1. What subjects do you teach?
We help students in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, English and Maths - from Year One to HSC.
2. What ages do you teach?
The majority of students we teach are between 6 and 18 years old. We also cater for adult students who need to 'brush up' on their school knowledge, for example, a workplace exam or to improve their maths, reading or writing skills.
3. Do you tutor exam preparation for selective school entrance?
We do exam preparation for selective school entrance exams as well as School Certificate and Higher school Certificate. It is important that you contact us well before the exams to give your child the best chance of success.
4. How long will it taketo solve my child's problem?
Every child is different and every problem is different. After the initial assessment we will be able to provide an indication of how long tutoring may be required.
5. Will you come to my house to tutor?
All tutoring is done within our Centre. This gives us the best facilities and teaching materials to meet the needs of your child in an optimal learning environment free from distractions.
6. How does the initial assessment work?
Many parents are concerned about how their children are performing at school and whether their children are at an appropriate level for their age and class. We provide a free, no-obligation assessment and discuss the results with you in detail to determine exactly how your child is performing.
7. How long is each lesson?
Lessons are 80 minutes long and students attend for one lesson a week. Some older children do attend more often, according to their needs. Even young children attend for 80 minutes - their lessons are broken up into 10 minute activities, designed to keep them keen and interested.
8. Will my child get homework?
Homework is an essential part of the Kip McGrath program, particularly for Reading students. We are aware of each child's schoo workload , so set homework is generally limited to around half an hour each week. If you have difficulty getting your child to complete the homework, please contact us immediately.
9. Will my child be tutored one-on-one?
Students who attend Kip McGrath Education Centres are tutored un small groups of up to 5 students. Our experience shows that students work better when others around them are focussed, active and proud of what they are achieving; it is less threatening for students not to be the sole focus of the teacher; a key aim of tutoring is to develop independent learners - students do this more quickly and effectively if they are shown how to do it and then do it on their own; and students enjoy meeting other students.