Kip McGrath Orewa

About Us

The first Kip McGrath Education Centre opened its doors in NSW Australia in 1976. Founded by school teachers Kip and Dug McGrath, that first tutoring centre has grown since then into a global franchise.

We provide after school and holiday tuition for students from Year 1 to Year 13. Offering junior literacy through to primary and secondary English; reading, writing, spelling and ESOL.

Numeracy is catered for at all ages and stages. The Senior/ NCEA subjects offered are English, mathematics and science, and some other subjects. Kip McGrath prides itself on training the best quality teachers to tutor your child.

Your child will also love the friendly, kind, positive reinforcement of our carefully selected teachers whose goals are to see every child get results, love learning and grow in confidence.

How you help children

Our assessments are obligation-free educational evaluations, conducted by a qualified teacher. Based on the results, a tailored programme will be created to address your child’s learning.

Kip McGrath was built on one to one tuition in a small group environment. We have used this foundation to deliver our lessons. We spend one on one time with each student and then allocate independent tasks.

This gives the student time to apply their new knowledge to the task set. The Kip McGrath tutor will monitor the student at all times; they can see exactly what the student is completing and assist the student immediately. Each session includes written and computer based activities, plus ongoing progress reports and regular tutor feedback.

Qualified teachers using proven methods and techniques, will bring out the best in your child from Kindergarten to Year 12 level.

The Kip McGrath reputation lies not only in the professionalism and compassion of the teachers that tutor at our centre, but also the quality curriculum-based learning programmes we tailor to meet each child’s specific needs.


We appreciate that parents know their children better than anyone and encourage your involvement and participation in their learning journey. We are happy to provide constant feedback and encourage discussion on their progress.

To find out how Kip McGrath can help your child reach their full learning potential, book a free assessment today.