Information About Tony - Dundalk tutor
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I give one-to-one maths grinds. At the moment all grinds are on line because of Covid -19. I recently decided to take early retirement from a career as a geophysicist. I live with my wife Siobhan near Stephenstown Pond south of Dundalk. I am known to have a passion for maths. I’m in my seventh year giving one-to-one maths grinds to LC and JC students and occasionally I give grinds to students from the DKIT. My daughter and two sons have all completed their Leaving Cert. Siobhan and myself will have plenty of time for walking, gardening and other activities, I will also have plenty of time to devote to planning and preparation for each of my maths grind students.
I have many years of experience giving grinds to family members and friends. For the last seven years I have given one-to-one maths grinds on a regular weekly basis to many students in preparation for both Leaving Cert and Junior Cert. This has been very successful with many siblings and friends of former students coming for grinds on the recommendation of former students. In many instances I have given grinds to three members of the same family. I have worked with a number of students all the way from 2nd year to 6th year. At this stage I can honestly say I am very familiar with what’s required for both the junior Cert and the Leaving Cert exams.
Approach to Grinds:
My grinds are usually one-to-one. Initially I will build a rapport with and gauge the academic level of each student and adapt my teaching methods to suit their ability and personality. My main aim is to instill confidence and encourage regular practice. My grinds will usually focus on a student’s weaker topics early in the year with an increased emphasis on exam questions as we get closer to exam time. I will advise students on good study habits, I will emphasise the importance of planning and I will share study tips that I have found helpful in achieving my own exam success. For younger students I will gradually introduce the idea of independent learning. For the more mature students I will encourage a higher degree of independent learning which they will need in adult life and at third level and I will encourage them to use grinds as a resource to cover areas of difficulty. I will always do my best to work with each student to maximize their potential and to achieve the best results possible.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Open University UK (2005) - 1:1 Honours Physics and Maths (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Athlone IT (1978) - Diploma in Mineral Science with Geophysics (College) (✔ On File)