Kilmartin’s move their revision courses online in the fight to continue the education of students in the Midwest

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Kilmartin Educational Services are moving their Easter revision courses online, so that necessary educational content can be delivered to students, in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Pictured is owner Julie Kilmartin (in blue) with staff during the filming of the classes (Picture shot before social distancing). Picture: Wendigo Media

Kilmartin’s move their revision courses online in the fight to continue the education of students in the Midwest

By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Doyle

With the rapidly spreading Covid-19 virus affecting almost every aspect of normal life, education is no exception. After the Taoiseach’s announcement last Thursday, schools in the Republic of Ireland, including Kilmartin Educational Services, closed their doors for what was first said to be two weeks, but will now be much longer.

With Junior and Leaving Cert students unable to attend educational facilities for the foreseeable future, Kilmartin Educational Services are moving their revision courses online, in the fight to continue the education of students in the Midwest.

Kilmartin Educational Services is a Munster-based educational establishment, with premises on both O’Connell Street, Limerick and Bindon Street, Ennis. Julie Kilmartin, Founder and Principal of Kilmartin’s, has years of experience teaching Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Today, through Kilmartin Educational Services, Julie offers students a wide range of educational services, from tuition classes to study skills seminars. The services on offer here are constantly evolving and expanding to meet the needs of the students of the Midwest, as well as adapting to unforeseeable circumstances such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

Kilmartin’s is a learning centre for students of all ages, from primary school right up to college students, and they provide tuition classes and extra supports for those in the education system.

As the Coronavirus continues to spread through Ireland, affecting hundreds of people, the Government’s guidelines of social distancing is more important than ever. Social distancing, which includes ensuring a space of two metres between you and other people, reducing physical interaction, minimising social contact, reducing your social circle, avoiding crowds and working from home, will be a major force in ‘flattening the curve’ of the spread of Covid-19.

With more information surrounding the Coronavirus arising each day, it is important to stay informed and follow the HSE and Government guidelines. The virus induces flu-like symptoms, including a fever, cough and breathing difficulties, which in most cases will be mild, but can unfortunately be critical and deathly to certain at-risk groups. It is our duty to social distance and self-isolate, but with organisations like Kilmartin’s moving to an online-style forum, we can luckily maintain necessary structures such as education. 

Kilmartin Educational Services are moving their Easter revision courses online, so that necessary educational content can be delivered to students, in the comfort and safety of their own homes. 

Kilmartin’s will continue to reach students, to provide access and flexibility to academic excellence, and to promote a transformative student experience. A large number of students are already booked in for Junior and Leaving Cert exam topics.

Founder and Principle of Kilmartin’s, Julie Kilmartin, said, “We recognise that work and modern life can sometimes be a barrier to engaging with education. We have a student population that is currently booked for revision recourse and I can’t let them down, so I am responding to the needs of the students within the limitations placed upon us.”

The aim is to give students a total one-stop package for both Junior and Leaving Cert, with total access to all content. You can book one whole package and then have total access until exams are over. A variety of courses are available which are of massive benefit to students. They can watch and play as much as they want, while having the notes and online courses to refer back to. 

All classes have been recorded by Limerick-based production company Wendigo Media, run by Limerick man Geoffrey Carmody. Speaking about the move to online resources, he said, “There is a natural move forward for many Limerick businesses due to Covid-19, to move classes and workshops online, and as a result, our services are in high demand. We are thrilled to work with Kilmartin’s to bring the best of their educational packages to young people in the Midwest.”

Kilmartin’s continue to offer online individual intuition, with one-on-one grinds still going ahead. At the moment, Kilmartins’ teachers are using various platforms such as Zoom and Skype to continue to provide students with classes.

Julie Kilmartin, said, “My responsibility is to provide to the students that are already booked in for courses. This is a massive undertaking with a limited staff, as we have to be compliant to make sure all our staff are safe. Education means everything to me and I won’t let these students down. I can’t turn my back on them. Kilmartin’s are education innovators, and now more than ever education and how it is delivered is evolving, and we plan to be leading the pack in regards to bringing education to our students in the safety of their own homes.”

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