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The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
The centre, which was established in 2005, currently supports over 140 children, many of whom attend schools within Portishead. Some students also travel to class from a much wider geographical area including Nailsea, Clevedon and Weston Super Mare.
Students are invited to attend as many classes per week as is desired and the centre offers flexibility in attendance options. Whilst many students only attend once per week, they have the option to attend more often during times when extra help is required.
The centre caters for students of all ages and abilities and students learn to work independently through their tailored programme. An initial assessment will show their current skill set, and together with the parents and student, a plan is made which will allow the student to build on their skills, further their knowledge and excel both in and beyond the classroom.
A dedicated team of eight assistants support the students’ development in class. The team includes a number of qualified teachers, as well as Kumon parents, Kumon students and Kumon programme Completers.
My name is Vicky West and I opened the centre after training with Kumon in 2005. I was also the first ever former Kumon student in the UK to become an Instructor.
I am also a Kumon parent to my two sons and I am immensely proud to see the benefits of the programme shining through into their school work.
Being a Kumon Instructor is a demanding but hugely satisfying role. I love being involved in the process of educating individual students who go on to surpass not only their own, but others’ expectations and start to achieve what they once thought was the impossible.
At the 2013 Instructor conference held in Manchester, I received an award for nurturing five Completers in both maths and English in a 12-month period. This was the second highest number of Completers from one centre out of all centres in the UK. This award is a point of reference of the instructional quality that is found at the Portishead Study Centre.
Developing confidence and an enjoyment in learning in my students is my passion. With many years of experience of working with children and on the Kumon programmes itself, I can offer a high level of expertise in developing ability and potential in your child.
|Monday||3pm - 6pm|
|Tuesday||3pm - 6pm|
|Wednesday||3pm - 6pm|
|Thursday||3.30pm - 6pm|
|Friday||Non class day|
|Saturday||8am - 11am|
|Sunday||Non class day|
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