry has improved no end. Thank you.
Subject:
Chemistry (IB)
Outcome:
TBA
Written by Alex T

Paul - a great science tutor

I Paul’s details through a friend at school and knew he was tutoring several people in my year at GCSE. Paul was my GCSE tutor for two years, helping me to achieve AA in Science and then for AS Level and A level.
He was very helpful and patient and very good at breaking down and explaining the subject matter in an easily digestible way ensuring that I was able to follow the topics. He was particularly helpful with coursework and spent a great deal of time supporting me in my studies, even if I became disheartened by not understanding the subject. Paul was excellent at helping to improve my confidence in my studies

Paul has a great deal of teaching experience which clearly shows in his tutoring. He is professional, friendly and very good at explaining the material. He gets on well with his pupils and supports them in their work and through exams. He had an excellent knowledge of the subject and the curriculum and was able to frame things to suit my method of learning

I would highly recommend Paul as a tutor for all ages
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
A Grades
Written by Ali A

Superb tutor no complaints

Paul has been a family tutor for over 10 years now and I can truthfully say that we have had no complaints. As a teacher it shows in his tutoring. He has shown variable teaching styles. He explains complex topics well in much simpler terms that can readily be remembered. He did a great job at directing us through hard questions and explaining many useful exam techniques. most importantly he can relate well to students.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
I can keep on saying that I would recommend Paul to anyone without hesitation.
Written by Melisa K

Reference letter for Paul M.

I did my A levels in 1 year and I was hoping to get into a veterinary university and therefore needed an A in both biology and chemistry.
I was predicted a D for my chemistry and a B for my biology at my 6th form college and after months of tutorials with Paul, I got an A in biology and a B (2 UMS marks off an A) in chemistry at my A level exams and got into the Royal Veterinary College of London.

In my 6th form college, we only got 6 hours of teaching per subject per week and we were expected to learn quite a lot of things on our own at home. I was finding this quite difficult so decided to get a tutor for biology and chemistry.

After trying about 6 tutors, Paul was my last change as I was falling really far behind with my studies. After the first class, I immediately knew he was the right tutor for me as he was able to understand my weaknesses and quickly come up with different ways to teach me these areas. For example, I have a visual memory so he used to explain me things by drawing them out.
We had at least 2 hours classes 2 times a week during the academic year and Paul was always prepared for the classes.
He used to first teach me a chapter, while constantly asking me questions about it to make sure I understand everything and that I can apply my knowledge. Then we would do end of chapter questions about it and discuss the answers and the correct answering and exam techniques. Finally, we would answer past paper questions on the topic and only move on to the next topic when I felt confident enough about it.
The main reason why I think Paul is a great tutor is because even though my science wasn’t really strong and I was struggling, he was always very positive and I didn’t feel judged by any of my mistakes. I felt like I was able to ask him any question without feeling ashamed of the lack of my knowledge and this really helped me with my confidence.

He always used a wide range of resources to get me prepared for any type of question that could come up at my exams.

My chemistry teacher at school was being really demotivational through out the year and this was really bringing my confidence levels really low. However, Paul never let me doubt my self and always kept me motivated and helped me keep pushing forwards with my studies.
At the end of the year, I felt really confident during my exams thanks to all the tutoring from Paul.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia during Christmas and Paul immediately adjusted his way of teaching according to my new special needs. We experimented with different colors to see which ones were sticking better at my memory and continued our tutorials using those colors. He also taught me new ways in which I can make learning easier for my self as well as helping me understand and accept my disability.
He was also really helpful to teach me stress management techniques, which helped me keep calm throughout the school year, especially during exam period.

Paul is a really patient, kind, friendly and carrying person and without all his support I wouldn’t be where I am today. He is definitely a person full of knowledge and he truly cares about his tutees and wants to help them.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
A in biology and B (2 UMS marks off an A) in chemistry. I got into the Royal Veterinary College of London.
Written by Niamh P

Outstanding Tutor

Paul knows every Chemistry syllabus back to front and can aptly explain even the most difficult scientific concepts; just as importantly, Paul built my confidence which tackled my exam nerves. During my GCSEs Paul has been patient and made sure I fully understood the whole syllabus. Paul adapts his teaching style to every student to ensure they achieve their full potential. I highly recommend Paul!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I got As in all of my sciences at GCSE and I am now on track to get As in my A-level sciences.
Written by Vana B

Chemistry tutor review

Paul is a very professional tutor,he masters his subject,his way of teaching is very impressive and he is passionate about teaching which reflects on his tutees,making the more confident in thier subject.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
With only few lessons with Paul my son's understanding and thinking of chemistry has been jumped to a high level,I do highly recommend him ,he is a star teacher.
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Teaching a challenging 15 year old !

