28 November 2022
By Elaine Murphy
An Irish online tuition provider, founded in County Cork, has scored a first by offering classes for students attending ‘European Schools’ and studying for the Baccalaureate
The Tuition Centre, established in Bandon, but whose services can now be accessed across the globe, is the first Irish online supplementary learning provider to ensure help is at hand for English and French speaking students attending European Schools.
European Schools is an inter-governmental organisation administering a group of multilingual international schools which exist primarily to offer education to the children of European Union staff.
It oversees the provision of the secondary school leaving diploma, the European Baccalaureate, which comprises the two last years of secondary education in the European Schools curriculum.
There are over 30 European Schools throughout Europe, including one in Dunshaughlin, County Meath.
“Finding high quality online supplementary learning in their native language has proved an issue for European Baccalaureate students,” said Director of Education at the Tuition Centre, Eoghan O’Leary.
The project is being led by Daire Shaw, a Limerick native who teaches Maths and PE at the European School at Strasbourg.
A multi-lingual team from across Europe has been assembled for the project.
Beginning this month, The Tuition Centre is offering exam focused online tuition in a range of subjects in both English and French, including Maths and the science subjects.
“The Tuition Centre is the first Irish online supplementary learning provider to offer additional help to students studying for the European Baccalaureate,” added Mr O’Leary.
“Daire has a talent for identifying student misunderstandings in Maths and an ability to present material in a different and more accessible way.”
Further details of courses available and details on how to enrol can be found at: www.thetuitioncentre.eu.
The Tuition Centre has championed online learning for secondary school students in Ireland. Over 1,000 Leaving Certificate students availed of its online support for Leaving Cert 2022.
Since its inception in 2020, The Tuition Centre has emerged as a leader in the Irish education sector, thanks to its innovative, time saving and cost-effective supplementary exam support for secondary school students.
Online classes are delivered live, with recordings of all classes accessible right up to the State exams in June. Students have access to supplementary exercises and study notes.
The company prides itself on providing nationwide accessibility to high quality classes and resources at an affordable price.
Using highly regarded teaching professionals, The Tuition Centre provides secondary school children access to online tuition which would otherwise be unavailable due to time, geographical and cost constraints.
“Supplementary classes providing parent and student support are now an accepted part of the Irish secondary education narrative, complementing the work of schools,” Mr O’Leary said.