New Kip McGrath Tuition Centre Opens in Greenock 2012
The latest Kip McGrath Education Centre has opened in Greenock in November 2012. Based in the Ladyburn Business Centre at Pottery Street, Greenock PA15 2UH, the Kip McGrath Tuition Centre of excellence for education is now open to help youngsters get to the top of the class in reading, writing and numeracy skills.
Former James Watt College lecturer Richard Harrison and his wife Heidi have brought the highly regarded Kip McGrath tuition programme to the area in 2012.
From their Greenock base they will give Inverclyde children the opportunity to be the very best by offering first class tuition by qualified teachers to help them maximise their full potential in English and Maths. The Centre offers tuition for children from Primary One through to Secondary and SQA exam level.
A huge advocate of the Kip McGrath methods, Richard believes that the international scheme can help give youngsters in Inverclyde an even better start in life.
A qualified teacher with many years’ teaching experience, Richard said: “I have spent the last ten years as a lecturer and before that as a high school teacher. I know how beneficial and important it is for young people to reach a high standard in their literacy and numeracy skills. This is a great opportunity for them to develop the extra skills they need while working in a friendly and relaxed group environment.”
History of Kip McGrath Education Centres
International tuition provider Kip McGrath, first started in Australia in 1977, caters for youngsters of all ages, levels and abilities delivered by qualified teachers.
Richard added: “It is so important from a very young age that children have sound English and Maths skills. This is an ideal environment to strengthen these essential skills.”
How We Teach at Kip McGrath Greenock Tuition Centre
On the first visit children are given a free educational assessment. From this, our teachers can target specific areas of weakness and create an individual learning programme for each child. No two children follow the same programme as it is based on their individual needs.
The education centre aims to help children in a way that builds confidence and self esteem.
A mixture of unique resources keeps children engrossed in learning by offering courses in reading and comprehension, writing and spelling as well as English and Maths. We are delighted to be one of the first centres in Scotland (currently 26 in Scotland) to offer the Kip McGrath Insight online programme which the children love and helps to make learning fun. However, this is only used as a tool to help children complete tasks and learn in a fun and motivating way and never replaces individual teaching.
Each student attends the centre for an 80 minute lesson per week which includes individual teaching and written and computer exercises to reinforce the subject being learned.
Homework at Kip McGrath Education Centres
Goals will be set and a little homework provided which we encourage students to complete on their own without parental help. Homework is not a test and results ensure that we as teachers can clearly identify areas that still need work. Parents marking and helping children with homework, although common practice with school homework, does not help us in clearly marking a child’s progress and understanding of a subject.
The Scottish Curriculum and Re-learning the Basics
As qualified teachers, we understand the Scottish curriculum and can easily identify current working levels of children who are falling behind in school and what is required to bring every child up to the level required to excel in school. Sometimes children fall behind because they have failed to grasp the fundamentals of a specific lesson and this makes it difficult to progress. Sometimes gaps in learning have formed and at Kip McGrath, we can highlight these gaps and re-teach the lessons, enabling a child to fully understand and catch up. Some children have to go back to basics before they can move on but once learned, it is surprising how quickly children can catch up with a little extra tuition.
Contact Kip McGrath Greenock Tuition Centre
Your child is in good hands at Kip McGrath and after the initial call, we will arrange to assess your child’s academic abilities which is currently FREE of charge. Students are made to feel very welcome and our bright, modern tuition centre and fantastic exclusive resources make learning fun in a safe, relaxing but stimulating environment.
Arrange a FREE Educational Assessment
If you have concerns about your child’s education and wish to talk to a qualified teacher in confidence, you can call Richard Harrison on 01475 745600 or mobile 0794 645 5886. Alternatively please visit the main Greenock website for more information or click here to arrange an assessment online.