What Is Breakthrough Maths?

This is your one-stop shop to improve your Maths grade. We teach students from 2nd class right through to 6th year. Our approach is about teaching through testing.

It’s a more engaging way of teaching Maths. Students do on average 15 questions in a given Maths class. Students results are tracked each week. We text parents the results directly after the class.

So, it’s more accurate than any other grind. And it’s led by an engaging, young tutor. Do a 45-min class each week, complete your worksheet, follow our curriculum plan, and watch your results climb!

Start their journey with a trial class! Your child leaves the lesson feeling assured and ready to progress. We build confidence in maths!

“I found Maths hard in school myself. Now, with our technology, we will make it more engaging and easier for your child to learn.”

-TJ Hegarty

Founder of Breakthrough Maths

How Our Classes Work

100% Online Classes

We operate on a fully remote basis. Students can tune in right from home through a link that we send out via WhatsApp and email. 

Results Are Tracked

We teach through testing. It’s about less lecturing and more practising Maths questions. The tutor and student will be able see their results live on the call as they go.

Similar Ability Groups

Our classes are designed to allow students to feel confident and comfortable in their learning. So, we sort our classes into groups based off similar abilities. We can do this through our students’ results from our online testing.

After Class Communication

After each class you will get a text with your students results so that you can see their progress each week. Pupils also have access to a dedicated WhatsApp number to support them outside of our grinds. Simply send a picture of whatever you are struggling on and we will reply as quickly as possible with a personalised video tutorial on how to do it.

The Breakthrough Maths Team

Meet Our Tutors

Conor O’Donoghue

Originally from Kerry, Conor is 1st Class Economics and Finance graduate from UCD. He achieved a H1 in Maths in his leaving cert and his love for Maths stemmed from his mother, who was also a Maths teacher. He takes a personal approach to teaching to inspire and encourage young learners.

Brian O’Mahony

Brian has taken a different path to teaching Maths. Brian struggled with Maths in school, until a tutor in UCC taught him how to love Maths. Brian went on to graduate with a 1st Class Econometrics master’s degree from UCC. He is currently studying for a masters degree in education at UCC and has been tutoring for over 4 years!

Rachel Hanafin

Rachel is currently studying Finance in UCC. She is one of our very enthusiastic tutors who always works to make Maths fun for her students. She loves Maths and helps students learn how to work through their struggles in the subject so that they too can succeed .

Diarmuid O Sullivan

Diarmuid is one of our tutors from Cork. He has always had a love for Maths and is currently studying Maths at UCC. He has a talent for engaging with students so that they too can learn to love Maths!

Paulina Krungleviciute

Paulina graduated with 600 points on her Leaving Cert and is currently studying Financial Maths and Economics in UG.

Paulina has years of experience teaching grinds. She is calm, organized, and an expert at engaging classes.

David Langley

David loves teaching Maths and seeing students reach their full potential. He received an H1 in Maths on his Leaving Cert, and is currently studying Commerce in UCD.

He believes that anyone can achieve a strong grade in Maths, it’s all about finding what works for you!

Karen Gilooly

Karen is from Galway and is currently studying Maths and Economics in NUIG. She found her love for teaching through a tutoring programme where she provided grinds to members of the traveling community. She has a natural gift for teaching and love for Maths. She has even recently won a WiSTEM2d (Women in STEM) award!

Christine McFeely

Christine is one of out tutors from Dublin. She is currently on placement with KPMG while also tutoring for us. She is studying Actuarial Math in DCU. She uses her years of experience to engage all students within the class!


Have Any Question?

How Do I Contact Breakthrough Maths?

Email us: info@btmaths.com or WhatsApp us. We have a team working from 9am -9pm, 7 days a week.

How Does The Breakthrough Maths System Work?

Our campus offers students their own platform, so what they see will be tailored to them. We’ll be with them every step of the way through our Live Classes, Worksheets and Tutorials, all accessible in the one place. The student account is created before the first lesson, and this is where the student goes to every week.

What Is Included With Our Grinds?

Our system includes a 1-hour class, notes for the week & access to SupportSapp, our dedicated service to help students with any specific Maths problems they encounter. Our online campus offers Live Classes and Testing—we bring the human energy and passion to our classes, but we track every single child’s results. No child is ever left behind in our classes.

What Is The Cost Of Each Class?

We do not offer a pay-per-class model. The first class is free to try. It costs €149 a month thereafter. That works out at a cost of €38/grind. Students receive a live class each week. Payment is taken via direct Debit each month. Parents can cancel at any time and receive a full refund for classes paid in advance.

What Size Are The Classes?

We keep our classes small and we group students by ability for seamless learning. Any students struggling in our classes are identified by our testing system and we swap them to a better suited class to accommodate their learning needs.

Are The Classes In Person?

No, they are always online.

What Topics Do You Cover In Class?

A specific curriculum is made out for each class/year. We always start with Algebra for our secondary school students, as this is their biggest challenge. We focus on problem-solving and the basics of numbers for our Primary school students. Our curriculum is made by qualified primary and secondary school teachers and state examiners.

How Long Are The Classes?

Our classes are 50 minutes long. 

Do You Do 1-1 Grinds?

No, we do not offer 1-1 grinds.  However, our  “SupportSapp” system is designed so that we can help you 1 -1 where needed. This is a service where students send images of questions or tests they struggle with. We review all queries each day and send back the solution in a video format. We are there for you when needed!

Do I Need To Download Zoom?

It is not a requirement, we use our platform. The link to the platform is sent to you on signup.

How Do I Use SupportSapp?

Click this link to upload your question and we will respond to you in 24 hours.

Are There Any Book Or Exam Paper Requirements?

No. All you need is a copy and a pen.

Our Founder’s Story

TJ Hegarty

Mathematics proved to be a formidable subject for TJ Hegarty during his school days. He perceived it as akin to a foreign language, accompanied by a constant sense of dread for the weekly Friday tests. The understanding of his performance in the class was perpetually unclear, and he often felt let down by the teaching standards.

Resolved to address this issue, Hegarty established Breakthrough Maths, heralded as Ireland’s first Online Maths School. To learn more about TJ, and his journey as a startup founder, check out his personal website here: https://tjhegarty.org/.

Breakthrough Maths is a pioneering institution that strictly adheres to the curriculum for primary school, Junior Cycle/Junior Cert, and Leaving Certificate as stipulated by the Department of Education, providing top-notch online maths tutoring for students from Third Class to Leaving Cert.

Each week, Breakthrough Maths caters to over 1,500 students in small, personalised classes, similar to traditional grinds. The student demographic is varied, encompassing both high achievers and those contending with learning difficulties. The institution is dedicated to aiding every student struggling with maths.

The educators at Breakthrough Maths are not just exceptionally qualified but also youthful and vibrant. They bring a fresh energy to their classes, making remote learning and problem-solving both enjoyable and engaging. Importantly, they focus on listening to their students, ensuring every individual leaves the class feeling confident and prepared for progression. The emphasis is on fostering confidence in maths.

Hegarty envisages the integration of cutting-edge automatic testing technology into the teaching methods at Breakthrough Maths. The objective is to amalgamate the best elements of face-to-face education with online learning, empowering students to reach their maximum potential.

With an eye on the future, Breakthrough Maths aims to broaden its reach internationally and transform the approaches to education and educational assessment worldwide. The ultimate ambition is to assist every child in mastering maths.

TJ Hegarty, Founder of Breakthrough Maths


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