19Aug/17Off

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.

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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

 

 

31Oct/15Off

Dr Naoise OReilly Newstalk The Right Hook Shane Coleman banning homework

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly on Newstalk’s The Right Hook interviewed live in studio by Shane Coleman this evening renewing call for homework to be banned in schools.

12Nov/14Off

The Key Building Blocks for Success

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Success for all across the board can seem like the roll of a dice in Las Vegas to many people.  So, what exactly are the success factors in life?  Well, take a closer look at the image Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly made today and start to see some of the elements that can matter a lot in the grand scheme of things.

There are distinct keys and elements that Dr. Naoisé and I focus on.  Believe it or not, psychological success blocks are very real and we deal with them every day with people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.  The universal themes amongst the human race are startling and failure patterns have been repeated since the beginning of time.

Just like the roll of a dice in a casino there are exact scientific patterns and equations to each of the sides of every dice.  Plus, the specific psychology that coincides with each individual dice just the same as each unique and individual person.  The full range of dynamics are contained within our “Periodic Table of the Development of Results®” better known as “Purple Success®” for short.

Precise success definitions are difficult for people to outline as everybody has their own view, outlook and characterization of achievement.  For some of the people we worked with it was to get an A in a State Examination for the very first time.  Or to make over one point three five million dollars in a small family run business within seventeen days.  Or for others, it was to win Gold Medals at the World Championships.

The truth is that success is no accident.  In fact, your chances of success can be enhanced quickly and easily through Purple Success® because this Method brings it all together.

We have become even more protective of the Methods we have developed in our custom built multi-award winning facilities since attracting the attention of many of the biggest companies in the World with hundreds of thousands of employees.  They simply do not have what we have.

Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly, Expression Developist™ & Marie O’Riordan, Success Developist™   Mentors/Psychological Profilers to Fortune 500 Companies, Gold World Championships Winning Athletes, Royal Family’s Investments etc. can be contacted via The Forever Method® Success@TheForeverMethod.com

15Jul/14Off

Supporting University Level Repeats, Fails & Assignments

University Level Student Support

University Level Student Support

From my experiences as a University Level student myself, my role as mentor and my various positions within a 3rd level University including MBA Faculty Manager, Acting Registrar and Masters Coordinator I know what it takes to get through college!

Surprisingly the endless swatting of the course material is a very small part of the road to success...

15Jul/14Off

See-Saw Learning™

See-Saw Learning

See-Saw Learning

This is why I keep our students doing a "play" program over the summer. There is no point undoing all the progress they have made in a few sort weeks of holidays!

9May/14Off

Using study pictures to stay focused and have structure hints for exams

8May/14Off

Purple Success®

Purple Success®

Purple Success®

2Apr/14Off

Business People & Students Have More in Common Than You Think

You may be under the impression that there is not a lot in common between business people and students.  So, compare a 10-year-old dyslexic student who has specific failing points in school to a company about to close.  One of the first things they have in common is that they feel blocked in and the world is telling them everything they are doing wrong.  They both have lousy reports, feel like they are running out of time and they appear to be putting in huge amounts of effort for very little results.

Now compare a 13-year-old student enjoying new life experiences and demands to a business also having a sudden growth spurt.  The teenager is suddenly part of a much bigger organization of sorts.  They have many skills to learn and new teachers to understand.  We can easily compare this to a business that has abruptly grown with new employees, new products, new research and a lot more people to manage.

Also compare a 15-year-old exam student who has done great and is heading for the final stages of school to a multi million dollar project that needs a very targeted strategy.  You are swiftly deciding what skills you need for your career, which subjects you are going to take forward and how you are going to get there.  With a multi million dollar project you are effectively making all of the same decisions.

You could start to compare a 17-year-old exam student’s overwhelming workload and study schedule to a company that dramatically finds itself in the media spotlight in a positive manner.  Both can quite easily start to hyper ventilate and panic.  We have worked with companies whose telephone lines melted down under the strain and staff were not able to get an available line out of their offices for over a week.

At this stage we wish to point out why life coaching is a waste of time.  Life coaching does not work, cram schools are a waste of money and 99% of private tuition is a very short term solution.  Continuity is vital to sustainability and you must pick up the juggling balls and be prepared to help directly long term when needed, not just at the start.

We profile the elements that matter and create methods around them.  Like how people tick, what they need now and how they need it.  But what is more vital is the strategy that goes with it.  We work with a cross section of people aged from 18 month old toddlers to 72 year olds.  They are from hundreds of different backgrounds worldwide, stages in life and business varieties.

We are strange in that we take on clients for life.  It is very rewarding to start working with people when they are 10 and now I am introducing them to their first real world business internships at 16.  Our stories are no less dramatic in the business world.  When we have gone in to restructure companies that were about to close the doors we still support their growth several years later.  They got out of the red but went through growing pains and we are still needed as a safety net.

Many people say things like “with success comes new challenges and with age comes new issues” but life coaching, cram schools and most private tuition is just short term crisis management that never sticks around long enough to help long term.

Much of our success is down to developing methods that allow us to profile people. Take the 5-year-old with language development issues, the 15-year-old with asperger’s syndrome and the 45-year-old’s business and family issues.  In all of these types of cases we get sonic speed results because we focus on what they need right there and then.  There’s a development path so it is a combination of understanding timescales and our Purple Success™ methods.

Here is a limitation that we have found with traditional education system teachers around the world.  All of our team have been on specific career paths so they can actually write a letter of introduction for a job or a course for a student but most teachers have never done this and most career guidance teachers do not actually have business careers.  Also, schools do not teach goals and goal setting and you are not going anywhere unless you have a goal to achieve.  The real golden nugget is to continually set new goals.

 

Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly & Marie O'Riordan

20Mar/14Off

5 Years of The Homework Club

19Aug/13Off

Leaving Cert results 2013, A year later – the transformation of The Homework Club to Confidence Club

So it is one year on - our first state exams results since transforming The Homework Club into Confidence Club and I have been asking myself what are the real results?

In the past I found myself dancing around the real issues with students - as parents and students alike thought they were attending some form of "grind school" we spent more time by stealth in the background getting to the real reasons behind what was going on ... it was often a case of me waiting for an opportunity in the hall to chat casually to a student or waiting for the chance when a parent collected their charge.

Now it is all a lot more straight forward and upfront - which means less time waiting for the chance to talk about what is really happening. All too often the maths result or other challenge is just a factor in what is really happening in a young persons life.

This means a year later I can say that we have worked with real people, real problems and in record time. Many of the students I have met have required no more help from me or my team after the initial hour and a half meeting. Their whole lives have improved not just the "maths problem" or the "english essay rows". The time my team have spent in peoples house has been less that we would have needed in the school for greater return.

All round as what we do is not conventional in anyway it didn't make sense to continue with a conventional school model. I felt often that we had a revolving door as we got results too quickly and now we get them even quicker with a wider spectrum of people.

Another change for me is that I have often felt that we work with students that everyone else has washed their hands of - now we work with the really outside the box stories that no one has thought of! I truly enjoy the challenge and nothing has ever shocked me. I think there is no way now we can be seen as a simple "grind school".

I'm looking forward to what this year brings and all the amazing young people I will meet along the way.

Dr. Naoisé

Expression Developist™

Introduction

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.

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