Weekly Grinds for 3rd Year Students

LIVE online and classroom based grinds commence from 7th September for the Academic Year 2020/21.

For over 50 years, The Institute of Education has been trusted by students and their parents to deliver the highest quality, most effective tuition in Ireland.

Now, for the first time, our weekly grinds classes will be available LIVE online, as well as at our Leeson Street campus in Dublin 2, and our new location in Holycross National School, Kilmacud Road Upper, Dundrum, Dublin 14. This means students all over Ireland will be able to benefit from the exceptional teachers at The Institute of Education.

Our unique live online grinds combine our exceptional teachers, interactive online classroom, and legendary notes, to enable you to further your learning every week.  Classes are fully interactive and students will have the ability to ask questions during the class. In addition the Institute’s legendary class notes will be delivered to students to support their online learning. (Please allow five working days for delivery).

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284th May 2021 (No classes Monday 3rd May - Bank Holiday)
2910th May 2021

*Monday 3rd May Bank Holiday – classes will be delivered on Monday 17th May

3rd Year students attending our weekly grinds, either online or in Leeson Street/Dundrum, 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.

Students can choose to attend both online grinds and grinds at either Leeson Street/Dundrum and the fees for this will be calculated off a combination of both. To see exactly how all fees and combinations of fees are calculated click here.

**NOTE** Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

**Sample a Class for FREE!**

If you would like to attend free sample classes click here.

To learn more about what will be covered in each course, please select from the subject list below:

 

Business Studies (C)

This course covers all elements of the Junior Certificate Business Studies syllabus, focusing on exam skills and requirements.

Topics from:

  • Strand 1 – Personal Finance
    Finance / Taxes / Wages / Insurance.
    Budgeting.
    The Consumer.
  • Strand 2 – Enterprise
    Marketing.
    Business Document / Plan.
    Cash Book.
    Final Accounts.
  • Strand 3 – Our Economy
    Demand & Supply.
    Government Economic Policies / Economic Indicators.
    Economic Growth.
    International Trade / European Union.

 

English (H)

These classes are designed to thoroughly prepare students for the Junior Cycle Higher Level English exam.

Throughout the year students are encouraged to participate, think, practise, and feel comfortable voicing concerns or confusion in a structured and positive atmosphere. The fundamentals of English – spelling, grammar, syntax and punctuation – are emphasised at all times. At no point will any student be encouraged to rote learn. The Junior Cycle English curriculum has a strong and correct focus on skills, and these are the skills around which these classes are built.

All classes aim to develop the skills needed to produce a young writer who understands how to produce structured, purposeful, articulate answers. Students receive model answers that deliberately vary in quality and are encouraged to develop the reflective mindset that is so important to Junior Cycle English.

The curriculum requires students to study particular texts from a list of prescribed material. Comprehensive notes, guidelines and model answers are provided across a range of these texts, specifically including: Studied Drama; Studied Fiction; Studied Film; and Studied Poetry

 

French (H)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle French exam.

All the four competencies necessary for success in the Junior Cycle are covered – Aural, Oral, Reading and Writing. The first half of the year aims to develop the student’s confidence using grammatical structures. The second half of the year seeks to apply the gains made in the first three months to the Junior Cycle syllabus.

Topics from:

  • Letter writing.
  • The Note.
  • The Postcard.
  • Reading Comprehensions (method and content).
  • Listening comprehensions.

 

Irish (H)

The aim of this course is to prepare students for the writing, aural, written and comprehension aspects of the Junior Cycle Higher Level Irish course.

Topics from:

  • Past papers and sample answers.
  • Challenging questions of the unseen poetry and prose.
  • Sample answers in composition, including story writing and letter writing.
  • Focus on grammatical ability with exam based exercises.
  • Key grammatical aspects of the language.
  • Aural practice and key vocabulary required for this section.
  • Exam technique and how to negotiate the paper.

 

Maths (H)

This class provides an opportunity for students to consolidate prior learning and maximise their potential for exam success in Junior Cycle Higher Level Maths.

All of the five strands of the Project Maths syllabus are covered in detail. Particular emphasis is placed on the linkage between the strands, how this linkage has presented in past exam papers, and how it may present in the exam in June. Classes are interactive in nature and students are encouraged to participate in their own learning. Clear and detailed notes allow students to use their revision time efficiently and graded exercises mean that students can challenge themselves appropriately.

Topics from:

  • Number Systems.
  • Number Systems / Probability.
  • Probability / Statistics.
  • Statistics.
  • Statistics / Algebra.
  • Algebra.
  • Algebra / Graphing Functions.
  • Graphing Functions / The Line.
  • The Line.
  • The Line / Geometry.
  • Geometry.
  • Geometry / Algebra.
  • Algebra / The Line/Graphing Functions.
  • Quadratic Functions.
  • Perimeter, Area, Volume.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Arithmetic.
  • Arithmetic / Mock Papers.
  • Mock Papers.
  • NB: Constructions hand out given to students, 3-4 possible/relevant constructions maybe covered if required.

