A selection of texts and comment received from students and parents:
'Declan very happy I did the classes in the Skylon Hotel, I got a B2 which was way more than I thought, the classes were just what I needed before my maths exam, gave me more confidence and refreshed what I had learned in the past 2 years. Very Happy I did them.'
— Peter Dennan, St Aidan’s
'Got on great yesterday, Absolutely delighted, Got my C3, thanks a mil for everything'.
— Ali Dempsey McMahon, Mount Temple
'A really thorough but concise overview of the 2 year course. Excellent for anyone struggling who wants to bring up their grade.'
— Emma Lynch, Mount Temple
‘My son Niall, attended Declan for Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths grinds and I can only say how happy I was with the excellent guidance and teaching he received. Niall is a good average student and got a mark of 46% in his mocks. As he was starting to get nervous that 46% was just a bare pass I decided that it was best to get some grinds to maintain or increase this mark. Declan has a very calming disposition and was not only able to help Niall with his Maths work but also gave him stress management techniques that helped him in all his other subjects. In the Leaving cert itself, the Paper 1 had some issues, which were reported in the media at the time and Niall felt his exam didn't go well, however Declan tutored him between the two examinations and managed to get him back on track to focus on paper 2. In my view, Declan's ability to engage the student is amazing and the skills he taught Niall will stand to him in third level. His overall grade was a C1 in the Leaving Cert.
'Along with his motivation and study skill techniques, Declan has extensive knowledge of the course material and the exam structure. I would highly recommend him as he understands the current context that adolescents are dealing with and has the ability to engage them in enjoying learning. Probably the highest recommendation comes from Niall himself who said he was a great teacher.’
'Declan Luke got a B2 in Maths, he's delighted, thanks for all your help'
— Angela (Mam) Luke, St. Kevin's
'Hi Declan Domhnall got a B3 and he is well placed to go to NUI Maynooth. We are so proud of him Thank you for those Sundays'
— Alice (Mam) Domhnall, Belvedere College
'Hi Declan, Aisling very happy. She got a C1 in Maths. Thanks for all your help'
— Anne (Mam), Aisling, Maryfield College
'I found Declan's grinds very helpful since Maths was not my strongest subject. He focused on my weak points and developed them'
— Debbie, St. Mary's Killester
'I personally found the grinds extremely helpful. Took a lot of the pressure away from the exams and felt a lot more confident walking into the exam'
— Niall Digney, Castleknock College