The centre opened in 2001. Since then, several hundred students ranging in age from three to 47 years old have enjoyed the benefits of studying maths and English using the Kumon Method. The majority of students at the centre currently range in age from four to 16 years old.
The centre is conveniently located in the meeting rooms at the newly refurbished Parkside Community Hall in the centre of Ampthill. Most students are able to walk straight from the neighbouring schools to the centre, whilst others travel from Flitwick and the many surrounding villages around Ampthill. There is ample free parking and a separate waiting area for parents. Disabled access is also available.
The well-structured, supportive atmosphere in the study centre encourages children, regardless of their age, to quickly become independent, confident learners, able to organise themselves and their work. The Instructor at the centre is always on hand to guide and motivate as needed. Several assistants from the local upper school, many of whom have been Kumon students themselves, provide additional support with marking, reading and oral maths work.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Kumon should not be considered a traditional tuition provider as, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and able to face unfamiliar work.