Please bring log tables and calculator

 

Science (C)

This course is structured to ensure students achieve the best results possible in their Junior Cycle Science exam. The focus is on exam technique, with constant exam question practice an integral part of every class. Students receive clear and concise notes with sample solutions to exam questions and notes which will include other revision material.

Topics from:

  • Nature of Science:
    Lab Safety & apparatus.
    Reliability, accuracy, precision, fairness & ethics.
    Experimental design.
    Analysis of data to identify patterns and relationships.
    The role of science in society.
    Science & the media.
  • Earth & Space:
    Water & Carbon cycles.
    How earth processes and human factors influence the Earth’s climate.
    Celestial bodies.
    Modeling the Earth, Moon & Sun.
    The Earth and other planets and moons in the solar system.
    Space & the big bang theory.
    Space exploration.
  • Physical World:
    Measurements & units.
    Area, Volume & Density.
    Distance, Speed & Time.
    Energy conservation.
    Electricity & static electricity.
    Electricity & ethical and sustainability issues.
  • Chemical World:
    Periodic table.
    Elements, Compounds & Mixtures.
    States of Matter.
    Separating solutions.
    Metals & non-metals.
    Atomic structure.
    Prediction of the ratio of atoms in compounds of two elements.
    Solubilities, conductivity, melting points & boiling points.
    Chemical reactions.
    Chemical reactions in terms of energy.
    Humans contribution to sustainability.
  • Biological World:
    The cell & microscope.
    Breathing system.
    Circulatory system & blood.
    Digestive system.
    Ecology & habitat study.
    Pollution and conservation.
    Food & human health.
    Photosynthesis & Respiration.
    Sexual reproduction & Genetics.
    Plants & asexual reproduction.
    Human contribution to ecological biodiversity and global food production.

This year we look forward to welcoming 3rd year students from all over Ireland to our weekly online grinds classes.

Our online classes will be delivered as per the timetable. The class is taught live by the teacher using Microsoft Teams. This technology is reliable, intuitive and allows the teachers and students to concentrate on the teaching and learning.

This method of teaching and learning has many advantages for the student.

  • Communication. Students can interact with their teacher and, likewise, teachers can also interact with students individually or the entire class group before, during, or after class.
  • Progression. This two-way communication enables teachers to accurately gauge students’ progress.
  • Clarification. Students may also message the teachers directly, if they prefer to seek clarification on a point without interrupting the class.

In the thousands of hours of classes that we have already delivered online, we have found this solution to be exceptionally effective, for both students and teachers. Nothing beats the live one-to-one communication between a teacher and student.

Please Note:
Login details will be emailed to students one to two days after booking.

We have provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions below, but if you have any other questions, please contact info@instituteofeducation.ie.

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: If I enrol in an online class, can I also avail of classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes at Leeson Street or at Dundrum. Click here for details.

 

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 links to access their chosen subjects. Login details are emailed to students the next working day from the time of booking.

 

Q: Are the online grinds pre-recorded?

A: No, each online grinds class is streamed live as per the timetable. Recordings of classes will not be available.

 

Q: Are there any specific requirements to attending online grinds?

A: We would advise that all students enrolling in our online grinds have the following:
• Access to a reliable wifi service.
• Access to a PC, Laptop, Tablet, or similar device.
• We would not recommend using a mobile phone.
• Headphones/earphones.

 

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: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: You will receive notes from the time you join the classes.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.

 

Q: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

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: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year and notify their teacher. Our 6th Year programme covers each subject in full.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute 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: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

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.

We look forward to welcoming 3rd year students to our weekly grinds classes at our Leeson Street campus, from September.

All of our classes will be delivered in line with prevailing public health guidelines.

If you have booked grinds at Leeson Street or Dundrum please send a headshot photo of the student to photos@institueofeducation.ie and your admission card will be posted to you.  You will not be able to attend your class without your admission card, so please do not forget it.

The Institute of Education
79 – 85 Lower Leeson Street
Dublin 2
D02 PX56

Leeson Street Grinds FAQs

Click on each question for the answer>>

 

Q: What subjects are available in Leeson Street?

A: Please click here to view the timetable of subjects on offer at Leeson Street.

 

Q: If I enrol in a class in Leeson Street, can I also avail of classes online or at Dundrum?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes online or at Dundrum. Click here for details.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: No, you are only entitled to the notes from the time you join the classes.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.

 

Q: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?

A: It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes in Leeson Street or Dundrum. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. If you have misplaced or have not received your card please come into our reception and we will issue you with a replacement or temporary card.

 

Q: Is attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class they attend. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.

 

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetables tab for more details.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching. Physical classes will be delivered in accordance to the prevailing public health guidelines.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute 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 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: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended 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.

We look forward to welcoming 3rd year students to our new location at Dundrum, where we will provide weekly grinds in selected subjects.

All classes at our Dundrum location will delivered in line with prevailing public health guidelines.

If you have booked grinds at Leeson Street or Dundrum please send a headshot photo of the student to photos@institueofeducation.ie and your admission card will be posted to you.  You will not be able to attend your class without your admission card, so please do not forget it.

