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We are offering a two-week Free Trial for Young Learners in May. This offer is open to children in school years Reception and below. Places are limited, so give us a call to find out more.
The centre has been providing maths and English programmes for students of all ages and abilities since 2009. The unique programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
Many of the students attend schools within the area and live in the local community, although some students attend from Erith, Welling and Belvedere.
As well as the Instructor, there are dedicated assistants during each class session. A senior assistant is dedicated to reading with and supporting English students. Along with the Instructor, Kemi Orisatoki, the team are on hand to provide guidance where necessary.
Hello and welcome to Kumon Abbeywood Study Centre. My name is Kemi Orisatoki. I became a Kumon Instructor in August 2009.
My first introduction to Kumon was as a parent, when I enrolled my children onto the programmes to challenge them further.
I believe that all children have great potential to be strong academically as well as in their personal lives. I motivate my students to confront new challenges and pursue their own goals, thus developing life-long study skills and a passion for learning. I also encourage parents to be involved in their child's learning and provide regular feedback on their progress.
It is so rewarding to see the progression of all my students, in particular, witnessing a shy, struggling student become a confident, independent learner after a few months of Kumon study.
I look forward to welcoming many more families to the centre.
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Kumon offers much more than tutoring and differs from traditional teaching in the classroom. Rather than preparing children for a particular test or assessment, Kumon empowers students to learn for themselves, through individualised instruction and carefully developed worksheets.
As well as developing key skills in maths and English, each Kumon student will work towards building their independent learning skills and confidence in their own abilities. This means that a Kumon student will not be dependent on – or limited by – the skills and knowledge of others.
Students can start learning with Kumon from age two upwards. We currently have students as young as two years old studying with us, ranging all the way up to those about to go to university; Kumon helps children of any age and any ability. The sooner children begin, the earlier they can start developing skills to gain the greatest cumulative benefit; as soon as you feel your family is ready to make the commitment to long-term study, Kumon will be ready to help you achieve your goal.
Kumon is a self-learning programme but each student receives regular support from their Instructor. The carefully developed worksheets teach students how to find the answer for themselves, whilst their Instructor offers guidance when necessary. The key role of each Kumon Instructor is to observe their students working, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
As a global programme, Kumon does not follow a school curriculum, but rather is complementary to curricula across the world. The primary aim of the Kumon Method is to develop independent learning skills. These independent learning skills enhance the students’ performance right across the school curriculum. Kumon operates at exactly the right level for each student – regardless of their age – ensuring that work set extends and develops their skills, confidence and ability.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.