3rd Year Online Grinds

3rd Year Online Grinds

Our Online Grinds programmes offer students the opportunity to be taught by our incredible teachers every single week from the comfort of their own homes. We have designed these online programmes based on extensive student feedback regarding how to best deliver online tuition.

These programmes run for 29x academic weeks and contain a blend of pre-recorded and live lessons. Each week, students will receive a new 60-minute pre-recorded video lesson. These pre-recorded video lessons are very beneficial for students as they can pause, rewind and rewatch any of the content they’re not sure of. Another benefit to the pre-recorded lessons are that students can watch (and rewatch) them at their convenience rather than being constrained to a timetable. Students will also have access to a full archive of all delivered video lessons which they can rewatch right up until the State Examinations. The pre-recorded video lessons are then supported by additional live online Q & A tutorial sessions with our teachers which facilitate all student queries ensuring they are following the material.

Students will also have the benefit of attending a live 5-hour workshop with our teachers here at our school in Dublin in May 2021. These workshops will be highly interactive and act as a revision of the key examinable topics that are likely to appear in the State Examinations.

All online lessons are supported by our study notes which are posted directly to students’ homes free of charge. Our study notes form an integral part of our Online Grinds programmes as our teachers refer to them constantly in all videos and live tutorials.

Summary of what students attending our Online Grinds programmes will receive:

  • A total of 29x video lessons which are delivered weekly to students via our moodle platform (each weekly video is 60-minutes in duration)
  • In addition to the 29x videos, students will have access to regular live online Q & A tutorial sessions with our teachers
  • Access to a 5-hour live workshop with our teachers in May 2021
  • Hundreds of pages of our study notes which will be delivered in hard copy format to students’ homes free of charge

If you have any queries, please consult our FAQ tab, or feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

Start Date:
Online Grinds programmes commence week beginning Monday 7th September, with videos being sent weekly for 29 weeks.

Please note, Online video lessons will NOT be provided on the following dates:

Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 26th October- classes resume Monday 2nd November 2020
Monday 15th February – classes resume Monday 22nd February 2021

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 14th December 2020 – classes resume on Monday 11th January 2021

Easter Holidays:
Monday 29th March- Monday 12th April 2021

Final Classes:
Saturday 22nd May

For more information on our 3rd Year Weekly Grinds held in Stillorgan and Killester, please click here

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What will be covered in this Irish Online Weekly Grind?

Over the course of the academic year, we will cover all aspects of the Higher Level Junior Cert Irish exam with his students. We will focus on the verbs at the start of the year in the weekly grinds to ensure students have the correct foundation to go on and achieve the best possible results. Students will become very familiar with the more difficult big mark questions such as “An Litir”, “Na Léamhthuiscintí” and “An Scéal”.

Students will cover 5 different poems and 5 different stories to ensure they have a wide variety of content to choose from for the exam in June.

Students will be given notes which will include poetry, stories, letters, prose and of course previous exam questions. Our teachers will use their experience and in-depth knowledge of the course to ensure all students are very comfortable with the exam layout and the content needed to succeed. Towards the end of the year, we will discuss exam strategies, time management and helpful tips and exam shortcuts each student has confidence going into the Junior Cert Irish exam.

To download a free sample of our Irish notes click here.

Meet your teacher – Megan O’Connor: Megan is an Irish teacher, graduated from UCD with an Honours degree.She has previously worked in the Gaeltacht and on marketing campaigns with both Conradh na Gaeilge and Gaelchultúr. Megan has specialised in Junior Cycle for the past three years. Her teaching style successfully prepares students for the Junior Cycle exam and also shows them Irish as a modern living language.

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What will be covered in this Maths Weekly Grind?

The 3rd Year Junior Cert Online Maths course is designed to ensure that all students maximise their potential. The focus of each class during the year is the exam and how students can excel in that exam. Classes are as interactive as possible and only areas that are examinable are covered.

The students will be given a comprehensive set of Junior Cert Maths notes based on each strand on the syllabus. These notes will also contain a huge number of potential exam questions and the solutions to these questions. These can be used as a stand-alone study tool that will reinforce the students learning from the weekly classes.

To download a free sample set of our Maths notes click here.

Carl Brien 3rd Year Junior Cert Maths TeacherMeet your teacher – Carl Brien: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin Academy of Education. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students’ interest in Maths.


What happens if schools are forced to close again, will this effect my Online Grinds programme?

Regardless of any school closures, all Online Grinds programmes will proceed as scheduled. This is made possible as we have spent the entire Summer pre-recording all the video lessons to ensure these can be delivered whether schools are open or closed.

If I sign up to the Online Grinds programme will I be able to rewatch the videos lessons at a later date? 

Yes, access to all your weekly 60-minute videos lessons will be available right up until the State Examinations. 

Will all 29x videos lessons be available to watch from the start of the year? 

No, the videos lessons are provided weekly over the course of 29x academic weeks. 

Can I ask the teacher questions?

Yes, of course. Our Online Grinds programmes are a blend of pre-recorded and live content. Students can ask our teachers as many questions as they want during our regular live Q & A tutorial sessions and also at the live 5-hour workshop. 

How and when do I get my notes?

Please allow at least 3 working days to receive your notes. There may be a scenario where you are granted access to our Online Grinds programme prior to the study notes arriving but we advise students to wait until they have the notes before commencing watching the video lessons. 

Can you do these courses if you don’t live in Dublin? 

Yes, you can watch the video lessons from the comfort and safety of your own home as they are online. You will also have hard copies of the notes so you don’t have to worry about printing them. 

Can notes be delivered to anywhere in the country? 

Notes can be delivered to anywhere in Ireland.

How will I view the Online Grinds programme? 

Our Online Grinds programme will be hosted on our Moodle Platform. Prior to your online course commencement date, we will email you with your login details and passwords for this platform. 

Do I need the study notes to get value from the videos lessons? 

Yes, absolutely. Students who attempt to watch the videos lessons without the study notes will not get value from these video lessons as our teachers constantly refer to the notes constantly throughout. As such, we advise all students to follow the video lessons with the notes in front of them. 

What happens if I share my logins to Moodle with another student who is not enrolled in the Online Grinds programme?

Our Online Grinds programmes are strictly only available to students who are enrolled with us. The Online Grinds programme is designed as a full support package containing pre-recorded videos, live tutorials, hard copies of our study notes and our live 5-hour workshop. Only students who are enrolled with us will experience the full benefits this programme has to offer. We have software in place to identify suspicious login activity and will revoke account access if we suspect a student is sharing logins with non-enrolled students. 

Can I be logged on to the Online Grinds programme on more than one device at a time? 

No, you will only be able to log on to our Moodle platform on one device at a time. If you try to log in on a second device, you will be automatically logged out on the first device. 

Is there a cut-off point to signing up for the Online Grinds programme? 

No, although our Online Grinds programme commences on Monday 7th September, students can still sign up after this date. Our Online Grinds programmes are designed to be attended over 29x weeks so we advise students to sign up sooner rather than later as they’ll be able to manage the workload better. 

Can you only view the videos once? 

No, you can pause, rewind and rewatch all of the videos. 

Will there be timetable clashes?

With our Online Grinds programme, there will be no timetable clashes at all, allowing unrestricted course choice and giving students the freedom to work through each course at their own pace and at a time that suits them. 

What topics are covered in each Online Grinds programme?

You can see what topics are covered in each Online Grinds programme in the ‘Subjects’ tab.

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