The centre offers maths and English study programmes.
The centre opened in 2010 and runs from St Peters Roman Catholic Church Hall, where there is ample free parking in the church car-park and a waiting area for parents if required, at the back of the church.
Students at the centre mainly come from the Gateshead area and range in age from four to 16 years old, although Kumon caters for children of all ages and abilities. Some attend the local schools and some travel a little further afield to schools in Newcastle. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
The Instructor at the centre, Liz Burrin, has a team of assistants at the centre; some of whom have studied or are studying the Kumon programmes themselves.
Our intensive 'study skills area' allows new students to settle in well to Kumon, as well as learn essential study skills for life. Students are moved to the independent area of the room when they have gained sufficient skills to work independently through challenging worksheets.
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.