NEW EDUCATION CENTRE TARGETS STUDENTS IN FERMOY AND MITCHELSTOWN
Pupils in Fermoy and the general area can now benefit from an educational facility of the highest standard, where they can safely engage in supervised and assisted after school study.
Tuition is available from experienced teachers in various subjects at the new Fermoy Education Centre. It is also the first time that a wide range of ESL classes will be available for both adults and children.
Speaking to The Avondhu, Mr Gus Kelleher, one of the directors of the centre, said, “The primary focus of the centre is the secondary school population of Fermoy and Mitchelstown. The centre offers after school-supervised study facilities for the pupils who want to study late in the evening. It offers Saturday study and holiday study. It also offers assisted study for 1st year students, as the change from primary school to secondary school can be daunting.”
“It offers students the right environment to do homework. We have very experienced teachers who can give grinds in all subjects for the Leaving Cert curriculum. The emphasis is on small size classes of four to five people. We are looking for really ambitious and well motivated kids.”
Fermoy Education Centre also organises revision courses throughout the academic year and oral exam preparation courses in Irish, French and German will be provided just before the orals start.
ESL (English as a second language) courses will be offered for primary school children, secondary school pupils and adults. General English courses will cater to people interested in improving their business English, English for work and those pursuing a higher education qualification. Preparation for a range of internationally recognised English language exams is offered as well.
As the centre is very much a one-stop-shop, there are rooms for hire ideal for educational, training, business, meeting, social or leisure purposes, which can be set up for Internet access, data projectors and CD players.
“Third level students who come in to do their work in a quiet environment can also bring their laptops as there is access to wireless Internet,” explains Mr Kelleher.
The centre has a Christmas study package available currently for secondary and third level students which includes seven days of study (two sessions per day) for €25.
Fermoy Education Centre is a venture involving Fermoy businessman, David Ryan, who is currently involved in the Fermoy Sunday Market, and Gus Kelleher, who is retiring after 36 years of teaching at St. Colman’s College, Fermoy after tutoring in subjects that included German, History and ECDL. He was in charge of supervised study at the school for several years.
Thursday 17th December 5:34pm