Mentoring a Student

 Meet our leadership team!

 This team consists of a group of people nominated by the board of trustees

at Innumeris to oversee the overall long-term goals and performance of Innumeris.

 

Each member has a specific role which can be seen below:

Daniel Olaniyi

 Chairperson

After attending Moyle Park College in Clondalkin, Daniel studied law at Trinity College Dublin. At Trinity, Daniel was heavily involved in leading access to college programmes, such as teaching law to TY students at DEIS schools and mentoring 2nd-level students in their pursuit of college. He later spent his third year abroad as an exchange student in the U.S., where he was also a NCAA student-athlete.

 

Upon graduation from Trinity, Daniel was later awarded a full academic scholarship to pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University, where his thesis focused on how mentoring programmes can play a role in reducing youth crime in under-served communities. He has been recently awarded a full ride scholarship to pursue the Bar course in England in order to become a Barrister.

 

None of Daniel's achievements would have been possible without the support he received from mentors growing up. Given his experience both at home and abroad, Daniel aims to bring a wealth of passion, leadership, and enthusiasm to Innumeris.

Ben Mitchell

Secretary

 Ben attended Moyle Park college in Clondalkin and later availed of an arts degree at Maynooth University. During his time in Maynooth, he was captain of the Snowsports Club, and understands the struggles of balancing study and personal commitments. He was also heavily involved in the Maynooth Access Programme (MAP) as an access ambassador. Upon finishing his undergraduate degree, Ben decided to turn to teaching and obtained a first class honours in his master's thesis named "Confronting Class in the Classroom", where he wrote on how the current educational system can better serve students of lower-working class backgrounds. 

Ben believes understanding the struggles of balancing study and personal commitments is essential and he hopes to use his experience to help lead the team at Innumeris.

 

Leah Keogh

Welfare Officer

Leah is a recent graduate of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin.  She was the previous Welfare Officer and now current President of Trinity College Students' Union. She is passionate about equality and justice, and has worked in the social work role with asylum seeking children, the homeless community and offenders on probation. Her experience includes working as a classroom assistant with children with behavioural difficulties as well as working with SUAS to deliver law and morality courses to under-served youth. Leah has also spent two summers delivering global citizenship classes at a summer camp for the underprivileged youth of New York City.

She is enthusiastic about education and its role in enhancing life outcomes. Her personal and professional experience has highlighted the presence of structural inequality in education and Leah is devoted to playing an active role in dismantling this inequality with Innumeris.

Adam Molloy

Student-Athlete Life Coach

Adam is the Student-Athlete Life Coach at Innumeris. He is also the owner and founder of Adam Molloy Personal Training, the entity which allowed for the preliminary existence of the Innumeris Education scheme.

Adam leads the Student-Athlete Programme at Innumeris. As a graduate of Athletic Therapy and Training from DCU, he works as a Personal Trainer and a life coach with a deep interest in human behaviour psychology, performance optimisation, and mindset training. Adam also has previous experience working as an athletic therapist for the Bohemians/St. Kevins Boys academy (under 17 and under 15) SSE Airtricity League of Ireland teams.

During his time at Moyle Park College in Clondalkin, Adam was lucky enough to have several mentors that helped him find the right path for him. He hopes he can help students in the same way that his mentors have helped him.

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 Meet our Academic Mentors!

Our mentors, who have an excellent track record of academic performance, aim to provide students with study tips and information regarding scholarships, HEAR, DARE, and SUSI. They will also share insights into their field of study and their own experiences of the Leaving Certificate, University, and life thereafter.

Gavan Mc Laughlin

Head Mentor

Gavan Mc Laughlin is the Head Mentor at Innumeris.

In this role, he co-ordinates our programme’s mentoring sessions. Gavan is the main point of contact for the students involved in our programme.

Gavan is a graduate of Law and Economics from Maynooth University, and will soon commence a traineeship at Arthur Cox, one of Ireland's top law firms. Having completed his Leaving Cert in a DEIS school in Donegal, Gavan has benefited greatly from the various grants and scholarships available to students.

Having been involved with various access and student engagement programmes during his time at University, Gavan is deeply passionate about access to third-level education and hopes that Innumeris can work to inspire, encourage, and support more students in pursuit of their goals.

Kieran Henderson

Social Science Mentor

Kieran is a Social Science Mentor at Innumeris.

In conjunction with his role as an associate at PwC Ireland, Kieran is pursuing a Master’s degree in Management & Corporate Governance at Ulster University. He began his academic life as a business and law (BCL) student at Maynooth University, and subsequently completed a Master’s degree (LLM) in Global Legal Studies. Kieran was heavily involved with the Maynooth University Access programme and became a student ambassador where he served for the duration of his spell at Maynooth.

