The study centre was created in 2012. Classes are held in the Weston Methodist Church, an extremely prominent venue at the top of Chelsea Road, where there are local shops, cafes and a post office. The inside of the building is large and airy with a modern touch. Parents can wait in the foyer or pop to the nearby shops whilst their child is studying.
There is parking on residential roads to the side or behind the church, or some parents may choose to walk or cycle with their child from a number of primary schools in the area. Secondary aged children can easily walk from Oldfield School.
Students at the centre currently range from four to 14 year olds, although Kumon caters for all ages. Two assistants work alongside the Instructor to help mark class work, record homework, develop oral maths skills and hear students read. There are many books from the Recommended Reading List that students can look at and read during the class.
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.