Author profiles: Junior Cert Part 1

Meet The Institute of Education's experts


Arthur Russell - Business

Arthur Russell has been an Accounting and Business Studies teacher at The Institute of Education for over 35 years. A Commerce graduate, he has written articles for many publications including Business and Finance. Arthur has also been an advisor to the authors of a number of leaving Certificate Accounting books.

Tom Brady – English

Tom Brady is a longstanding teacher of English at the Institute of Education and over that time has instilled a love of the English language in generations of students.

Cian Hogan – French

Cian is an experienced teacher and author of French and English books for the Leaving Certificate. He graduated from UCC in 1994 and has taught English and French at the Institute of Education since 2001. Cian is the author of Poems, a new anthology of Leaving Certificate poetry, Rapid Revision French, a Ten Week Guide to preparing for the Leaving Certificate, Accent Français, a new approach to the Leaving Certificate oral and aural exams and most recently; Hamlet an ebook written for iPad. He has been a regular contributor to RTE’s "Living with the Leaving" series, Drive Time and Irish Times study guides.

Ciaran O’Murchu – Irish

Ciaran has been teaching at the institute of Education for six years and worked as a teacher and course director in Coláiste na bhFiann for a number of years. He is a graduate in Irish and History from UCD and subsequently graduated with a Masters Degree in History from UCD. Ciaran also achieved an Ard Dioplóma san Oideachas from NUIG and a Masters Degree in Education from UCD.