He is passionate about helping fellow students & it is this passion that has resulted in him joining Innumeris, where he believes that he can provide students with the advice and belief needed to be the best that they can be.

Teigan Walsh

Social Science Mentor

Teigan is a Social Science Mentor at Innumeris. She is a former student of Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin and is a current psychology student at Trinity College Dublin, where she progressed to third level education through the Trinity Access Programme. During Covid-19, Teigan has guided current access students in choosing their future undergraduate courses, helping them build the bridge from secondary school to college. In previous years, she has met with the minister for education to address the need for better access to education.

 

Being the first in her family attend college, Teigan is a firm advocate for access to higher education. 

 

Cathal Maguire

STEM Mentor

Cathal is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths Mentor at Innumeris.

 

He is a Physics graduate from Trinity College Dublin and is a PhD Scholar currently being funded by the Royal Society Science Foundation Ireland. The topic of this PhD is ‘Exoplanetary Atmospheres’. Throughout both his second and third-level education, Cathal has tutored students in both Mathematics and Physics, helping them prepare for their State Examinations.

 

He is passionate about equality of opportunity when it comes to education, and believes that anyone who actively seeks a first-class education, deserves a first-class education. With the insight and experience gained over his years in academia, Cathal can provide students with the necessary advice and tools to achieve their goals.

Jennifer Osemeke

   STEM Mentor

Jennifer is a STEM mentor at Innumeris and is a Mechanical Engineering student at TUD Dublin (DIT).


She began her academic studies as a Chemical Engineer. However, after working in industry for a year as a Process Engineer in a pharmaceutical company, Jennifer soon realised that the role as a Mechanical Engineer would be more suited for her.


She currently works as a product specialist full time while undertaking full time study as a mechanical engineering student. Jennifer is the founder of JoGrinds where she teaches students Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Science. She is also a thought UI/UX designer.


Jennifer has a deep passion for helping students to reach their full potential academically, achieving their collegial aspirations and overall personal development. Jennifer believes that Innumeris provides her with a platform to share her enthusiasm and experience with upcoming STEM students. 

Ciara Moore

Arts & Humanities Mentor

Ciara Moore is an Arts & Humanities Mentor at Innumeris Education.

She completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to becoming a qualified Primary School Teacher, Ciara studied French and Modern Irish for 4 years in Trinity College, Dublin. During this time, Ciara was a member of An Cumann Gaelach. Ciara also took part in many theatre productions with DU Players. Outside of the college-sphere, Ciara was a dedicated member of Cantairí Avondale, an SATB choir based in the Department of Education. 

 

Ciara believes every student should have the opportunity to learn languages and open their minds to other cultures through education. She appreciates the importance of having positive  mentors and credits her achievements thus far to having incredible mentors within her family and educational community.

Dammy Olaniyi

Health Science Mentor

Dammy is a Health Science Mentor at Innumeris and is a qualified nurse working in a private practice GP Clinic.

 

Dammy is a recent children's and general nursing graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She was also a recipient of the Trinity Foundation Scholarship and was an active ambassador for the Trinity Access Programme. In that role, Dammy had been involved in providing campus tours, speaking to schools in the community, and assisting in ongoing mentoring summer programmes. 

Dammy aims to encourage and support students from lower socio-economic groups in their pursuit of third-level education. She is passionate about helping students in areas with low progression rates to further their education, and Innumeris is a platform which allows Dammy to do so.

Courteney Tunstead

Health Science Mentor

Courteney is a Health Science Mentor at Innumeris Education. She also functions alongside Gavan McLaughlin as the Co-Head Mentor. 

 

Courteney is a final year student studying Biomedical Science in Maynooth University. In 2020, Courteney was awarded an academic scholarship through the Health Research Board, allowing her to progress towards her dream of becoming an immunologist. Courteney has also acted as the Bioscience academic representative, functioning as a link between staff and students over the course of 2019/20. She is also an active member of the Maynooth University 'Women in STEM' society. 

 

Under Innumeris, Courteney aims to encourage students to strive for the life that they desire.

Fuad Usman

Health Science Mentor

 

Fuad is a former student of Moyle Park College in Clondalkin and is a psychology graduate of UCD. He was also the former President of UCD Isoc. Fuad currently works as a mental health support worker with Reteta Homecare, where his work primarily involves helping younger people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities. 

Fuad also works with MUSLAF  as a mentor and tutor for teenagers and pre-teens.  This role involves providing both spiritual and psychological advice to young adolescents every Sunday. Fuad also organises lectures and workshops that revolve around the topics of depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Fuad is passionate about helping to facilitate access to higher education, specifically for students of BAME backgrounds.  

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 Meet our Student Athlete Mentors

Our Student-Athlete Programme is lead by outstanding mentors who have excelled both in sports and academics. This programme is tailored towards secondary school students who are currently competing at a high sporting level and would like to continue that in university.

