At Kip McGrath Urmston Tuition Centre we believe that your children should be taught by fully qualified, experienced, CRB checked teachers who have a passion and vocation for teaching. Our centre is owned and run by two local teachers, Kelly (me) and Claire. We employ several other local teachers as subject specialists, to ensure a high quality of teaching for our pupils. Our lessons are planned and prepared every week by real teachers. Some tuition centres use “tutors” or “instructors” who have no teaching qualifications and negligible teaching experience. We believe our pupils make excellent progress because we constantly assess and plan lessons which address your child’s individual needs.
Claire and I have worked together for over 10 years – we decided to give up our job-share role at a primary school in Manchester in 2011 to open our tuition centre. We both have young families ourselves and we wanted to be able to keep doing the job we loved but have more time with our own children. We really enjoy working at the centre and helping local children achieve their educational goals. We are both primary specialists and have many years experience teaching ages 5-11. I have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs and am a trained Meares-Irlen/ Visual Stress Assessor. I also have considerable experience (both personally and professionally) of working with children with ADHD/ADD. We pride ourselves on an inclusive ethos at Kip McGrath Urmston and have a very wide range of learning resources for children with differing learning needs.
Claire was previously a Literacy coordinator and is very experienced with teaching phonics/early reading. Both Claire and I are trained and experienced in using Ros Wilson’s Big Writing scheme which is widely used in Trafford primary schools.
Liz is our English specialist, she has many years experience teaching English and Drama at KS 2&3 and GCSE. She has extensive experience of marking and levelling GCSE papers. Liz is also very adept at working with our younger pupils and has built up a strong rapport with the children since joining us in July this year.
Vanessa is our lead maths GCSE teacher. She works at a local high school and knows the requirements of the GCSE syllabus extremely well. Vanessa is especially sensitive to the needs of less confident pupils. Vanessa lives locally and is a Brownie and Guide leader in Flixton in her spare time.
Our other maths teachers are Alec, who currently works at a Trafford Grammar School and John, who is a recently retired senior teacher with a wealth of experience teaching in Trafford schools. Alec also teaches A level maths.
Lorella is our science GCSE and A level teacher. She is an outstanding science teacher who previously worked at an outstanding High school in Trafford.
We also employ 2 teaching assistants; Rachel is our Early Years specialist. She currently works at a school nursery in Salford and is very experienced at working with children who are at the very early stages of numeracy and literacy. Ashley is a maths Undergraduate at Manchester University and supports our KS2 and 3 students with their maths. Our TAs work with our teachers and do not replace them, they offer extra support within teacher-led sessions.
We understand that choosing the right tutor for your child is an important decision and we offer a free assessment to enable you meet with us to discuss your needs.We are confident that our spacious, well equipped centre with our mix of the latest technology and traditional learning resources offers an excellent learning environment. Kip McGrath resources have been used for over 30 years and are proven and effective. Our dedicated teachers are committed to ensuring that they understand what your child needs, how they learn and how to enable them to progress.
Ring us on 0161 747 1819 to book your free assessment- most of our new pupils are referred to us by parents of existing pupils, find out why!