Orla has been teaching German at The Institute for 36 years and has also taught in a number of schools in the Greater Dublin area. She is an examiner for the Higher Level German Leaving Certificate exams.
She has contributed to a variety of exam programmes in the media, namely RTE radio’s post-exam analysis and Drive Time. Orla has worked as editorial consultant on a number of German text books, including Klassel and Klasse2 and is one of the authors of the 2014 Exam Times languages supplement, published by the Irish Times.
Orla is also a fully qualified life and business coach, accredited by the European Coaching Institute. In her role as academic mentor here at The Institute, she has developed an integrated study skills programme which assists students to maximise their potential across all subject areas. She is author of Revise Wise Study Skills And Exam Essentials published by Edco.