The Institute at Dundrum
Holycross National School
Kilmacud Rd Upper

Dundrum
Dublin 14
D14 AD66

The Institute at Dundrum Grinds FAQs

Click on each question for the answer>>

 

Q: If I enrol in a class in Dundrum, can I also avail of classes online or at Leeson Street?

A: Yes, you can enrol in other classes online or at Leeson Street. Click here for details.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from the weekly grinds that took place before I joined?

A: No, you are only entitled to the notes from the time you join the classes.

 

Q: Am I entitled to the notes from classes that I was absent from?

A: Yes, however you must deal directly with your teacher in relation to this. Administration staff do not have access to class notes.

 

Q: If I am doing weekly grinds, can I change my choice of subject or class-time during the year?

A: Yes. Please contact our office to arrange any changes.

 

Q: How long is each weekly grinds class?

A: Each class lasts 60 minutes.

 

Q: Can I sample a class to see if I like it?

A: Yes, any of our Junior or Leaving Cert weekly grinds can be sampled for one week, free of charge. Advance booking is required. To register your interest please click here.

 

Q: How much is the fee per class?

A: This depends on the number of subjects taken. Please refer to the fees table to see a list of fees.

 

Q: How many weeks of tuition are there in the weekly grinds course?

A: There are 29 weeks of tuition.

 

Q: If I start weekly grinds later in the year, will this be reflected in the fees I pay?

A: Yes, fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis and reduced weekly throughout the year.

 

Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?

A: It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes in Leeson Street or Dundrum. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. If you have misplaced or have not received your card please come into our reception and we will issue you with a replacement or temporary card.

 

Q: Is attendance at weekly grinds and part-time courses monitored?

A: Yes, students are required to sign a roll sheet at each class they attend. The Institute however accepts no responsibility for students who fail to attend class.

 

Q: Are there any breaks or holidays during the year for students attending weekly grinds or part-time courses?

A: Yes, there are breaks at mid-term, Christmas and Easter. Please refer to the timetable for more details.

 

Q: Can part-time students take up an extra subject or a subject that is not available to them in their own school?

A: Yes, with consideration being given to the suitability of the subject. It is advisable that students take on a new subject at the start of the academic year.

 

Q: How many students will be in the class? What is a typical class size?

A: Class sizes vary depending on the demand for each subject. Class numbers can increase as the year progresses, however this does not have a negative impact on the excellent standard of our teaching. Physical classes will be delivered in accordance to the prevailing public health guidelines.

 

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?

A: Our classes are interactive and our teachers use a variety of methods to ensure that students can ask questions and contribute 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 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: Teachers have their own individual teaching plan for the year, and should be able to advise on this.

 

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend further classes. Can I have a refund?

A: Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.

 

Q: My son/daughter cannot attended 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.

Classes commencing in September for the Academic Year 2020/21.

If you would like to sample any of our grinds classes you can fill in this form and we will be in touch to set this up for you. You may sample up to 3 classes.

*Students may join at any stage throughout the year, subject to availability.

Online Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)
Tuesday17:30Irish (Higher)
18:45Maths (Higher)
Wednesday17:30Science (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)
Thursday17:30Maths (Higher)
18:45Irish (Higher)
Friday17:30Maths (Higher)
17:30Science (Higher)
18:45English (Higher)

 

Leeson Street Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Saturday9:00Irish (Higher)
9:00French (Higher)
9:00Business (Higher)
9:00English (Higher)
Saturday10:15Irish (Higher)
10:15Maths (Higher)
10:15Science (Higher)
Saturday11:45English (Higher)
11:45Maths (Higher)
11:45Science (Higher)
Saturday13:00Maths (Higher)

 

Dundrum Timetable

DayTimeSubject
Monday17:30Science (Higher)
18:45Maths (Higher)
Thursday17:30Science (Higher)
18:45Maths (Higher)
Saturday9:00English (Higher)
10:15Science (Higher)
10:15Maths (Higher)
11:30Irish (Higher)

Students can choose to attend both online grinds and grinds at either Leeson Street/Dundrum and the fees for this will be calculated off a combination of both. To see exactly how all fees and combinations of fees are calculated click here.

Number of SubjectsOnline ClassesLeeson Street/DundrumDiscount
1€605€725
2€1,060€1,27030%
3€1,420€1,70550%
4€1,725€2,07050%
5€2,025€2,43050%

Please note:

  • Fees reduce on a weekly basis throughout the year.
  • Card payments accepted.
  • 10% reduction for the second and subsequent members of the same family, attending the same courses. Please contact our office to avail of this discount.
  • In the event that on-site classes cannot be delivered, students may attend our online classes. A refund will be issued to reflect the difference in fees.
  • There is a surcharge of 12.5% on fees that are paid in instalments.
    • Instalment 1 – price at booking – 21stNov 2020
    • Instalment 2 – 23rd Nov – 20th Feb 2020
    • Instalment 3 – 22nd Feb – 15th May 2021
  • Should a student decide to discontinue their course at any stage, a refund will be processed for all remaining classes paid for in advance.
  • Fees are non-transferable.