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The Dublin School of Grinds provides weekly grinds for students in 1st to 6th year (select your year from the menu).

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.

All students who attend our 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.

Grinds commence the week of Monday 3rd September 2018. If you have any queries, feel free to call us in the office on 01-442 4442.

English

These English grinds focus on building the techniques that the examiner expects you to be able to both use and analyse. You will be confident that you have our formula with which to successfully manage the probable exam questions.

These grinds concentrates on, firstly, building an awareness of what the examiner wants and then providing the confidence to be able to supply it. As our teachers have said over the years: “It is a myth that English can’t be trained for”. The following topics will be covered:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Poetry – Seen & Unseen
  • Media Studies
  • Personal Writing
  • Functional Writing
  • Drama – Seen & Unseen
  • Fiction – Seen & Unseen

About 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.

 
About the Teacher: 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.

Irish

In these Irish grinds, students will be shown how to pick up as many marks as possible without wasting any time. They will receive clear, concise and quality notes that are easy to understand. The following topics will be covered:

  • Leamhthuiscint
  • Gramadach
  • Ceapadóireacht
  • Prós
  • Filíocht
  • Litir
  • Cluastuiscint
  • Scrúdú Cainte

Matthew Collins - Irish teacher and the Dublin School of GrindsAbout the teacher: Matthew Collins' ability to relate to students is complemented by his experience teaching in a Meanscoil Lán-Gaeilge as well as Coláistí Samhraidh during the summer.

Matthew's teaching style has a particular focus on maximising marks in the exam and his in-depth knowledge of the syllabus and marking scheme means he is fully equipped to prepare students to achieve their maximum capabilities.

 

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

By the time you leave these Maths grinds, you will have received past and likely exam questions, including fully worked solutions. You will benefit greatly from a set of notes called the Holy Grail, which outlines how to take advantage of the marking scheme. The following topics will be covered:

  • Number Systems
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Algebra
  • The Line
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Perimeter, Area, Volume
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic

 

About the Teacher: Having worked for the State Examination Commission, Carl brings his reputation as an authority on the Maths Syllabus to The Dublin School of Grinds. As a member of the Irish Mathematics Teachers' Association, he is a popular teacher amongst students due to his mastery of the Project Maths Syllabus, and is well-known for his ability to stimulate students' interest in Maths.  


 

About the Teacher: David Lewis' 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.

Science

1106These Science grinds will ensure students get the most marks possible in a tricky, no-choice exam. Students will study questions from topics throughout the course, and will go home confident in the material covered. The following topics will be covered:

  • Cells, Microscopes,
  • Atomic Structure, The Periodic Table
  • Measurement, Density, Energy
  • States Of Matter
  • Elements, Compounds, Mixtures
  • Solutions & Crystals
  • Breathing & Respiration
  • Circulatory System
  • Excretion
  • Skeleton
  • Magnetism
  • Motion
  • Food, Digestion, Enzymes
  • Forces, Moments, Levers, Centre Of Gravity
  • Heat & Heat Transfer
  • Human Reproduction & Genetics
  • Plant Structure & Transport, Photosynthesis, Tropisms
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Acids & Bases
  • Energy, Power, Work
  • Air, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide
  • Water, Water Hardness
  • Ecology Principles & Habitat Study
  • Plant Reproduction
  • Sensory System
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Metals, Non-Metals, Plastics
  • Light, Sound

 

About the Teacher: David Lewis' ability to relate to students, engaging with them in ways that put students at ease, results in his students gaining a greater understanding of the Science syllabus. As an examination corrector, David is adept at understanding the mistakes for which students frequently lose marks. He is the author of several sample examination papers.

   
 

About the Teacher: Donal Earls is a science teacher with experience in high academic schools in the Junior Certificate Science curriculum. Having completed a Professional Masters in Education, and a degree in Experimental Physics he is well equipped to teach the syllabus.

Making the course fun and relatable to students while still having a strong exam focus is a key part of Donal’s teaching style. With up to date teaching and learning methodologies along with a detailed knowledge of Junior Certificate Science marking schemes, he is in a great position to equip students for success.

Subject
Level
Day
Time
Location
English
(Higher)
Tuesdays
7:15pm-8:30pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
10:45am-12:00pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Irish
(Higher)
Tuesdays
5:30pm-6:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Maths
(Higher)
Mondays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Thursdays
6:30pm-7:45pm
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Saturdays
9:00am-10:15am
Location: Stillorgan Plaza
Science
(Higher)
Saturdays
12:15pm-1:30pm
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