The centre was established in 1995, with the current Instructor taking over the centre in 2011. The centre runs from St Hugh’s Church Hall which is based near Heslam Park Rugby Club and is easily accessible by public transport. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
There is a team of seven to eight class assistants that work at the study centre alongside the Instructor. Many of the assistants are A-Level students and some have studied the Kumon programmes. The assistants support the Instructor and the students with maths and English, oral reading, times table practice and working with early learners.
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.
The youngest student currently studying at the centre is three years old and the oldest is 17 years old, however Kumon is for students of all ages and abilities. The study centre has a dedicated area for early learners with appropriately-sized table and chairs to support their learning.
There is plenty of on-site car parking and the venue has a light and spacious waiting area for parents and siblings. Newsletters are regularly placed in the waiting area to keep parents up to date with current class news.