Located within St Bernard's Parish Church, Hamstead, Great Barr, it has been serving the local community since 1997. Philip Nicholas has been the Instructor since 2007.
The centre provides a safe and secure environment for children and their education; there is a convenient waiting area for parents in the entrance hall and ample car parking, both onsite and in the surrounding streets.
Students of all ages and abilities benefit from Kumon. Current students at the centre include pre-school children, primary and secondary school students who come from all over the area and from many types of school. Many of the students are siblings of previous students.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.