Bridgend West

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Maths, English & Science Tuition for Children of All Ages

2012 - WLS - Bridgend West  

Welcome to the Kip McGrath Kenfig Hill webpage.

We are easy to find as we are located on Bridge Street which is the main road through Kenfig Hill within easy travelling distance from Port Talbot and Bridgend.

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Kip McGrath is a successful, international company who have been helping children with Reading, Spelling, English and Mathematics for over 35 years. There are now more than 600 centres worldwide.

Kip McGrath Education Centre Bridgend West opened in September 2006 and is owned and directed by Maria Moruzzi, a practising primary school teacher from nearby Port Talbot.

The centre caters to students and families in the surrounding areas as far as Broadlands and Bridgend and areas of Port Talbot.

The centre is operated by fully qualified, CRB checked  teachers.

At Kip McGrath Bridgend West our first priority is to build confidence and self esteem.

We have a range of tutors offering a range of subjects at different abilities and ages.

As qualified, experienced teachers, we understand the needs of children and their parents. We believe that when you entrust your child to us, you are acting to change the course of his or her life for the better and this will probably be one of the most important gifts you will ever give, the opportunity to be successful.

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What We Do

We provide after school tuition in Reading, Spelling, English and Mathematics for young people between the ages of 6 and 18. Our students vary from those who are having difficulty with their school work to gifted children who need to be extended.

Our unique Maths and English tuition service includes:

· FREE assessment for your child

· Individual tailored work programmes

· Fully qualified, CRB checked, experienced teachers

· Ongoing assessment

· Reading, Spelling, Comprehension

· Handwriting tuition

· Full range of mathematical topics

· GCSE Maths and English

· Exam technique and study skills

· Past paper practise

· Summer School

· Weekly homework


How we teach GCSE Maths...

At Kip McGrath we aim to pinpoint a student's areas of weakness and bring them to a level that enables success at the test. For those students who are doing either foundation or the higher tier, a thorough grasp of topics covered in the curriculum is required to achieve their best grade and a knowledge of how these topics relate to each other. Because we work to the individual needs of the students, we can establish why a student fails to grasp a topic and correct any mistakes to ensure the student now has all the background needed to understand. Our combination of targeted reinforcement of mathematical facts and past paper practice will ensure your child is ready for the test.

How we teach GCSE English...

Unlike other subjects, there are few facts. Rather, GCSE English is almost entirely focussed on acquiring skills – principally reading and writing. At Kip McGrath we give students the confidence to write an essay with fluency and structure, developing their comments and observations appropriately for an examiner. We concentrate on improving comprehension, spelling, grammar and essay writing skills to produce a well rounded student, ready for the exams. As the students approach their exams they are able to work through past papers under exam conditions, which are marked with the examination board's criteria in mind.




  • Our centre provides students with a learning environment that is safe, stimulating and inspiring.
  • We will boost your child's confidence because they will experience success.
  • Your child will begin to enjoy learning.
  • Students realise that they CAN do it!
  • We use an extremely successful system supported by advanced resources.
  • All our tutors are fully qualified and experienced teachers.
  • All tutors are CRB checked.
  • It's NOT like school



These are usually carried out on weeknights from 7pm and sometimes on Saturday mornings. Please remember there is no charge for the assessment.



Chemistry, Biology, Physics or a mix of all three.

Science sessions are held on a Wednesday evening 4pm - 5.20 by our fully qualified Science tutor.



How We Do It


Following a free consultation and assessment at the Centre, we build an individual workplan for each student. This plan will begin at the students current level of ability and progress will be at the students own pace. This means that he or she is always extended and challenged but never overwhelmed.

Each tutoring session lasts 80 minutes, during which time the students will be engaged in six or seven different activities. They will alternate between verbal, written and computer based activities which are all specially written for Kip McGrath centres. Boredom is not an issue!

Homework is set every week and it is thoroughly explained to the student before they take it home. This is a vital part of our programme as it allows our tutors to constantly assess the students progress and level of understanding.

How we teach English at Kip McGrath Bridgend West, Kenfig Hill…

At Kip McGrath, Kenfig Hill we will teach your child English using a combination of phonics and sight word recognition along side reading passages designed to target reading comprehension. Our tuition aims to iron out any confusion and bring your child up to a comfortable level which allows them to achieve their academic goals.

· Reading, Spelling, Phonics

· Grammar, Structure, Punctuation

· Comprehension and Literature

· Handwriting

· Creative writing, Essay writing  

· GCSE Preparation


How we teach maths at Kip McGrath Bridgend West, Kenfig Hill…

At Kip McGrath our aim is to build confidence through the use of strategies which involve both teaching for understanding (using problem solving, etc.) and an element of rote-learning of mathematical facts. We break down maths concepts into relatively small chunks and ensure that students have fully mastered each one before going on to the next step. Our tuition aims to iron out any confusion and bring your child up to a comfortable level which allows them to achieve their academic goals.

· Basic number skills

· Mental Maths

· Times tables

· Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

· Problem Solving

· Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry

· Time, Money, Place value

· Measure

· GCSE Preparation

What People Say About Us


"My daughter needed a little extra help in Maths so I decided to put her in to Kip McGrath for tuition at the start of year 5. She had her exams at the end of primary (year 6) and achieved an above average level and has now started comp and in her first test for levels she achieved 100%... I would highly recommend Kip McGrath!"

Mrs. Clare Smith, Port Talbot


"My daughter Laura attended Kip for almost a year and a half. She had extra lessons in maths. She gained a lot from attending kip every Tuesday and having these lessons gave her confidence when she attended maths lessons in school. I would highly recommend Kip to anyone who is considering extra lessons for their children. The staff at kip are brilliant and are very approachable, especially Maria. I would not hesitate sending Laura back to Kip nearer to her GCSE exams."


Mrs Ann Johnstone, Brackla, Bridgend



"Both my children have attended Kip McGrath Kenfig Hill since July 2012. I chose Kip McGrath as they seemed to be lacking in confidence with their Maths at school. Since starting at Kip McGrath I have found that they have increased in confidence and self-esteem. Their school test marks have improved too. The centre has a lovely atmosphere and the tutors are fully qualified and very dedicated. I would recommend Kip McGrath Kenfig to any parent who wants to give their child a boost."

 Mrs C. May, Margam Village (Nr Kenfig)



"Both my children attended Kip McGrath for over a year.  They both had the best care and attention and came on brilliantly.  My daughter had very little confidence with her maths but after being at Kip that soon improved with their expert help.  My son also came along with his confidence in reading and I would definitely recommend and would use in the future."

Miss. Williams, Port Talbot



Contact Details

Centre Owners Maria Moruzzi
Address 40-42 Bridge Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 6DD, Wales
Directions We are on the main road through Kenfig Hill situated on the big crossroads opposite the Spar.
Phone 01656 746701
Centre Hours Monday Sessions
4:00pm - 5:20pm
5:30pm - 6:50pm

Tuesday Sessions
4:00pm - 5:20pm
5:30pm - 6:50pm
7:00pm - 8.20pm

Wednesday Sessions
4:00pm - 5:20pm
5:30pm - 6:50pm

Thursday Session
4:00pm - 5:20pm
5.30pm - 6.50pm

9:30am - 10.50am

Bridgend West Centre

Centre Owner

Maria Moruzzi


40-42 Bridge Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF33 6DD, Wales


01656 746701

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