JUNIOR MATHS

GRINDS

Hi, and welcome to the grinds section of Junior Maths!

In addition to the grinds that are already included with a membership, we also offer additional small group grinds and one-to-one grinds to any student who feels that they need that extra bit of help with a particular topic in Junior Cycle Maths.

Below, you will find the answers to some of the more common questions that we are asked about our grinds, as well as the booking calendar itself!

Our one-to-one grinds are €30 each and our small group grinds are €10 each.

Typically 50 minutes, but we're not very strict on that.

If Mr. Kenny feels that a few extra minutes will greatly help a student with their understanding, he will gladly keep going!

The exact timeslots for the grinds will be finalised just before they launch in January.

Good question!

Our grinds typically have the following structure:

  • The first 5 minutes are spent determining what the student(s) specifically needs help with, whether it be figuring out what equation(s) to use, the theory behind the maths, the maths itself etc.
  • Over the next 15 minutes, Mr. Kenny then talks through a relevant question or two in order to improve the student's understanding (using either a digital whiteboard or overhead camera depending on the question).
  • In the following 20 minutes, the student(s) then attempts a similar question or two. Mr. Kenny will offer his help and guidance anytime the student(s) gets stuck or is unsure how to proceed.
  • In the next 15 minutes, we then discuss that student's solution(s). If necessary, Mr. Kenny will walk the student(s) through the solution (again using either a digital whiteboard or overhead camera).
  • In the final 5 minutes, Mr. Kenny will then offer further advice on how the student(s) should proceed depending on how well the student(s) did in attempting the question(s).

Of course, this structure is flexible and may vary depending on the specific issue that the student is having.

Sure!

Only if a student wants them to be, and only with their parent's/guardian's permission!

A student's privacy is important to us and, in accordance with EU privacy laws, we therefore only record a grind 1) if a student wants us to and 2) if a parent/guardian allows us to.

In the booking form, we therefore specifically ask whether a student would like the grind to be recorded or not.

If the answer is yes, we will then send the student a link to the recording shortly after the completion of the grind which allows the student to both stream and download the grind at their own convenience.

Again, for the sake of privacy, this recording will be unlisted and can therefore only be accessed using the link that we provide.

And don't worry, it will be possible to both stream and download the recording until at least the student's final exam!

Once a timeslot is chosen on the calendar, you will be automatically redirected to the booking page which needs to be completed to reserve that timeslot.

On that page, you will be required to provide the following information:

  • an email address that information about the grind can be sent to
  • the specific topic that the student would like us to focus on during the grind
  • if the student would like us to record the grind or not so that they can view the grind again whenever they wish
  • any additional information that the student believes might be useful, e.g. a specific exercise question or sample/past paper question that they are having difficulty with
  • payment details for the grind

Our grinds take place on Zoom.

Therefore, if we are yet to install the program/app on your device, we recommend doing so in advance using the link above.

We recommend using a computer, a laptop or a large tablet if possible!

All you'll need is a pen and paper!

We totally understand that a student may, for example, have had a tough school day on the day of the grind and would prefer to simply take it easy for the rest of the day.

We therefore allow a grind to be rescheduled to any available timeslot as long as that request is made less than 3 hours before the start of the grind.

Likewise, a student may no longer feel that the grind is necessary because the topic has "clicked" since the grind was booked. We wouldn't want that student to be wasting both their time or money on a grind if it's no longer needed!

We therefore again allow a grind to be cancelled for a full refund as long as that request is made less than 3 hours before the start of the grind.

In either case, the grind can be rescheduled or cancelled using the links provided in the email that is sent to you.

No problem!

Feel free to reach out to Mr. Kenny on Teacher Chat or at teacher@juniormaths.ie.

(If you wish to reserve multiple grinds at once, select each timeslot one by one.)

These grinds will go live in January!