English Grinds

Are you struggling to get the marks that you want in your English essays? Finding it difficult to know how to structure your essays and what to write? Struggling with learning quotes or knowing what your poems are about? 

If you said YES to any of the above questions then look now further, we can help you! 

Creative Connections offers grinds for Leaving and Junior Cert in both Higher and Ordinary Level. 
Allanah is currently a Secondary School Teacher in Training with Hibernia College, received an A in her own Leaving Cert English Exam in 2013 and has been teaching grinds ever since! 

Classes are held Via Zoom on a one to one basis. Group classes may be available on request, 

Leaving Cert Topics include: 
Paper 1 
  • Personal, Short Story and Speech Writing 
  • Comprehension technique for Question A and Question B 
  • How to structure your essays 
  • Hints and Tips as to how to make sure you are writing enough to get the marks deserved 
  • Grammar and Punctuation 
Paper 2 
  • The Single Text (Usually your Shakespearian text) 
  • Studied Poetry 
  • Unseen Poetry
  • The Comparative 
  • How to structure your answers 
  • The Marking of the paper 

Junior Cert Topics Include: 
  • Preparation for CBA's
  • Shakespearian Drama 
  • Fiction/My Novel 
  • Audience and Register 
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Poetry
  • Drama 
  • Writing in Various styles ie: Speech writing, talks, story, dialogue, letter, review, diary entry, articles etc. 
All work will be corrected and returned with comments and feedback. All notes done in classes will be sent out to each student via Email.