Gavin Cowzer is considered to be one of the leading English teachers in Ireland. Having a strong passion for the subjects, including obtaining a Master’s degree, Gavin’s style of teaching covers the syllabus in a clear and concise way, giving students the tools they need to successfully manage the likely exam questions. He has experience correcting exams, which gives his students an edge in a subject which is often assumed to be an art. Over the years, Gavin has developed a strict method to doing well in the English exam, which consistently helps his students reach great results. He has also been an expert contributor on Leaving Cert English for RTÉ Radio.
JP Sweetman has 15 years experience teaching English at the highest level. He also works as an Examiner for the State Exams Commission (SEC) specialising in Leaving Certificate English. His continued work with the SEC means he can provide the most relevant notes and guidance to students on current exam trends, exam management, tips and preparation. JP has written and published work with The Educational Company of Ireland. His passion for English is evident through classes that are enjoyable and rewarding.
“Gavin was the best teacher I've ever had, it was a really enjoyable year of grinds that definitely helped me achieve a higher grade than I would have received had I not signed up to the grinds.”
- Attended Gavin's Weekly Grinds
Our Leaving Cert English teachers will cover all aspects of the syllabus that you need to be aware of to achieve your full potential.
The skills and knowledge required for Paper 1 are explained in our English grinds in a way that minimizes anxiety surrounding the subject. The vocabulary required to achieve the H1 grade is taught in a way that makes you a comfortable user of language. As well as preparing you to answer the probable questions in the comprehension section, the composition (worth 25% of the entire grade) is extensively prepared for.
By providing notes on all the poets on the course, all students are catered for. However, in the grinds, we focus on the poets that we expect to see on the paper. Shakespeare is prepared for by concentrating on question types and looking at what the syllabus and marking scheme requires of you.
The comparative study is covered in depth with classes taught on all of the modes of comparison. Leaving Cert English Notes are also provided on all the primary texts, and you will receive notes on how to differentiate your answers from other students.