The development range, services and reasons for support



Working with Naoisé was extremely helpful in my preparation to commence a college degree. Naoisé was able to help me identify what style of learning suited me best, how to approach assignments and projects and how to get some balance in a day to day routine. Along with this Naoisé was also very helpful in giving me suggestions on different resources/technology I should
avail of while studying to help with a variety of tasks such as note-taking and studying.
Irish 3rd Level Student, Novermber 2017.

What does Dr Naoisé O’Reilly do?

What does Dr Naoise O'Reilly do? 
Recently I asked a series of people who have worked with me what do I do? Here are some of the answers, including the humorous!


Thoughts about Naoise and Homework Club and how it benefitted My son:

Meeting Naoise was a turning point in my son's life. He was at a point where he was isolated and in despair and seemed trapped, boxed in. Attending the Homework club in a way opened a door, shining light on his abilities and helping him see an outside world where he could belong.

Naoise was brimming with enthusiasm and ideas. Most importantly she inculcated in my son a sense of self-belief and knowledge of his strengths. Without this I very much doubt he would have achieved as much as he has today. He now seems to have a vision for his future and I am amazed at how focused he has become as his sense of achievement has grown.

Attending the Homework club gave my son structure and a sense of purpose as he had largely withdrawn from school. Naoise took immense care in composing groups of students who would learn and develop well together. She also chose teachers with care so they would match the students. She was insightful in detecting the nature of problems in school and was always very willing to discuss progress and give me more insight as regards stress and dyslexia. This was important so that I could support my son as well as possible at home. Naoise was incredibly prescient in relation to what would or wouldn't work for my son and this was proven time and again in state exam results. What was achieved was beyond all expectations.

I will be forever grateful to Naoise and her team for the invaluable contribution they have made to my son's life and in the process also mine.

Irish Mother, October 2017.



"When I first met Naoise in November 2016, I wasn’t in a bad space, but I was still looking to understand the finer points of my personality. Being an active listener to her Podcast I thought about seeing her long before I took the plunge. Sitting here now I don’t understand why I waited.

Almost one year on, with a lot of baggage removed that I didn’t fully realise was there, things are much lighter in my life. I see me now. Not only do I truly know what will make me happy, she gave me the blueprint in how to get there. She then encouraged every step of the way. That’s a level of service I haven’t encountered anywhere before or since.

The path Naoise takes you on doesn’t just enrich your life but also the lives of everyone around you. A better you for you is a better you for all. So, if you are truly in the pursuit of happiness, I haven’t met a better cheerleader to get you there. Don’t hold back, dive in and enjoy the journey!"

Adult Client, Ireland September 2017.



"I contacted Naoise 5 years ago. My son has Aspergers and the issues associated with this meant that his concentration levels were poor and this was reflected in exam results. He was very bright but had difficulty in engaging with his teachers. Naoise was a light at the end of the tunnel in that she recognised immediately that my son had potential and she reassured us that she could help him.  My son worked with both Naoise and a member of her team over this time. The change in my son both academically and as importantly, socially, was marked. My son successfully completed his Leaving Cert and has been offered a place in 3rd level education.His confidence in himself is wonderful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Naoise and her Team. They made the difference!" Irish Parent, September 2017



"My daughter has been seeing Naoisé now for the past two years. She has a fantastic way of interacting with people. My daughter took an instant liking to her. Her approach to learning is made Stress free and fun. She helps build confidence in the child's ability and gives the child a sense of real success." , Irish mother, September 2017



"Naoisé gave my son the ability to learn in a way that best suited him.  By working with him and connecting him with others, Naoisé boosted his confidence in himself and gave him practical ways of working towards the Leaving Cert and beyond. It was a real game changer." Irish Parent, August 2017



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Exam results and college courses – Where do they lead? Dr Naoisé O’Reilly

2001-09-27Didn't get the results you expected, worked for, deserved or needed in the exams? Worried that you won't get your top choice course? What are your options now? Find an alternative path, one that you will make you happy long term.

Over the years I have seen a few interesting correlations. Students, who don't do mocks do better - go figure? Those who have a backup plan and are relaxed do better. The career path matters more than the study hours put into exams. Having a goal is crucial to success in education.

My pet hate is how many people start a college course which they drop out of or never use as a career. So many students spend so much time in education unhappy.

I believe everything in life happens for a reason - 9 times out 10 if you didn't get the course you had applied for it probably wasn't for you anyway! Hard to believe I know when your 17 but with years experience of working in education I now see things very differently to what I did on my own results day - hard to believe that I was disappointed with over 500 points! I could have done almost any course I wanted in the country that day except the one I had picked - and now I know I never would have been satisfied in life... I did 3 A-Levels after which turned out to be a strangely good decision. It opened up doors later in life for me and it gave me the basis to top my eventual course choice in college. Who would have known?

What I aim to do with our students is to show them their best path, someone recently called me a life balance architect because I provide the road map. Your career should suit your personality and the way you process the world. How do you really learn effectively? What is the best environment for you? What's the best career? What's the easiest route there for you that you will enjoy?

Everyone has to follow their dreams and I would like to see them do this from as early an age as possible, I start at 18 months! The career might be a highly academic one that needs many traditional school subjects or it may be one that is totally outside the box and needs many skills not covered currently in mainstream education. Most of all of should be a journey you enjoy. My simple ingredients for success in education are; do what you love, what you are good at and in a way you enjoy.

Link for an appointment:


This short video I recorded at the Irish Times Higher Options Conference in RDS explains why profiling is so important for Students as early in their education life as possible. It's a few years old now but the same message still stands! Exams, college, and education should lead to a fulfilled life. Not a sense of dejection and a list of mistakes made.

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly




Benefits of Purple Profiling in Children

1934135Purple Profiling is an observational method of understanding how people work best. It's not about boxes or labels. It's a combination of understanding personality and the effects of how we work, learn, communicate and process the world. It's not a simple questionnaire that places you in a confined box. It's a way to understand the elements you need in your life to feel happy and balanced.

This specially designed observational method as been applied to people from 18 months upwards. It's hugely beneficial for understanding the strengths of children. The routines and activities that best suit their personalities.

It's particularly helpful to hone talents, strengths, communication and help with behavioural difficulties. Sleeping patterns, for example, are vital for a harmonious household. It helps to understand how to make your children independent for life. It helps to find your children natural talents which in many cases will lead to their life long careers.

This profiling helps to avoid labels such as ADHD, ADD, Aspergers Syndrome and stop difficulties with speech and literacy developing. Get the help to understand how your child can learn maybe in ways you didn't yourself? Many of these challenges are hereditary.

Episode 61 of the podcast talks in great detail about the topic:


It's important to bring out the best positively. Too many assessments are about judgments and leave you with a sense of what you can't do, it only ever matters what you can do. I set up the session so there is a positive experience with a sense of achievement. There is no wrong way to do the tasks - only your way.

The personality starts to fully form at age 7 so if you feel there are more challenging aspects of the personality the earlier you start working with these personalities the easier it is to get a result. It's like fine tuning an engine. Bring out the positive characteristics rather than the negative ones.

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly



Welcome to the Confidence Club

One step closer to fulfilling a personal dream of mine - "to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences"... Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

There is always a balance between making long term changes in education and supporting those people currently in the system!

One of the many reasons why Students attending The Homework Club become so successful is because of the awareness they have of their own Potential, Personality and Learning Style and how these effect their own educational success. Every Student at The Homework Club is set-up to work to their best abilities within the environment through an initial interview.

The Confidence Club now offers this service to everybody, especially those restricted through distance and who aren't able to attend our classes at The Homework Club.