Not too long ago I sat the leaving certificate exams myself. For anyone outside of Ireland, these are your final exams in high school before you graduate, and the results you get in these determine what university course you go on to do. It can be quite a daunting time, especially because you are doing so many different subjects at once, and you have to split your attention across all of them.
There are many methods to deal with this, some not so great. You can pull all-nighters before an exam, you can cram, or you can just take it easy and hope you get an easy test, from experience, none of these are the best option!
You will almost always have a subject that you struggle in, or have to spend some extra time on, and this can be stressful, especially if you see others around you finding it easy. Don’t worry, there will be subjects they struggle with too. Not every teacher suits every student, and so a great way to give yourself every chance to improve is by getting a tutor, or “grinds” as they are called in Ireland.
(These grinds are available all over the country, and we have guides for a number of cities, like this article, where we detail where you can find an accounting tutors in Dublin!)
These are probably the best study aid there is, even better than those less stress more success books, because they go at your pace and show you every step of the process. Accounting can be challenging, but if you have someone going through the bits you don’t get in your time, it can be made simple!
Why Should I Choose Accounting as a Subject?
Accounting is a leaving cert subject that is steadily growing in popularity. While people also chose it when I was sitting my leaving cert, it seems way more are choosing it now, and there are a number of reasons why it is a smart choice. Given everything that has gone on with the UK and Brexit, Ireland are starting to pick up more and more opportunities and the finance sector is growing.
Ireland now stands as the largest English speaking country in the EU, so a number of countries are taking their business to us, and taking accounting in the leaving certificate is a great stepping stone in your career to prepare you for university.
Also, accounting is a very good course for young people as it helps them adapt to the working world, and life after school. It can help you to manage your own finances and budget and this is especially useful in a time where there are more and more people choosing to work as a freelancer!
Also, even if you do not wish to further your studies into accounting, they are often connected with other courses, such as law and business, so it is a great subject to prepare you for the step between school and university.
Some colleges even require you to have taken an extra, unrelated course in the leaving cert.
What are the Best Parts of Studying in Galway?
Galway is an extremely popular city situated on the west coast directly across from Dublin. It attracts millions of people from around the world and it is just as popular with Irish people as it is to international travellers. Given it is a university city, it is always brimming with activity, home to young people from all over the globe. In 2020, it was awarded the prestigious European Capital of Culture award, highlighting just how special Galway is!
I mentioned it is a university city, but it has more than just one university, NUIG is the largest, however it is home to many more ITs such as GMIT and GTI, as well as a number of arts and specialist colleges. Due to this, there are a high number of students in the city, making it a great place to study.
To fit this high demand, there is also a large number of services available to find accounting tutors, such as online platforms and academies, and this article will go on to highlight just a few of the ways you can find your own accounting teacher in Galway!
If you don't live in Galway, don't worry, you can find many of these services near you! Perhaps you can find some helpful tips over at our article showing you where to find accounting lessons in Cork. We have a number of these kind of guides, so feel free to check them all out!
Find Leaving Cert Tutors at GrindsWorld
Grindsworld is one of Irelands leading platforms for finding tutors of all levels and subjects including the full leaving certificate course. They have been running for over 10 years and have a large number of students on their roster, especially in Galway.
Their website is very simple and easy to navigate. You start by making your own profile, which takes just a matter of seconds, you quickly state your basic details and what you are looking for in a tutor and you are all set! After that, you are free to search by subject and location, and when you are happy with a tutor, you can then message them to organize lessons, you decide on a time and place, online or face to face!
They also have a message service where you can ask them to tailor a plan especially to your needs.
Experienced Tutors at FirstTutor
The online database is another tutoring service similar to the one mentioned above. You start by quickly making your account, free of charge of course, and then you are free to explore their large database full of experienced tutors of all ages and levels in Galway. The tutors themselves are flexible, and they are happy to teach online, or face to face, if it suits the schedule.
I mentioned the tutors are flexible, this means that you can have a discussion via chat with them first to express exactly what kind of help you need with accounting. This is important as it allows you both to get on the same page before you work together. First tutors also have a 24hour chat service, meaning if this is your first time, or you have any questions about the service they are free to help. With prices as low as 15 euro per hour in some cases, this is an affordable way to find an accounting teacher!
Lookinf For Local Tutors? Galway Based Tutors on TutorHub
TutorHub is another online database where you can find an accounting tutor to help you get more leaving cert points. Much like the others, you create an account in seconds and search for a tutor that suits you. They offer face to face lessons as well as zoom lessons. It is important to have both options as some students either don’t feel comfortable meeting a tutor, or simply prefer to do it from home. Others prefer to leave home as it takes you out of your comfort zone and removes distractions.
With TutorHub, there are a number of tutors available that have recently gone through the leaving certificate programme and achieved very good results with a number of them receiving H1 scores at higher level. Others have gone on to further their education within accounting at a higher level. This means the tutors have an in depth knowledge of the subject and can really focus in on specifics and the particular issues you are having with accounting!
TutorHub provide their services all over the country, including Limerick! This city has a number of universities and institutes, so has plenty of options. Head over to our guide to finding accounting teachers in Limerick to get some ideas!
Join the Large Community at Superprof
Superprof is one of the largest and most popular online tutoring services, offering the services of skilled tutors across a wide range of subjects. There are a number of tutors available in Galway, including many for accounting. This is much like other platforms in that you create a profile, and you are free to browse and find a tutor that suits you based on their profile and availability. Superprof is used by millions of people around the world.
As superprof has such a large database of tutors, you can be really sure you are getting the best. As I mentioned before, accounting can be a lengthy course, so there are some bits that your school teacher might miss or go over to quickly. By choosing your own private tutor, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be covering every aspect of the course, especially the bits you find difficult.
Many of these tutors have been in the same position as you, so they will really focus on the leaving certificate, and the type of questions that will come up! This service is extremely affordable, with some tutors only charging 10 euro per hour.
Grinds are the best way to improve your results in a topic, and are used by Irish students every year in all subjects, even if they are doing quite well. They level the playing field and make sure everyone gets the same chance! Whether you prefer to do it online, or face to face, and regardless of the size of your budget, there are so many ways to find your own private teacher! Signing up to all of these services is free, so it costs nothing to check it out. It won’t be long before those results really improve!
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