High Impact Study Skills Coach. School Motivational Speaker. Teen mentor

Learning is a game.

When you play the game you have fun. When you have fun you learn faster.

I help students and young people go from anxious and overwhelmed to calm and confident (and get better grades than ever before). I show students how to study smarter and learn faster using my unique methods. I am an award winning speaker, coach and therapist and I can help you help your teen to RAYSE THEIR GAME.

Ray Langan

Hello! I’m Ray Langan

Study skills coach, online educator and teen behavioural expert

I’m a school motivational speaker, online educator, and owner of a private practice based in Rush, North County Dublin. I spent the first twelve years of my career struggling with numbers, exams and not knowing how to study effectively; and I have devoted the last 12 years of my career to learning everything I can about how we learn more effectively, accelerated learning, the psychology of motivation and the science of teen behaviour.

For nearly 15 years, I have been using this knowledge to help teenagers who struggle with study, school and exam performance. I have the privilege of speaking in schools all over the country, from every economic and social background. From first year to leaving cert, high achievers to under achievers, those who struggle with learning challenges, neurodiverse students who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, dycalculia, ADHD and ASD, I have coached students from every denomination and helped them excel going up normally two or three grades quickly but more importantly being happier in school and an academic environment. I have helped many students go up by 100 and in some cases 200 points in the Leaving Certificate. Why? Because they had a plan, they understood their learning style and we created a winning self-belief system to help them step into their best self.

Why are so many young people struggling today

Adolescents and teenagers are 5 to 8 times more likely to experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder than young people were during the Great Depression and WWII. According to best selling author Dr Tim Elmore, this generation of teens are the most anxious generation ever. The pandemic took its toll. Many lack motivation, drive and enthusiasm. Social media and screen addiction is having a massive impact. This Generation known as Gen Z need something different. This is why you need RAYSE THE GAME.

Young people also have less patience. We live in such a fast paced world where everything is so available, accessible and downloadable that young people have been conditioned to have everything NOW. Those who can delay gratification will have more success in the long run.

The changing nature of work means that young people are finding it harder to find their place and purpose in the world. The average person works on average of 12-14 jobs now by the time they are 38. Reports suggest that 47% of jobs could disappear in the next 20 years. This is stressful for any millennial.

Today there is more pressure for young people to look and act a certain way. 75% of teens worry about their body shape. Social media and TV shows portray celebrity influencers in a perfect light and young people compare themselves constantly not just with their peer group but with unreasonable online expectations.

The changing nature of the family unit is also having a deep impact on young people. One in four families in Ireland are one parent families which puts extra pressure on that parent from both financial and time perspectives. Also due to the amount of extra risks out there, modern parenting has changed and can in some cases be over-the-top resulting in teens feeling bubble wrapped and over protected.

Why work with me?

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and certified NLP practitioner with over 15 yars experience in classrooms and schools all over the country. i have spoken to and coached nearly 100,000 students and parents in that time. I create a safe space for students to learn and find themselves. Pften I hear from teachers and parents is that I have a unique way of connecting with young people and from their we can initiate change and the right intervention. I can help your teen overcome their challenges quickly and effectively.

Why I do what I do?

It is my mission to inspire creativity, courage and critical thinking in young people. I want to inspire them to re-discover their love of learning and how learning can be fun. This means that young people who are struggling to self-motivate, have no confidence, suffer from anxiety and use their phone as a means of avoidance can get access to high quality education to develop a growth mindset. This will foster a sense of drive, discipline and self-determination. No more haranguing your teen. No more under achieving in exams. No more wasted time. My principles and methodologies are based on real world experience and supported by scientific research evidence. This is the place to help your son or daughter to RAYSE THEIR GAME.

Work with me

I can help your teen go from anxious and overwhelmed to calm and confident quickly. Watch the webinar so you can see what I do and how we do it. Fill in the form and then we can have a conversation about your teen.

Work with me

I can help your teen go from anxious and overwhelmed to calm and confident quickly. Watch the webinar so you can see what I do and how we do it. Fill in the form and then we can have a conversation about your teen.