Becky Eley, Instructor of the Poole and Wimborne Minster Study Centres, has run her centres with her husband Gary for 13 years. She says: “We try to create a happy, family atmosphere where the students feel comfortable to learn…One thing that has never changed for us is the students always remain the true focus; their goals and ideas are very important to us.”
Becky aims to help each of her students realise their true potential. Through individualised instruction she guides each child through the programmes, developing their ability and nurturing their passion for learning.
Becky has been instructing Aryan Metha at the Poole Study Centre since he was four, starting with the English programme, and then the maths programme a year later.
Now, at the age of eight, he is studying fractions in the maths programme and in the English programme he is learning summarisation through various genres of text. Becky describes him as a “pleasure to instruct.”
Aryan recently entered the Four Nations Maths Challenge; an internet based competition for all ages from Year 2 to Year 12, which attracts thousands of competitors. The competition takes place over two days with each day focussing on a different element of mathematical skill and knowledge.
Becky says: “Aryan’s thirst and enthusiasm for learning is amazing. This aspect of his character encourages him to enter several competitions. He loves a challenge and is very keen to stand out by showing his skills.”
Aryan placed sixth in England and seventh across the four nations; a fantastic achievement!
Aryan’s mum Alba says: “Kumon has been a fantastic programme which has allowed Aryan to flourish and give him the skills and confidence to achieve anything”.
Of his Kumon journey, Aryan explains: “I love doing my Kumon every day. The English has allowed me to express myself extremely well and read amazing stories, but my favourite is maths because I love solving problems and competing. Of course I also love being top in my class for everything!
“I would strongly recommend Kumon students enter various competitions for the fun, excitement and reward, but also to show the speed and skill that Kumon students acquire.”
Many congratulations on your achievement Aryan! With such motivation, a supportive family and a dedicated Instructor we are sure he will go far.