Ireland's No. 1 Provider of Primary School Grinds

Primary school grinds are available to students from Senior Infants to 6th Class in Irish, English and Maths. We offer one-to-one and small group tuition and classes are available live online through Zoom or with a private tutor at our centre in Castletroy, Limerick. Due to our small class sizes, all of our classes are personalised to suit each student’s specific learning requirements. This means that we teach exactly what they need to learn. 

Who are these Grinds suitable for?

Primary school grinds are suitable for children from Senior Infants to 6th Class who:

  • Have fallen behind in school or in a certain subject area or;
  • Lack confidence in school or in a certain subject area or;
  • Excel at school and would like to be challenged to extend their knowledge and understanding or;
  • Have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia

Specialist Dyslexia Tutors

From September 2021, we will be implementing a new literacy course which uses the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach, which is considered the gold-standard when it comes to literacy tuition/intervention, is a “direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.”
 

To join the waitlist, please click on the Reading & Literacy Tuition link below. 

Mary O'Connell

They are getting on great, we are delighted. Best decision we ever made, and I mean that. Killian is a new child, he's super confident, he loves his words now and homework is so fast & easy & no rows. Killian adores Ciara. She gave him a level 3 book to practice at home & he does it every evening.

Elizabeth King

I would highly recommend The Premier Tuition Centre. My daughter attended here for 8 weeks & she thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. She done the one to one tuition & she learned so much & seems so much more confident in herself. I will definitely be returning again in the future.

Deborah O'Connor

I can’t recommend Premier Tuition enough. With schools closed during lockdown and working from home I found it difficult to keep on top of home schooling with my 5 year old. I booked my daughter in for two 30 minute sessions a week. Clare the tutor was fantastic. Plus it gave me peace of mind knowing my daughter was getting that extra bit of help during lockdown.

Reading & Literacy Tuition

Reading & Literacy tuition is available live online through Zoom or with a private tutor at our tuition centre in Castletroy, Limerick

Maths Tuition

Maths tuition is available live online through Zoom or with a private tutor at our tuition centre in Castletroy, Limerick

How it Works

  • Monday – Friday:     3:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday:                   9:30am – 4:30pm

Children can enrol for primary school grinds at any time of the year. Our programmes are 16 weeks long and the day/time depends on the type of tuition you require (1-1/small-group/online/classroom-based). Each class is one hour long and takes place once a week, either live online through Zoom or at our tuition centre in Limerick. Children work with the same teacher for the duration of their programme.

Typically, we cover one subject during the hour-long class, i.e English OR Maths. This is because students who have fallen behind in a given subject generally need the full hour to learn a new topic, concept or skill. However, if your child is within the average ability range and simply needs a boost, it may be possible to cover two subjects within the hour. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis and completely depends upon the needs of the child. 

To sign up for primary school grinds, please click on one of the links below or contact us for available days & times.

Academic Assessments

Pupils are assessed prior to starting their primary school grinds. Using a combination of standardised and diagnostic tests, these assessments identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses in a particular area and allow us to develop a personalised programme of tuition which targets their specific learning requirements. Students are re-assessed at the end of their tuition programme in order to ensure that the learning targets set at the beginning have been achieved. 

Academic assessments are also available to pupils and parents who do not want to commit to a programme of tuition.

Please note that academic assessments are currently only available in English and Maths.

Learn more about Academic Assessments →

Who are the Teachers?

All of our primary school teachers are fully qualified, experienced and Garda vetted. Many of them have received specialist training in areas such as literacy and/or numeracy from organisations such as the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Orton-Gillingham Academy. 

AnneMarie Brosnan is the owner of Premier Tuition Centre. AnneMarie began her career as a primary school teacher before deciding to pursue a Masters and PhD. In addition to her role at Premier Tuition Centre, she also works as a lecturer, researcher and school placement supervisor at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. AnneMarie is passionate about helping every student to achieve their full potential. From both her personal and professional experience, AnneMarie understands that every student is capable of excelling at school and through the combination of top-class tuition, quality teachers, and a supportive learning environment, Premier Tuition Centre has seen hundreds of students increase their grades, grow in confidence and achieve academic success that has a lifelong impact. 

Emer is a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher. She has extensive experience teaching children of all ages and abilities in a variety of classroom settings. Emer is our specialist literacy tutor, having undergone training with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and in the Orton-Gillingham approach. This approach, which is considered the gold-standard when it comes to literacy tuition/intervention, is a “direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.”

Clare is a fully qualified and experienced primary school teacher. All of her classes are delivered live online through Zoom. She holds an honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Limerick, a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (H.Dip) from NUIG and a Higher Diploma in Arts in Primary Education from Hibernia College. In addition to primary school teaching, Clare is also qualified to teach Spanish to Leaving Cert level and French to Junior Cert level. She is a registered member of the Teaching Council and also Garda vetted.

Ciara is our specialist Irish teacher and she’s available for classes live online through Zoom or at our tuition centre in Limerick. She is a fully qualified primary school teacher who also has extensive experience teaching Irish to secondary school students from 1st year to Leaving Cert. She currently teaches in a Gaelscoil and can provide tuition to primary school pupils ‘as Gaeilege’ if required. Ciara holds an honours Bachelor of Education degree from Mary Immaculate College. She is registered with the Teaching Council and Garda vetted.

 

AnneMarie Brosnan owner of premier tuition centre
AnneMarie Brosnan, BEd, PhD, owner

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