Belfast, Ballyhackamore Study Centre

Carol McCallum

Suite 1, Earlswood House, 370-374 Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3EY

About this centre

  Two-week Free Trial available

The centre opened in 2005 and welcomes students of all ages and abilities. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

Students from over 40 different schools attend the centre, and while the majority are local, others come from further afield including Newtownabbey and the Strangford Peninsula.

At present, students range from four to 16 years old and all students are making progress with their maths and/or English. Committed study of the programme is already boosting many students' confidence and self-esteem and some students have improved dramatically in their ability since starting.

The time spent at class will vary depending on whether a student does one or both subjects but a student will be around 20 – 30 minutes per subject in the class. Each student is welcomed by a receptionist and there are five other assistants on hand to support each child's development.

Kumon should not be considered a traditional tuition provider as, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and able to face unfamiliar work.

Parking is easily available in the library car park or on the Upper Newtownards Road.

My name is Carol McCallum. After studying maths and computer science at university, I had worked as a software engineer before taking 13 years out to be with my young children.

Becoming a Kumon Instructor seemed perfect for me – working with children, doing maths (always my favourite subject) and helping children learn to enjoy reading (our house is coming down with books).

Having my own children study Kumon has really helped to give me some insight into what life can be like at home for Kumon families as they try to support their children in their Kumon study.

The progress of the students is what makes the hard work worthwhile, whether that was in seeing a student pass, achieve a good GCSE grade after a lifetime of failing maths exams, or watching a nine-year-old boy grasp the principals of phonics and improve his reading beyond our hopes. Or, just simply watching the smile on a child's face as they receive praise in class. The journey has been exciting and full of wonderful students and families.

Centre Hours

Monday 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday Non class day
Thursday 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Friday Non class day
Saturday 9.30am - 1pm
Sunday Non class day
How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.


One off fee
Registration Fee £30
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per Subject £62

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
Parking available (Free)
Early learners section
Disabled access available
Family waiting area

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