Both of my teenage children attended additional Junior Certificate & Leaving Certificate English classes with Mary during 2018.
Mary has a very natural teaching style and she adapted her approach to best suit each individual student. She took time to get to know their strengths and worked with them in a calm and systematic way that suited their style of learning. My children found her easy to talk to, positive and very supportive in their studies.
Mary also provided wider guidance and insight on how to cope with exam stress and the demands and pressures of life as a student. She focused strongly on exam technique and explained very clearly and in a structured manner what the examiner was looking for.
In tandem with the above, Mary helped improve their self esteem and enabled them to develop greater resilience and a stronger belief in themselves.
Having worked with Mary for a number of months, both were very well prepared and were able to approach their exams in a calm and confident manner – achieving their full potential.
Mary is an excellent and thoughtful teacher who provides a structured and unique insight into studying effectively and efficiently. While the primary focus for our two students was English, Mary also worked on building their wider confidence, improving their coping skills and in particular helping them with their exam technique.
I cannot recommend Mary highly enough!
Karen Co. Kildare
Mary combines excellent teaching skills with a unique attention to the overall welfare and headspace of young learners. Facing into stressful exam periods, she creates an environment that helps take the pressure off, allowing far greater focus on the task at hand.
Carmel keyes Co. Kildare
Student Coaching /Mentoring
“I took part in MindSchool in the weeks leading up to my Leaving Certificate. As a person who would’ve normally put myself under a lot of pressure resulting in unnecessary stress, MindSchool changed my entire outlook on my exams. I learned to handle the exams in a stress free way, focusing on a calm, healthy mindset that enabled me to feel my best was enough.
Throughout the exams I stayed focused and calm because of the mind set I unlocked within myself thanks to Mind School. The programme helped me through my leaving certificate more than anything else, and I believe that it is the best possible thing any student can take part in, in order to achieve the best results while in a consistent, stress free and healthy mind set.”
Sarah B. Edenderry, Co. Offaly
I can’t thank you enough Mary, for all the help, lots of patience and direction you gave me last year. You made choosing my CAO options easier and how to actually study properly made the Leaving Cert – calmer but I think it’s fair to say that already I’m finding first year medicine easier and more managed.
Best of luck with your new website
Lorraine D. Lucan, Co. Dublin
I am now in college studying Law and Economics and I owe it to Mary. In my Leaving Cert she helped me to remain calm, and how to plan ahead and to have confidence in myself. Looking back I think one of the most important things of all for me was showing me how to study in a way that suited me the best. I’d never learned before how to take down class notes properly or even know what information was important and what wasn’t. Knowing this has helped me to do really well too in my college assignments and exams. Thanks for everything Mary.
Mark P Co.Westmeath
I remember the time I contacted Mary in November 2017. I wish I did it sooner. I probably was going through one of the toughest times of my life with my family issues happening and a new job. I could not relax, I could not destress and was not sleeping at night. Mary gave me tools to help with all of these and through deep breathing exercises and meditation too, I finally feel like I take deeper breaths than I ever did before. I practice these techniques every day and night, before an important meeting or when I know I have an important conversation to have with someone. I no longer rush into situations, I take deep breaths and then enter the situation. This has helped me make better and sounder decisions in my life.
I wish to thank Mary for all she has helped me with and would recommend anyone to attend to see her. Best wishes in all your ventures and all you do Mary.
(wishes to comment anon) Co. Kildare
” I’m studying English as my second language with Mary. She is a driven, organised teacher who develops inspiring relationships with me and her students.
Mary has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. Her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as advanced topics, are truly superior. She was inspiring to me and giving me a motivation to communicate with people. She understands the blockades that may hinder free communication in a foreign language. She is a wonderful woman who has a lot of warmth and optimism.
Thank you Mary
Agnieszka Alex Co. Meath
I met Mary in order to learn English. During the lessons it turned out that our meetings was much more than the learning of the English language. Mary listened carefully to what I needed and taught lessons so that I could get to know myself, believe in myself and have confidence in my abilities and find a suitable job in Ireland-which I have.
She also helped me in my personal affairs not as a teacher but as a great person. I would also like to add that Mary’s lessons are conducted in an atmosphere that is always warm, relaxed and homely.
A. Fruzynska Co. Meath