English Tuition

At Kip McGrath Selby we can enable every student to achieve their full potential.

English tuition at Kip McGrath Selby

English tuition is the foundation of education, getting it right impacts on every other subject your child will learn. Kip McGrath Selby provides English tuition to help your child with their reading skills, spelling, English grammar and of course comprehension to understand it all.

Are you worried your child might be falling behind in their English lessons? Whether they’re in Year 1, Year 6 or taking their GCSE English.

We start by giving your child a FREE assessment to identify their reading and comprehension level. From this we identify the issues in learning English they are experiencing, finally after assessing their needs and speaking with yourselves we create a personal English tuition plan to help your child progress and achieve full command of the English language.  Just imagine, your child developing English with a complex vocabulary. You’ll have a self-assured, eloquent child, able to point out things clearly.

At Kip McGrath Selby, we believe the development of good English language skills is essential for success in all aspects of life.

Your child, every child, is treated with respect and understanding.  We offer a positive learning environment making achievement natural and fun. We want your child to learn to love learning.

Our English tutoring programme consists of activities to develop:

  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing skills

Our curriculum covers all aspects of English that your child is expected to learn in school. Our English tuition programme is carefully designed so your child can progress at his/her own pace. Your son or daughter can start anywhere within the Kip McGrath Selby programme at exactly the level suited to their current ability and knowledge.

Book a FREE Assessment

A free assessment will determine how your child is really doing in class.

Reading program – To help your child to read

Kip McGrath Selby also offers a specialised reading program for children aged 5 and over that includes:

  • A personalised reading program based on your child’s needs
  • Varied learning activities including written exercises
  • Computer based activities and tutor interaction
  • Regular and consistent homework to reinforce learning

Our programme is designed to help learners who are virtual non-readers through to those who have only minor difficulties.

Early Reading Intervention: designed to develop and motivate young readers

Are you worried that your young child is not engaging with the books you read to them? Perhaps their nursery or schoolteacher has expressed concern. Maybe you’re not confident your child is as good a reader as they should be, for their age. This important programme is designed to assist children identified as having reading difficulties very early in their development. It also helps children who have managed to progress through the school system without any real reading capabilities. Our programme will take your child right back to the basics of reading. It’s an intensive intervention programme.

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

Is your child getting excited about going to ‘big school’? Perhaps they, and you, are slightly anxious. Alongside Kip McGrath Selby, you can ensure their initial school experience is positive and sets them up for a lifelong love of learning. It’s a significant jump from pre-school to primary school. Your child is expected to move into more formal learning practices. How they cope with this may affect their interest, motivation at school and their future school success. Kip McGrath Selby’s specialised Get Ready for School programme is a gentle introduction to learning. We aid your child’s 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

Give them the best start in life you possibly can. Help to develop a love of learning in your child from the start of their school years. You can help your child transition from Pre-school to Year 1 and improve their chances of school success. Kip McGrath Selby’s ‘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

Secondary English

Language and literacy skills are integral to a successful education. If your child is struggling, then now is the perfect time to give them a helping hand. If your child is behind in their Secondary English classes or they’re ahead and need pushing to help them succeed, English tuition is just what they need.

Our Secondary School English tuition has helped hundreds of children improve and gain confidence in their literacy skills. We work to discover your child’s strengths and weaknesses, developing a learning programme that is individual to their requirements. Our tutoring programmes are consistently monitored and adapted, ensuring your child gets the most out of their time with us. The programme will build on the foundations of literacy through a range of learning tools including face to face teaching, computer-based learning and additional revision and homework activities.

We can help your child improve and succeed with:

  • Critical reading
  • How to understand poetry
  • Reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Spoken English

GCSE English Language

  • Analysing fiction
  • Analysing non-fiction
  • Comparing texts
  • Writing
  • Spoken Language
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

GCSE English Literature

  • Shakespeare
  • Post 19thCentury Prose/Drama
  • 19thCentury Prose
  • Poetry

English Tutoring for age 5-18

Fill the gaps in spelling, English, comprehension and grammar

Kip McGrath Selby provides English tutoring for children having difficulty in reading, spelling, comprehension and writing. We believe development of proficient English language skills is essential for your child’s success at school, university and the workplace.

Kip McGrath Selby’s English tutoring programme consists of a combination of activities including:

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

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Kip McGrath specialises in English tuition for all primary and secondary levels.

Give your child the gift of education today by contacting us