About Us

Kip McGrath Darfield is a small owner-operated centre where students receive friendly, personalised one-to-one tuition from Mandy Johnston.

Known as Mrs J to the hundreds of children who have passed through her classroom, Mandy guides her students through programmes designed to meet their individual needs. 

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Classes are a maximum of four pupils with each person working on their own modern laptop computer. 

Coming directly from many years successful teaching in local Malvern schools, Mandy understands the demands of today’s curriculum and is happy to work with parents and schools to ensure the best results for your child.

What We Do

Subjects taught are:
  • Mathematics, including Numeracy as taught in the local schools, as well as “back to basics” table knowledge and number fact drills.
  • Problem solving is an important aspect of the programme, where students learn to apply the strategies they are learning in different contexts.
  • Literacy needs include comprehension, spelling, written expression, vocabulary building and reading, including a special software program designed to assist students with specific learning disabilities including dyslexia.
  • Students are regularly assessed and results shared with students and parents.

Specialising in years 3 to 8, please contact Mandy for a free assessment on 03 3181552

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Contact Details

Centre Owners Mandy Johnston
Address 42 South Terrace, Darfield, DARFIELD, Canterbury 7510
Phone +64 3 318 1552
Mobile 027 337 8819
Email gomrsj@gmail.com
Centre Hours Monday to Thursday:
3:30 to 4:50 pm
5:00 to 6:20 pm

Private lessons by arrangement.

Initial assessments usually Friday.

Darfield Centre

Centre Owner

Mandy Johnston


42 South Terrace, Darfield, DARFIELD, Canterbury 7510


+64 3 318 1552

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