Richie O'Farrell

Football Student Athlete Mentor 

Richie studied psychology in UCD and is a professional footballer for Bray Wanderers. He has also represented Ireland at an underage level, playing in the knockout stages of the U17 European Championships in 2017 and in the U19 qualifying stages in 2019. Richie joined Innumeris as a student-athlete mentor knowing first-hand the pressures student-athletes face.

While he is committed to enabling others to forge their own paths as student-athletes, he also believes that it is vital we do not lose sight of the broader project: enjoying what we do. He knows from experience that this is not only a possibility, but something worth striving towards.


Richie believes sport has a lot to teach us, and that education goes beyond the time spent sitting in classrooms or studying for exams. He recognises the direct role that education has in becoming better and happier people. 

Farouq Raheem

Basketball Student Athlete Mentor 

Farouq currently plays superleague basketball with Killester basketball club. He is also a qualified basketball coach and a referee.

 

Over the last couple of years Farouq has won a national cup with Killester as well as an all Ireland championship with TUD. Farouq finished his college basketball career by being awarded the male collegiate player of the year award.

 

Farouq is also a recent B.Sc Sports and Leisure management graduate from TUD. He also holds a foundation certificate in Youth Leadership & Community Action from NUIG. Farouq is now a youth worker with Ireland's leading youth organisation Foroige.  Farouq completed his education with TUD while representing the college on an elite sports scholarship.

 

As such, working as a student-athlete mentor at Innumeris serves as a true representation of all his interests and passions to date. 

Leon Breen

Gaelic & Hurling Student Athlete Mentor 

Having completed his Leaving Certificate at Lucan Community College, Leon chose to study Theoretical Physics at Trinity College Dublin, where he was heavily involved with the college's hurling club.

 

In his second year and third year as a student, Leon coached the fresher's hurling teams to back-to-back All-Ireland league and championship titles, while also playing for the club's senior team and his home club of Lucan Sarsfields.

 

Leon is currently in the second year of his master's program, studying gravitation, astro- and particle physics at the University of Amsterdam, where he is also employed as a teaching assistant for various undergraduate courses.

 

He hopes to combine his passion for both academics and sports by being a student athlete mentor at Innumeris.

Sarah Tobin

Track & Field Student Athlete Mentor 

Sarah is a recent graduate of Business Studies and German from Trinity College Dublin, where she spent one year of her degree studying in the city of Düsseldorf.

 

While at Trinity, Sarah competed in Track and Field at a high level, where she was an Intervarsity Track & Field 800m Medal Winner and was also awarded Female Athlete of the Year. She was also a member of the DUHAC High Performance Pathway.

 

Sarah enrolled at university as a TAP student as part of the Trinity Access Programme, which enabled her to benefit greatly from fantastic academic, financial, and mentor support. 


Coming from a family of 7 children, she has learned that there is strength in numbers. Her hope is to create an environment that diminishes self-doubt and encourages a positive mindset, one where students feel both supported and inspired.

 

She is now a qualified Track and Field coach and Fit4Life Leader and extremely passionate about the link between sports participation and academic achievement. 

Fionn Kenna

Rugby Student Athlete Mentor 

Fionn is our Rugby Student Athlete mentor at Innumeris Education.

 

To date, Fionn has 2 full years experience on a rugby scholarship in Maynooth University playing at Premier 1 level for the under 20s. As well as playing, he also has a keen interest in coaching the youths teams in MU Barnhall.
 
Professionally, Fionn is a business student currently working as a public relations intern at Intel. Being one of the first members in his family to make it to third level education, he has a passion for equality of opportunity for school students all over.

 

As a student-athlete mentor, Fionn is of the belief that sport is extremely useful for teaching and instilling good values into young people on and off the pitch if done correctly.

 

At Innumeris, he hopes to help other elite student-athletes who would like to continue their passion for sports at university. 

Lee Kavanagh

Boxing & Martial Arts Student Athlete Mentor 

Lee Kavanagh is one of our Student-Athlete Mentors (Boxing and Martial Arts)

 

Lee holds a blackbelt in Taekwon-Do and has represented Ireland in his sport. He also has an interest in boxing and was heavily involved in boxing at School. Lee also assists with coaching in his club Newlands Taekwon-Do. Lee has worked with children with additional needs as well as children who come from under-served communities.

 

He is a graduate from University College Dublin having studied Geography & History. His initial career path was to become a teacher as he has a huge interest in helping and teaching children, especially those with additional / special needs. Lee now feels his skills would be better attributed to a career in Psychology and will be pursuing a HDip in Psychology in UCD this September.
 

Lee believes he can use his skills to help our student- athletes perform to the best of their abilities in both their sport and their education.

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