Paul Taught Ollie twice and was a fantastic find on tutorfair - he was incredibly passionate about his job and also getting the most out of my son and the session - we will continue using Paul as much as possible - Thank you
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I am looking forward to paul spending as much time as possible in the next few months helping my Son before his GCSE'S
Written by Tom B

Expert teacher

Paul has an extensive and secure knowledge and understanding of his subjects as well as the up to date changes to the national curriculum and exam specification.
He demonstrated the relevant skills and practices needed for a subject to be examined with considerable emphasis on examination techniques and revision methods.
His teaching resources were highly appropriate in that they were differentiated. He provided extension material for enrichment and in many cases these were unique to my son's learning style and requirements.
Paul used appropriate, accessible language and dialogue in order to maintain a suitable learning environment.
He agreed a program of study based on his own assessment of my son, the aspirations of my son as well as my own concerns. He placed the ownership of learning and success on my son!
He was able to adapt his teaching, based on the needs from tuition briefs, assessments and other feedback. Paul was highly reflective in his analysis and fine adjustment of teaching style needed for my son. He used strategies to help him become a more independent and confident learner.
Paul's experience as a classroom teacher showed in his range of different teaching methods, behavioural management and learning theories.
He provided accurate and constructive feedback on my son’s strengths, weaknesses, attainment, progress and areas for development, including action plans for improvement. He reported in a clear and timely manner as agreed.
His assessments were highly professional and constructive. He used valid methods of assessment and ensured I understand the purpose, requirements and processes of the chosen assessment method.
Paul provided tuition in a safe, secure, confident and valued environment. He established a clear framework for discipline during tutoring sessions in order to manage my son's behaviour constructively, promoting his conduct and independence. He happily consulted me on his approach to managing my difficult son. HIs approach to behaviour management of my challenging son was both professional and excellent.
I was very happy with the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being of my son.
Result 4A* in biology, chemistry, physics and maths and a very happy and confident son!
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
4 A* in maths, biology, chemistry and physics
Written by Rucha K

Reference

Paul has been a fantastic tutor for my daughter and has been teaching her chemistry as well as biology. Apart from having a wealth of knowledge and an experience in from his teaching career, he makes learning fun and interesting and has an amazing sense of humor. He is sensitive and is understanding towards her. As such I have seen her improve in terms of understanding of topics and exam orientation. Each topic is explained in a simple, concise and straight forward way which has made the subjects clear to understand.
Paul works very hard and takes great efforts on his part and is a dedicated tutor. I would certainly recommend Paul as a tutor for other students.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Learning with Paul has not only helped to improve confidence but has also helped to increase the interest in the subjects.Thank you Paul.
Written by Lucy G

Fantastic tutor - Ollie is a changed student and really looks forward to his lessons !
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Haroun And Saheer S

Tutor-A level

Paul is an excellent tutor. He is sensitive and gets to know his student well in order to tailor his lessons and revision techniques. He is quite supportive, flexible and friendly. Within two lessONS, he was able to defeat ne the areas that he needed to work with her and consolidate her knowledge. We recommend him highly and our daughter looks forward to his weekly session
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Progressing with confidence in time for her A level exams in May
Written by Susan H

one of the best tutors in London

Probably best tutor that I have ever had, despite only having Paul for half a year, I feel a lot more confident in both biology and chemistry, anything I don't understand he explains it in easy terms which very few teachers do.
Even if you don't need a tutor he is also great for interview practice, I had no clue what to do during an interview but he went through the toughest questions with me, and helped me get into Queen Mary's for dentistry.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Great Tutor and amazing at interview practice! :)
Written by Cathy M

Excellent Tutor

Paul has worked out perfectly for Callum who knows his subject reasonably well but was struggling with revision and exam technique and generally feeling overwhelmed just before the start of his A level exams. Paul has helped him to focus on improving his weaker topics and has been able to structure his revision timetable. . Paul has also helped Callum with his exam technique and given him confidence to be able to answer questions with more assurance and in greater depth. Paul has definitely accelerated Callum's learning development and I am confident that it will help him to get the grades he needs for his first choice university.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
Not known yet
Written by Reda K

Reference for Paul Mccusker

An excellent tutor.Very professional, he knows his subject matter and how to teach it.Also, he is friendly and enthusiastic, always well presented, punctual and reliable.
I can highly recommend him for maths tutoring.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Mr helped build my son's confidence in the exams and my son got better knowledge in Maths.
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Education and Qualifications

Paul's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Glasgow
Degree
Msc Med Gen
Institution
Monash Uni Australia
Degree
PhD
Institution
Queen's University Belfast
Degree
Genetics and Biochemistry
Grade
2.1
Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
pgce
Grade
pass

School

Institution
banbrdige academy
A Levels
x3
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  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

For Tennis Rugby and Athletics

Other Qualifications

LTA tennis coaching award
Diploma in Access Databases

Subjects

Subjects taught by Paul are listed below.


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