The centre opened in 2005 in the heart of Ponteland and currently has over 200 students studying the maths and/or English study programmes. The centre runs from the Ponteland Memorial Hall, offering plenty of free parking and a waiting room area for parents if required whilst the children are in class.
Students come mainly from the Ponteland and Darras Hall areas but there are some who come from further afield to attend the Saturday class. The current age range of students at the centre is from four to 18 years old and many attend local schools, although Kumon caters for children of all ages and abilities.
There are a team of assistants at the centre, many 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. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.