Why Us?

You have a lot of questions,
and that’s okay!

Driven By Purpose

A Note From The JumpAgrade Team

Having finished our third 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. It is amazing to see the social impact recognised at a national, 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

Did you know?

Of 17/18-year-olds in their Leaving
Cert year 49%

are getting grinds!

What is jumpAgrade?
JumpAgrade is an online service trusted by thousands of second-level students and their parents across Ireland when preparing for exams. It is the modern alternative to grinds.
Who is jumpAgrade for?
JumpAgrade is for any student at second-level that wants to improve their grades and build confidence in their exam subjects. We work with students in 6th year, 5th year and 4th year preparing for the Leaving Cert, as well as 3rd year, 2nd year and 1st year students preparing for the Junior Cert.
How do jumpAgrade’s online grinds work?
A student completes a Needs Analysis and is assigned their own personal teacher. From there, you will receive your schedule of online classes, teacher office hours and assignments. The assignments are tailored to your level and you will receive personalised video feedback from your teacher. The classes are available both live and on-demand to watch any time that suits. You also have the chance every week to directly ask your teacher any question you have during the office hour.
What are the benefits of jumpAgrade?
Top teachers - Personal support from your own qualified teacher with State Exam experience each week
One-to-one support - Don’t stress yourself, get tailored help each week
Video feedback - Engaging video content created by your teacher for you after each assignment
Engaging online classes - 25-30 minute classes that cover the key aspects of the most important exam topics throughout the year
No travel - Work from home, afterschool study or wherever it suits you
Free up time - Work when it suits - fit jumpAgrade into your own schedule
All levels - the personal support means all students benefit, from those aiming for top grades to those really struggling with a particular subject
What is the schedule?
We work in a two week cycle; 1 week will be for online classes, the next week will be for an assignment and personalised feedback. Every week, teacher office hours will run to answer any questions you have, so you’ll always be able to get the help you need from your teacher each week. For online classes, the exact time will be shared with you once your teacher has been assigned. Classes run between 5pm and 8pm Monday to Friday and your specific class times will depend on your subject, level and year.
For assignments, you will receive them every second Wednesday by 6pm and they are due to be completed by Sunday at 6pm. Your teacher will provide personalised video feedback within 3 days.
What Leaving Cert Subjects does jumpAgrade support?
Maths (Higher, Ordinary & Foundation Level)
Chemistry (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Physics (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Biology (Higher & Ordinary Level)
English (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Gaeilge/Irish (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Physical Education
French (Higher & Ordinary Level)
German (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Spanish (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Italian (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Engineering (Higher & Ordinary Level)
History (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Geography (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Art (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Applied Maths (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Religion (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Home Economics (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Construction Studies (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Business (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Accounting (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Economics (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Music (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Agricultural Science (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Computer Science
What Junior Cert Subjects does jumpAgrade support?
Maths (Higher, Ordinary & Foundation Level)
Science (Common Level)
English (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Irish (Higher & Ordinary Level)
French (Higher & Ordinary Level)
German (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Spanish (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Italian (Higher & Ordinary Level)
History (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Geography (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Business Studies (Common Level)
Music (Higher & Ordinary Level)
Home Economics (Higher & Ordinary Level)
What results have students seen from using jumpAgrade?
There was an average grade improvement of 14.6% last year. This is based on over 200 of our students across all years, subjects, and levels in 77 different schools around Ireland. 85% of the students surveyed reported an increase in their confidence in their chosen subjects, also.
You can read some of these student success stories, as well as what their parents had to say, on our testimonials page!
Who are the tutors?
Our tutors are fully qualified teachers with examiner experience correcting the state exams. You can meet Nicola and Danielle here.
Does the student have direct contact with their teacher?
With each submission, the student is asked how long they spent on the work, what they found easy, what they found hard, how confident they were with their answers and what they are covering in class?
A student can leave a note after they submit their work online each week
They can contact the jumpAgrade team if they have any specific query they would like to pass on their tutor
How are my assignments sent to me?
Your assignment will be available for you on your account at school.jumpagrade.com by 6pm every second Wednesday. You can access it on a phone, laptop or tablet.
How can I upload my answers/work?
When logged in to school.jumpagrade.com, you can submit your work by taking photos of your written work on your phone and uploading, adding a comment for your teacher (the more detail, the better!) and choosing how confident you are with your assignment. You will be guided through this from within your account.
How do the live and on-demand classes work?
We group students into classes based on what year they are in, what subject they are taking, and what level they are doing. We keep the classes small (max 10 students) so that students have the opportunity to ask any questions they might have. The classes are exam-focused for 3rd and 6th years and more skills-based for non-exam years. They are taught by a highly qualified teacher who has been trained in the delivery of online classes.
These classes are made available live and on-demand. This means that you don’t need to worry if you miss a class; they are all recorded and distributed so you can access them whenever you like throughout the year. This is really important as you plan your revision closer to exam time. The live classes take place every second week and take place between 5pm and 8 pm Monday to Friday; you’ll be able to join via a Zoom link that will be sent to you as a text and an email.
What are the teacher office hours?
This is an opportunity you’ll have every week to ask any questions directly to your teacher on your subject during a set time. These sessions are also run via Zoom and the links will be shared once your teacher has been assigned.
If a student is in the middle of a worksheet and they get stuck on a part, what should they do?
Your weekly office hour will give you a chance to ask your teacher any questions directly.
You can also ask questions during the live class. Times for both of these will be shared once you are assigned your teacher. If you need to catch up, the teacher will provide a link to a previous class which will help them with the assignment. If you are having any issues outside of this, feel free to contact the jumpAgrade via email ([email protected]) or send a message in that chat window.
What do I do if my needs analysis changes or I feel I need to focus on different things since filling out that form?
If you feel you want to cover a new topic or focus on an area you need more help on, simply add a note at the end of your submission to ask your tutor to move onto that topic
What happens if I do not submit my work?
For missed submissions without any prior notification, we will donate the unused week with the teacher to a student from a less fortunate background where grinds are not available to them otherwise. You can read more about our Equity of Education initiative here.
How much does jumpAgrade cost?
jumpAgrade starts at €125/month for one subject with a 20% discount offered on each additional subject. It works out as less than €29 per week. Many students sign up to an annual subscription, and with this, you can save yourself up to €300 or more per school year. For more pricing information, visit the pricing page.
What discounts are available for Jumpagrade users?
JumpAgrade provides a discount for students who study more than one subject with us. Students receive 20% off all additional subjects.
We also provide a sibling discount of 20% for families with multiple members using the jumpAgrade service.
By signing up to the annual subscription you can make up to a 50% saving every school year.
For more information, please visit our pricing page.
Have more questions?
Feel free to get in touch! :) You can send a message to us via the online chat on the website or email [email protected]

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