Why Choose Kip McGrath
There are many factors to consider when choosing additional
tuition for your children. Below you will find why we are the number one
tuition provider in North Leeds.
Fully Qualified Teachers
Without exception having a fully qualified TEACHER should
your number one requirement when exploring supplementary education. Kip McGrath guarantee that your child will
have a fully qualified teacher tutoring them. If you are comparing Kip McGrath
to any other tutoring, please check that that they are themselves a qualified
teacher or the centre uses qualified teachers. ‘Tutors’ are not the same
Will you see results without a qualified teacher? Possibly.
Will you see the results you want in the timeframe desired?
There are alternatives but a fully qualified teacher
understands how to ‘teach’ your child what they need to know, when they need to know it.
Fully qualified teachers have the skill, experience and
patience to look at every single avenue to explain how to master an activity or
Simply following a set of worksheets or a shop bought book
or being ‘tutored’ by someone barely out of school (or even still at school)
themselves will generally not give you the results you desire.
Knowledge and reputation.
We have been helping students at the Leeds North centre since
1999 and Kip McGrath methods have been used to teach students across the globe
for over 30 years. We have seen a number of changes to the curriculum and exams
in that time, continually adapting to the latest requirements. We can and have
helped students from learning to read and all the way through to their GCSE
exams. We are very proud that in 2011 and 2012 the number one entrant to Leeds
Grammar School was tutored for the exam by ourselves. Nobody can stay in
operation for as long as we have without delivering results.
With the right support, individual programme and dedication
every child will see improvement in their confidence and educational
performance at Kip McGrath.
Initial Assessment and Monitoring
One of our key activities is our initial, no obligation free
assessment and feedback. This provides us and you with an overview of your
child’s ability and potential and allows us to identify any gaps that need to
be fixed before moving on to more complex activities. The assessment can cover
Maths and/or English and looks at a variety of skills within each subject and
benchmarks them against the national curriculum and their age.
The results of the assessment provides us with the starting
point for your child’s programme and for us to benchmark progress moving
forward through their programme or by conducting a reassessment.
Teaching to GCSE level
Students are unlikely to need tuition for every year of
their schooling but we are here to support them whenever they need it. Continuity
is a critical element of tuition so the fact students return to the same place,
with the same look and feel and confidence that they will improve their
knowledge and skills based on their previous success at Kip McGrath. As we move
towards GCSE exams the attention and focus they receive can be overwhelming.
Moving into a new environment at this time with a new style of teaching can be
unsettling and affect the initial impact of their tuition. As some other
tuition providers’ only tutor primary students or up to the age of 14, choosing
Kip McGrath for all your tuition needs will provide a strong base that will
support your child throughout their standard education.
Students face a variety of tests and exams during their
school years. This can range from simple spellings to GSCEs and beyond. Exams
aren’t just about writing answers to questions. There are a variety of
techniques to apply and we utilise our teaching programme and introduce past
papers when applicable to ensure children are comfortable and familiar with the
process prior to sitting the exam.
The main exams that we prepare for are SATs, Entrance Exams
and GSCEs and have many years of success of getting the grades required if
given the right amount of time.
Every child has their own study programme and our teachers
look after no more than 4 students
per session. This creates a classroom environment so that children understand
that they are with us to learn. Our teachers move seamlessly between their
students and give them all as much attention as they need. We believe that any
more students then this dilutes the time that a student requires in each
session. Attending the centre also creates a distraction free environment that cannot be replicated at home and allows for maximum concentration. Our preset lesson times also mean that students are not coming and going causing further distraction throughout their lessons.
Bespoke written and computer resources
All Kip McGrath Centres benefit from over 30 years worth of development in our teaching resources, both
written and computer based. The package that we use is unique and cannot be
bought or used by anyone outside of the Kip McGrath setting. Our IT package
alone has had in excess of £6m worth of investment and is industry leading.
Many try to copy; none have come near to replicating it.
We have voluntarily chosen to register with Ofsted. This
gives us an external code of conduct to comply with giving you piece of mind
about the level of care and service that your child will receive when attending
The registration also allows us to accept Childcare Vouchers
from your employer and for you reclaim costs back if you qualify for Working
Tax Credits. Details of how you can take advantage of this facility are
available upon enrollment.