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DIT celebrates the success of its 2016 Maths Tuition Programme

Posted: 29 April, 2016

Last week DIT celebrated the success of its 2016 Maths Tuition Programme by hosting a reward ceremony to recognise the Engineering Students in DIT who volunteer their time to tutor local secondary school students in leaving cert maths.

The Maths Tuition Programme at DIT Bolton Street has been collaborating with Mount Carmel Girls Secondary School for 6 years, pairing engineering students with leaving cert maths students to deliver extra tuition in this core subject.

A team of DIT Engineering Students volunteer every week to attend the School during lunchtime to assist the leaving cert students with their revision and further develop their maths skills.

The programme has been a success and proven a great collaboration between DIT and Mount Carmel Secondary School. Students involved on both sides not only really enjoy the experience but also gain confidence and new skills.

The programme is coordinated by Rosarie McCloskey, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in DIT along with support from Michael Carr and the Chaplain Team.

Professor Gerry Farrell, Director & Dean of the College of Engineering & Built Environment presented certificates to all the students involved. Professor Farrell praised their hard work and commitment of all involved in the programme. He urged both the college and school students to ‘learn to learn’ and continue to develop their skills throughout their academic and professional careers.

Gerry Cullen, Principal at Mount Carmel thanked everyone involved in the delivery of the programme and the commitment of all staff involved. 

About the Michael O’Donnell Fund

The Michael O’Donnell Memorial Fund was launched in 2007 to support engineering teaching and research activities at DIT and the development of engineering facilities at the new DIT campus at Grangegorman. The fund was established with a legacy from the estate of the late Michael O’Donnell, former principal of Bolton Street College of Technology and the first acting President of DIT. The Fund is managed by DIT Foundation, a registered charity that promotes and supports the development of DIT. Learn More.