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Feedback from some schools in which we conducted our seminar:

All participants really enjoyed the session and stated in their evaluations that they had gained new skills to bring back to the classroom; you sure gave them food for thought. Thank you. Patricia Carney, Mayo Education Centre

I have received extremely positive feedback from both parents and students. Many thanks once again for your fantastic student/ parent talks, Karen Tracey

Overall we were very pleased. Presenters were very professional. We believe that giving students good study skills early on is vital and we are happy to endorse Student Enrichment for this purpose. Roy Hession, St Colman’s, Claremorris.

Your instructors are great! They affirmed and supported our diligent students and encouraged and motivated the less enthusiastic. Brendan McCauley, Principal, Colaiste Eanna, Rathfarnham.

“The teacher was very pleasant and the students really liked him. They were very motivated by the seminar. Excellent all round. Many thanks.”Marion Collins, Plunket College, Dublin.

“Our students have found this seminar very helpful. We envisage doing it on an annual basis.” Pat Byrne, Colaiste FCJ Laurel Hill.

“I commend you all on this wonderful service.  The students found the teachers well prepared, engaging and fun. We will definitely use you in the future.” Sharon Gerahty, St Gerald’s College, Castlebar.

“Full marks in all categories. See you again next year!” Lorna Loughrea, TCD School of Pharmacy.

“I surveyed the students and they were delighted with the seminar.  It was delivered with humour and the teacher related very well with the students” Jean Doyle, Guidance Counsellor, Notre Dame, Dublin.

“Excellent response!” Moya McDowell, Guidance Counsellor, Loreto High School, Beaufort.

“Your teachers developed a very positive rapport with the students and the talk for the parents was excellent.”Fiona Ni Chathain, Colaiste Cois Life, Lucan.

We are always delighted with the response from our students – they find the seminar very motivational and extremely worthwhile.Denis Corry, Principal, Gort Community School.

“The students found the overall presentation and handout material to be excellent.” Jim Murphy, St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy

Your programme has proved very successful each year, the students seem to benefit greatly
Seamus O’Ceallachain, Principal, Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal.

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A few comments from those attending the weekend seminars in Dublin & Cork:

The teachers were really kind and had a great sense of humour.
Eoghan Clarke, 1st Yr.

I thought the seminar really improved my idea of what studying is. The teachers were great. As someone who wasn’t looking forward to doing this, I really enjoyed it.
Jamie Sood, 2nd Yr

Gave me motivation to set goals and achieve them.
Aisling Murphy, 5th Yr

I found it very useful and the fact that the class size was small was great, as more was done.
Michael Gannon, 6th Yr

I thought everything was very useful and it really helped me to improve my skills.
Rory McCabe, 2nd Yr.

Essay writing was brilliant and really helped me.
Matthew O’Donnell, 1st Yr.

I thought the lessons were brilliant!
Sarah Hutchinson, 3rd Yr

Everything is great, really informative. This course has inspired me to achieve to my full potential.
Shane McCarthy, 5th Yr

Loved the seminar. Would recommend it to anyone.
Ailbhe Griffin, 3rd Yr

This course was top-notch. These skills will be invaluable to me in the coming years.
Barry Kennedy, 5th Yr

Lots of new tips for studying for the Junior Cert.
Cliona Flynn, 3rd Yr

Amazing teachers.
Loraine O’Donovan, 1st Yr

Topics covered were very relevant; teachers were easy to get along with; every class was interesting.
Sarah  Gough, 5th Yr

I thought the seminar was  great! I learnt a lot and the teachers were very friendly. Definitely worthwhile!
Cian O’Brien, 3rd Yr

I really can’t find a fault. The teachers were engaging and the content interesting and extremely helpful. I am more motivated than I’ve ever been.
Cuolun McCarthy, 6th Yr

A brilliant seminar, everything was clear, enjoyed it, thanks SES.
Oisin Tiernan, 1st Yr

I thought this seminar was very beneficial and I would recommend it if you struggle with organisation and studying and the teachers are really nice.
Jennifer Biggs, 5th Yr

