Driven By Purpose

Having finished our 5th academic year at jumpAgrade, we get huge satisfaction from looking back on the progress students have made with us over the past school year.

When we started jumpAgrade, we knew there was a better way for students to get help preparing for exams than ‘grinds’. But we quickly realised this was just the tip of the iceberg; that the inequity that’s caused by grinds was a problem too big to ignore.

With 50% of all Leaving Cert students getting grinds & the majority of those coming from more affluent backgrounds, the gap is only widening. The knock-on effect can be seen in progression rates to third-level; 90-100% of students from Dublin 2, 4 & 7 progress to college, whereas the progression rate in Dublin 17 is just 15%.

Our teachers love to see all students, regardless of ability, location or family background, get the chance to improve by working with them on a 1-to-1 level through jumpAgrade. When amazing people driven by an ambitious social purpose come together and are aligned to having a lasting impact, incredible things can happen.

In recognition of this impact, jumpAgrade were announced as Social Entrepreneur Ireland Award winners for 2019 & more recently as one of their ‘Scale Partners’ until 2022 . jumpAgrade have also been awarded Rethink Ireland Social Enterprise Development Fund and Education Innovation Fund award winners. It is amazing to see the social impact recognised at a national level, and this has helped drive the next stage of our growth to continually improve the quality of service students receive and to scale our impact to more students so that every young person can fulfil their potential.

Dave & Padraic

jumpAgrade Co-Founders

Meet the Team

Pádraic Hogan

Co-Founder and CEO

Adam Hayes

Student Success

David Neville

Co-Founder

Suzana Marsenic

Senior Executive Assistant and Finance OPS

Clodagh Guerin

Foundation Manager

Clodagh Ryan

Business Development Director

❓ FAQs

Some frequently asked questions

jumpAgrade provides targeted academic and wellbeing supports to second level students via our online platform. Our aim is to help every student to fulfil their potential and level the playing field in education.


We start by assessing the students' requirements. Then we match them with a teacher who can best address their needs. Once assigned to a teacher and a classroom, students view their schedule of online classes, teacher office hours and assignments.
The assignments are tailored to needs of the student and they will receive personalised video feedback from their teacher. The classes are available on-demand to watch any time that suits. They will also have the chance every week to directly ask their teacher any question they have during the office hour.


We track students' confidence and grades throughout their journey with jumpAgrade. You can view our latest impact report here for all the latest information.


Each week students will have access to the latest masterclass on the topic outlined in their curriculum plan. After watching it they’ll complete their assignment, submit it and wait for personalised feedback to arrive! Every week, teacher office hours will run to answer any questions they have, so they’ll always be able to get the help they need from their teacher. For assignments, students receive them every Wednesday by 6pm. They are due to be completed by Sunday at 6pm. Our teachers will provide personalised video feedback within 3 days. It's that simple!
Students also have access to a range of wellbeing supports and webinars each month covering everything from Creating Healthy Habits to Managing stress and anxiety during exam time


jumpAgrade is designed to help second-level students across Ireland. We work with partners such as University access programmes, Local development companies and corporations to support underrepresented youths in their communities. We work primarily with Senior cycle students but also offer support for some Junior cycle students. We offer help in a range of subjects and levels.


Students begin by receiving their unique access code from their jumpAgrade representative within their school. Once acquired, they must create an account on jumpAgrade.com and use their code to select the program they wish to enrol in. Students will be assigned to their teacher and added to that program's classroom where they will have access to all their resources. You can view a video explanation here.


Each week students will have access to the latest masterclass on the topic outlined in their curriculum plan. After watching it they’ll complete their assignment, submit it and wait for personalised feedback to arrive! Every week, teacher office hours will run to answer any questions they have, so they’ll always be able to get the help they need from their teacher. For assignments, students receive them every Wednesday by 6pm. They are due to be completed by Sunday at 6pm. Our teachers will provide personalised video feedback within 3 days. It's that simple! Students also have access to a range of wellbeing supports and webinars each month covering everything from Creating Healthy Habits to Managing stress and anxiety during exam time


Students can access their resources by logging to their jumpAgrade account on jumpAgrade.com. Once logged in, students simply click on the classroom they wish to view the resources for. They will be brought to the classroom's home page where they can access all the resources available to them. You can view a video explanation here.


Students can upload their assignments by logging into their jumpAgrade account on jumpAgrade.com. Once logged in, students simply click on the classroom they have completed the assignment for. They will be brought to the classroom's home page. Active assignments are displayed on the right side of the screen and also in the “Assignments” tab. Students can click on the assignment they wish to upload work for and follow the instructions on the screen. Once the assignment file has been uploaded students can hit “Submit”. Their teacher will be notified of the assignments competition and they will begin preparing feedback. You can view a video explanation here.


Students can access their wellbeing resources by logging to their jumpAgrade account on jumpAgrade.com. Once logged in, students simply click on the wellbeing classroom to view the resources. They will be brought to the classroom's home page where they can access all the resources available to them. You can view a video explanation here.


Students can reach out to a member of the jumpAgrade team on [email protected] to forward any questions or concerns they may have for their teacher.


We’re always on the hunt for passionate, innovative teachers to help reach for our vision and mission of helping students to fulfil their potential. We’re particularly keen to work with teachers who are registered with the Teaching Council and those who have experience working with the State Examinations Commission. If you’re interested in working with us all you have to do is fill out this form.


This form asks you some basic questions about you and your experience, as well as requesting that you provide us with your CV and a sample of work. This will be reviewed by the team who will get in touch with you if a teaching opportunity opens up (so please make sure you put your phone number in accurately!).


Still have questions?

Please reach out to us and we would be happy to help! Email us at [email protected] or call us on 061-513 048