Dominick Donnelly teaches classes for external students in Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics over two years (5th year and 6th year). These take place in Bruce College in Cork City. If you are interested in participating in these classes, please contact Dominick directly on (087) 121 0783 or email:  

Dominick also teaches Applied Maths classes for 5th and 6th year students in the McGinn Tuition Centre in Ballincollig on a Thursday evening.  If you are interested in this class, please contact the McGinn Tuition Centre directly at or phone Mark McGinn at (021) 487 5624.

Dominick also teaches revision courses in Applied Mathematics during the Christmas and Easter holidays as part of Bruce College's extensive and excellent Revision Course program.  For more information on this go to:


Who should study Applied Maths?

Applied Mathematics at Leaving Certificate teaches students how to problem solve using mathematics.  It is not a subject you learn off by rote.  Rather you learn by doing - the more you practise at problem solving, the better your problem solving skills get.  Therefore it really is better to do the course over two years rather than one, as your skills develop better.  To do Applied Maths, you really need to like doing Maths.  For the right student, Applied Maths is the best subject ever.  For the wrong student, it is a nightmare.  It depends on the attitude and aptitude of the student.  If you are intending to study a STEM subject at third level, particularly anything in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science, then you really should be doing Applied Maths as part of your Leaving Cert, as you will learn skills that will be essential to you at third level.  If the subject is not offered in your school, which is the case unfortunately in a large number of schools around the country, you could consider doing it as an extra subject out of school - many do.  About half the students sitting the exam every year do not do Applied Maths as a full timetabled subject.  If you are interested in giving it a try, then get in touch with Dominick if you want to consider studying with him.


Roll of Honour

Every year three gold medals, along with a bursary for €500, are awarded to the top three Applied Mathematics results in the Leaving Certificate.  These are sponsored by the Raymond Kearns Foundation.  Over the years a number of Dominick's students have won a gold medal in Applied Mathematics.

2019:  Peadar Hennessy (Christian Brothers College, Cork)
2017:  Diarmaid O'Donoghue (Ashton Comprehensive School) and Conor Lucey (St. Francis Capuchin College, Rochestown)
2016:  Oran O'Connor (Christian Brothers College, Cork)
2013:  Cathal Tobin-O'Brien (CBS High School, Clonmel)


About Dominick Donnelly

Dominick Donnelly is a highly experienced teacher with over 25 years experience in four different countries:  Ireland, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Costa Rica.  His teaching style is very much about empowering students to reach their own full potential.  He is committed to helping each individual student maximize their potential, and achieve the best results they can.

Dominick has been teaching Applied Mathematics for almost all of his career to date.    As well as being the author of the most comprehensive text book available for Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics, Dominick was also an examiner for Leaving Certificate Applied Mathematics for many years, and he therefore has a deep insight into the requirements of the course, and how his students can maximize their potential in Applied Mathematics.

He currently teaches in Bruce College in Cork City,  as well as in the McGinn Tuition Centre.  As well as Applied Mathematics, Dominick also currently teaches Physics and Mathematics.  In the past he has taught a wide range of other subjects, including Computer Science, Technical Graphics, Science, Chemistry and Geography. 

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