The Barkingside Tutoring Centre has been successfully providing tutorial assistance to children who need support with their schoolwork since September 1995. The Centre has been well established for over 17 years with a reputation in the local area for 'providing excellent tutoring.' The centre is conveniently located in central Barkingside on the High Street, close to various bus and tube links and boasts easy accessibility for students travelling from surrounding areas such as Ilford, Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Clayhall, Hainault, Chigwell and Chigwell Row.
About the Barkingside Tutoring Centre
The Barkingside Centre was opened in September 1995 by Ambika and Kam Pindoria and was one of the first centres to be opened in the UK. In fact Barkingside is the first franchise sold in the London region. They both hold over 17 years' precious knowledge and experience of teaching using the Kip McGrath methodology, programs and materials. The very successful teaching couple have run multiple Kip McGrath centres including South Woodford, Brentwood, and Waltham Abbey. Ambika Pindoria currently owns the Education Centre in Barkingside. Kam and Ambika directed the Eastern England and London UK Regional Master Franchise territory for 13 years as master franchisors until November 2012.
Qualified Teachers at Kip McGrath
Kam Pindoria is a very experienced Secondary Science teacher who has a wealth of knowledge in the Science National Curriculum, specialising in Physics. He has over 20 years experience in teaching to Advanced Level. He was teaching at Ilford County High School in Redbridge before becoming a full time teacher at the Barkingside Centre and being awarded an UK Master Franchise status in 1999.
Ambika Pindoria is a well experienced Secondary Mathematics teacher who has a wealth of knowledge in delivering the Maths National Curriculum to children from six to sixteen, specialising in secondary Maths at GCSE and Advanced level.
Kam and Ambika are great inspiring role models to young people and their dedication to education and learning has always been at the forefront of the centre's stability and ethics over the years. Ambika and Kam influence children to be dedicated to their studies and to work hard and honestly to get results and achieve success.
All teachers at the Barkingside Centre are well experienced in Primary or Secondary Education in England. All of the staff have a Criminal Records Bureau check (Enhanced Disclosure) and have taught in schools so have experience of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. They are fully trained in the Kip McGrath teaching methods, materials and programs and are encouraged by a superb support system provided by the Directors, Kam and Ambika.
- Kam Pindoria - Secondary Maths and Science
- Ambika Pindoria - Secondary Maths
- Anastasia Kiruthi - Secondary - Robert Clack School
- Tony Hill - Primary - Primary
- Julie Smith - Primary -Rols Park School
- Sandy Singh -Secondary English
Our unique Maths and English tuition service includes:
- FREE assessment for your child
Individual work programmes
Fully qualified experienced teachers
GCSE Maths and English
Common entrance test preparation
Exam technique and study skills
Reading, Spelling, Comprehension
Summer School and holiday revision classes
Frequently asked questions about Maths and English tuition at Barkingside
What subjects do you teach ?
We help students primarily in the
areas of Reading,
Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, English and Maths - from
Year 1 to Year 6. From time to time we offer expert courses in Essay Writing,
Study Skills and Intelligence Development. At appropriate times of the year we
also offer exam preparation for entrance exams to Chigwell, Forest, Bancroft and
Ilford County High School and Woodford County High School 11+ grammar schools as
well as GCSE Mathsand English and SATs.
What ages do you teach ?
The majority of students we tutor in English and Maths are
between 5 and 16 years old. We also cater for adult students who need to
"brush up" on their school knowledge, for example, a workplace
examination or to improve their reading or writing skills.
Do you tutor exam preparation for
selective school entrance ?
We do exam preparation for selective
exams as well as SATs and GCSE preparation.
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
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 it take to solve my
child's problem ?
Every child is different and every
problem 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.
Can you tutor my child with a
There are many disabilities with
varying levels of disorder. We always recommend that you seek professional
advice on this question first, however we have taught students with
disabilities such as ADHD,
Aspergers, Dyslexia, Autism and others in the past. It is very important that we have an interview
and assessment with you and your child before we can determine if we can
effectively tutor them. Our
main focus is to ensure that your child's disability will not interfere with
their ability to learn in this environment. Please contact us to discuss your
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
Do you tutor online ?
Online tutoring is currently being
developed and once available will mimic the proven Kip
McGrath method of tutoring currently
delivered in the Centre. Due for release in 2013, it will be a great option if
your child finds it difficult to regularly attend our Centre.
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 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 10 minute activities, designed to keep them
keen and interested.
What times are the lessons held ?
There are a variety of lesson times
available to suit you and your child's activities. The majority are after
school during week days however we try to be flexible according to the
availability of your child. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Will my child get homework ?
Homework is an essential part of the Kip McGrath program, 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.
How should I help my child while at Kip McGrath ?
Make your child's school teacher aware that you
are getting your child tutored and 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