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Maths and English Tuition in Barkingside, Ilford

A well established successful tuition centre

The Barkingside Tutoring Centre has been successfully providing tutorial assistance to children who need support with their schoolwork since September 1995. The Centre has been well established for over 17 years with a reputation in the local area for 'providing excellent tutoring.' The centre is conveniently located in central Barkingside on the High Street, close to various bus and tube links and boasts easy accessibility for students travelling from surrounding areas such as Ilford, Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Clayhall, Hainault, Chigwell and Chigwell Row.


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About the Barkingside Tutoring Centre

are qualifiedThe Barkingside Centre was opened in September 1995 by Ambika and Kam Pindoria and was one of the first centres to be opened in the UK. In fact Barkingside is the first franchise sold in the London region. They both hold over 17  years' precious knowledge and experience of teaching using the Kip McGrath methodology, programs and materials. The very successful teaching couple have run multiple Kip McGrath centres including South Woodford, Brentwood, and Waltham Abbey. Ambika Pindoria currently owns the Education Centre in Barkingside. Kam and Ambika directed the Eastern England and London UK Regional Master Franchise territory for 13 years as master franchisors until November 2012. 

Qualified Teachers at Kip McGrath

Kam Pindoria is a very experienced Secondary Science teacher who has a wealth of knowledge in the Science National Curriculum, specialising in Physics. He has over 20 years experience in teaching to Advanced Level. He was teaching at Ilford County High School in Redbridge before becoming a full time teacher at the Barkingside Centre and being awarded an UK Master Franchise status in 1999.

Ambika Pindoria is a well experienced Secondary Mathematics teacher who has a wealth of knowledge in delivering the Maths National Curriculum to children from six to sixteen, specialising in secondary Maths at GCSE and Advanced level.

Kam and Ambika are great inspiring role models to young people and their dedication to education and learning has always been at the forefront of the centre's stability and ethics over the years. Ambika and Kam influence children to be dedicated to their studies and to work hard and honestly to get results and achieve success. 

All teachers at the Barkingside Centre are well experienced in Primary or Secondary Education in England. All of the staff have a Criminal Records Bureau check (Enhanced Disclosure) and have taught in schools so have experience of the National Curriculum for England and Wales. They are fully trained in the Kip McGrath teaching methods, materials and programs and are encouraged by a superb support system provided by the Directors, Kam and Ambika.

Teachers are: 

  • Kam Pindoria - Secondary Maths and Science 
  • Ambika Pindoria - Secondary Maths  
  • Anastasia Kiruthi - Secondary  - Robert Clack School 
  • Tony Hill - Primary - Primary
  • Julie Smith - Primary -Rols Park School 
  • Sandy Singh -Secondary English 

Our unique Maths and English tuition service includes:

  • FREE assessment for your child
  • Individual work programmes
  • Fully qualified experienced teachers
  • Ongoing assessment
  • GCSE Maths and English
  • Common entrance test preparation
  • Dyslexia support Exam technique and study skills
  • Reading, Spelling, Comprehension
  • Handwriting tuition
  • Maths tuition 
  • Summer School and holiday revision classes

Frequently asked questions about Maths and English tuition at Barkingside 

What subjects do you teach ?

We help students primarily in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, English and Maths - from Year 1 to Year 6. From time to time we offer expert courses in Essay Writing, Study Skills and Intelligence Development. At appropriate times of the year we also offer exam preparation for entrance exams to Chigwell, Forest, Bancroft and Ilford County High School and Woodford County High School 11+ grammar schools as well as GCSE Mathsand English and SATs.


What ages do you teach ?

The majority of students we tutor in English and Maths are between 5 and 16 years old. We also cater for adult students who need to "brush up" on their school knowledge, for example, a workplace examination or to improve their reading or writing skills.

Do you tutor exam preparation for selective school entrance ?

We do exam preparation for selective school entrance exams as well as SATs and GCSE preparation. It is important that you contact us well before the exams to give your child the best chance of success.


