Crescent Lagoon State School year 6 student Emily Stewart and Year 6 Frenchville State School student Lauren Marsh go to Kip McGrath tutoring each week to help them with their school work. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Crescent Lagoon State School year 6 student Emily Stewart and Year 6 Frenchville State School student Lauren Marsh go to Kip McGrath tutoring each week to help them with their school work. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

School students get boost through one-on-one tutoring

FOR these two primary school students, a little extra help after school can go a long way in the classroom.

Year 6 students Emily Stewart and Lauren Marsh, who go to Rockhampton's Kip McGrath tutoring service each week, said they enjoyed the one-on-one attention.

Emily, who goes to Crescent Lagoon State School, said the tutoring had helped a lot since she started last year.

"It's given me more confidence in the classroom, like when we do times tables or other challenges," she said.

Lauren said she and Emily would focus on math and English during their session and other little things they needed help with after starting back at school this week.

"I've been getting better marks at school; it helps me to go a bit higher in my grades," she said.

As thousands of children across CQ return to school this week, Rockhampton's Kip McGrath owner Rhonda Woodhouse said the most important thing in a child's education was starting learning early.

"Learning their tables, doing their reading, these are all invaluable for children, and the parents should always try to follow it up at home," Rhonda said.

Rhonda was a teacher for many years before becoming a tutor, and has seen many great success stories with children who had trouble with learning prior to receiving tutoring.



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