We’re shining the spotlight on one of our members each month to find out all about them and their businesses!
This month we caught up with Kath Price, owner of Kip McGrath Tuition Centre in Leigh.
What do you do?
I own a Kip McGrath Tuition Centre in Leigh where we support a range of learners with Maths and English from age 6-16. I am passionate about learning and education and love working with our students and making a real difference for them.
How long have you been doing it?
I have been teaching for 30 years. We have just celebrated our 5th anniversary at the centre.
What kind of projects are you working on right now?
Currently, we are mostly supporting students who are catching up after all the disruption of the pandemic and building their confidence so they can achieve and thrive in school. Many children have suffered significantly with their emotional and mental health. We find that we can help children build a positive attitude in their own abilities, confidence and independence. We also support parents in how they can best support their children too.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Building relationships with the children themselves and the families and seeing their confidence grow especially when they conquer something they couldn’t previously do. Making a difference for them that they can take forward into other aspects of their lives and education.
What do you enjoy doing outside of your job?
I am a volunteer for Guide Dogs which involves fostering trainee guide dogs in our home and taking them to training school every day. This is massively rewarding and has the benefit of life with a dog but knowing that they will go forward to do a very important job. I also love reading and travelling and take every possible opportunity to holiday (and read).
Why do you attend Fubhub?
When I first took over my centre, I had a steep learning curve getting to grips with how to run a business. I had only ever been a teacher. I stumbled across Fubhub and came along. I immediately felt welcomed. I love the wealth of expertise that members share and discuss. The sessions are always varied and interesting with useful topics and inspirational speakers.