Junior Cert Grinds

Highly Experienced Junior Cert Grinds Teacher

Teaching & study plans are customised to meet the specific level and learning style of each student.

Fostering good study technique at Junior Cert level not only helps a student improve their examination grades at Junior Certificate, but provides an essential skill which they can carry through to leaving cert and future studies.

Ger McKeon draws from a wealth of experience in not only educating students, but also from his own path through 10 years of major studies – achieving a 1st Class Honours as a result. read more >>

Junior Cert Maths Grinds

The main topics in maths that cause problems for junior cert students are algebra, coordinate geometry, sets and trigonometry.

As with every other subject my approach is to explain things in a clear manner at a pace that suits the student, providing notes at all times so that the student can review the content whenever required long after the lesson is finished. Please see the sample notes for an example of how these topics are explained.

Experience with Junior Cert students has shown that they are very inexperienced in how best to study maths. Often just opening a book is a big achievement for them, let alone in having to do questions and learn the information. So on taking on a student I will go through various techniques in how best to study and will guide them in putting together a study plan. These techniques will help them with other junior cert subjects. I will also touch base with them at every session to see how they are progressing in their study and check on their knowledge.

Because they require a more hands on approach I will also keep the parents updated and possibly involve them in checking the student’s homework and memory.

Please see sample notes below to get an idea of the quality of tuition provided.

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Sample Notes JC Maths Difference of two squares
Sample Notes JC Maths Equation of the line and unusual equations of the line
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Junior Cert Science Grinds

Because it is one of the STEM subjects there is a big emphasis on the promotion of science at junior cert level. But students can feel daunted by the subject and topics which often cause difficulty are calculating kWhs, arrangement of electrons in atoms, forces and electricity.

To aid in mastering the course I break down each topic to a level that the student can understand while at the same time making it relevant to the real world. This not only makes it more comprehensible but also aids in learning as we learn best when we can see how something works and its application in our everyday lives. In every session I will provide notes to which the student can return long after the lesson should they forget what was taught. In areas such as performing calculations I will provide a step by step system that the student can follow in order to help solve the problem they’ve been given.

Experience with Junior Cert students has shown that they are very inexperienced in how best to study. Often just opening a book is a big achievement for them, let alone in having to do questions and memorise the information. So on taking on a student I will go through various techniques in how best to study and will guide them in putting together a study plan. These are techniques that will help them with other junior cert subjects. I will also touch base with them at every session to see how they are progressing in their study and check on their knowledge. Because they require a more hands on approach I will also keep the parents updated and possibly involve them in checking the student’s homework and memory during the week.

Please see the sample notes provided below (and on J Cert Maths page) to get an idea of the quality of tuition provided.

Sample Notes JC Science Performing Calculations on Kilowatt hours

Rates

One on One
Tuition

Paying Weekly
30 Per Session
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One on One
Tuition

Pay Monthly*
25 Per Session*
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Popular

Small Group
Tuition

Per Session**
18 Per Person / Per Hour**
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*It should be noted with the monthly rate if a student cannot make their session I will offer an alternative times for that week but if they don’t suit the student forfeits that week’s fee.

**Regarding the small groups if a student cannot make a session they automatically forfeit the fee but notes from the session will be sent to them. It isn’t possible to offer an alternative date as it requires changing the other students. Hence the low fee charged.

Students can either come as a group they have organised themselves, or if not they will be placed according in groups according to their ability. The benefits are threefold: students will often share tips or help each other in any difficulties they may have, it facilitates the possibility for car pooling, and obviously the cost for parents is significantly less.