The centre opened in 2005 and provides maths and English programmes for children of all ages and abilities. It is located at Mickleover Community Centre in the centre of Mickleover, and has plentiful car parking facilities and a waiting area for parents.
The centre currently supports over 100 students studying across different levels of the Kumon programmes. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. The age of students at the centre currently range from four to 16 years old, and they attend many schools across Derby and nearby towns and villages.
There is a good staff to student ratio, with six members of staff at each study centre session, giving a ratio of one assistant to five students even at the busiest times. The assistants have high levels of expertise in the maths and English programmes.
Younger children benefit from working at young learners tables and receive close support from dedicated assistants whilst doing their studies. They also undertake a number of supplementary activities such as one-to-one oral reading and Numberboards.
Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.