algebra - 2nd year maths - 6 week course (1st week free)



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
    2nd Year
  • Duration
    6 Weeks (1st Week free)
  • Tuesday
    5:30 - 6:30 PM 
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During this 6 week course, Daire will clarify Algebra for you, giving you confidence in this essential area of Maths. By the end of the course, you will be able to approach all of your Algebra questions with confidence.
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. 

What to expect:

What will be covered:

  1. Why letters? Covering the basics and substitution
  2. Rules for working with letters. Addition and subtraction of like terms.
  3. Multiplying terms and brackets.
  4. Solving for x part 1
  5. Solving for x part 2
  6. Context. A look at basic mathematical modelling.
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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.