REFURBISHED premises in Greenock have been turned into a tuition centre.
The Kip McGrath Education Centre is owned and run by former Inverclyde Council and Argyll and Bute teacher David Campbell.
It offers free pupil assessments and provides English and Maths tuition for students from five to 18 years, both in the centre and online.
The premises, on Eldon Street, opposite Battery Park, will be able to accommodate up to 100 pupils a week for after-school sessions.
David will run the centre along with a team including his wife of 18 years, Sandra, a teacher with more than 20 years of pupil support experience.
David said: “It is a privilege to be able to support young people in Inverclyde with their learning because it presents an opportunity to make a difference.
“Breaking down barriers to learning and helping pupils gain confidence to progress and challenge themselves is what it is all about.”
First established in 1976, there are now more than 500 Kip McGrath centres around the world, with more than 30 in Scotland alone.
David continued: “It was important for us to create a nurturing environment, where progression can be developed as a habit in an engaging and fun way, which really can be life-changing for young people.”
The search for the new premises was supported by local commercial property firm, Bowman Rebecchi, who approached the landlord Devlin Property Holdings about the new tenancy.
“We would like to thank both Devlin Property Holdings and Bowman Rebecchi for their support in securing the property and for their continued guidance and expertise,” David concluded.
Bowman Rebecchi director Andrew Bowman said: “It has been a real pleasure to support David with his plans to bring this new and vibrant centre to Inverclyde. We wish him and Sandra every success with this fantastic new facility.”