Frequently asked questions about Maths, English and Science tuition at Kip McGrath Redditch
Who will teach my child? At Kip McGrath we offer professional tuition. The progress of your child will be the responsibility of one of our experienced, UK qualified teachers. We do not employ unqualified graduates as teachers.
What subjects do you teach? We help students in the Redditch and surrounding areas with all aspects of English, maths and science. At appropriate times of the year we may also offer exam preparation for entrance exams to local schools and revision days for GCSE and A level exam preparation.
What ages do you teach? We offer tuition in English, maths and science for students in Year 1 -11 (Key Stage 1 – 4). A Level biology and chemistry is also available.
Do you tutor exam preparation for selective school entrance? We offer exam preparation for selective school entrance exams. It is important that you contact us well before the exams to give your child the best chance of success.
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.
Will you come to my house to tutor? 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.
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. Lessons are broken up into 10 minute activities, designed to keep them keen and interested. A short comfort break is included in each lesson. A Level lessons are of 1 hour duration with no break.
Will my child get homework? Homework is an essential part of the Kip McGrath programme and is generally limited to around half an hour each week.
How should I help my child while at Kip McGrath? Make your child's school teacher aware that you are getting your child tutored. 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.