Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects do you teach ?

We help students  primarily in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension,  English and Maths – from Primary to Secondary. We also offer tuition to  help prepare your child for exams such as the Grammar School Entrance  tests, SATs, end of year exams and GCSE English and  Maths.

What ages do you teach ?

The majority of students we teach are between 5 and 16 years old.

Do you help prepare students for exams?

We do exam preparation  for the Grammar School Entrance tests, end of year exams and GCSE Maths  and English.  It is important that you contact us well before the exams  to give your child the best chance of success.As well as going over the topics they find difficult, we will teach them how to revise and how to answer exam questions.

How do I know that my child will improve ?

Your child will improve  if they are supported at 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.  We will regularly re-assess your child to monitor their progress.

How long will it take to solve my child’s problem ?

Every child is  different and every problem is different. After the initial assessment,  we will be able to provide an indication of how long tutoring may be  required and your child’s progress is monitored regularly by continuous  assessment and we will also provide regular parental feedback.  There is  no obligation or contract to attend for any period of time.  If, for  whatever reason (e.g. change of financial circumstances), you decide you  are no longer able to attend, all we ask is two weeks notice.

Can you tutor my child with a disability ?

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.

Will you come to my house to tutor ?

All tutoring is done  within our Centre. This enables us to provide the best facilities and  teaching resources to meet the needs of your child.  The centre is conveniently located near the town centre, beautiful Wardown park and other local shops.

How does the initial assessment work ?

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.

How long is each lesson ?

Lessons are 80 minutes  long and students usually 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 short  activities, designed to keep them keen and interested.

What times are the lessons held ?

There are a variety of lesson times available after school weekday evenings and all day on Saturday.

Will my child get homework ?

Homework is an  essential part of the Kip McGrath programme, 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.

How should I help my child while at Kip McGrath ?

Make sure that they  attend their tutoring sessions each week and complete the homework task –  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.

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