Mocks.ie - A new service to take the strain off Leaving and Junior Cert students in Westmeath

Pictured from left to right: The minds behind Mocks.ie a new service for students - Galway hurler David Collins, and brother/sister duo, Ailish and Eoghain Ryan.

Pictured from left to right: The minds behind Mocks.ie a new service for students - Galway hurler David Collins, and brother/sister duo, Ailish and Eoghain Ryan.

As the Leaving and Junior Cert exams fast approach, thousands of students in Westmeath and across the country can now avail of Mocks.ie, a new online exam and correction service developed to help students prepare for their exams. 

The first service of its kind in Europe, Mocks.ie is a new online learning and examining tool that enables students to sit exams online, and to submit them for correction by fully qualified teachers.  The service aims to be an affordable way for students to self assess and improve their technique, timing, and performance through continuous examination.

 Mocks.ie is the brainchild of Ailish and Eoghain Ryan and David Collins, three engineers from Galway. The trio developed the revolutionary service after a culmination of five years’ research in the e-learning and online examination business.

The service allows students to sit exam papers by choosing either a past paper, randomly generated paper or a paper by topic.  “The system is simple and easy to use. The student basically logs on to Mocks.ie, sets up an account, chooses their paper, sits the exam, submits the paper, and waits for their result,” explains Ms Ryan.  All maths results are given instantly and in addition Mocks.ie provides pupils with a breakdown of blunders and slips and provides solutions to all questions examined. For all other subjects, pupils receive their results and a report card indicating areas of strength and weakness within a week. 

Over 2,800 students in Westmeath sat the Leaving and Junior Cert examinations last year. Now with Mocks.ie, students have an easy and effective way of ensuring they are ready for their exams. For just €40, students can sit as many Maths papers as they like for a full month. Prices for all other subjects start at just €13.95, so students can choose to take as many online mock exams as they wish to ensure they are fully prepared for their Leaving and Junior Cert exams. With 24/7 access online, loads of exams tips, and a points calculator available, Mocks.ie is a godsend for exam students.

Both Ailish and her brother Eoghain hold a BE from NUIG, and a Masters from University Of Ulster, Jordanstown. They set up Ryan and Associates engineering company in 2006. David Collins, a familiar face from Galway hurling, is also involved in the new service. The three combined their knowledge to set up Mocks.ie when they discovered a niche in the market.

For more information log on to www.mocks.ie

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