About Dumfries


owner-name-iconAlison Pinkerton



42A George Street
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, DG1 1EH

  Dumfries provides English and maths tuition: incentre-logo In Centre

Welcome to Kip McGrath Dumfries where private tuition is offered in English, reading, spelling and maths for children aged 5-18. Alison Pinkerton owns and runs the centre which is conveniently located in George Street. Alison and her team of excellent tutors make learning fun in a friendly supportive environment. Following a FREE assessment, a personalised learning programme will be created to enable each child to progress at their own pace. Each 80 minute session includes individual attention with a tutor, unique worksheets and computer activities using the latest technology. These proven methods and techniques allow each child to improve their confidence and achieve their true potential. Parents are kept informed with ongoing progress reports and regular feedback from tutors. To book a FREE assessment please call 01387 640740, email dumfries@kip-mcgrath.com or complete the on-line booking form.


Your free assessment is conducted by a fully qualified teacher who will provide an independent educational appraisal.

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Maths from P1-S6


English from P1-S6


Maths National 4/ National 5/Higher


English National 4/National 5/Higher


Reading, writing and spelling

Tutoring Times

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4:15pm - 7:15pm
4:15pm - 8:00pm
4:15pm - 7:15pm
4:15pm - 7:15pm
4:15pm - 7:15pm
10am - 1pm


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Staff members are approachable and friendly and let you know how your child is progressing after each session. We have only been using the service since the beginning of first term and already have seen an improvement in our daughter’s confidence in her approach to mathematics.

Colin & Melisa

I would just like to thank Andrea for the much needed help and support she provided my son Jack through the Kip McGrath Centre. Jack struggled with his Maths and English from year 5/6 but with the extra support and years of perseverance with weekly extra tuition, Jack is now nearly 20 and heading into his 2nd year at Birmingham University doing Sound Engineering. Thank you so much Andrea, I can’t believe it’s nearly 10 years as Jack was your first pupil too.

Parent (Kip McGrath Leigh)

I would like to express my appreciation for giving my daughter the confidence and self esteem she deserves to have. This was never just about Jessica learning maths, it was about overcoming the obstacle in Jessica’s head that she couldn’t. After only a few sessions she commented “Grandma I actually really like maths now”. The relaxed, happy, club atmosphere is great, with no complaints regarding attending even in the holidays, so much so her sister is desperate to join. Thanks for your hard work.

Pamela, Parent (Kip McGrath Dunfermline)

Kip McGrath has enabled my children’s’ confidence to grow in an area they have struggled with for years. My daughter’s enthusiasm and positive nature has ensured that sessions are fun and packed with praise. They in turn are keen to learn and enjoy a subject which previously caused fear. Kip McGrath has been the best learning experience we have encountered.

Mrs Harris, Parent (Kip McGrath North West)