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About Us Kip McGrath Stevenage

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Term dates are as follows: 

 Lessons start: Tuesday 7th January 2 Lessons

 end: Saturday 19th July 2014

 Pop along to see us at the Westgate centre in Stevenage, throughout this half term, to book your free assessment.

The Stevenage Education Centre

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Karen Johnson welcomes you to the Kip McGrath

Education Centre Stevenage.

 

About Kip Stevenage:

 

Kip McGrath Stevenage is delighted to announce the opening of our new tuition centre in Middle Row, Stevenage in March 2013.

We provide help with all aspects of English including creative writing, reading, comprehension, handwriting, SATs, GCSE, entrance tests and 11+ exam preparation.

 

In Maths we assist in all areas and topics of maths, from mental maths, times tables, basic number skills, both formal and informal methods of calculation, geometry, algebra, problem solving as well as SATs, GCSE, entrance tests and 11+ exam preparation.

 

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Contact Karen Johnson on 01438 365467 for a FREE educational assessment today!   

 

 

“Thanks to your teaching style, my 15 year old daughter now really enjoys Maths.” Steven (Stevenage)

 

How Kip McGrath Stevenage tutors in English and Maths:

Green Star    We provide a free initial assessment which will allow us to identify any areas of concern. This assessment will then assist along with any specific parental concerns in the development of an individual education plan tailor-made for your child.

red star 1    If you and your child are happy, a tutoring time slot will be allocated and we will then create a lesson plan targeted specifically to the student's individual needs.

Yellow Star    Each session lasts for 80 minutes and is broken into segments of one to one tuition, written work, computer work and then more individual time with the teacher.

Blue Star    Targets are set for the following week and a little homework is provided to complete.

Orange Star    We ask that parents do not help their children with this homework.

Purple star    Children’s work is then regularly assessed and used to further tailor the individual programme to their specific needs.

Pink star 1    All progress is regularly discussed with the parents.

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Contact Karen Johnson on 01438 365467 for a FREE educational assessment today!

 

 

 

“The report from school yesterday – 27/04/13 - Harry had moved up from a 4.7 to 5.5 score. This centre has made all the difference.” Jackie

Our Centre:

Kip McGrath Stevenage is a purpose-built tuition centre that provides professional Maths and English tuition to both primary and secondary children of all abilities.

The centre provides a warm, friendly environment in which each child can feel relaxed, motivated and ready to learn in a fun but purposeful way! 

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Kip McGrath Education Centres were established over 30 years ago, and there are now over 600 centres worldwide. Each centre caters for children who are high achievers as well as those needing a little extra help and motivation to succeed.

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Our online programmes are exclusively designed and written by teachers and are complimented by written resources to aid our teaching methods and give each child the motivation to succeed with both challenging but attainable goals.

Our materials are constantly kept up-to-date with the latest educational requirements in the UK.

 

Our Educational Team: Karen

The Director of the centre is Karen Johnson. Karen has many years of experience teaching in both primary and secondary schools in both the Hertfordshire and Essex areas. Karen qualified for her teaching degree at Middlesex University and has a specialist subject of Maths.

All of the teachers at the Stevenage centre are very experienced in Primary or Secondary Education in England and have a thorough understanding of the National Curriculum for England and Wales.

All teachers and staff have an up to date Criminal Records Bureau certificate.

Why Choose Kip McGrath?

 

Red pencil    We only use QUALIFIED and experienced Teachers

Purple pencil    We have a purpose built dedicated Tuition Centre

Green pencil 1    Each lesson is 80 minutes long

Yellow pencil    Children learn in a small group setting

Brown Pencil    We provide a FREE educational Assessment

White pencil    We use a varied approach to learning key skills including:

              Computer based / written, independent and teacher led

red pencil 1    We provide a safe and secure environment

Purple pencil    Value for money

 

"Brooke's progress has been fantastic since she has started at Kip McGrath. She has gone up two reading stages at school and has bundles of confidence! Thank you Karen!"

Our location:

The Stevenage Centre is conveniently situated in Middle Row just off of the High Street in the Old Town of Stevenage. There is both parking on the High Street and behind the premises in Church Lane that have time limited restrictions in place.

 

What We Do - Maths and English Tuition

The Kip McGrath Programme

 

Your first visit to the centre will probably be for a FREE educational assessment. This is a relaxed and friendly assessment that will provide you and your child with an opportunity to see the centre and meet with the staff.

 

Boy with green books    The free assessment will take approximately 1 hour.

Girl with Purple books    All parents are welcomed and encouraged to stay for the duration of this assessment – tea or coffee will be provided.

Boy with green and orange backpack    Both parents concerns and the results of the assessment are then established and discussed with the parents confidentially. 

Girl with red books    An individual teaching programme will then be devised. 

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Our Courses:

Kip McGrath Stevenage offers professional tuition to 5-16 year olds in maths, reading, writing and spelling.

Here at Kip McGrath we respect and understand that all children learn differently, our teachers are trained to deliver a unique teaching service which considers the specific requirements of each child.

If you have any concerns about the progress your child is making in any of these areas then we will be happy to see if we can assist.    

At Kip McGrath your child is our priority! 

 

Maths:

Many children feel less confident with their mathematical ability or have a fear of maths work.

At Kip McGrath our aim is to build confidence through the use of strategies which complement the techniques used at school.

