Waterlooville Study Centre

Maria Woodford

Sacred Heart Church, 356 London Road, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7SR

About this centre

The centre opened in 2000 and offers the Kumon Maths and English Programmes to children of all ages and abilities. It is a thriving, vibrant centre with students currently ranging from four to 18 years old.

The centre is conveniently located in the Sacred Heart Church, very close to the heart of town. The classroom is light and airy, and students enjoy the calm, friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Many students at the centre have gone onto gain scholarships, pass entrance exams, study A-level maths and used the skills they have learnt at Kumon in further education.

Students attend the centre once or twice a week and spend approximately 30 minutes for each subject studied at the centre. The Instructor and the eight trained assistants support students’ learning by observing and guiding them as they study.

In class, new students and young learners work in a dedicated area alongside two assistants, students enrolled on the English programme have their oral reading skills assessed, and those on the maths programme develop their mental arithmetic and times tables skills.

Due to time slotting, there are never any more than fifteen students in class at any given time.

Through daily study, both at the study centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.

The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

My name is Maria Woodford and I am the Instructor at the Waterlooville Study Centre.

I spent a lifetime in education, being a teacher in both state and private schools and a university lecturer. I am educated to post-graduate level (in literature and in law) and education has always been very important to me.

The progress of my daughter Nadia in both the Kumon Maths and English Programmes inspired me to become a Kumon Instructor. She gradually turned into a confident, independent learner who had just started secondary school and was not afraid of challenges lying ahead. This is the most invaluable skill that she has mastered so far.

My ambition and passion is to develop students’ ability to grasp the knowledge and understanding of the subject, as well as develop the necessary study skills which are essential in school and beyond.

My favourite part of being a Kumon Instructor is supporting a child in class when he/she tackles a new topic, overcomes challenges or passes a test. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a sense of achievement on a child’s face.

I am dedicated to setting goals for your child, both academic and non-academic, and providing them with challenges that they need to nurture and grow into a confident, independent learner.

Please give me a call and we will discuss this further.

Centre Hours

Monday Non class day
Tuesday 4pm - 6pm
Wednesday Non class day
Thursday 4pm - 6pm
Friday 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Saturday Non class day
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 £45
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)
Close to bus
Early learners section
Independent reading area
Disabled access available
Family waiting area

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