Sample 1st & 2nd Year Grinds

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Grinds
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At The Dublin Academy of Education we offer all 1st and 2nd Year students the chance to try our subjects for free before committing to a full year of grinds. At these free trials, students can experience first hand the quality of our teachers and their notes. Our grinds give students a head-start before they move to the Junior Certificate in 3rd Year.

Weekly grinds also include a special one-on-one service to all students, for a period of time before or after every class. This is a specialised, individual service, which we encourage all our students to take advantage of.

The foundation of our weekly grinds is ‘exam focus’. Our teachers strip away the unnecessary sections of each subject and focus solely on the core, examinable material, the aim of which is increasing students’ exam performance.

If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

Holidays:
Classes commence on Monday 2nd September 2019. Please note, classes and supervised study will NOT be held on the following dates:

Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2019
Monday 17th February – classes resume Monday 24th February 2020

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 16th December 2019 – classes resume on Monday 13th January 2020

Easter Holidays:
Monday 6th April- Monday 20th April 2020

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Sunday 17th May 2020

Timetable
Subject
Maths
Level
Higher
Day
Thursday 1st October
Time
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
English
Level
Higher
Day
Wednesday 30th September
Time
5:15pm - 6:15pm
Location
Stillorgan
Subject
Irish
Level
Higher
Day
Tuesday 29th September
Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location
Stillorgan
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What will be covered in this Maths Weekly Grind?

The grind is focused on solidifying the common introductory course which is the bedrock of the junior certificate examination before extending this deeper into 2nd-year topics up to junior cert standard. This course design will allow students to progress linearly from any standard level that will give them the strongest possible foundation and mathematical confidence empowering them as they move into their all-important junior certificate examination year.

Meet your teacher – Tracy Gannon: Tracy holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Geography, a Professional Diploma in Education & Master of Education. Her passion for her subjects has been shown in her ambition to further educate herself whilst also being a full-time post-primary teacher & part-time lecturer in University College Dublin.

Tracy’s style of teaching instils confidence in her students by providing them with a well-defined understanding of the syllabus. Her teaching experience and work as a state examiner have afforded her the opportunity to have a key insight into preparing her students to achieve top marks in their final exams.

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What will be covered in this English Weekly Grind?

Our English Department has designed the 1st and 2nd Year grinds to cover the foundations of the English syllabus. Our tailored course gives students a firm grounding in what is required at Junior Certificate level, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance.

Meet your teacher – Ciarán Hartigan: Ciarán Hartigan has been teaching English to the highest level for over 10 years and brings an organised and methodical approach to his teaching. Holding a Masters in Drama and Theatre Studies, he provides original insights into works of literature and couples this with practical advice on structuring responses and arguments. Drawing on years of experience as a Leaving Certificate examiner with the State Exams Commission, he provides students with dependable techniques and strategies for success.

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What will be covered in this Irish Weekly Grind?

Our Irish Department has designed the 1st and 2nd Year grinds to cover the foundations of the Irish syllabus. Our tailored course gives students a firm grounding in what is required at Junior Certificate level, where the understanding and development of skills are of equal importance.

Meet your teacher – Rob Quinlan: With a master’s degree in economics along with correcting the Leaving Cert at state level for the past 6 years, Rob instils passion, interest and competence in students to obtain results of which they are capable. A methodical approach in making the subject relevant to students by understanding the economic climate around them is merged with the tools to navigate through all possible questions as proficiently as possible in exams. Rob has also 5 years’ experience as an Irish oral examiner as well as teaching and tutoring in UCD and Irish summer courses.

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