5th Year
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At The Dublin School of Grinds we offer free trials in all our 5th year weekly grind subjects.
These free classes 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.

Students may attend a free trial in up to three subjects.

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

Weekly grinds on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays take place in Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange (located on the 46A bus route). Weekly grinds on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays take place in Alexandra College, Milltown (located on the LUAS Green Line).

Accounting

Paul Conway About the teacher: Paul Conway is one of the leading Accounting teachers in Ireland and is highly experienced in guiding students to exam success. His unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the marking scheme and syllabus content. He is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which students frequently lose marks and is known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject.

Agricultural Science

About the teacher: Iain Wallace has spent 15 years teaching Agricultural Science. In this time he has built up considerable experience in the subject working as a local facilitator for the Professional Development Service for Teachers and editing study notes for the Irish Farmers Journal weekly study guides. He utilises this experience to enable his students to master the course content, key answering skills and techniques needed in order to maximise grades.

Applied Maths

About the Teacher: Kieran Mills has 21 years' experience teaching Applied Maths. He has co-written several books, including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Applied Maths for RTÉ Radio.  

Biology

About the Teacher: Wesley Hammond has established himself as the leading Biology teacher in Ireland. His unique style of teaching instils confidence in students, by providing them with the skills and techniques required to master the marking scheme and syllabus content. As an examination corrector, Wesley is adept at understanding the avoidable mistakes for which students frequently lose marks.

Business

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head of the Business Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. 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.

Chemistry

Sinead Nolan 6th Year Chemistry Grinds in Dublin

About the Teacher: Sinéad Nolan is the Head of the Chemistry Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. With over 10 years' experience, Sinéad has taught students who have achieved full marks (400/400 = 100%) in their Leaving Certificate Examination.

   
Lynn Anderson

About the Teacher: Lynn Anderson engages with and instils confidence in students, due to her mastery of the Chemistry syllabus. Her experience working as an examiner for the State Examination Commission gives her an in-depth knowledge of what is required by students. Lynn is a committee member of the Dublin branch of the Irish Science Teachers' Association.

Economics

About the Teacher: Rónán Murdock is the Head Economics teacher at The Dublin School of Grinds. 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.

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.

French

About the Teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks, and is a member of the French Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

Geography

About the Teacher: Kate Fortune brings her reputation as an authority on the Geography Syllabus to The Dublin School of Grinds. In recent Leaving Certificate results, 90% of Kate's students achieved an A-grade or B-grade in their Leaving Certificate Examination. Nationwide, this figure was just 36.8%. She is regarded as an extremely popular Geography teacher amongst students due to her focus on SRPs (Significant Relevant Points), which are the key to the Geography marking scheme.  

History

About the teacher: With over 14 years of teaching experience, Kieran Roche brings his extensive experience as a History expert to The Dublin School of Grinds. Kieran has worked for the State Examination Commission as both a corrector and an examiner, giving him a unique insight into the State Exams. As well as his work for the State Examination Commission, Kieran has been published in, and regularly contributes to, History Ireland Magazine. 48% of Kieran’s students achieved an A1 grade in a recent Leaving Certificate Examination. Nationwide, just 7% of students received an A1. 

Home Economics

About the teacher: Tracy is regarded as Ireland’s leading Home Economics teacher. She has extensive experience teaching and is currently working on her own revision book for the Home Economics Leaving Certificate syllabus.

Irish

About the Teacher: 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.  

Maths (H)

Kieran Mills Applied Maths Grinds in DublinAbout the teacher: 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 21 years' experience teaching. He has co-written several books, including Leaving Certificate Sample Papers and the new Educate Maths text books, trusted by thousands of students around the country. Kieran has also been an expert contributor on Maths for RTÉ Radio.

     

Maths (O)

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.

Physics

About the teacher: Eoghan Casey'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. He is known for instilling confidence in students due to his deep understanding of the syllabus and marking scheme. 

Spanish

About the teacher: Lisa Fitzpatrick is the Head of the Foreign Languages Department at The Dublin School of Grinds. She has written several Leaving Certificate textbooks and is a member of the Spanish Teachers' Association of Ireland. Lisa has given teaching workshops to teachers nationwide.  

Subject
Level
Day
Time
Location
Accounting
(Higher)
Mondays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Thursdays
8:25pm-9:40pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Agricultural Science
(Higher)
Wednesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Applied Maths
(Higher)
Tuesdays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Biology
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Business
(Higher)
Wednesdays
5:05pm-6:20pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Chemistry
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Saturdays
9:10am-10:25am
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Economics
(Higher)
Tuesdays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
English
(Higher)
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Thursdays
8:10pm-9:25pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
French
(Higher)
Wednesdays
5:05pm-6:20pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Geography
(Higher)
Mondays
6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Thursdays
8:10pm-9:25pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
History
(Higher)
Mondays
6:10pm-7:25pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Home Economics
(Higher)
Thursdays
6:40pm-7:55pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Irish
(Higher)
Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Maths (H)
(Higher)
Mondays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Mondays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Wednesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm [FULLY BOOKED]
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange [FULLY BOOKED]
Thursdays
6:40pm-7:55pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Thursdays
8:10pm-9:25pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Maths (O)
(Ordinary)
Thursdays
8:25pm-9:40pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Physics
(Higher)
Mondays
8:15pm-9:30pm
Location: Kill of the Grange National School, Deansgrange
Thursdays
8:25pm-9:40pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown
Spanish
(Higher)
Thursdays
8:10pm-9:25pm
Location: Alexandra College, Milltown

THESE CLASSES ARE FREE.