Aengus O’Connor

Founder & Director
E-mail: aengus@connemaramathsacademy.com
Brief info

CMA Founder & Director Aengus O’Connor B.Sc., D.L.S., M.Phil., P.D.E. has over 20 years’ experience in education, at both Post Primary and Third Level, nationally and internationally.

Aengus was educated at St Conleth’s College and at the Institute of Education in Dublin and went on to complete a B.Sc. UCD in Mathematical Sciences. Aengus also studied Law at DIT and completed an M.Phil a Trinity College in Music and Media Technologies and a Professional Diploma in Education (First Class) at NUI Galway.

Prior to founding CMA, Aengus had spent many years working in education in UK, Switzerland, Italy, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Turkey among other countries. Roles included:

  • Education Consultant (Technical Bridging) with Saudi Electric;
  • Maths Specialist with the Abu Dhabi Education Council;
  • School Director with the International School of Choueifat Damascus, Syria;
  • Course Director, Senior Lecturer and Head of Audio at the Technology Innovation Centre, Birmingham City University, UK;
  • Project Leader and Head Teacher with the Italian Ministry of Education; Head of Music at IST, Turin, Italy.

Among other roles internationally while also having extensive experience teaching mathematics at Post Primary and Third Level in Ireland. Aengus has worked in many different educational systems including Junior and Leaving Certificates, IGCSE, A Levels, International Baccalaureate Diploma, SAT, AP, Sabis System, Syrian National Baccalaureate and Brevet examinations, and draws on this experience when designing and delivering courses and programmes of learning. Aengus has also worked professionally for many years as a media and sound technologist, electric acoustic composer, producer and musician and brings these experiences to our courses and programmes of learning. This unique approach fosters a stimulating and uniquely dynamic learning environment where students can connect with the key mathematical concepts in many diverse and interesting ways, paving the way for real and meaningful mathematical understanding, where students may gain fluency, confidence and success.

Credits: U2 (live at Freedom of City, Studio: ‘Sweetest Thing’); DARA, Sony Records, Abbey Road Studios, Producer Mike Hedges (Manic Street Preachers, Texas); Arranged, Conducted & Recorded Orchestral Score with George Higgs for the Soundtrack of ‘Park’ 2000 – feature film Premiered at Dublin Film Festival, Samson Films, Directed by John Carney (‘Once’ – Oscar Winner, ‘November Afternoon’ – RTE); Dublin Screen Orchestra (co-founder) – Orchestra Soundtrack For The Quiet Man; City Lights Screen Orchestra (co-founder) – performed a newly commissioned score to a screening of Nosferatu, Opening Night Dublin Film Festival, Rückert Orchestra (founder).