The Kip Free Educational Assessment

Our free, no-obligation educational assessment is a really important introduction to Kip. It is designed to identify any gaps in your child’s learning and to also identify your child’s strengths. It’s also an opportunity for you both to meet us; to see for yourself if we’re the right help for your son or daughter. You’ll get to view the purpose designed environment we have created. The free assessment can take anywhere from 40 – 60 minutes and is always conducted by a fully qualified teacher. Your child will be assessed in English or maths or both depending on your their needs. At Kip McGrath we use a combination of computer-based and written tasks to assess. Following the assessment, you can talk directly to the teacher to discuss the results and ask any questions you may have. The assessment results help to inform an individualised learning programme for your child.

You’re under no obligation to enrol your child at the end of the assessment, as we want you to be sure that you have considered this step fully. It’s an important decision as to whether tutoring is relevant for them, based on where they are in their educational journey.

We will only recommend tutoring if your child needs it.

We will encourage you to go home; speak together, and to consider whether now is the right time to enrol.

A personalised learning programme is created just for your child.

Goals are set and agreed upon by both parties.

Weekly tutoring sessions are booked in for a time that suits you best.

We have a simple enrolment process – no lock-in contracts.

You have access to your child’s teacher at the end of every session.

The video below sets out what you both should expect. We encourage you to take a look. It might lead to the best educational decision you’ve ever made for your son or daughter.

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The historic times we live in

This past week has seen a General Election, held in the UK for the first time since 12th December, 2019. The Conservative Party had been in Government since May 2010; in excess of 14 years. The Political commentators stated that, “14 years is a long time in politics.”...

Kip McGrath Derby South – a student’s perspective

Even taking into account the fact that Sue & Dave have been running Kip McGrath Derby South for almost 13 years, we wouldn’t succeed without students wanting to push themselves and do better in school. We frequently speak about what Kip offers, but it’s the...

Is Covid still a barrier to children’s education in 2024?

Every week at Kip, Dave & Sue see evidence that the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on young people’s education are alive and kicking. Students present for Kip educational assessments missing key skills that would have been taken for granted prior to 2020. We...

When are the SATS and GCSE exams in 2024?

It’s approaching the important time of the 2023/24 academic year when UK-wide school examinations take place at both Primary & Secondary levels. Sue & Dave know that students and parents are focused on this period, as it can have such an important bearing on...

Never Heard of Kip McGrath?

Kip McGrath Education Centres provide professional tutoring services to children across various locations worldwide, including the UK. Centres specialize in English and maths tuition and cater to children of all abilities, aged 5 to 18, from those who are struggling...

The New School Year, 2024

The holiday season has ended; the last remnants of tinsel are packed away and students across the region have returned to school after the Christmas break. While the idea of trading cosy pyjamas for school uniforms might not be met with overwhelming enthusiasm, the...

What price is an amazing Maths teacher?

There’s general acceptance in education that Maths teachers are a breed apart. School-based maths departments are filled with a plethora of larger-than-life characters who are all exceptionally good at maths. For some, that love of numbers (and lots of more modern...

Kip McGrath Derby South reaches the milestone of 50,000 lessons delivered

In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a significant achievement. For a small outpost of Kip McGrath Education Centres in Allenton, Derby and for hundreds of local children of all ages and abilities it’s of worthy importance. Sue & Dave have been all about...

What are the ideal conditions for my child to learn best?

What are the ideal conditions for my child to learn best? The past; 1976. The first Kip McGrath Education Centre opened in Maitland, New South Wales in Australia in 1976. Founded by schoolteachers Kip and Dug McGrath, that first tutoring centre has grown into the...

Inside the Kip Classroom – a Maths teachers’ perspective

In the Kip classroom, there’s no need for students to fear maths. Interactive learning, face-to-face or online, friendly and patient teacher support, puzzles and activities; these are all set out to help students make the maths journey fun and successful. Whether...
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