European baccalaureate maths
S6 5P EN



My son accredits his love for maths to Mr Shaw because he is brilliant at explaining it in different ways, and to all students (and not just the mathematically gifted ones, as many teachers do). So, in one sentence. Mr Shaw is the teacher every students would like to have and every school should have. I wish my children could keep him as their teacher until they graduate. Astrid (parent)


Daire Shaw is an excellent teacher much appreciated by both my children; his lessons are always clear, well-structured and engaging. He covers the material carefully, making sure the children understand before moving ahead. His online videos are brilliant; he has a gift for presenting new and complex material in an appealing and memorable way, with touches of humour that ensure the pupils enjoy learning. This is a particular achievement for a subject that can be quite dry and hard-going for some. I highly recommend his classes. Emma (parent)


I have known Daire Shaw as a maths and PE teacher for over 5 years and he is the type of teacher every child wants and should have. He inspires and motivates his students and engages them in his subject matter. During the pandemic he made online learning fun and interesting by trying out different ideas to keep his students enthused. 
  • Teacher
    Daire Shaw
  • Level
    S6 5P EN
  • Start Date
    Monday 05 Dec
  • Duration
    23 Weeks
  • Mondays
    7:00 - 8:00 PM CET
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Daire has been giving extra tuition to students in EB Maths for 9 years and has worked in the European School of Strasbourg for the last 6 years. He has been on the team developing the European Baccalaureate Maths examination papers and correcting examinations. This gives Daire intimate knowledge of the exams and how they are marked, placing him in the best position to best assist students in achieving their highest possible grades.
He has a high level of understanding of Maths, its intricacies and basics, having finished top of his class in Mathematical Studies in University College Cork, Ireland. Daire has a strong capacity for finding the missing details to facilitate learning and an ability to find explanations which work for a variety of learners.
Daire is a dynamic teacher who is interested in the overall education and development of his students. He prides himself on putting the fun into the fundamentals of Maths. 
Attending Daire's weekly grinds will give you the knowledge you need to approach your EB Maths exams with clarity and confidence.

What to expect:

What will be covered:

  • Unit 1: Complex numbers, polar form, quadratics with complex solutions.
  • Unit 2: Sequences and series, explicit and recursive definition, limits, graphical behaviour.
  • Unit 3: Functions, properties, composite functions.
  • Unit 4: Limits, first and second derivative, tangent to a graph, applications of limits and derivatives.
  • Unit 5: Exponential and logarithmic functions, rules of exponentials of logs and properties of these functions.
  • Unit 6: 3-dimensional geometry, lines and points on plane, intersection of lines, angle between two lines, parallel and perpendicular lines.
  • Unit 7: Combinatronics, Pascal’s triangle, sum notation, probability; conditional, dependent and independent events, baye’s theorem.
  • Unit 8: Discrete distributions
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Please note: Fees are non-refundable

Our students love us

A big thank you to Mr O'Leary. His lessons gave me fundamental maths skills, excellent exam tips and advice and confidence in my maths ability. Mr O'Leary's advice, "when you don’t know what to do, do what you know“ helped me to start all exam questions, and that first step led the way to a grade I am so proud of.
Thanks so much to Eoghan for all his support over the last 2 years. Thanks to Eoghan, I got a H2 in the exam. I am delighted.
Can’t thank Eoghan enough for all his help. He answered every question I had and I’m 100% sure, I wouldn’t have got a H1 without his help. Thank you so much.
Highly recommend Mr. O’Leary’s classes. Such a nice person who puts in so much effort to each lesson. He gives time to each student and answers every question! Really good environment in the classes which also encouraged everyone to work hard.