Handsworth Wood Study Centre

Narjis Shah

Clem Dench Scouting HQ, Hamstead Hall Road, Handsworth Wood, West Midlands, B20 1HX

About this centre

Ofsted Registered

The centre opened in 2009 and provides maths and English study programmes to children of all ages and ability. There are currently approximately 70 students, some studying single subject but most studying both subjects.

Working alongside the Instructor are a team of six assistants. The friendly and professional team runs a well organised centre with close attention to detail to ensure that each student's needs are understood and catered for as they develop through the programme.

Timeslots are allocated to ensure your child's learning is as enjoyable as possible; to keep them motivated and to achieve their long-term learning goals. The Instructor provides feedback, encouragement and a tailored plan to help each student excel.

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.

Once a fortnight, there is a mobile library service opposite the centre on Beechglade Road.

My name is Narjis Shah and I am the Instructor at the Handsworth Wood Study Centre.

I graduated with a politics degree in 2001 and later went on to get my Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma and finally my MA in Human Resource Management with accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

I first heard about Kumon in 2003 when my nephew was studying the programme. I had seen the benefits of Kumon and was excited to learn of an opportunity to become a Kumon Instructor. As a parent, I am conscious that my children feel confident and inquisitive at school and I have seen the benefits of this with the Kumon programmes.

Furthermore, as an Instructor I still get a thrill seeing children learning by examples with simple instructions, bringing their learning into action. I nurture by not telling a child what to think but how to think. I have always had a passion for education and love to see children do well not only academically but also in personality, through encouragement and support.

Centre Hours

Monday Non class day
Tuesday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday Non class day
Thursday Non class day
Friday Non class day
Saturday 10am - 12pm
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 £60

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)
Close to bus
Early learners section
Ofsted registered
Disabled access available
Family waiting area

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