Parents

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”  Lady Bird Johnson

 

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. Some of our children and young people benefit from individual help from time to time. 

Study & Careers believes in the inate talent and uniqueness of every young person. 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 consultations to support your student.
These courses and consultations help parents to support their child with key transitions, learning, study and career decisions.

Parents' Seminars

  • Making an Effective Transition to Second-level: Preparing for Change (offered at end of 6th class and/ or beginning of First year)

 

 

  • Successful Study, Learning & Wellbeing: Supporting Your Child  (1.5 hours)

    This seminar outlines the learning challenges and study requirements your child experiences at 2nd level. It discusses practical ways you can support your child to manage and organise their lives in a holistic way.


     

     

  • Matching Personality to Career Choice: Supporting your Child (second-level) 

     

One-to-one Consultations for Students

Study & Careers offers ‘one-to-one’ consultations for students, accompanied initially by a parent..

Consultations are offered in the following areas:

  • Learning & Study Assessment. This session assesses the learning strengths and areas of Study & Independent learning that the student needs support with.(1hr 30 mins)  
  • Independent Learner support programme. A tailor-made programme of 5 classes focusing on the aspects that your student needs help with, as a result of the learning assessment.
  • Career Guidance consultation (see range of Career & Learning Services below). (1 hr 30 mns)
  • Student guidance: Psychometric testing and Career Coaching (5 hours over a number of weeks).
For more information or to make a booking for your private consultation click below.
 


 

 

Career & Learning Services

  • Individual Career Consultation: Structured Interview
  • Aptitude Testing
  • Personality profiling
  • Emotional Intelligence/ Values
  • Career Interests & Skills Assessment
  • Motivation
  • Study Techniques
  • Exam Strategies
  • Managing Stress
  • CV preparation
  • Letter-writing skills
  • PLC Course Information
  • Post-graduate Course Information
  • College Course Research
  • CAO information/ application
  • HPAT information
  • DARE College application (Disability)
  • NQF Qualifications / recognition
  • Professional Training advice
  • Job Hunting Support
  • Job Introductions and linkages
  • Internships/ Work Experience
  • Interview Skills
  • Subject Choice Information
  • Grants/ Financial Supports
  • Sports Scholarships
  • Career Coaching

 

 

Assessments for your Child or Young Person

 

Study & Careers select tests carefully based on the needs of the child/young person, further to discussion with parents and/or teachers. Below is a range of tests that we are accredited to administer and follow up with recommended interventions.

 

Emotional & Mental Health tests

 

Reading, Vocabulary & Comprehension Tests

 

Formative assessment

The Black Box Series see https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/black-box-series/

This includes questioning, feedback and peer/self-assessment guidance and advices.

 

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Tests

 

Early Years & Primary Tests: Speech & Language toolkits

 

Transitioning to higher levels of Thinking & Learning (Literacy & Maths)

 

Science & Maths Tests

 

Test Practice in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning

 


 

 

 

What Parents Say

 

‘I wish I had this talk when my daughter who is now in Junior Cert, was in First Year’.
Parent, Iniskeen, Co. Monaghan

 

Help with Subject Choice

‘My wish is that every student should have this opportunity to work with Dr. Healy Eames. Our meeting really helped our son to focus. She supported him to understand his options and assisted him to make the best possible decisions for himself. As a parent it is a huge relief to me that he is certain of his subject choices. I’m very grateful we had this opportunity and I want our other children to avail of this guidance too in the future. I am thankful to Fidelma for her guidance and professionalism.’

Mother, Ennis, Co. Clare.

 

‘We are overwhelmed and grateful for your input into our son’s future’

I want to thank you for meeting our son. You were so open and welcoming to Traolach on our arrival which relaxed him and allowed him to fully engage with you. As you know he was in a bad place at the time but thanks to your empathy and enthusiasm he has made huge progress and continues each day. You gave Traolach an opportunity to explore his position in an informed environment. You were so well prepared for the meeting which allowed you to draw out and inspire Traolach. Thanks to that meeting with you Fidelma he has achieved a full-time job as well as a place on a course in September 2020 if he wants it. He is so happy and upbeat, all thanks to your knowledge , experience and encouragement. As a family we are overwhelmed and grateful for your input into Traolach's future.We know that anyone given an opportunity to meet you will be confident and well informed as to what is available to them, allowing for their specific interests and ability. Thank you.

Ballinasloe family of young man who had dropped out of College.

 

‘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 helpful 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.

Oranmore parents

 

‘Our son was supported through a tough period’
In hindsight our son did his LC too young He was immature from the start. Within weeks of commencing College he began to experience anxiety and dropped out. We didn't know how to help him. He met with Fidelma who managed to get him to talk and discuss his feelings. She carried out a series of comprehensive tests to identify his strengths and needs, his values, interests, personality and skills. She helped him find his motivation again and referred him to an associate for stress-related issues. I strongly recommend Fidelma for career and education support.  

Galway city mother

 

 

What We Do

Study Skills and Mindset Programmes
Wellbeing
Writing
Career Guidance
Online Training

Our Clients

Working with Fidelma has been the highlight of my year

Fidelma was instrumental in helping me gain the confidence to make a career change in order to find my own fulfilment. Working with Fidelma has been the highlight of my year. She is so professional and inspiring. Her approach is one of understanding and encouragement leaving you at such ease when speaking with her that it allows you to really think and search for what it is you really want. If you are in any doubt of career choices Fidelma’s coaching is enlightening and encouraging. It’s amazing how accurate Fidelma is in her report. She is so through in her work that you find yourself so motivated to make the next step. Fidelma’s support has been incredible and has allowed me to make the change I needed. I have decided to pursue the role of compliance manager and I have become an Affiliate member of the ACOI (The Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland). I start my study at the end of this month in order to gain more understanding of the role. I am very excited about the next steps

 Una, Adult in Career Transition
Switching on for Learning is an ideal text to prepare Senior Cycle students for Exams

I have used Dr. Fidelma Healy's "Switching on for Learning" book with Fifth and Sixth Year students as a basis for dealing with study skills and exam preparation in class groups. The book is very comprehensive and provides enough material for the guidance counsellor or teacher to dip in and choose appropriate strategies for different groups of students, depending on what they need. There is enough in the book for a full term's worth of study-skills classes and no need to prepare powerpoints or use a computer room. I can recommend it highly.

Dr. Liam Harkin, Guidance Counsellor, Carndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.

Books



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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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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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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