Our History

Over 45 years on...and still making a difference.

Kip McGrath has an international reputation as a trusted and innovative provider of quality supplementary English and Maths education.

At Kip McGrath we steadfastly believe that every child deserves the right to read, write and calculate well enough to choose their future. Through the use of great programmes, individually customised learning programmes, motivated and skilled teachers; we are making a tremendous difference in the world today.

Kip McGrath was founded in Maitland, NSW Australia in 1976 by Kip and Dugnea McGrath with the sole purpose of building a brighter future for children who were struggling with their education.

Their ideology was simply that, “every child can learn, they just need to be taught properly.”

The first tuition centre was in the family garage, where Kip and Dugnea would tutor local children who needed help with their literacy and numeracy. Kip developed a remediation learning system, based on assessing the child to identify the gaps in their learning. From this assessment, a personalised programme is devised to meet the child’s learning needs. With a combination of computer and written tasks Kip’s methodology can bring a non-reader to functional literacy within 100 lessons.

At Kip McGrath Education Centres, we aim to complement the work being done in schools so that students can find success there too. There is a definite need and our centres help to fulfil that need.

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From humble beginnings, Kip McGrath has grown into a global family of passionate, qualified teachers in over 560 tutoring centres across 20 countries. All driven by Kip’s guiding value - a child who needs help, needs a teacher to motivate and guide them.

Decades on, Kip McGrath continues to develop in established countries and branch into new areas as the demand to improve English and maths skills grows and children become more empowered to change their life story through education.

Kip McGrath now delivers over a million lessons every year, building a brighter future for children all over the world.