Frequently Asked Questions

Are there tests?2018-08-31T12:58:27+00:00

Yes, tests are given on a regular basis and results are sent home in reports. Tests and weekly homework are an invaluable means to monitoring the students progress.

Is there homework?2018-08-31T12:58:41+00:00

Yes, homework is given and corrected every week and each student is expected to complete assignments on time. Homework is an extension of the grind and is a vital part of the process. Students will be advised as to how much time should be spent weekly to maximise the benefit of the grind.

Who are the teachers?2018-09-17T11:45:24+00:00

All our staff are highly experienced secondary school teachers. Many have worked at McGinn Tuition Centre for a number of years and have a proven track record. All our teachers are handpicked because of their reputation as well as their friendly and helpful approach to the students. Many of our teachers are authors of text books and senior state exam correctors.

When do grinds take place?2018-08-31T12:59:04+00:00

Our grinds take place from Monday to Friday after school hours. Each grind is one hour long with the exception of Applied Maths which runs for 90 minutes. Subjects are held at various times and evenings. Please contact us for specific details.

Junior Cert Maths Grinds
5th year Maths Grinds
Leaving Cert Maths Grinds
Applied Maths Grinds
Chemistry Grinds


I went to McGinn Tuition Centre from September of my Leaving Cert. year for English and Maths grinds. The teachers there were very helpful and they really encouraged me . The notes I got were fantastic and I went on to get an A in both subjects which I was absolutely delighted with. Thanks again to everyone at McGinn’s.

(Niamh H., Douglas)

I was struggling with Honours maths in 5th year, my teacher was suggesting Pass but I got a grind with Mr. McGinn and I thought it was excellent. I actually enjoyed going to the grind and I got a B1 in the Leaving Cert. I got homework every week which at the time I thought was tough but it really paid off. I’d definitely recommend going to McGinn Tuition Centre. Thanks Mark.

(Michael O’D. ,Mallow)

Thanks so much to my Physics tutor in McGinn Tuition Centre . I was lost when I started and you helped to clear it all up for me. You made me learn my definitions off by heart and I found the tests you gave us a great motivation. I really liked the small groups and thanks for answering all my questions so patiently. Keep up the great work , by the way I got an A1 which I still can’t believe.

(Eimear M. , Ballincollig)

My son went to McGinn Tuition Centre in his Junior Cert. year for Irish and Maths grinds. I met with Mark McGinn first and had a very informative chat about what the grinds were all about. I was very happy with everthing and booked my son in . He loved going to his grinds and I was very impressed with the high standard of teaching there. I was able to meet with both his teachers any time I needed and it was great to get reports about how everything was going during the year. He got fantastic results in his exams and I will be sending him back for his Leaving Cert.

(Mary O’S., Bandon)

I went to McGinn Tuition Centre for German grinds and for extra Oral Revision Courses. My teacher was probably the best teacher I ever had, she was really friendly, encouraging and brilliant at explaining , especially the grammar. I got an A1, thanks Maire!

(Laura D. Youghal)