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DownsMail Advertisement feature The benefits of professional tutoring


Recently there has been much discussion over the current state of our education system, with suggestions for some radical changes in schools, concerns expressed regarding failing schools


and criticism of


teaching. Over the past 15 years both the Labour and coalition governments have invested hugely in our schools, but have our children really benefited? Children who succeed in school feel more confident and have a sense of achievement because they have enjoyed their lessons. Conversely, those pupils who have not made progress may feel unsure of themselves and begin to become disaffected with their education.


Many parents have taken steps to help their own children either by teaching them at home or enrolling them in extra classes and private tutoring centres. In Maidstone a new Kip McGrath Education Centre has recently opened. It is part of a successful


worldwide tutoring scheme and is equipped to develop key skills in literacy and numeracy. Parents throughout the UK have been delighted by the progress their children have made in Kip McGrath Education Centres. Here is what they have said: “We would like to thank you as the one constant in Luke's maths study course that has guided him through the last 4 years. Through your hard work and patience Luke has exceeded predictions and attained a C grade for maths modular. His teachers are very proud of his achievements and so are we. The Kip McGrath study methods have fulfilled all our expectations and more.” Barry and Karen, Parents Kip McGrath Milton Keynes Central


“I actually threatened my son by saying I would stop paying for the extra lessons when we first began and he begged me to keep letting him go as he enjoyed it so


much – and from a child who freely admits he's lazy and can't be bothered, that's amazing. Keep up the great work, guys.” Mrs Murray, Parent Kip McGrath Garforth


MATHS AND ENGLISH TUTORING FOR STUDENTS AGED 6 - 16 We can help your child succeed with...


 Maths English  Reading  Spelling  Exam Preparation Comprehension


 exclusive & proven educational methods and resources


 a personal study programme  individual attention  fully qualified teachers  homework set and marked  parental feedback  extension programmes


Enrol your child now and watch their confidence,


self-esteem and motivation to succeed grow


Call now for a free assessment on 01622 743323 or 0773 979 4666


Your child’s future starts here...


Est. 1989 PILATES FOR ALL LEVELS @ Jag Dance Studios, Pennies Nursery and Larkfield Leisure Centre


PILATES FOR REHABILITATION AND BACK PAIN Classes are held in and around Maidstone


For more information and class details contact Alison: 07545187885, info@pilatesthroughlife.co.uk www.pilatesthroughlife.co.uk


Riding & Horse Care Part-time Intensive Courses


BHS Certs & Diplomas (Stages) 1-4 Prelim & Intermediate Teaching


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Flexible, Modular, Rolling programmes join in anytime


See website for further info or call: 01622 730439 email: dora@coldblowridingschool.co.uk


Coldblow Equestrian Training Centre, Coldblow Farm, Coldblow Lane, Thurnham, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3LR www.coldblowridingschool.co.uk


Day Nursery School


Linden Lea Day Nursery School Ofsted grading of outstanding in all areas take children from 3 months old from 8am - 6pm. Call... 01622 735094 for details or arrange a visit.


LINDEN LEA NURSERY SCHOOL Based in the lounge of Downswood Community centre from 9am-1pm (term time only) for 2-5 year olds. Please call 01622 735094


Free government funding nursery places for 3 year olds. Children must be enrolled by 14th January 2013 Otherwise the next allocation of funding will be late April.


LINDEN LEA OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB PICK UP FROM:


Madginford, Roseacre, Thurnham, St Johns, St Francis, St Simon Stock, St. Augustine’s Academy, Westborough & Brunswick House please call 07947 817766 for details.


www.lindenleachildcare.co.uk To contact Downs Mail just phone 01622 630330


01622 735094 Weavering St


Maidstone Kent


ME14 5JR East 13


3 months to Pre-School


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