The centre has been open for over two years and has been in its current location since late 2011.
The centre runs from a classroom within the Bishop of Llandaff High School. Parents are encouraged to wait at the centre in the classroom next door whilst their child completes their days work. There are plenty of parking spaces available.
The centre provides maths and English study programmes for children of all ages and abilities, from those who may require additional support to those that may want more challenging work. The current age range of students at the study centre is from four to 15 years old and students come from schools within Llandaff, Radyr, Danescourt and Fairwater, as well as further afield. 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.
There are seven class assistants working with the Instructor. They have all been working as assistants for at least a year and are familiar with the Kumon programmes. One assistant has just completed the English programme and two are A level students considering a career in education. The assistants help support the students' development and carry out supplementary activities in class, such as reading with English programme students and flashcards and times-tables practice with students on the maths programme.