Education Centre helps students gain top awards
Queenstown Kip McGrath continues to help students across the educational spectrum reach their potential and their goals.
Kip McGrath Directors Martin Wightman and Joanna Helby are delighted with their results. ‘‘We have seen our students gain Merit and Excellence endorsements at all 3 levels of NCEA’, including students with Special Assessment Conditions. ‘‘We have students who have gained scholarships to top independent schools, achieved Distinction and High Distinction in ICAS tests’’ said Martin. ‘‘The 2013 Wakatipu High School Dux came to us to ensure she got the grades she needed in Maths. ‘‘So in total that’s four out of the last five High School Dux who have come to us for tutoring at the top level. ‘‘It’s easy to think that changing a child’s attitudes to learning would be a long-term project’’, says Martin. ‘‘But after just two sessions of our tutoring parents said they noticed an improvement in their child’s attitude at home. ‘‘That’s pretty special and we’re very proud of that. ‘‘We’re also looking forward to supporting Dyslexia Advocacy Week in March.’’ Director Joanna Helby is a specialist in Dyslexia and offers dyslexia screening and mentoring plus Irlens screening. ‘‘We are starting the year with record numbers but limited spaces are still available, with NCEA classes starting in week two, so call now to make a change in 2014.’’