English is a wonderful school subject for many students in Waterford, and globally. Studying English exposes us to great works of literature, from poems to plays and great novels to films, all while helping us to learn how to write clearly and creatively.

While studying English is a joy for many people, it can be tricky for others. Some may struggle with writing, grammar and spelling, and others may be confident writers, but struggle with the heavy literature elements of the Junior and Leaving Cert courses. That’s completely normal - with two three-hour exams for the Leaving Cert, in an exam context, English can often feel intimidating.

If you’re in school and you feel nervous about English, don’t worry! With the right Waterford tutors and grinds, you will be confident with your writing, comparative study and literature in no time!

Even if you’ve left your school exam days behind, and you’re an adult in university, or if you’re just looking to improve your English writing skills or expand your knowledge of literature, there are plenty of English tutors in Waterford who can help you achieve your goals.

There are also lots of English language schools in Waterford for students from abroad looking to learn English as a foreign language in Ireland.

We’ve picked out just a few to help you get started:

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Yeats College

Yeats College was founded in 1999. Today, the College runs as a full-time private school for 5th and 6th year students in Waterford and Galway, as well as offering tutoring, supervised study and intensive exam revision courses at Easter. They offer tutoring across a range of Leaving Cert subjects.

Students who go to Yeats College for English tutoring will benefit from knowing they are attending a school that has over 20 years’ of specialist experience in helping students deliver great exam results. The school has a Leaving Cert exam focus, so is ideal for students who are looking for a tutor to help them get great results.

In 2019, 43% of their full-time students received over 500 points in their Leaving Certificate exams, compared to the national average of 13%. If you take their Easter revision course, you will have access to the same English teachers and tutors that help their full-time students excel.

Kumon Waterford

The Kumon centre in Waterford provides specialist tuition services in mathematics and English for children and students of all ages.

Their English programme aims to foster a love of reading and learning in every child. The Kumon centre’s students range from age two right up through secondary school, building skills from reading and word recognition to advanced level comprehension with the ability to critique complex passages of text. Vocabulary, grammatical precision, memorisation skills and the ability to compose answers are gradually accumulated through different genres of text, familiarising students with both fiction and non-fiction, expanding their knowledge of the world and introducing them to new areas of interest.

Kumon English tutors aim to support students to be able to read thoroughly, extract key information from the content and express an opinion on what they have read in a compelling way. The Kumon English Programme is not tied to any curriculum but complements learning across all subjects at school, giving students the freedom to become advanced, independent and enthusiastic learners, as well as thoughtful individuals.

“Kumon has encouraged me to have a positive mindset towards learning. Denise and her team taught me to learn independently, whilst being very helpful and supportive with English.” - Stephen, student

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Déise College

Based in Dungarvan, Déise College offers English tutoring starting at first year level, right through to Leaving Certificate. They offer individual grinds, as well as classes, summer camps and supervised study, as well as courses in a range of other subjects from across the Leaving Cert curriculum.

Students from 1st to 6th years can participate in a variety of study programmes each evening, on Saturdays and during school holiday breaks. The College runs a bus service from local schools to the campus for their supervised study sessions. The supervised study sessions take place in a quiet and idyllic environment to allow for maximum

Every English class is taught by experienced Waterford English teachers. The class sizes at Déise are small – with no more than twelve students. Déise College offers a range of courses and summer camps for primary and secondary school students, so you can keep up your study over the holidays if you need extra help. They also run study skills seminars throughout the year.

Waterford English Language Centre

Waterford English Language Centre, or WELC, is a family-run, student-focused English language school located in the heart of Waterford city. WELC is the only Irish Government recognised English language school in Waterford which is open all year round. WELC is the place to go if you are looking to learn English as a second language in Ireland’s sunny, friendly southeast.

With over 40 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language, WELC is focused not only on teaching and learning English in the classroom, but also on integrating their students as much as is possible into the cultural and social life of Waterford while they are attending. They help students integrate with their host families, join local clubs and societies, and meet new friends.

For secondary and high school students, WELC has partnerships with public and private schools across Waterford, and can help place international students in local schools for anywhere from a term up to a year, to allow high-school age students from abroad the chance to learn English in an immersive environment. They offer a full guardianship service for the time spent in Waterford.

“My experience at WELC has been wonderful. I consider WELC as a big family, where people come and go but everyone is important. It’s much more than just a service for students.” - Effisio Manunta, student

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Superprof

Superprof is the perfect place to get online tutoring at a time that works for your schedule. With over 250 tutors to choose from, Superprof will help you to find the right English tutor for you.

At Superprof, we help both English tutors and students find each other with our user-friendly online tuition platform, at affordable rates. You can either take your English classes locally in Waterford, face to face, or online, or from anywhere in the world!

Superprof has tutors offering tuition in more than 1,000 subjects, including English.
Whether you're struggling in maths or are more advanced and are looking to excel, Superprof is the right place for you as our tutors will tailor their classes to your maths needs, level and requirements. Since it was founded in August of 2013, Superprof has become a high-quality resource in the eyes of all who wish to find a great maths tutor or start a tutoring business.

Over 170,000 students have already decided to put their trust in us and take private lessons on Superprof. See what we can do for you!

Conclusion

As you can see, there are a myriad of options for English classes, grinds and tutors in Waterford, with something for everyone from primary school right up to university and adult level, individual as well as group, and in-person as well as online options. Whether you’re a local student studying for exams, or you’re coming to Waterford from abroad to learn English as a foreign language, there are options for you.

Got your Junior or Leaving Cert exams coming up soon, or just want to brush up on your language skills? Why not get started on your journey to excelling in your English language and state exams today?

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Ik vind dat iedereen overal op de wereld recht heeft op onderwijs. Onderwijs geeft je een betere toekomst. Ik heb de mogelijkheid om mijn kennis te delen, zodat ik mensen van arm tot rijk, van jong tot oud misschien een helpende hand kan bieden om hun doel te bereiken. Dat is mijn ambitie!