How do I know that my child will improve ?

Your child will improve if they are supported at school, home and at Kip McGrath. Every child that attends tutoring each week and does all of their set homework will improve - both academically and in self confidence. 


How long will it take to solve my child's problem ?

Every child is different and every problem is different. After the initial assessment, we will be able to provide an indication of how long tutoring may be required and your child's progress is monitored regularly.


Can you tutor my child with a disability ?

There are many disabilities with varying levels of disorder. We always recommend that you seek professional advice on this question first, however we have taught students with disabilities such as ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Autism and others in the past. It is very important that we have an interview and assessment with you and your child before we can determine if we can effectively tutor them. Our main focus is to ensure that your child's disability will not interfere with their ability to learn in this environment. Please contact us to discuss your child's needs.


Will you come to my house to tutor ?

All tutoring is done within our Centre. This gives us the ability to provide the best facilities and teaching aids to meet the needs of your child and creates an optimal learning environment.


Do you tutor online ?

Online tutoring is currently being developed and once available will mimic the proven Kip McGrath method of tutoring currently delivered in the Centre. Due for release in 2013, it will be a great option if your child finds it difficult to regularly attend our Centre.


How does the initial assessment work ?

Many parents are concerned about how their children are performing at school and whether their children are at the appropriate level for their age and class. We provide a free, no obligation assessment and discuss the results with you in detail to determine exactly how your child is performing.


How long is each lesson ?

Lessons are 80 minutes long and students attend for one lesson a week. Some older children do attend more often, according to their needs. Even young children attend for 80 minutes - their lessons are broken up into 10 minute activities, designed to keep them keen and interested.


What times are the lessons held ?

There are a variety of lesson times available to suit you and your child's activities. The majority are after school during week days however we try to be flexible according to the availability of your child. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


Will my child get homework ?

Homework is an essential part of the Kip McGrath program, particularly for Reading students. We are aware of each student's school workload so set homework is generally limited to around half an hour each week. If you have difficulty getting your child to complete the homework, please contact us immediately.


How should I help my child while at Kip McGrath ?

Make your child's school teacher aware that you are getting your child tutored and ask to be kept up to date with your child's performance at school and any areas that the teacher believes needs attention. Set aside a place and a time for your child to do homework from both school and Kip McGrath and ensure that they complete it each week. Make sure that they attend their tutoring sessions each week - regularity is a major key to improving your child's results. Always let the tutor know if you have any concerns about the progress of your child or the type of work that they are doing. 

What We Do

How Kip McGrath Tuition Can Help Your Child

The first Kip McGrath Education Centres were established over 30 years ago, now there are 600+ Centres world-wide. The centre caters for all abilities and not just those who are having difficulties. The Barkingside centre has a history of producing superb examination results particularly at GCSE and SATs level.

Ambika 6940The Centre caters for both primary and secondary level children with a spectrum of abilities. Some of our students are high attainers and we stretch them even further with their schoolwork. Some simply need support, confidence and enthusiasm to learn.

All Kip McGrath material is graded so that progress is constant and accelerated. Children catch up as quickly as possible. The programmes are designed to give the children the motivation to succeed with challenging but attainable goals.

  • They work individually at their own pace and failure is eliminated. 
  • As they achieve and succeed they find it both rewarding and fun.
  • Each child is given a free assessment prior to starting, parents concerns are established and the results of the assessments are discussed confidentially.
  • Tutorials are conducted in the Centre at 57a High Street, Barkingside after school hours.
  • Each Kip McGrath tutoring session is 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes )
  • Fees are paid on a week by week basis or by an agreed method.
  • No more than five students are assigned to each tutor at any time and the children are taught individually but within a set up consisting of one tutor and four other students.
  • Each child is provided with a computer to assist with their learning.

