November Blitz


Saturday 3 November 2018 – at IADT, Deansgrange
Mid-Term Grinds: Leaving Certificate 2019

The November Maths & English Blitz consists of intensive, exam focused tuition and is suitable for students sitting higher level Maths and English in the Leaving Certificate 2019. Classes will be held in the IADT campus in Deansgrange, link to Google maps here.
The classrooms are located in the grey single storey building to the right of the first pedestrian crossing as you arrive at the main campus buildings.

Our Maths Blitz takes the form of 4 x 50 minute lectures, and is taught by George Humphrey and Brendan Guildea, two of Ireland’s leading and most experienced teachers.

Our English Blitz is taught by Martin Kelly, a Leaving Certificate examiner who has been teaching in The Institute of Education for over 20 years.

Students attending these classes receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition from highly qualified and experienced educators.
  • Comprehensive, exam focused course notes, which support classroom tuition.
  • Strategies for maximising exam performance.

Students may opt to do one or both subjects.


English (H)

Topics from:
(i) Essay Writing guidelines across the different essay genres with samples of each.
(ii) The A and B questions – skills needed for different question formats.
(iii) Macbeth as the Single Text. Themes, character questions, sample answers.
(iv) Notes on a selection of poems from all 8 poets handed out. Themes and poetic styles.
(v) A wide selection of comparative texts and how to structure the effective answer in each of the modes of comparison.

Maths (H)
Topics from:

(i) Algebra 1
(ii) Trigonometry
(iii) Algebra 2
(iv) Pattern

Bring Maths tables and calculator


Sat 3 Nov 20189.30am – 1.30pmMaths (H)
Sat 3 Nov 20182.00pm – 5.00pmEnglish (H)


1 Class€95
2 Classes€155

Please note:

  • Laser/Credit 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.
  • Fees are non-transferable


Q: Can I be admitted to class without my card?
A: NO CARD, NO CLASS. It is every student’s personal responsibility to ensure they have their card with them each time they attend classes at the Institute. We have the right to refuse admission to any student who does not comply with this regulation. A day pass costs €10. A replacement card costs €20.

Q: Is there a place I can get lunch?
A: Yes, we have an onsite canteen serving a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Also, locally, there are sandwich bars and shops.

Q: Are the classes conducted ‘lecture style’ or are students free to ask questions?
A: Our teachers are very approachable and students are free to ask questions.

Q: My son/daughter is unwell and cannot attend.  Can I have a refund?
A: No, there are no refunds.  However, if you return the student’s admission card to us immediately, along with a short letter of explanation, at the discretion of management, a credit note can be put on the student’s file for future use or for use by a sibling.

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.

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.

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Booking is no longer available for this course. For further information on grinds and part-time courses please contact our main office on 01 661 3511.