All tutors need resources to teach their pupils.
Unqualified teachers will have access to off the shelf books available from all book stores; revision guides and workbooks, the exact same that you can buy. They might use the internet to download and use, rarely thinking about copyright issues.
Teachers who tutor privately, whether at home or hiring a room will use all these, with the same copyright concerns, maybe supporting their work with school issued textbooks, again perhaps without the necessary license to use them.
In both cases, some may write their own resources. This is better, no copyright issues, nor can you buy them from Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith.
At Kip McGrath we have our own unique resources. Written by us, for us and not available anywhere else. These resources has been in use in over 220 centres in the UK for 40 years. Written by teachers, used by teachers, refined by teachers and used by thousands of children every day.
Amazingly we have over 1 1/2 million questions at our fingertips! That’s the equivalent of over 5000 school textbooks! The home tutor would need to spend over £75,000 to buy 5000 text books (that’s if they could find 5000 to buy!)
A pupil of mine then did some maths. Here’s his thinking. ” I go to school for about 6 hours a day. If I answered 1 question per minute, that would be 1 500 000 minutes, or 25,000 hours. That would be 4,167 school days, or over 21 school years!!”
He was right, he has been taught by us to solve problems after all.
Why is this important? Well no child will see every question – the numbers above show us that – but it ensures that we can get it right for your child in every single lesson, and every minute of those 80 minutes. We can ensure that the work is exactly right for them, not their class or the middle of their group as in school. We can also ensure they get enough practise at their level, thus ensuring understanding and mastery before moving on. We can ensure that the challenge is always right for them.
A typical GCSE text book range of surds questions.
Little chance to practise nor does so few lead to mastery of the topic.
Our menu of surds questions.
Altogether there are 19 different subsests of types of surd questions.
Our studenst can get enough practice to eliminate mistakes and build real mastery.
In each subset question 19 is the same question type as question 1.
Students can build real confidence in their methods.
The full range of questions, right up to A* in GCSE, past Further Maths GCSE and up to A level.
Put these resources into the hands of qualified experienced teachers who understand the needs of the pupil, the awareness of the needs of the curriculum and no wonder pupils at Kip McGrath Ashford make great progress.
Here are the thoughts of Kritima, just Year 6
“Thank you for teaching me lots of new things. I will cherish every moment of Kip McGrath. I want to thank you both for your patience and a kind heart in my learning. Saying thank you hardly seems enough after all you have done for me”