Skip to main content

Information About Donal - Portrane tutor -

Profile Picture

Donal's profile picture


This is how 2 referees rated Donal:





Subjects Taught


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Junior Cycle €25.00€21.25
Senior Cycle €30.00€25.50
Adult / Casual €30.00€25.50


Price GuideOnline Lessons
Price Guide
Junior Cycle €25.00€21.25
Senior Cycle €30.00€25.50
University €30.00€25.50
Adult / Casual €30.00€25.50

Map Location

Personal Description:

I am a mature, qualified English teacher. I have lived in the UK for most pf my life but decided to come back to Ireland when my father passed away two years ago. I received an MA(Hons) in Creative Writing from Cork University in 2017; I am presently working on my first novel. I have worked as a illustrator, music video and documentary director and a researcher for a 10 part BBC documentary on traditional healers. I lived in the Peruvian Amazon for a year between 2001-2 fulfilling a life long ambition; in 2000 I founded the charity 'Friends of Usko-Ayar' with the internationally renowned visionary painter Pablo Amaringo. The project raised money to build a school in the jungle, supply a computer and provide IT training, English language and Art classes for pupils of the Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting, Pucallpa, Peru(2000-2005). I love reading and I'm involved in the local dramatic society. I like to keep fit by jogging.

Tutoring Experience:

I have seventeen years experience as a Private Tutor. I have extensive experience teaching and mentoring young people from a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds in London. My students have been achieving excellent results and I can provide written testimonies from the parents of past pupils. I also have experience mentoring and tutoring students who have fallen behind, been excluded(for a variety of reasons) or have a mild learning disability (dyslexia etc.). I have 8 years experience Teaching English as a Foreign Language to a wide variety of nationalities. I also have extensive experience teaching in the arts, including film-making, animation and photography.

Approach to Grinds:

I take a personal interest in all my students. I believe that personal development and academic achievement go hand in hand and I am effective at setting goals and coaching students to attain them. I have the highest expectations of my students and am committed to helping each of them to fulfill their academic potential. Each session will be tailored to the student's needs: this could include basic literacy skills, grammar, essay and creative writing skills, preparing for exams or getting to grips with media texts, analysing films, Shakespeare, poetry, plays and novels, along with exploring the cultural context and social or political issues raised by the texts. The services I offer have been proven to raise levels of school performance, help increase confidence, enjoyment and motivation and develop study skills and discipline that can be applied to other subjects.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

Please login or register to download tutor resources.

Native Language: English
Additional Languages: Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • UCC (2018) - MA (Hons) Creative Writing (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Bromely School of English, SE London, UK. (2001) - CELTA (School) (✔ On File)
  • National College of Art and Design, Dublin (1984) - BA (Hons) Fine Art (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

Tags: Portrane English tutor, Portrane Art tutor, Portrane Junior Cycle English tutor, Portrane Senior Cycle English tutor, Portrane Adult / Casual English tutor, Portrane Junior Cycle Art tutor, Portrane Senior Cycle Art tutor, Portrane University Art tutor, Portrane Adult / Casual Art tutor