Hello, my name is Carole Coulson-Gilmer and I am the Instructor at the Haslemere Study Centre.
The Kumon Maths and English Programmes have given me the tools with which to help children achieve their potential. My assistants and I keep the atmosphere at the centre friendly, and hope that children enjoy coming and find it a rewarding and positive experience. My role is to guide and motivate students through the programmes, and to set goals and targets with them so that the children take some ownership of their own learning. Progress is always celebrated and certificates are awarded when children move up to the next level. Children get a real sense of achievement as they realise that what they have found difficult today will become easy tomorrow.
After taking maths at A-level, I went on to study to be a Chartered Accountant. Three years later I went to university and read Psychology after which I did research for six years. My attention turned to education when I had children. I saw it as the most important aspect of their lives and felt that helping them to do their best would give them opportunities in the future; I worked on a voluntary basis at my children’s primary school and found that I really enjoyed helping children develop academically and personally through encouragement and support. This was when I first came across Kumon. I could see how it would help my children reach their potential. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the Kumon programmes and how carefully the worksheets were constructed.
Kumon taught my children how to study and gave them extra confidence in mathematics and English. I am proud to be able to play a role in the education of other people’s children using the Kumon programmes and hope to give them the pleasure of being good at maths and English at school. Now with the help of the Kumon Method, I help to instil study skills such as concentration, focus and learning from mistakes. These skills help to build the confidence to become a self-learner. With your support, your child's academic work will improve, leading to enjoyment and fulfillment at school. Kumon is well worth the investment.