Mentoring a Student

 Meet our leadership team!

 This team consists of a group of people nominated 

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

 

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

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Daniel Olaniyi

 Chairperson

After attending Moyle Park College, Daniel was awarded numerous scholarships that funded his time as a student at the University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin, which included a year spent in the USA as a NCCA student-athlete. 

At Oxford, Daniel wrote his thesis on how specific educational programmes can play a role in reducing youth crime in under-served communities. His experience teaching law part-time to TY students at a DEIS secondary school was what helped sparked this thesis. Currently, Daniel has been recently awarded a full academic scholarship to pursue the Bar course in England in order to become a Barrister. Alongside his course, he works as a part-time debate coach at Brampton Manor Academy. 

Daniel received immense support from mentors growing up and is passionate about students having equal access to higher education opportunities. Given his experience both at home and abroad, Daniel aims to bring a wealth of passion, leadership, and enthusiasm to Innumeris.

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Ben Mitchell

Secretary

Now a secondary school teacher, Ben previously attended Moyle Park College and later availed of an arts degree at Maynooth University. At Maynooth, he was involved in the Maynooth Access Programme as an access ambassador. Ben was also captain of his sports club at Maynooth and therefore understands the struggles of balancing study and personal commitments. 

 

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.

 
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Taner Dogan

Student-Athlete Coordinator

Upon graduating with an Economics degree from Harvard University, Taner later moved to Ireland to play football professionally for Dundalk FC. During his time at Harvard, Taner played NCAA Division 1 Soccer and was deeply involved in crafting youth development programmes for prospective athletes. 

As a Team Captain at Harvard, Taner was passionate about footballers being actively engaged in education during their time as student-athletes. His passions also led to him being elected by his teammates to serve on the Harvard Student-Athlete Committee, where members of every varsity team met once per week to debate and vote on legislation pertinent to student-athlete affairs. 

Taner is delighted to carry out his passions and experience with Innumeris Education.

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Courteney Tunstead

Academic Coordinator 

Courteney is a PhD scholar at Maynooth, where her thesis focuses largely on immunological research. She also is a Biomedical Science graduate of Maynooth University and was a proud recipient of the HRB student research scholarship for the year of 2021, 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.

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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.

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Oisín McConway

Head Mentor

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

 

Oisín is a Economics and Politics student at Trinity College Dublin. He is currently on an exchange at Sciences Po Paris and is the Treasurer of the JDI France programme.

Having completed his A-levels at St Columb's College in Derry, Oisín aims to bridge the cross-border educational divide and to tackle any other obstacles preventing students from achieving their academic ambitions.

 

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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.

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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. 

 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Lee Kavanagh

Arts & Humanities Mentor

Lee is a graduate of UCD, where he studied Geography & History. He is currently a student on the "Turn to Teaching" Pathways programme led by Maynooth University. He holds a blackbelt in Taekwon-Do and has represented Ireland in this sport. He also has an interest in boxing and was heavily involved in boxing at School. Lee has worked with children with additional needs as well as children who come from under-served communities.
 

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

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.

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Fionn Kenna 

Social Science Mentor

Fionn is a final year Business student at Maynooth University. In his 3rd year of college, he worked as a public relations intern at Intel. 

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. 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.

 

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 of all different backgrounds.

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 Meet our Student-Athlete Project Team

This is lead by outstanding mentors and ambassadors who have excelled both in sports and academics. Our members have attended the likes of Harvard University, UCD, University of Notre Dame and Washington and Lee University. 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.

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Taner Dogan

Student-Athlete Coordinator

Upon graduating from Harvard University, Taner later moved to Ireland to play football professionally for Dundalk FC. During his time at Harvard, Taner played NCAA Division 1 Football and was deeply involved in helping craft youth development programs for prospective athletes. 


As a Team Captain at Harvard, Taner was passionate about footballers being actively engaged in education during their time as student-athletes. His passions also led to him being elected by his teammates to serve on the Harvard Student-Athlete Committee (HSAAC), where members of every varsity team met once per week to debate and vote on legislation pertinent to student-athletes.

 

Taner is delighted to carry out his passions and experience with Innumeris Education.

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Jack Teagle

SAT/ACT Exam Advisor

Jack Teagle is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, a top-ten liberal arts college where he was also a NCAA Track and Field Athlete. He was a three-year letterwinner and a captain of his team. Prior to coming to College, Jack scored in the top 1.2% of test takers in the ACT Exams. 

Upon completing a social work and language internship in France over the summer, Jack later availed of a role as a teaching assistant at Lycee Bonapart, where he focuses on the importance of language exchange as a means of preparing students for higher levels of education and an increasingly diverse workplace. 

As someone who met our founder through sports in the USA, he is as passionate about cultural exchange having the same significance as academic development. 

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Paddy Burns 

Project Ambassador

Paddy, from Northern Ireland, is a student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame and plays for the Men’s Division 1 Soccer team at the highly competitive Atlantic Coast Conference.

Paddy captained the Northern Ireland u18 team  and played in the Irish League for Glenavon FC. At his secondary school, St Malachy’s College, Paddy was the Head Boy and captained the football team to winning the Northern Ireland Cup.

As someone who both plays at an extremely competitive conference and studies at an highly academic university, Paddy knows first-hand what student-athletes face. Nevertheless, Paddy is a firm advocate for higher education and is delighted to continue that advocacy with Innumeris.

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Richie O'Farrell

 Student-Athlete Ambassador 

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. 

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James Fahmy

 Student-Athlete Ambassador

James Played for Queens Park Rangers FC and was Captain of the U18 Professional Development Team. He is now studying at Harvard University, where he is also a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete for the college.

 

At secondary school back in England, James was a Senior Prefect and Mental Welfare Ambassador. His hope at Innumeris is to help open the eyes of young aspiring athletes to unlock a potential new pathway to their future. 

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