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Email: bristolcentral@kip-mcgrath.com

How We Work

The tutoring Kip McGrath provides is mapped to your child’s school curriculum and the specific areas where your child requires additional support.

Our programmes cover English, Maths or exam preparation and have been carefully designed to support students of all levels and abilities.

Tutoring is tailored to your child’s individual learning challenges

  • Our tuition is mapped to the Primary or Secondary national curriculum.
  • We can help your child with English, Maths or exam preparation
  • We provide a caring and stimulating environment for your child that helps make learning fun and effective.
  • Our >strong>fully qualified tutors use proven methods
  • We keep you in the loop with regular feedback and worksheets to support each session.
  • You can start at any point in the school year with no tie in.*

*You will pay a two week deposit at the start of your course and can give two week’s notice at anytime.

Understanding your child’s needs

Our FREE assessment will enable you and your child to understand their starting point and us to ensure that your child’s individual tuition programme will take them from their starting point to the required level of understanding in English, Maths or both subjects.

Available Tuition

Our tuition covers English, Maths or exam preparation for students aged 6-16. Courses have been carefully designed to support students of all levels and abilities to progress and reach their potential.

English: Being a fluent and confident reader is probably the single most important skill any young pupil needs to make progress at school. Additionally, the complexity of writing is something which challenges many of the students who come to our Centre. Comprehension, spelling, grammar and punctuation all need to be fully understood and practised at a level appropriate to the individual.

If any of these skills are weak it can impact on learning across the school curriculum and cause problems right through to ‘A’ Levels and beyond….find out more about how we can help your child with our English tutoring sessions

Maths: We cater for students of all levels, from ages 6 – 16 with individual Maths tuition programmes. Their programme will be carefully designed so that they work on an independent learning plan, developed after their initial assessment.

Your child will use computer based learning resources and textbooks and have individual teaching and homework for practising each newly introduced topic. Our maths learning programme targets all grades and streams. Find out more about our Maths tuition sessions

Exam Preparation: We know that exams are stressful and that getting the result your child needs will secure their academic future.
Whether you are looking for help to prepare you child for an Entrance Exam to get a coveted place at one of the area’s outstanding Grammar or Independent Schools or looking for some support with SATs or GCSE preparation, we can help. Find out more about our Exam Preparation sessions.

How we structure our tutoring sessions

Each Kip McGrath tutoring session is 80 minutes long and students usually come to the centre once or twice a week.

In each session, qualified teachers will guide your child through a number of relevant activities, using methods that have been tried and tested by the Kip McGrath franchise for over 40 years.

A maximum of five students attends any one session and each student in the session will be working on their individual programme with the guidance and support of the tutor.

A personal study programme means the programme is tailored to your child’s specific requirements, while being in a small groups mean sessions are fun and they will develop confidence by being with students with similar needs. Often, the confidence and support students gain by being in a small group means their performance at school is also improved.

Computer assisted learning is combined with paper based learning, the main advantage of this being that your child can self-correct using the computers so it encourages independent learning and helps to build confidence…it’s also fun.

Our programmes have been carefully designed to support students of all levels and abilities to progress and reach their potential. We provide ongoing progress reports to track your child’s improvement with regular feedback.
Using this system, your child will gain confidence, self-esteem and motivation.

Are the teachers qualified?

Yes, each tutoring session your child attends is taken by a qualified teacher and will combine computer assisted learning with paper based activities to provide a varied and fun learning environment. The proven learning techniques will ensure that you will soon see rapid progress in your child’s learning and confidence
Will there be homework?

Completing homework with confidence is a key skill required throughout your child’s education. Your child will be issued with a worksheet after each tutoring session to reinforce the concepts covered in their session. All homework will be set and marked by your qualified tutor.

At what point will my child be re-assessed?

We generally recommend that your child is re-assessed no more frequently than once every 6 months. This gives enough time for your child to progress sufficiently in between assessments and to relax into their learning.

Where are the tutoring sessions based?

Kip McGrath Bristol Central is located on 3 Portwall Lane, inside the BLC building. The centre is conveniently located in the centre of Bristol and accessible by road or train. When dropping off, parents can park opposite the school in Portwall Lane car park or one of the side streets.

Financial Assistance

If you are eligible for working tax credits then you can claim the cost of lessons with Kip McGrath against your income, and show this on your tax return. You can also use Childcare Vouchers to pay for tutoring with us.

Find out more

Our FREE assessment will enable you and your child to understand their starting point and us to ensure that your child’s individual English tuition programme will take them from their starting point to the required level of understanding.

Book your free, no obligation assessment now.

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