We help students primarily in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, English and Maths – from Primary to Secondary. We offer expert courses in Essay Writing, Study Skills and Intelligence Development. At appropriate times of the year we offer Getting Ready For School (for the school starters) and exam preparation for GCSE, AS and A level English and Maths. Many students attend for specific help with school entrance exams
The majority of students we teach are between 5 and 18 years old. We also cater for adult students who need to “brush up” on their school knowledge, for example, a workplace examination or to improve their reading or writing skills.
We do exam preparation for the 11+ and selective school entrance exams. It is important that you contact us well before the exams to give your child the best chance of success.
This is a difficult question to answer but one that is commonly thought about by parents. Our free educational assessment is a tool which can highlight any particular areas of additional tuition that a student needs.
Your child will improve with support from school, home and at Kip McGrath. Every child that attends tutoring each week and does all of their set homework will improve – both academically and in self confidence.
The free initial assessment we will provide an indication of how long tutoring may be required. Your child’s progress is monitored regularly by continuous assessment.
There are many disabilities with varying levels of disorder. We always recommend that you seek professional advice on this question first, however we have taught students with disabilities such as ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Autism and others in the past. It is very important that we have an interview and assessment with you and your child before we can determine if we can effectively tutor them. Our main focus is to ensure that your child’s disability will not interfere with their ability to learn in this environment. Please contact us to discuss your child’s needs.
All tutoring is done within our Centre. This gives us the ability to provide the best facilities and teaching aids to meet the needs of your child and creates an optimal learning environment.
Online tutoring has been developed which will mimic the proven Kip McGrath method of tutoring delivered in the Centre. It will be a great option if your child finds it difficult to regularly attend our Centre.
Many parents are concerned about how their children are performing at school and whether their children are at the appropriate level for their age and class. We provide a free, no obligation assessment and discuss the results with you in detail to determine exactly how your child is performing.
Lessons are 80 minutes long and students attend for one lesson a week. Some older children do attend more often, according to their needs. Even young children attend for 80 minutes – their lessons are broken up into 20 minute activities, designed to keep them keen and interested.
There are a variety of lesson times available to suit you and your child’s activities. The majority are after school during week days however we try to be flexible according to the availability of your child. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Homework is an essential part of the Kip McGrath program, particularly for Reading students. We are aware of each student’s school workload so set homework is generally limited to around half an hour each week. If you have difficulty getting your child to complete the homework, please contact us immediately.
Make your child’s school teacher aware that you are getting your child tutored and ask to be kept up to date with your child’s performance at school and any areas that the teacher believes needs attention. Set aside a place and a time for your child to do homework from both school and Kip McGrath and ensure that they complete it each week. Make sure that they attend their tutoring sessions each week – regularity is a major key to improving your child’s results. Always let the tutor know if you have any concerns about the progress of your child or the type of work that they are doing.