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Meet The Team


Daniell Verveen

Daniell graduated from DCU as a Mathematics and Chemistry Teacher and recently attained a Postgraduate Diploma in School Leadership from University Limerick. As Exam Focus Ireland's founding tutor, he has almost a decade of experience teaching Maths & Chemistry at all levels. He was on the front-line during the Leaving Certificate Project Maths reform and once again finds himself leading change during Junior Cycle reform. In his free time, he enjoys long walks with his two dogs and playing chess!

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Aisling Doyle

Aisling has been a part of Exam Focus Ireland for the last 5 years. She has a passion for education and seeing students see success. Her goal is to always create a positive learning environment for all students and encourage the importance of communication between students, parents and tutors. She prides herself on communication and Aisling will always endeavour to provide a positive experience!


Aileen Wall-Adderley

Aileen is a Biology Tutor for Exam Focus Ireland. Her classes focus on giving students the knowledge they need to succeed in their exams and the confidence to take on any exam paper question. She aims to cover most of the Leaving Certificate course during the year but there is a particular focus on definitions and the chapters that appear most frequently on the paper e.g. genetics, respiration etc. Each week she goes through notes and practices exam paper questions. This allows students the time to ask questions while getting used to exam paper phrasing, length of answers expected and the marking schemes.

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Carol Power


Evan Verveen

Evan has recently completed his DCU degree in Actuarial Maths and has been tutoring with Exam Focus Ireland for 3 years now. Evan likes to keep his students motivated at all times to ensure that they can achieve their maximum potential. When he has a spare minute, he enjoys spending his time on the golf course.

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Catherine McCabe

Catherine aims to make the English grinds at Exam Focus Ireland enjoyable for all students, whilst also focusing on exam-style questions that successfully prepare students for their Junior and Leaving Certificate assessments. All aspects of the English syllabus are covered over the course of the academic year and each week focuses on a key topic, providing students with a more in-depth understanding of English literature and how to approach the exams. The 75-minute classes also enables students to interrogate the syllabus in more detail and gives them the time to work on their essay structuring, comprehension, and analytical skills.

Carol is a French Tutor here in Exam Focus Ireland in Greystones. The small class numbers in Exam  Focus allow her to assess what exactly the needs of the students are with regard to the French exam. Her top tip would be to know your French verbs as knowing how to conjugate the different tenses enables the student to construct sentences easily in the written and oral parts of the paper. This is an important component of our French class here in Exam Focus, along with listening, reading and speaking en français and discussing aspects of French culture. In addition, we provide a framework for opinion pieces, accounts, diary entry etc which feature on the paper and also provide help preparing students with their Document/Photo piece for the Oral exam.


Abbie Molloy

Abbie teaches Maths at Exam Focus Ireland. Her passion for teaching maths is brought to life in the classroom through the use of innovative and modern approaches to solving problems. Her classes are focused on decomposing complex topics into simpler language so as to cater for all students' learning. She strives to make the subject as interesting and relatable as possible. With a focus on exam-style questions, her classes are designed to build students' confidence in their ability to achieve their goals. 


Albertine O'Donovan

Albertine is a native French speaker born in Provence, France. She has been teaching Leaving Cert French for more than 20 years. She holds a degree in French and Spanish. Being a native French speaker, she specialises in Higher Level Leaving Cert French. She believes that the most important tools in learning French are grammar and vocabulary which will ensure that students obtain the best possible grades in their exams.

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Eileen Verveen

Eileen has over 20 years of experience in the teaching industry. She worked in the Primary school sector previously and continues her passion for working with kids as part of the Homework Club in Exam Focus Ireland. Eileen is passionate about encouraging students with their studies and finding a solution to suit all students. Her ultimate goal is to spread positivity in the workplace and ensure that everybody comes out with a positive learning experience. If you have any enquiries Eileen will have no problem helping you out!


Ella Verveen

Ella's creativity is prioritised as part of the Exam Focus Ireland marketing team. She has a flair for developing the creative side of the business. She is constantly coming up with new and improved ideas on how to market Exam focus Ireland. Ella's main focus is creating an accessible and pleasing approach to the media platforms. She is also a Communications student in DCU.


Eilís Regan

Eilís teaches Irish in Exam Focus Ireland. She completed her degree in UCD and her Masters in DCU. Eilís provides students with a clear understanding of the Irish exam paper and marking scheme which ensures students reach their full potential. Eilís is an Oral Examiner for the Leaving Certificate which gives her the knowledge to ensure students maximise their marks. Eilís teaches in the Gaeltacht each summer and has done so for the past 5 years.  

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Lorna Burke

Lorna teaches Biology at Exam Focus Ireland. Her love for teaching Biology can be seen in the classroom through the use of fun and interactive approaches to learning. She aims to make the subject interesting and tries to link it to the real world as much as possible. In class, we work on exam style questions and fine tune answers to ensure maximum success in exams. As a group, we pinpoint key areas to focus on when studying each chapter, developing great study skills and notes. 

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Genna Symes

Genna is a Physics student in Trinity College Dublin, hoping to specialise in the area of astrophysics. A past student of Exam Focus Ireland, Genna is acutely aware of the stress and pressure that can come with the Leaving Certificate. As part of StudySpace, Genna provides students with Maths, Applied Maths & Physics support on Saturdays and develops resources for them to help with their study.

In the Classroom

Laura Winters

Laura teaches Irish in Exam Focus Ireland.

In the Classroom

James Holden

James teaches Physics & Chemistry in Exam Focus Ireland.

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