"Following concerns around my child’s confidence and acquisition of basic literacy skills (despite many previous interventions), I approached Kip McGrath initially for a consultation and assessment appointment. I was impressed with the systematic programmes on offer so decided to move forward with weekly sessions. Each session is led by a qualified teacher, with whom I have regular contact to discuss progress and next steps; this is hugely beneficial as it allows me to remain fully involved.
A very comprehensive homework programme (built on small steps and over-learning) is put in place following each session to consolidate and maximise learning opportunities.
As a teacher myself, I felt that I had a range of resources and strategies at my fingertips to help my child; I however found implementing these strategies after a busy school/workday very challenging and often counterproductive! Following the Kip programme provides me with all the resources that I need ensuring a consistent, progressive system. I know that the approach works as I see it in action; my daughter now presents as a much more confident child who is developing her self-belief that she can do it. To date, she continues to access her weekly Kip sessions with motivation and dedication (unlike previous interventions where motivation has fallen fairly quickly); she recognises the progress that she has made and is proud of these achievements I am absolutely thrilled with her progress and cannot thank the centre staff and her tutor enough.
Even through these unprecedented times, my child has continued to access weekly lessons with Kip through their virtual platform; she has very much enjoyed these sessions and continued to build on her achievements. Kip were very quick in their responses to the pandemic and were mindful of missed learning opportunities; they worked extremely hard to ensure that this did not happen, ensuring consistency for the young people that they support.
The centre staff are very professional and supportive in their approach; they are always available for advice and guidance. Lessons can be planned to fit in with busy school/work life and cover a range of subjects. Approaching Kip was quite possibly one of the best opportunities that I have given my daughter as I see her continue to grow, flourish and move closer to reaching her full potential."