We break down Maths concepts into bite size chunks and ensure that all students have fully mastered each one before going onto the next step.

Basic number skills  Basic Number Skills    Mental maths  Mental Maths     problem solving  Problem Solving

times tables  Times tables                fractions  Fractions            decimals  Decimals

percentages  Percentages                algebra  Algebra              geometry   Geometry

measurement  Measurement              written calculations Written calculations

 

All topics in maths covered including SATs, GCSE, entrance tests and 11+ exam preparation.

 

English:

At Kip McGrath we will teach your child to read using a combination of phonics and sight word recognition supplemented with longer passages to target comprehension.

We are also proficient in helping children in many other areas of English.

We monitor our children using regular spelling tests and comprehension tasks that encourage the children to engage with different kinds of text in an insightful way.

If your child is excelling or in need of a little extra support with their English we can assist with: 

early reading    Early Reading              phonics   Phonics               comprehension Comprehension

spelling    Spelling                        vocabulary Vocabulary           handwriting Handwriting

sentence structure   Sentence structure        creative writingCreative writing     grammar and punctuation Grammar and

                                                                                       punctuation

 

All areas of English are covered including SATs, GCSE, entrance tests and 11+ exam preparation.

 

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Contact Karen Johnson on 01438 365467 for a FREE educational assessment today! 

 

 

 

Our lessons:

Each lesson is 80 minutes long and consists of four to six differing activities.

These will include:

·    Computer based resources     Computer based resources     

·    Guided work    Guided work with the teacher      

 

·   computer games     Computer games which focus on Maths and English skills

             and knowledge    

 

·   written worksheets     Written worksheets      

 

 ·   independant written work    Independent written work    

 

·   Homework     Homework                

 

 At the end of each session there is time for a brief feedback to each parent to keep them up to date with their child’s progress.

 

Learning at Kip McGrath is fun, varied and different!

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red diamond   The children will be taught 1:1 in a small group of children.

red diamond 1   Each teacher will have children of differing ages and abilities.

red diamond 2   Each child will be given individual attention by the teacher to help them meet their own personal goals.

 

 

This small group is motivating for the children as it helps to provide a relaxed and safe environment where they can learn with/from others without the pressures of their school classroom.

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Children prefer to be with other children and a mixed age/ability setting eliminates any concerns regarding children’s abilities and their respective ages.

 

 

 

How Kip McGrath Tuition Helps Your Child:

 

All Kip McGrath material has been created by qualified and experienced teachers. It is graded so that progress is constant and accelerated. Children catch up as quickly as possible.

The programmes are designed to give the children the motivation to succeed with challenging but attainable goals.

 

1     The children work individually at their own pace and failure is eliminated.

 

2     As they achieve and succeed they find it both rewarding and fun.

 

3a     Each child is given a free assessment prior to them starting.

 

4     Parents concerns and the results of the assessment are discussed confidentially with parents.

 

5     Tutorials take place at the Education Centre in Middle Row, Stevenage after school hours and at weekends.

 

6     Each Kip McGrath tutoring session is 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes) long.

 

7     Children can enjoy a varied approach to learning, including both computer based skills learning along with traditional pen and paper methods.

 

8     Children are taught 1:1 in a relaxed small group of children.

 

9     Each child is provided with a computer to assist with their learning throughout the lesson.

 

10     Fees are paid on a week by week basis or by an agreed method.

 

 

We believe if your child succeeds, we succeed!  

Kip McGrath offers a professional tried and tested solution which has been helping children across the world for over 30 years!

Testimonials from students and their parents

 

"Not only has Ruby's maths scores improved but she is generally more confident at school. Excellent service, thank you very much."

 

"After just a month my son's teacher has already started to notice the difference in his maths and confidence. Thank you." Lynne

"Brooke's progress has been fantastic since she has started at Kip McGrath. She has gone up two reading stages at school and has bundles of confidence! Thank you Karen!"

“Thanks to your teaching style, my 15 year old daughter now really enjoys Maths.” Steven (Stevenage)

 

“Kip McGrath is so good. I learned bus stop division today!!!” Kai

 

“The report from school yesterday – 27/04/13 - Harry had moved up from a 4.7 to 5.5 score. This centre has made all the difference.” Jackie

 

“I have learned a lot today, thank you.” Ephraim

 

“I like learning know since I came to Kip McGrath.” Lesley

 

“Best tutor.” Nathan

 

“Thank you for teaching us knew things. God bless you.” Davida

 

“I like Kip McGrath. I am learning loads from it.” Kai

 

“Thank you. It is very good. Good help.” Louis

Contact Details

Centre Owners Karen Johnson
Address 19 -21 Middle Row, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3AW, England
Directions If facing Simmonds Bakers - Middle Row is the tiny pedestrianized street on the right hand side of this building.
Phone 01438 365467
Email stevenage@kip-mcgrath.com
Centre Hours Monday to Saturday - daily office hours 9.15- 12.15 pm

Lessons - Tuesday and Thursdays
4.10 - 5.30 pm and 5.40 - 7.00 pm

- Saturdays
9.30 - 10.50 am
11.00 - 12.20 pm
1.00 - 2.20 pm
2.30 pm - 3.50 pm

Stevenage Centre

Centre Owner

Karen Johnson

Address

19 -21 Middle Row, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3AW, England

Phone

01438 365467

Email Stevenage

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