ACE Maths Tuition

ACE Maths Tuition, founded by Secondary School Teacher and Educational Author Joe McCormack, run classes in Navan Education Centre and Ratoath Community Centre . After an Initial assessment and a short period of teaching the core areas at each level, the focus of the tuition will turn to exam preparation and the practice and teaching of past exam questions similiar to the standard and detail presented in Joe’s Junior and Leaving Certificate ACE Solution books.

Each student will be taught about the importance of words, layout and style on their Maths exam paper and will grow in confidence to tackle the most detailed and intricate long questions from past papers. Being fully familiar with the words that appear on past exam papers combined with being ‘exam smart’ and confident is the secret to success in this subject.

Students will receive the best notes, resources, handouts, homework and challenging questions in hard copy and by e-mail. These will provide them with that extra bit of detail in order to grasp complex topics. They can also request specific notes on areas of difficulty for them, which will be forwarded on. Students will be empowered to obtain a Maths grade above what they actually expect to acheive. Parents will be full Included in the process from the Initial meeting to regular ongoing e-mails.

Students who register for a full term (September-December) will also receive a free copy of Joe’s exam text book ‘How to ACE the Leaving Certificate‘ for all subjects. This book contains key insights into how to study efficiently, setting up a ‘Lifestyle Study Timetable’ and preparing in the best possible way for any exam. The majority of the advice in this book is useful for students from 2nd year upwards. It is written with short paragraphs and simple language. Students can join Joe’s class at any stage during the year. Joe’s full business profile is available on his home page.

ACE Tuition Class Details 2020 – Term 2 and 3

Navan Education Centre Weekly Classes (Reserve)

Class 1: ACE Junior Higher Maths. Re-commencing Wednesday 8th January 2020 6-7pm (Ongoing Intake).

Class 2: ACE Leaving Ordinary Maths. Re-commencing Thursday 9th January 2020 6-7pm (Ongoing Intake).

Class 3: ACE Leaving Higher Maths. Re-commencing Monday 6th January 2020 6-7pm (Ongoing Intake).

Ratoath Community Centre Weekly Classes (Reserve)

Class 4: ACE Leaving Higher Maths. Re-commencing Monday 13th January 2020 8-9pm (Ongoing Intake).


To secure your place or get more Information: click here, e-mail or Phone Joe @ (086) 4076495
(Places limited).


1. Pay for One Subject for Term 2 = Get 1 class FREE + 200 page ACE Exam Advice Book
2. Pay for Two Subjects for Term 2 = Get Three classes FREE!

Tuition Class Comments

“Sums up everything you’ll need” Rating: 10/10.

Cillian Smith (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“I highly recommend Joe for Maths tuition. My daughter was so impressed by his teaching methods and found him to be very informative.”

Angela Doyle (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“I would absolutely recommended to other people. Really clear explanations and tips on how to approach more difficult questions. Important notes handed out also which helped in the exam. Appreciated Joe replying to any queries and giving advice on how to approach the exams too. Thanks again” Rating: 9/10.

Kian Hopkins (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Thank you, Joe McCormack. Thanks a million for all your help and advice. As I only have one son I’ll not be facing LC again but I really appreciate your tips and advice all year and my son found your Maths blitz great. Only 2 more exams left for him and then its off out into the real world!”.

Kirstin Conroy (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Gives clear methods on how to approach difficult questions in Maths. Solutions in Joe’s books are very helpful, better than looking at standard marking schemes. Thanks for all the help and advice” Rating: 9/10.

Brian Lynch (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My son Dean attended tuition for leaving cert higher level Maths as he was struggling with this subject and not confident in it. Joe was absolutely brilliant; he explained, practiced and gave homework for him to work on. This was corrected and anything my son did not understand or got incorrect, Joe patiently went through. He also had access to e-mail Joe outside of class with any issues and Joe always responded. Joe also recommended books to help at home which my son found brilliant. Joe was very patient and clear and went through questions with great detail and explanation. He is a gentleman to deal with and only wants to get the best for his students. Leaving Cert done now and my son came out of both Maths exams very confident. Thank you Joe for your patience, knowledge and time and the best of luck with your new venture. We would highly recommend Joe and thank him for sharing his knowledge and time with Dean. Many thanks”

Louise McGettigan (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Classes were very helpful for all the small things that could easily loose you marks. Would recommend.” Rating: 7/10.

Cian McDonagh (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My eldest son Sean just finished leaving today and has benefited greatly from Joe’s ACE books (Both Jnr Cert and Leaving). He also found the Maths tuition classes before the exams great. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough. My youngest son Oisin is going into 2nd year in Sept. I would be very interested in any developments that will help with Jnr Cert. He received a grade of 88% in his summer report and teacher has advised he is well able for higher”

Mary Reidy (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“The tips, the different/easier ways of doing questions compared to how I had learned it were helpful” Rating: 10/10.

Cormac McGovern (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My daughter attended the two part class for Maths tuition just before the 2019 Leaving Cert examinations and it helped her immensely. She was able to build on what she already knew and understand some topics that hadn’t been clear. She actually found the course herself and really wanted to go based on feedback from other friends who had previously attended classes. The e-mailed home work was also helpful to help consolidate learning. Thank you”

Joke Adenuga (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Healthly learning environment. All your questions answered and explained” Rating: 8/10.

