Meet Our Tutors
Adesola Oyinloye-Ndu – Crochet tutor
I am a passionate mother, a Human Resources Professional/Consultant, and a Social Entrepreneur. My mom taught me how to crochet when I was 7 years old. I studied needlework and Home Economics in college. Crocheting keeps me calm when I am anxious. Research has shown that it is therapeutic. My first crochet work was a 20" by 16" dish cover. Afterwards I made my first Amigurumi at 8 years which was a cute Teddy Bear, and I crocheted a beautiful skirt for my younger sister when I was 9 years old. I have also transformed the crocheting skills into an advocacy against bullying in sbtoys.ie. I teach both children and adults crocheting, and I can work with both left-handed and right-handed learners.
is a graduate of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin and Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. With over 15 years experience in the horticulture industry, Eoin has work in a range of areas including retail horticulture, landscaping and green-keeping. Focus then shifted to bringing the gardening experience to the classroom. To date, his teaching sees him involved with a number of organisations, with the primary focus being adult groups, from beginners to the more experienced, community groups, and addiction recovery groups. Eoin offers the garden experience using a combination of practical activities and classroom based discussion and slides, through both accredited and non-accredited courses, and seasonal workshops.
is an instructor with the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association and has a deep interest in the practice of Tai Chi Chuan for health and well-being on all levels of the self. Although a practitioner and teacher of the Yang family style of Tai Chi Chuan she has also done some training in the Chen style in China with Master Chen Ziqiang. As well as her classes in the Loreto Centre, Jane also teaches Tai Chi to adults with special needs. She has trained in Medical Chi Kung, Reiki and other energy based therapies and brings this knowledge to her teaching of Tai Chi. Jane is also an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, and maintains a practice as psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in the Crumlin area. B.Sc., M.Ed., MIAHIP, MIACP, ITCCA
Mirjam Keune is a visual artist with a degree in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design. She has been working as an arts and crafts facilitator with adults and children for the last twenty years. Her emphasis is on process rather than product, allowing each person to find their own creative voice in a supportive classroom setting, and seeing their creative potential flourish. The classes have a relaxed, fluid, and playful approach, covering different strand of art and craft and exploring different methods and materials to create individual works of art or pieces of craftwork.
Terry Kelleher has been working in the area of adult education for more than 20 years and has taught classes in philosophy, sociology and social work to numerous groups of adult learners. She trained in social work in UCC and holds post graduate degrees in social science and philosophy, she also holds post-graduate diplomas in adult education and theology. Her life-long interest in human development led her to train as a psychotherapist and she is an accredited member of The Irish Association for counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP). She is currently the clinical co-director of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Service at the Loreto Centre where she also teaches a course to adults in personal development and meaning. This course offers insights into human development and how this development can be linked to a personal quest for meaning.