Due to Covid 19 restrictions classes 

for Term 2 will be held online.

Tuition For Leaving Cert & Junior Cert Students


Ongar Grinds provides weekly grinds for students in 3rd and 6th year in Maths, Spanish and Irish. Other subjects such as French, German, English and Geography can be offered subject to demand.

Convenient Location – Experienced Teachers - Small Class Sizes

Grinds are 60 minutes in duration and are held in a class-based environment in Ongar Community Centre. The maximum class size is 10 students. *Some classes will have max 5 students.

Ongar Grinds

Our Teachers

Sean O’Boyle - Maths

Sean teaches our Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths class on a Saturday morning from 10-11am.

Sean has been teaching Junior Certificate, Leaving Certificate, and third level students for nearly ten years now. Having graduated from Maynooth University with a B.A in Mathematics and History, he returned to college again this time graduating with BA in Education. In 2015 Sean signed a publishing contract with the Educational Company , more populary known as EdCo, to publish a 6 book series which is still available and used in Primary Schools today. Following this, Sean has turned his attention towards the special educational needs sector of education but still enjoys helping students overcome whatever difficulties they may have in the maths curriculum today.

Dearbhla Garrett - Irish

Dearbhla is teaching our Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Irish class on a Tuesday at 6pm-7pm.

Dearbhla graduated with her B.A. in Nua Gaeilge and Music and H.Dip in Education from NUI Maynooth. She has 13 years teaching experience in Castleknock Community College and Ratoath College teaching Music and Irish to both Leaving & Junior Cert students.

Elaine Sweeney - Irish

Elaine Sweeney will be taking our Leaving Cert Higher Level Irish class on Tuesday evening from 7pm-8pm.

Elaine is originally from Galway and has a strong passion for Gaeilge. She has a BA Honors degree in Gaeilge and Economics from NUI Galway, where she also completed a diploma sa Dána (Gaeilge).

Elaine began teaching six years ago and has been teaching Gaeilge, Business and Economics to all levels ever since.

Alina Lupu - Spanish

Alina will be taking our Spanish class.

Alina graduated from Maynooth University with a B. A. in Spanish and French and a M.A in Spanish and Latin American Studies in 2012 and 2013 respectively, further on being offered a scholarship to study at Alcalà de Henares University in Madrid where she achieved a Diploma in Spanish Language and Literature. She has a strong passion for languages and has been a Spanish and French tutor at both Junior and Leaving Cert level for several years.

Stephen Dunning

Stephen graduated from NUI Maynooth with a BA in Mathematical Studies and completed his Masters in Education with Hibernia.

He has spent the last 5 years teaching in Blakestown Community School and Ashbourne Community School, teaching both Leaving Cert and Junior Cert Mathematics at Higher and Ordinary Level.
Stephen has recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs.

Class Schedule

Junior CertMathsHigherSaturday10am-11amOnline Classes
Junior CertMathsOrdinarySaturday11.15am-12.15pmOnline Classes
Junior CertSpanishn/aMonday6pm-7pmOnline Classes
Junior CertFrenchHigherTBCTBCOnline Classes

Leaving CertIrishHigherTuesday7.10pm-8.10pmOnline Classes
Leaving CertMathsOrdinaryMonday7pm-8pmOnline Classes
Leaving CertMathsHigherMonday6pm-7pmOnline Classes
Leaving CertSpanishHigherWednesday6pm-7pmOnline Classes
Leaving CertFrenchHigherTBCTBCOnline Classes


Term 1 - 14 weeks

Term 1 - 14 WeeksPrice
Term 1 - 14 Weeks€350 

Term 2 - 17 weeks

Term 2 - 17 WeeksPrice
Term 2 - 17 Weeks€425

* Payable in advance of the student joining the class. Payments reduce by €25 per week once the classes start and the student joins during the term.
* Discounts offered if a second or third subject is taken up. Similar discount offered for siblings.

Ongar Grinds Enquiry Form

Return form to: ongargrinds@hotmail.com

Maths (Higher)
Maths (Ordinary)
Irish (Higher)
Irish (Ordinary)
French (Higher)
French (Ordinary)
Spanish (Higher)
Spanish (Ordinary)
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