I learnt loads from the course and will put it into practice in my last year of school.
Tessa O’Reardon, 6th Yr

I really enjoyed the two days and will definitely apply a lot of the methods to my study.
Yosef Phelan, 3rd Yr

It was fun and I learnt how to study. The teachers were amazing
Richard McGinley, 2nd Yr

It was a really informative course.  I really enjoyed it and I will definitly come back next year.
Michaela Wassell, 5th Yr

Honestly the best course I’ve participated in. Very intelligent teachers that display a real understanding of the situation we are in.
Daire Fitton, 6th Yr

The teachers were terrific, very understanding and humourous.
Kate Mulligan, 3rd Yr

I think this is a great idea.  I’ve learnt so much and feel very confident in my work,
Chole Hughes, 1st Yr

I think this course was very useful as before this I never really knew how to study properly.
Isabella Merrigan, 3rd Yr

The teachers were fantastic as were the lessons. You guys were great.
Cathal Donovan, 3rd Yr

I really enjoyed the weekend. The teachers were very well informed.
Aoife Tierney, 5th Yr

It was really good! I learnt some really valuable things.  The Essay Writing class was fantastic. I’ll definitely come back.
Sinead Keeley

It has taken a lot of stress off my shoulders. It will definitely make a big improvement to my grades
Sophia O’Reilly

Everything was great. Great staff, very funny but also showed us that everything is quite simple when you get your head in the right place!
Max Hillery

Really nice teachers and lots of useful tips. No fears for the Leaving now!
Siobhain Leahy

I have learnt great new ideas.  I never knew what I was doing wrong before!
Sean Curran

I’m not really sure what I was expecting but I really enjoyed the seminar! The time flew and the sessions were really interesting.  All the teachers were very friendly.
Mollie McGinty

 

Feedback from some students who attended our in school seminars:

“Makes studying seem an awful lot easier!” TY student, Cashel Community School.

“I found it really motivational and will definitely be using these methods.”  TY student, Cashel Community School.

“Thanks for a great day.  It was so much better than the people we had in last year.” Sixth Year Student, The Rosses Community School, Dungloe.

Your teachers came to our school yesterday and it was great!  Thanks so much, we all agree that it was the best!  Now we have no excuses – A’s all the way!
Joan Cunningham, Meath.

I would just like to say thank you for coming to our school. It was a fun seminar and we learnt a lot about studying.  Tell the teachers thanks loads!
Sarah Meehan, Dublin.

I can never concentrate when studying. After no time at all, I start daydreaming. How can you improve your concentration?
Noel Sheenan, Galway.
Try breaking the tasks into small manageable units; give yourself small rewards for completing a task; keep active when studying – take notes, close the book and ask yourself questions; change subject when your mind begins to wander; don’t study late at night; have a clear idea what it is you want to learn in a specific session. It is mainly an attitude of mind, Noel, you need to know exactly what you are hoping to achieve in a session and then set a short time limit for getting it done. Sounds easy!!

Thanks for coming to our school – I learnt more in that one day that I ever learnt before at school! The idea of setting weekly goals is brilliant, and the timetable. It was really a fun day as well – everyone enjoyed it.
Tommy Boylan, Waterford.

I got some good ideas from your site.  I’m going to ask my school to bring you in.
Eileen Masters, Cork.

I can never remember dates – any suggestions?
John O’Neill, Dublin.
If you are having problems remembering numbers, just make up a sentence with the number of letters in each word representing the number to be remembered. For example, the value of pie is 3.1415926. This can be remembered by using the mnemonic “may (3) I (1) have (4) a (1) large (5) container (9) of (2) coffee (6)” – the number of letters in each word is the number you are trying to remember! Another example – “A ship discovers U.S.” = 1492 (the date Christopher Columbus discovered America!).
Thanks so much! Your organisation came to our school and gave us a seminar. I just got my school report and I did really well by using your study methods. I got an A in history – unbelievable for me!
Anne Murray, Cork