Our Educational Team.
The Stirling Kip McGrath Education Centre’s tutors are an exceptional team who provide caring support for all our students. All our tutors are fully qualified teachers with General Teaching Council for Scotland registration and are fully disclosure checked before undertaking further training to deliver our unique form of tutoring.
Who comes to Kip McGrath?
Established in 2001, we provide a range of learning strategies for students of all ages and abilities, designed to assist and develop students who are experiencing difficulties with some aspect of their schoolwork alongside those more able students who wish to enhanceand consolidate their learning. Some of our students just want some extra tuition to brush up on their skills in preparation for interviews or exams.
We aim to help all children who come to Kip McGrath and especially those “who just don’t understand, children who are frustrated and children who have given up trying”.
We give them – and their parents - hope!
Before any student attends our centre, a comprehensive free assessment is arranged. The results are fully discussed with the parents, a teaching programme outlined and an individual programme of work is drawn up.
We believe that we have created the right atmosphere for individual learning using the best educational resources with tutors trained to employ a variety of proven, successful teaching methods. The main emphasis is on individual tuition and a typical 80 minute session involves six rewarding activities alternating between computer-based work and a variety of teaching methods to motivate your child. Our tutors are on hand to explain and teach the work, the moment students require them.
Each child works on his / her own programme, independent of others and each tutor has a maximum of five students, using a one-to-one teaching approach. No two students have the same teaching programme, each student receives individual tuition and all programmes are developed and monitored under the direct supervision of the centre director.
Our individually tailored programmes are structured to build confidence in the classroom and increase opportunities for success at all levels. They are designed to enhance rather than replace your child’s schoolwork. Homework plans are developed and marked with each student and parents encourage completion of homework tasks.
Parents are also encouraged to become involved with their child’s tutoring through regular contact with the centre and are informed of each session’s progress.
Our Teaching Philosophy.
We aim to help students of all ages. It may be that they feel that they are being left behind due to a change of school, a move to a new area, illness or learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Asberger’s Syndrome, Hyperlexia, Dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD or that they are aiming to excel.
Kip McGrath centres specialise in the teaching of ENGLISH, MATHS, READING and SPELLING. Progress is set and varied to suit pupil’s own pace, it is regularly monitored and homework is an integral component of the tuition.
At Kip in Stirling we provide a positive and supporting learning environment that promotesself-esteem, boosts every student’s confidence and helps them achieve their personal best.
Our goal is to make learning fun!
To arrange a free educational assessment click here or call Fiona on 01786 474818.