Making the Pieces Fit – Kip McGrath

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Parents navigating their way through the schooling system alongside their children often see it as a challenging period. There are moments of helplessness where all you can offer is your best advice and counsel and hope that the pieces eventually fall into place. John Caruso shares one decision made with complete confidence. Sending his son Max to Kip McGrath.

Rita Krause and her dedicated team at Kip McGrath Peregian and Noosa have had a tremendous, positive impact on Max’s confidence and learning, especially when it comes to maths which was a specific subject, he required support for.

Assessing and understanding exactly where your child sits in correlation with their age and class is the first step in understanding how a tutor can help.

“The assessments are free so I would encourage parents or guardians to bring their children in to see us if they feel that they are struggling with one or both subjects,” explains Rita.

“We can assess reading and comprehension, spelling grade level, punctuation and grammar, writing and maths years one-to-nine.”

The results of the assessments allow the tutors at Kip McGrath Peregian and Noosa to tailor a learning program at the child’s learning ability – and the parents to better understand where their child might need assistance. 

“The lessons are adapted for individual learning styles and pace, and this is the first step in growing confidence and nurturing a love of learning.

“Our tutors are very experienced classroom teachers, monitoring and adapting lessons as needed and we encourage open communication between tutors, parents and the school. 

“The more feedback and lesson information we can get back from the child’s teachers the better we can assist, and, in most cases, we end up building a relationship with the teachers and this is all very beneficial to the children at our centres,” says Rita.

Kip McGrath Peregian and Noosa  operates out of two locations, Noosa Fair Shopping Centre, Lanyana Way, Noosa Heads and California Boulevard, Peregian. Times and lessons are flexible with either in-centre tutoring or online lessons and continued investment across the school holidays is also encouraged to help kids stay on top of their learning.

Maxie was a ‘D’ grade maths student when we first started at Kip McGrath and with careful, tailored, commitment from Rita and her team, he peaked with a ‘B’ recently which we were all very proud of. 

Raising and guiding your kids through all stages of their lives might be challenging at times however the rewards of watching them grow and learn and make their own way in life is always worth it. 

Contact Rita at Kip McGrath for a free assessment and see if you make it a little easier to make those pieces fit into place. 

About the Author /

After 30 years in radio, John now runs the Conversations IN Noosa podcast and in between being our writer, sanity checker, accounts manager, event MC, and delivery boy; he spends time with his first love, recording a daily Drive program for regional radio from home (often in his pyjamas); and presenting Saturday mornings on Hot 91.1. He has previously worked for FoxFM Melbourne, Triple M Brisbane and SeaFM, as well as managing and presenting on ABC Sunshine Coast.

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