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Advice and support at the right time was essential for our son

My son went to see Dr. Healy having dropped out of NUIG half way through his first year. He had made a poor course choice and very soon dropped behind. It hit his confidence hard. Fidelma worked with him over a series of sessions and carried out some tests that helped him look at his motivation and personality. He needed help with anxiety too. He got some good guidance and it made him feel good about himself again. He is now half way through a new course and is much more confident. Advice and support at the right time made all the difference.

Maree Oranmore parents
Learning how to learn changed my life

Everything about the study skills session we did was great. It was so interesting, I had left school after my leaving cert and got a job. I had no interest in school and further education was not part of my plan.  20 years later I changed my mind, I really wanted to do the yoga teacher training. For me the biggest obstacle was all the theory, writing  projects and presenting them. It seemed like a huge amount of work and it was.  The study skills course taught me how to study. I had no idea, I had never studied anything in my life. It does help when you are interested in a subject and I was keen to learn. The exercises that I can remember were the different sensory ways we take in information, how short term / long term memory works. How to use mind maps and so much more. Time management, lists and compartmentalization were my new strategies. I was at home with  two small children at the time and I had post-its stuck everywhere! I would record myself and then listen back when I was out for a walk. I achieved top marks in all my exams.  All the study skills were very practical and manageable and I continue to use them. When my daughter was doing her leaving cert she had post-its everywhere! So not only did it help me but it also helped me to help my children. As I had said to you Fidelma learning how to learn changed my life, thank you.

Pauline, Yoga teacher

Books



Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success

Written by Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames & Ms. Sara Hannafin, this text is based on the premise that students learn differently. Beginning with a chapter on helping you to figure out how you learn best, it provides you with a range of strategies and mindset approaches to make your study and learning more effective. It meets the 'learning to learn' intentions of the curriculum.



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Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner

Successful Studying: Towards Becoming an Independent Learner is a 20 page Student booklet  designed by Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD. It provides a menu of activities that supports the work of our Study Skills & Mindset courses at second-level, based on our book 'Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success'.



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Parents

As parents our intention is to give our children "roots" and give them "wings". Strong roots to help them believe in themselves and to give them a good start in life. Wings to help them set out on their own and become independent.


This journey is not always plain sailing for every child or young person. Some benefit from individual help from time to time. Study & Careers believes in the innate talent and uniqueness of every child. It knows that timely help can enable your learner to overcome challenges they face along the way. To do so, it offers courses for you the parent and one-to-one private consultations to support your student.


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