Student Care at Limerick Tutorial College
Limerick Tutorial College prides itself in providing the highest levels of care and attention to each and every student.
For many this is their first time living away from home, Our structure of care offers the perfect transition to independence in advance of third level study.
The college is family run and prides itself on its pastoral care. It’s highly experienced staff are always available to discuss any problems and worries that the students may have throughout the day.
Each student is under the close and direct care of a study and welfare supervisor/officer. These supervisors get to know each student individually and are in a position to assist each student and raise concerns with the welfare co-ordinator who will liaise with parents/guardians if necessary.
Each student is assigned a mentor who will discuss study queries and examination results. Alterations to personalised study plans may result in the best interest of the student.
In addition students have scheduled meetings which occur every eight weeks post ‘in-house’ school examinations in November, January, March and June. Parents/guardians are involved at all times throughout any decision making processes in the college. Continuous weekly assessments will occur throughout the academic year and necessary feedback will be provided by each highly qualified teacher.
This mentoring process during the academic year comes into fruition for the students in the final weeks as they complete revision with their teacher’s right up to the early days of June.
Additional classes and preparation will be implemented prior to oral and practical examinations as required by students.
The continuous motivation and focus sets the tone for the students prior to and throughout their Leaving Certificate Examination period.
Excellent study skills and examination techniques will be taught to students right throughout the academic year. These will be a key component to their success in their Leaving Certificate Examinations and throughout third level.
Limerick Tutorial College has a highly qualified Career Guidance Officer who is accredited by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. This officer facilitates:
- Group Meetings to discuss career options in related fields including any specific subject(s) or grade requirements. These group meetings lead to individual meetings where the student is assessed and guided towards all suitable career options.
- Step by step guidance with Irish CAO and United Kingdom UCAS College applications.
- Students will be advised regarding any necessary admission examinations required e.g. BMAT, UKCAT or additional applications for entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
- Opportunities to study at third level throughout Europe will also be opened up to the students including meetings with experienced European university advisors.
- Interview Skills.
- Assistance and guidance with DARE and HEAR additional applications to the CAO.
The college will assist any student with special requirements for their examinations including:
- State Examination Commissions’ Reasonable Accommodation Requirements for their Leaving Certificate Examinations.
- DARE and HEAR applications to the CAO.
- National University of Ireland Irish Language and Third Language Requirement exemptions.
Hourly attendance is taken either in class by the teacher or in study by the study supervisor. Any student found to be absent from either class or study without prior notification to the main office will be marked absent and contact will be made by the Attendance Officer to the assigned parent/guardian.
This process continues throughout the day and continues during evening study and weekend study.