FREE Sample Grinds Classes for 2nd Year Students
We are giving you the opportunity to sample our Weekly Grinds for FREE, before you book into one of our courses. You can book up to 3 subjects to sample
Once you have booked your sample subject, the details required to access your classes will be emailed to you.
2nd Year students attending our Weekly Grinds receive:
- Access to expert teachers
- Answers to their questions
- Exam focused notes
- Exam strategies & examiner insights
- Recordings of all live classes to rewatch right up to the end of the 2024 Junior Cycle exams
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Over 4,000 students attended online classes with us in the last 12 months. 97% of students who did so said that they were very satisfied with the class delivery and format.
Our formula for success:
Expert Teachers + Exam Focused Notes + Live Class Recordings = Better Academic Results
2nd Year students attending our weekly grinds, either online or in Leeson Street, receive the following benefits:
- Tuition from highly qualified and experienced educators.
- Comprehensive, exam focused course notes, which support tuition.
- Free nationwide delivery of all course notes to students attending online grinds.
- A deeper understanding of each subject.
- Strategies for maximising academic performance.
Subjects available for FREE Grinds Sample Classes:
- Maths (Higher)
- Irish (Higher)
- Science (Common)
- English (Higher)
*Students may do a maximum of 3 free grinds classes.Online Timetable
Leeson Street Timetable
Online Grinds FAQs
Click on each question for the answer>>Q: What subjects are available Online?
A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer online.
Q: How do I access my online grinds classes?
A: Students enrolled on the course will receive an email from us containing their unique login details and link to access their chosen subjects through our online student platform, Moodle. Login credentials will be sent in advance of the course start date.
Q: How are online classes hosted?
A: All online classes are hosted live on Microsoft Teams. The links to the weekly classes are accessed via Moodle. Students must sign into both Moodle and MS Teams with the @instituteofeducation.ie login credentials sent to the student.
Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?
A: Each online class is taught live with the teacher and class group as per the timetable. Recordings of each class will be available after each live class is completed. These can then be replayed as a revision aid until the end of June 2023.
Q: Will I have access to recordings of the live classes?
A: Yes, recordings of classes will be available after each live class is completed. All classes are also recorded live. You will be able to re-watch, pause and rewind the class recordings as often as you wish, making them an invaluable revision aid. The live recordings will be available until the end of the state exams in 2023.
Q: Are there any specific requirements for attending online classes?
A: We advise that all students enrolling in our online classes have access to the following:
- Access to a reliable Wi-Fi service
- Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet or similar device (We would recommend not to use a mobile phone)
Q: If I'm attending the online grinds will I have access to the notes?
A: Yes, students enrolled in online grinds will receive a monthly delivery of notes for each chosen subject. Please allow five working days for delivery from the time of booking.
Q: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of classes at Leeson Street?
A: Yes, Students can enrol in a mixture of classes online and at Leeson Street
Q: Are the class notes available online?
A: No, a hard copy will be posted out to each student for the subject they enroll in, on a monthly basis.
Q: If I am doing weekly classes, can I change my choice of students or class time during the year?
A: Yes, we will allow class changes up to Easter, subject to available places. Please contact our office to arrange any changes on 01-661 3511.
Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?
A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.
Q: How much is the fee per subject?
A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.
Q: Can I cancel my classes and get a refund?
A: Yes. Note: Classes are taught for 29 weeks. A refund (or partial refund) can be given for requests made on or before Week 17, 28th January 2023. A request for a refund can be made by contacting our office on 01 6613511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly classes course?
A: Yes. There are 29 weeks (29 classes) of tuition between September and May. Students will have 1 class per subject booked per week.
Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?
A: Yes, the classes schedule generally follows the normal school calendar with breaks at mid-terms, Christmas & Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.
Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?
A: Yes, fees are reduced 3 times throughout the year. The website will always show the current pricing.
Q: Is attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?
A: Yes, attendance is monitored for each class attended. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.
Q: What style are the classes conducted in? Can students ask questions?
A: Our classes run in a more lecture style than most students might be used to in school, but they are also interactive, and teachers will use a variety of methods to ensure that students can learn and understand and feel comfortable asking questions and contributing to the class.
Q: For weekly grinds, does the beginning of a new term mean the start of a new course?
A: No, in the weekly grinds each subject commences in September and runs through to the end of the academic year in May. Students can catch up with what they might have missed by participating in the Christmas, mid-term and Easter revision courses.
Q: If I want to join weekly grinds during the year, can you tell me what remains to be covered on the course and what the student has missed?
A: Yes, Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.
Q: My son/daughter cannot attend the course. Can we buy the notes?
A: No. Teaching is a central part of all our courses. The notes are to facilitate recall and revision of the day’s work covered by the teacher.
It was like being in the classroom even though I was at home. The course was very useful and the notes are incredible!
– Brian, 6th Year Student
I liked how interactive it was and how comprehensively all the material was covered. I thought the teacher was excellent.
– Ava, 5th Year Student
My daughter attended classes at the Institute. She found the lessons to be excellent; well-structured and focused. The teachers were top-class and provided excellent advice and encouragement. The lecture notes are superb!
– Grainne (Parent)