1st & 2nd Year
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At The Dublin Academy of Education, we offer free trials in all our weekly grind subjects. These free trials are provided to offer students an insight into the unrivalled exam preparation delivered by our expert teachers.

Students who attend a free trial will receive a complimentary set of exam focused study notes. We also encourage students to talk to the teacher either before or after the class to address any particular areas with which they may be having trouble.

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

Irish

As we are all aware this will be the first group of students to sit the new Junior Cert Irish exam. During this academic year Séadhan will prepare students to understand all the revelant changes to the course. At the start of the year Séadhan will explain what is expected now from students in this exam. Students will focus in on written work at the start of the year. Aspects such as grammar, verbs, stories and letters and reading comprehensions will be taught to build both exam technique and students confidence.

After Christmas students will then focus on the other new elements of the course such as reading and analysing stories, poetry, prose and novels. In each class students will receive detailed notes and sample answers to ensure each student has the confidence to tackle these types of questions. Students who attend Séadhan’s Irish class will be at a massive advantage for the following year as they will be both comfortable and confident in all aspects of the new Irish Junior Cert exam.

About the teacher: Séadhan Perry is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. His teaching style is focused on covering the curriculum in a concise way, so that students have the tools to successfully manage the likely exam questions.

Séadhan is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject.

Maths

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.

About the Teacher: David’s ability to relate to students, engaging with them in ways that put students at ease, results in his students gaining a greater understanding of Project Maths. His teaching methods are unique and are tailored to the Project Maths Syllabus, meaning he is a specialised Project Maths teacher. David is a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association, and is specialised in providing students with a clear, fundamental understanding of the syllabus.

English

Gavin CowzerAbout the teacher: 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 English exam and Gavin’s students will be guided by this little-known fact.

Subject
Level
Day
Time
Location
Irish
(Higher)
Mondays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths
(Higher)
Wednesdays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Mondays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
English
(Higher)
Thursdays
5:00pm-6:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza

THESE CLASSES ARE FREE.

For students who wish to book more than 2 subjects, please call our office on 01 442 4442 to organise an extra trials.