1st & 2nd Year
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The Dublin School of Grinds provides weekly 1st and 2nd Year grinds in Maths, English and Irish which are 75 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment. Our grinds give students a head-start before they move to the Junior Certificate in 3rd Year.

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.

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.

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

Irish

Our Irish Department has designed the 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.

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

These English grinds focus on building the techniques and build foundations for the following years Junior Certificate Examination.

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)
Tuesdays
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)
Wednesdays
5:00pm-6:15pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 1 subject and get additional subjects HALF PRICE. Special offer also applies to siblings.
There are two payment options available for Weekly Grinds:

First Payment Option: In Full

Price Total Savings
1 Subject €995 €995 -
2 Subjects €500 €1,495  €495
 3 Subjects €500 €1,995  €995 
 4 Subjects €500 €2,495  €1,495 
 5 Subjects €500 €2,995  €1,995 
  Second Payment Option: Three Instalments   
On Booking 6th November 5th February Total Savings
1 Subject €399 €399 €342 €1,140 -
2 Subjects €598.50 €598.50 €513 €1,710 €570
3 Subjects €798 €798 €684 €2,280 €1,140
4 Subjects €997.50 €997.50 €855 €2,850 €1,710
5 Subjects €1,197 €1,197 €1,026 €3,420  €2,280