Kip McGrath tutors a range of English subjects for children from Year 1 to Year 13 .
Let’s work together to help your child improve.

The English Curriculum


Kip McGrath provides tuition for students in English between the ages of 5-17; from Years 1-13.

The English programme covers grammar, reading, spelling, comprehension, phonemic awareness and written expression. The programme caters for students who are virtual non readers through to those who have only minor difficulties.

The curriculum covers all aspects of English that students are expected to learn in school (where English is the first language).  The programme is carefully designed so that each student progresses at his/her own pace. A student can start anywhere within the Kip McGrath programme at exactly the level suited to his/her current ability and knowledge.

There are five key areas in the Kip McGrath Education Centre’s English curriculum:

  • Early Reading
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Comprehension
  • English (including vocabulary development and grammar)

Year 1 to Year 2

Early Reading Intervention: designed to develop and motivate young readers

This important programme is designed to assist children who have been identified early as having reading difficulties. It is also targeted towards children who have managed to progress through the school system yet lack any real reading capabilities.

This programme takes children right back to the basics of reading and is an intensive intervention programme. A FREE assessment is conducted to determine if this programme is appropriate for your child. Depending on age, children can progress from this programme to the Kip Reading Programme as their reading skills improve.

Kip’s Get Ready for School programme: to start school on the right foot

The transition from pre-school to more formal learning is a significant one for children. It can affect their interest, motivation at school and their future school success. Kip McGrath’s specialist Get Ready for School programme is a gentle introduction to learning which aids the smooth transition from pre-school to “big” school. Our Get Ready for School programme is essential for parents who want to ensure the initial school experience is a positive one for their child.

 Foundation Literacy and Numeracy for Little Learners

Develop a love of learning in your child from the start of school years. Help your child transition from Pre-School to Year 1 and improve the chances of school success. Little Learners focuses on building the foundations of literacy and numeracy by engaging children in a variety of structured, yet fun learning activities. This will help your child to develop, improve and reinforce learning in:

  • Basic reading including phonemic awareness
  • Comprehension
  • Alphabet and counting
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Number recognition
  • Course highlights
  • Develop visual and auditory memory skills

Your local Kip McGrath Education Centre can tell you more about how this programme can help your child.

Year 3 - 13

English Tutoring for Year 3 – 13: Fill the gaps in spelling, English, comprehension and grammar

Kip McGrath provides English tutoring for students who are having difficulty in reading, comprehension, writing and spelling. The development of proficient English language skills is essential for student success at school, university and the workforce.

The English tutoring programme may consist of a combination of activities including:

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing skills
  • Face to face teaching
  • Written activities
  • Stimulating computer based learning

All children are given a FREE initial assessment to identify areas where learning needs to be concentrated. An individual learning programme is tailored for your child based on the assessment results.