At the Barkingside centre we specialise in:

  • Helping children having difficulty with the primary to secondary transition.
  • Helping children who need support with Science at Secondary level.
  • Helping children who have missed a lot of school due to illness.
  • Helping children who need extra support with the Literacy and Numeracy.
  • Helping children who simply feel 'lost amongst the crowd!'

How can we help your child with English

At Kip McGrath we will teach your child to read using a combination of phonics and sight word recognition supplemented with longer passages to target comprehension. We are also proficient in helping children with their handwriting and spelling. We monitor the progress of our students using regular spelling tests and comprehension tasks that encourage children to engage with different kinds of text in an insightful way. 

  • Reading, Spelling, Phonics
  • Grammar, Sentence Structure, Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Handwritingenglishtutoring
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • Dyslexia support
  • Key Stage 3 exam prep
  • GCSE
  • Transfer to private schools
  • Eleven plus preparation

How can we help your child with Maths

At Kip McGrath our aim is to build confidence through the use of strategies which complement the techniques used at school.  We break down maths concepts into small chunks and ensure that students have fully mastered each one before going on to the next step. We embrace the fact that all children learn differently, and our teachers are trained to deliver a unique teaching service which considers the specific requirements of the student. We are proficient in teaching the following:

  • Basic number skills
  • Mental Maths
  • Times tables
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentagesmathstutoring
  • Problem Solving
  • Algebra, Geometry
  • Time, Money, Place value
  • Measurement
  • Key Stage 3 exams and revision
  • GCSE Maths and English
  • Common Entrance Exam work to Private Schools
  • Eleven plus support to Grammar schools


What our Customers Say

What our customers say about our service:-


"Thank you all for the educational support you gave me during the last two years. With tremendous efforts I was able to achieve two A's in double science, a B grade in maths and A & B for my English GCSE's." TS 
"Kip McGrath had made school easier for me and has helped me in Maths and English."  AM 
"The teachers really help you and the computers are good fun."   LG 
"Thank you very much for helping me at Kip McGrath, the help is very much appreciated one more thing thank you for putting a smile on my face when I am down."  VP
"Attending KIP has been extremely beneficial to L and we would not hesitate to recommend your services to other parents."  Mrs L
"N reading age was significantly below her actual age. Within weeks the improvement in her reading was apparent. She is currently top of her class in all subjects."  Mr F
"K was only achieving level 2 in yr 4, she has been coming to kip for 5 months at her last maths test at school she got a level 4 excellent."   Mrs J


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Contact Details

Centre Owners Ambika Pindoria
Address 57A High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2AE, England
Directions Directions...
Nearest Underground Tube BARKINGSIDE: Central line using Hainault Route.
Nearest rail Link: ILFORD. Mainline from Liverpool Street
Buses from Ilford: 150, 167, 169 and 247

By road...
- M25 clockwise/anti clockwise towards junction 27 M11
- Get onto M11 towards London. At the end of the motorway stay in the left-hand lane merging onto the A406 travelling southbound towards A12.

- Get off at the A12 junction, take the 1st exit and travel along Rebridge Lane East and then at the roundabout go straight across onto Longwood Gardens. At the end of Longwood Gardens you will be at a roundabout.

- At this roundabout turn right onto Freemantle Road.

From Essex on A12
- Stay on A12 going towards central London, you will come across Newbury Park tube station on the right. Immediately there will be a set of traffic lights, go across them and stay in the right hand lane.

- Turn right at the next traffic lights into Horns Road. Follow the road up for ½ mile, the road becomes Tanners Lane, go to the end. You will come to a T-junction, turn right into High Street.
Phone 0208 5039272
Centre Hours Monday - Thursday after school hours:

4.15pm to 5.35pm
5.45pm to 7.05pm

Saturday mornings:
9.30 am to 10.50 am
11.00 am to 12.20 pm
12.30pm to 1.50pm

Barkingside Centre

Centre Owner

Ambika Pindoria


57A High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex, IG6 2AE, England


0208 5039272

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