What subjects do you teach at Kip McGrath Urmston Tutoring Centre?
We offer tuition in Maths, English and Science.
What ages do you teach ?
The majority of students we teach are between 6 and 16 years old although we do offer learning programmes for younger children; Get Ready for School and Little Learners.
Why choose Kip McGrath Urmston Tutors?
Kip McGrath Education Centres throughout the UK are owned and run ONLY by fully qualified teachers, who are members of the General Teaching Council and hold full, enhanced disclosures. As you may know, many tutors do not have teaching qualifications, may have limited teaching experience and that there is no official regulation of the tutoring industry. We do not employ "Instructors" or "Assistants" to tutor. We are the only centre in Trafford that is licensed to use the exclusive Kip McGrath learning resources. We can assure you that your child's individual learning programme will not be based on books they may already have seen at school or that you could easily buy yourself. You will not be asked to purchase books for your child to use in tutoring sessions.
Do you help prepare students for exams?
Yes - exam students follow a more specific curriculum targeted at passing exams and will learn how to study and pass exams. We run mock Entrance Exam days and are able to provide a private mock exam session for those are unable to make the scheduled days. Please contact us for further details.
How much do sessions cost and do you have any discounts?
Lessons are priced at £26 for 80 minutes; this works out at £19.50 per hour which is a very competitive rate for the Trafford area. Sibling discounts and other special rates are available, including a discount for active members of Girlguiding UK (Rainbows, Brownies & Guides).
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.
How long will my child need to come to you?
Every child is different and their reason for wanting to be tutored 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 set length 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 a week’s notice.
Can you tutor my child learning difficulties/SEN?
Kelly and Claire are very experienced at dealing with a range of SEN.We have taught pupils with ASD, ADHD & ADD, dyslexia, dyscalculia and other learning difficulties. Kelly is a trained Meares-Irlen assessor (this is a common visual disorder which affects many children, hindering their progress at school particularly with reading) and can diagnose and treat this condition which often coexists with dyslexia. We will do our very best to help any pupil and will discuss ways to accommodate any additional learning needs.
Will you come to my house to tutor?
All tutoring is done within our professionally equipped centre. This enables us to provide the best facilities and teaching resources to meet the needs of your child.
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, using paper- based tasks, computer tasks and learning games, designed to keep them on task and progressing. There are a variety of lesson times available after school from Monday to Thursday and Saturday morning. We will also run lessons and workshops during school holidays.
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. There is specific homework for children who are studying for their 11+.
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. Regular reading is always helpful as is times tables and basic number facts practice. 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. Your tutor will be happy to discuss ways to help at home.