6th Year Online Grinds Free Trial

6th Year Online Grinds Free Trial
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Students who are interested in taking part in our Online Grinds programmes can now sample our online tuition, free of charge, by signing up to our ‘Free Back to School Online Courses‘. These free online courses allow students to experience the high quality of our online tuition before making a decision to join our paid online programmes. To book a free online course click the ‘Book Now’ button.

Key information about these Free Back to School Online Courses:

Each Free Online Course is 1.25 hours in duration and students can register for up to 3 courses in total. This gives students over 3.5 hours of free tuition with some of Ireland’s most passionate and dedicated teachers.
All courses come with our renowned study notes which students can download free of charge.
Each Free Online Course covers a key area of the course providing valuable insights for students. For more information on specific course content see the ‘Subjects’ tab.
Access to our ‘on-demand’ learning platform will be granted to students where they can watch, pause, rewind each course as many times as they wish.
Students will have access to watch these videos for five days, as many times as they wish.

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Applied Maths
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Biology
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Business
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Chemistry
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Economics
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Higher
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English
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Higher
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Online
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French
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Geography
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Irish
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Maths (H)
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Physics
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
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Spanish
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Higher
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Online - Online
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Online
Subjects
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Topic Covered in this Free Online Course: Projectiles

This course examines the flight of missiles through the air. Two types of situation are examined: launching missiles from horizontal planes and from inclined planes (hills). One technique will be demonstrated that allows both types of problems to be solved with ease.

 

Meet your teacher – Kieran Mills: Kieran Mills’ experience of correcting with the State Examination Commission gives him an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. He is popular amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in the subject. Kieran has 25 years’ experience teaching. He has co-written several books, including The Power of Maths series of Junior and Leaving Certificate Textbooks, trusted by thousands of students around the country. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Maths for RTÉ Radio.

 

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Topic Covered in this Free Online Course: Photosynthesis

In this 75 minute online course, David will reveal how to approach studying the long biology course for maximum exam efficiency. He will show his unique techniques for tackling each topic from scratch to uncover exactly what the leaving cert examiner is looking for as well as his renowned methods for mastering Photosynthesis. Students will leave this course with a deep confidence in how to begin their biology study as well as mastery in a topic worth up to 15% of their final grade.

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Meet your teacher – David Lewis: David’s ability to relate to students has resulted in him becoming a popular teacher at The Academy. His teaching methods are unique and are tailored to the Biology Syllabus. As an examination corrector in Biology, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.

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Topics Covered in this Free Online Course:

  • Unit 1
  • People in Business
  • Contract Law
  • Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980
  • Marking scheme advice

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Meet your Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the Head of the Business Department at The Dublin Academy of Education. He is the author of the Leaving Certificate Business Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

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Topic Covered in this Free Online Course: Stoichiometry

This will cover how to calculate moles and molecules, and how to use balanced equations to calculate the mass of reactants/products. This is a key skill for the leaving certificate and my notes have helped many students achieve top grades in their calculations.

Meet your teacher – Nichola Walsh: Nichola has a first-class honours degree in chemistry and Ph.D. from U.C.D. and she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Oxford.  She is an experienced teacher who has taught G.C.S.E, A-level, and Leaving Certificate chemistry and was an undergraduate chemistry tutor and lab demonstrator in U.C.D.  She is a passionate teacher who loves teaching science and this comes across in her classes.  Nichola is also an examiner for higher-level chemistry, which has given her an invaluable insight into grading the chemistry paper.  She regularly incorporates this knowledge into her classes to ensure students maximise their marks.

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Topic Covered in this Free Online Course:

  • Microeconomics
  • Supply and Demand
  • Excess Demand / Excess Supply (this has appeared 5 out of the last 5 years)

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Ronan Murdock - Economics Grinds TeacherMeet your Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the Head Economics teacher at The Dublin Academy of Education. In 2012, just 3% of students nationwide got an A1 in Leaving Certificate Economics; however, 32% of Rónán’s students achieved A1s. Rónán is the author of the Leaving Certificate Economics Revision textbook, and is a popular teacher amongst students due to his ability to help them relate to the subject. Rónán is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert English Online Course: Poetry – Sylvia Plath

Students will be given an overview of the poet’s work. They will also be introduced to the correct manner of poetry dissection and how to tackle past paper questions

Meet your Teacher – Gavin Cowzer: Gavin Cowzer is regarded as a leading English teacher in this country. Having developed a passion for this subject, including obtaining a Master’s degree, Gavin’s teaching style is focused on covering the syllabus in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions. His experience correcting exams gives his students an edge in a subject which is often assumed to be an art. However it is clear that there is a strict science behind doing well in the Leaving Certificate English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact.

 

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert French Online Course: The opinion piece and le journal intime.

This course will offer students the chance to gain more insight into two of the most important parts of the written exam – the opinion piece and the diary entry. Students will learn how these questions are marked, as well as go through sample answers and ways to optimize their own marks in their final exams.

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Meet your teacher – Katie Lenehan: Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Katie’s training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies. Her knowledge of languages and linguistics, as well as teaching in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin, will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their exams.

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert Geography Online Course: The Rock Cycle

This course will include:

  • An in-depth look at paper layout and timing
  • An overview of The Rock Cycle for short questions, part A’s and essay-style questions
  • A comprehensive examination of Igneous Rocks and Human Interaction for essay style question

Meet your teacher – Tracy Gannon: Tracy holds a 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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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert Irish Online Course:

  • How to master the essay
  • Avoiding common mistakes (Aiste)
  • An Córas Oideachais in Éirinn – (Essay) The Education System in Ireland
  • The essay is worth 16.6% of the overall grade

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Ronan Murdock Leaving Cert Irish Grinds TeacherMeet your Teacher – Rónán Murdock: Rónán Murdock is the author of several Irish textbooks, is an experienced Irish speaker and has taught at a Gaelscoil. He is a popular teacher amongst students because of his ability for instilling confidence in them due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme.

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert Maths Online Course: Exponential function

The course will cover a topic which has frequently appeared as a long question on Paper 1. After briefly reviewing the basics, Rob will work up to some tricky exam-style questions in a ‘from the ground up’ approach that will help students get on top of the material.

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Meet your teacher – Robert Browne: Robert Browne has a unique ability to stimulate students’ interest and is renowned for giving students confidence they thought wasn’t there. Robert has vast experience, having taught at education workshops in Trinity College, Dublin.  He has appeared in the media leading discussions on Maths, syllabus content, teaching methods and exams. Robert teaches in a systematic and clear way that relates to students.

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert Physics Online Course: Electromagnetism

This course explores the connection between electricity and magnetism. Motors are based on the concept that electricity produces magnetism. Faraday discovered that magnetism also produces electricity giving rise to a technological revolution delivering electricity to people’s homes over a century ago.

Meet your Teacher – Kieran Mills: Kieran Mills has 25 years’ experience teaching Physics. He has co-written several books including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. Kieran has been an expert contributor on Physics on RTÉ Radio.

 

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Topic Covered in this Free Leaving Cert Spanish Course: The opinion piece and the diary entry

This course will offer students the chance to gain more insight into two of the most important parts of the written exam – the opinion piece and the diary entry. Students will learn how these questions are marked, as well as go through sample answers and ways to optimize their own marks in their final exams.

View a sample of this Course

 

Meet your teacher – Katie Lenehan: Katie Lenehan holds a degree in French and Spanish, and a Professional Masters in Education. Katie’s training as a teacher was based on the most up to date education models and methodologies. Her knowledge of languages and linguistics, as well as teaching in some of the most prestigious schools in Dublin, will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their exams.

 

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