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Welcome to the Kumon Barnet Study Centre, which has been open since 1994. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Students at the centre currently range in age from three to 18 years old and are of all abilities.
Kumon provides long-term benefits to give students the best chance to succeed both at school and in life. Many of the students who have studied Kumon at Barnet have used the skills they have gained to prepare them for entrance to local schools, achieve good GCSE and A level results and gain entrance to the university of their choice. Other benefits include improvements in confidence, mental agility and stamina.
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.
Kumon students can drop in to class at any time during opening hours. Whilst in class they will be supported by an experienced team of assistants, all of whom have first-hand experience of the Kumon programmes.
My name is Lynn Fernandes and I have been the Kumon Instructor at the Barnet Study Centre since 1996. Each of my four children studied Kumon, so I know first-hand the benefits of long-term Kumon study. Having previously been an accountant, I opted to become a Kumon Instructor after my decision to change careers following my full-time return to work after the birth of my fourth child.
It is very exciting to be able to help students who are struggling with their school lessons, as well as challenging other students who are excelling in maths and English. I love the opportunity to be involved with the education of individual students over many years and see them develop their skills from primary school to GCSE level and beyond.
In September 2016, I was presented with a certificate by Kumon Europe & Africa to mark my 20 years as an Instructor. I used this opportunity to say: "Thank you so much to all my students, both past and present who have helped to make my time as a Kumon Instructor so rewarding. Thank you also to all my assistants who have helped make the Barnet Study Centre so successful in helping children achieve their potential in both maths and English."
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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.