Sam Isohola (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My children attended Maths tuition with Joe McCormack this year both for ordinary and higher level Leaving Cert Maths. They found the ACE maths solution books particularly helpful for revision for the exams. The frequent updates by email were invaluable, precise and understandable with lots of tips and practical study strategies for those final weeks. “

Deirdre Mills (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Joe explained all of the key aspects of each topic very clearly -> really helped to reassure me and boosted my confidence right before the exams! Thank you” Rating: 9/10.

Claire Egan (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Our son raved about the Maths classes that Joe provided before his Leaving Cert. He was sceptical at first but found the classes a real big help, especially as Joe approached all the problem areas for the exam that the students spoke about and provided sample answers and notes which really helped with his study. Joe’s willingness to answer ALL questions, even through direct messaging, is a credit to his dedication and his willingness to help students be successful. Highly recommend Joe, his website, his tuition and any pre test blitz classes.”

Sue Hopkins (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“The crash course classes are very helpful for key tips that students often overlook” Rating: 7.5/10.

Momo Adenuga (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My son attended Joe’s Maths classes and found his clear notes very helpful”

Valerie Meehan (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Thank you, I struggled a bit with Paper 1 topics, but your recommended questions definetely helped” Rating: 7/10.

Laetitia Igwe (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My son & daughter attended Joe for LC Higher Level Maths tuition, with his expert guidance and notes it really took the pressure off them in covering the lengthy course and gaining ongoing practice in all revelant topics. I would highly recommend Joe as a go to tutor for LC Higher Level Maths”

Claire Carty-Smith (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“What I found helpful was that Joe fully explained through each topic to give me a better understanding of what I was doing” Rating: 8/10.

Megan Doyle (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“After many years out of the education system, I took the leap and returned to Higher Education. One of the fears I had was Maths as although I knew the basics, Fractions and above scared the hell out of me. Without Joe’s support at VTOS I would not have gone and successfully completed a Business Honours Degree as the first year of College was all about Maths. Joe simplified matters for me which enabled me to look at the bigger picture. I always felt Maths was complicated, after attending Joe’s classes the world of Maths made sense. I would encourage anybody to attend his classes or be mentored by Joe, as without his support and simplifying methods “only one knows” if i would have pursued what I set out to do.”

Mary Downes (Employment Advisor at Seetec Ireland)

“Helpful and Refreshing” Rating: 7/10.

Georgia Plunkett (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My daughter Victoria joined Joe’s class as she needed extra support for her Leaving Cert Higher Maths Exam. Joe was very supportive and motivating and as a result my daughter gained so much confidence prior to her Maths exam. The support and resources received were more than adequate. I would recommend Joe to any parent who wants their child to have the support and belief in themselves at this level.”

Opral Popoola (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Helped with understanding questions” Rating: 7/10.

Caoimhe Mills (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Both my son and daughter received grinds from Joe before their Leaving Cert. He was extremely helpful in supporting them with their Maths studies and really helped build their pre exam confidence. They found his teaching methods very clear and engaging. Would highly recommend.”

Connie Collins (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Students)

“I liked the really strong focus on Exam questions and techniques which get overlooked in class due to time pressure.” Rating: 8/10.

Megan Smith (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“My son was tutored by Joe last year for HL Maths and we were delighted with the attention and care Joe took to get James to his best. Joe took the time to explain every problem and provided notes & links which James found very helpful. The extra points needed were achieved and we can’t praise Joe’s tuition and support enough. I would recommend Joe to any student who wants to achieve their full potential. Thanks Joe.”

Jennie Maguire-McCabe (Parent of 6th Year Higher Level Student)

“All tuition classes were really helpful and gave me loads of confidence in approaching the exam” Rating: 9/10.

Victoria Popoola (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Very welcoming class, confidence boosting, highly recommend” Rating: 9/10.

Philip Hyland (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Charismatic and Genuine. Explains everything really well” Rating: 10/10.

Alex Meehan (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“It’s a great class for you to gain essential last minute tips before your exam” Rating: 8/10.

Rebecca Connolly (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Excellent teacher, really gave me confidence in myself for the exams, many useful tips and tricks” Rating: 10/10.

Mark Eade (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“The targeted questions whcih are more likely to come up benefited me a lot” Rating: 7/10.

Nicole Farrell (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“The checklists and practice questions were very helpful” Rating: 9/10.

Dara Sheeran (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“I found it helpful for revision and going over topics I wasnt sure about or forgot” Rating: 7/10.

Kate Cummins (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Very helpful, a good overall revision of the key points on the course (ones which come up often in exams). Very exam focused! Thank you and good luck in the future and I will make sure to recommend you onto anyone who’s doing their leaving cert next year.” Rating: 8/10.

Dean McGettigan (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Gives a blanket look to help you notice what you are missing” Rating: 8/10.

Sean Reidy (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Covers a lot in a short amount of time. Very helpful in summarising topics” Rating: 9/10.

Susan Kiely (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“The summarised pages of notes were very helpful e.g. De Moivres Theorem Sheet” Rating: 8/10.

Luca Conroy (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“I thought the condensing of the course was very helpful. It made the course seem much more accessible as I had learned the course in massive detail” Rating: 9/10.

Lily Bowler (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)

“Exam focused teaching from someone who has a well balanced and full knowledge of the course” Rating: 9/10.

Molly Fitzgerald (6th Year Higher Level Student 2019)


Leaving Certificate Higher Maths 2018/2019

Average Teacher/Class Satisfaction Rating: 83.9% (8.39/10)

Junior Cert Maths Paper 1 Blitz 141219 (16 Students)

Average Teacher/Class Satisfaction Rating: 85% (8.5/10)