Carndonagh Community School (CCS) exam-year students have a new resource to help them to master maths and prepare for their exams.

The school has invested in a licence for TheMathsTutor.ie, Ireland’s leading online support system for post-primary maths students.  And it is very fitting that CCS students should benefit from this system, as its creator, Eamonn Toland, is himself a past pupil of the school.

TheMathsTutor.ie provides a full online learning environment for students.  Video lessons, exam preparation and additional online supports are available to students on-demand.  This complements the work of maths teachers, giving students extra support outside of the classroom.  Focusing on Junior Cert and Leaving Cert maths, the system is used in schools and homes right across the Republic of Ireland.

Mr Toland took the opportunity to visit his old school last Friday 10 November, and gave presentations to over three hundred 3rd and 6thyear students on how to make the most of the online support system.

Mr Toland, founder of TheMathsTutor.ie, said, “I was delighted to return to CCS on Friday to meet with the maths teachers and to demonstrate our system to the students.  CCS students are very fortunate to have such an active and enthusiastic maths department.  I have not seen such a wonderful array of maths teaching aids on display in any other school across the country.  I would like to thank Mr Fiorentini, Mrs Breda Doherty and their colleagues for inviting me to the school.  We are very much looking forward to providing our online support to students, to complement the fantastic work that is already ongoing in the school.”

Mrs Breda Doherty, Mathematics Teacher & a Numeracy Co-ordinator in CCS, said, “We are delighted to provide access to TheMathsTutor.ie system for our students.  We value all the hard work that Mr Toland and his team have put into this fantastic learning resource.  This will benefit our students greatly in their upcoming exams. They now have an opportunity to get additional focused help online, which will support what they are learning in the classroom, at a time that suits them.  If a student is absent for any reason or wants additional explanations, they can log on and watch video tutorials, pause and replay them as often as they wish.   If a student accesses this resource frequently over the coming months, provided they continue to work hard in their maths class and listen to their teacher, then I am confident they will be rewarded with success next summer at their appropriate level."

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