At The Dublin Academy of Education we offer all 1st and 2nd Year students the chance to try our subjects for free before committing to a full year of grinds. At these free trials, students can experience first hand the quality of our teachers and their notes. 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 in the office on 01-442 4442.

Classes commence on Monday 2nd September 2019. Please note, classes and supervised study will NOT be held on the following dates:

Mid-Term Breaks:
Monday 28th October- classes resume Monday 4th November 2019
Monday 17th February – classes resume Monday 24th February 2020

Christmas Holidays:
Monday 16th December 2019 – classes resume on Monday 13th January 2020

Easter Holidays:
Monday 6th April- Monday 20th April 2020

Final Classes / Supervised Study:
Sunday 17th May 2020

EnglishHWednesdays6:30pm - 7:45pmStillorgan
IrishHMondays5:15pm - 6:30pmStillorgan
MathsHTuesdays5:30pm - 6:45pmStillorgan
MathsHThursdays6:00pm - 7:15pmStillorgan

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

 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.


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. He is a popular teacher due to his ability to stimulate students' interest in the subject. Séadhan has worked with the state examinations commission correcting exam papers and last year was an Oral examiner for the leaving certificate. He has also taught in the Gaeltacht in Coláiste Ciarán and Coláise Ó Direáin

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.

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