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About Us

The Institute of Education was founded in 1969 by Mr. Raymond Kearns who was then Senior Mathematics Master at Gonzaga College. Set up initially to provide private grinds in Maths to both teachers and Leaving Certificate students, the classes were so successful that a site was soon hired on Leeson Street in Dublin, and the classes extended to cover a range of Leaving Certificate subjects.

Today, The Institute of Education occupies seven large Georgian buildings on its Dublin’s City Centre’s Leeson Street campus and is one of the largest private second level schools and grinds school in Ireland, sending more students to third-level colleges than any other school in Ireland.

The Institute of Education continues to foster educational innovation in many ways, providing students with exceptionally wide subject choice, flexible timetables, advanced IT facilities and progressive learning solutions. All geared towards providing a learning atmosphere that will equip 21st Century students with the skills they need to achieve their maximum potential.


How I teach Irish – Clare Grealy
How I teach Irish – Clare Grealy
How I teach Maths – Andrew Kenny
How I teach English – Martin Kelly
How I teach French – Corinne Gavenda
How I teach Chemistry – Tara Lyons
How I teach Physics – Pat Doyle
How I teach Music – Dr. Susan McCormick
How I teach History – Susan Cashel
How I teach Geography – Michael Doran

From day one we have built our reputation on the quality of our teachers. We recruit the very best teaching talent in the country- teachers who are experienced, focused and professional and who consistently achieve excellent results for their students.

Our teachers are enthusiastic about teaching. They have a wealth of experience in preparing students for the Leaving Certificate exams and are dedicated to helping their students achieve their full potential.

Many of our teachers are authors of standard school textbooks and are regular contributors to educational publications and radio programmes.

Meet Our Teachers


Teacher: Ray O’Loughlin | Subject: Economics, Accounting

Ray has been teaching Accounting and Economics at the Institute for 9 years, having taught…

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Teacher: Arthur Russell | Subject: Economics, Accounting

Arthur has been teaching Accounting and Economics at the Institute for over 35 years. A…

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Applied Maths

Teacher: Hilary Dorgan | Subject: Applied Maths, Maths

Hilary has over 30 years teaching experience and was previously the senior Maths teacher at…

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Teacher: Abdulrazzak Hosain | Subject: Arabic

Subject: Arabic Abdulrazzak has been teaching Arabic in the Institute for the last 12 years to…

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Teacher: David Bourke | Subject: Biology

A longstanding teacher of Biology at the Institute, David always places great emphasis on practical…

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Teacher: Michael O’Callaghan | Subject: Biology

Subject: Biology Michael has taught Biology at the Institute since 1978 and has corrected Leaving…

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Teacher: Mona Murray | Subject: Biology

Subject: Biology Science teacher Mona graduated from U.C.D. with an Honours Science Degree, majoring in…

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Teacher: William Murphy | Subject: Business

William graduated with a BA (Hons) from DCU and a B.Comm. (Hons) from UCD. He…

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Teacher: Keith Hannigan | Subject: Economics, Business

Keith is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. 
He has been teaching Higher Level Business…

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Postal and visiting address

UCL Institute of Education

University College London

20 Bedford Way London WC1H 0AL United Kingdom


+44 (0)20 7612 6000