The centre is located in the St James Centre in Ouseley Road, near Balham Park Road and St James’ Drive. It is easily accessed by car or public transport and there is a small amount of parking spaces directly outside the centre and plenty of availability free of charge on nearby roads. The centre is well established and has supported many students from the Balham area since it opened in 2000.
Many students at the Balham Study Centre come via personal recommendation from local primary and secondary schools, as well as several private schools. The maths and English study programmes offered at the centre help students of all ages and abilities to realise their potential both at school and beyond. At present, students at the centre range from pre-schoolers to secondary school age students. Many of the students have been with the Balham centre for several years and have grown to work independently and confidently, which has enabled many of them to reach and stay in the top sets at school.
Along with the Instructor, James Dacie, the centre's team of experienced and dedicated assistants are on hand to help the Instructor with the smooth running of the centre. New students receive more one-to-one attention at the start of their Kumon journey so that quickly learn the class routine and the essential study skills needed to progress with ease.
The general atmosphere at the centre is very friendly and students see the Instructor during class for the chance to talk about their current work and goals so that they can be given appropriate feedback on their progress.
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.