1st & 2nd Year Weekly Grinds
The Dublin Academy of Education provides live weekly grinds for students in 1st to 6th year (select your year from the menu) which take place in both our Stillorgan and Killester venues.
Weekly grinds are 75 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment. 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.
Those who invested in weekly grinds last year saw an increase of 23.25 CAO points per subject. This is the average result from a survey of 820 of our students who received their examination results.
All students who attend our live weekly grinds receive comprehensive, exam-focused notes, as well as past State Examination questions and solutions. Our teachers identify probable exam questions and also show students how to master the marking scheme, which instils confidence.
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.
If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.
Classes commence week beginning Monday 7th September. Please note, classes and supervised study will NOT be held on the following dates:
Monday 26th October- classes resume Monday 2nd November 2020
Monday 15th February – classes resume Monday 22nd February 2021
Monday 14th December 2020 – classes resume on Monday 11th January 2021
Monday 6th April- Monday 20th April 2021
Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Saturday 22nd May
Note: An administration charge of €20 will apply if a student decides to change their choice of subject during the year.
All our Weekly Grinds commencing in September 2020 will operate in line with public health advice and social distancing requirements. We are fortunate that we have large and well-ventilated classrooms that can accommodate safe distances between students. However, due to social distancing, we will have to reduce capacity in our Weekly Grinds classes which means we expect classes to book out quicker than usual.
Should schools not reopen in September 2020, all Weekly Grinds classes will commence online on the same date. All students will be provided with study notes which will be accompanied by 75-minute tutorial videos taking the place of live classes until it is safe to resume Weekly Grinds as normal.
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.
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.
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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