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The Kumon Bath South Study Centre first opened its doors in 2002, and provides maths and English programmes for local students of all ages and abilities.
The centre runs from the Claverton Down Community Hall, next to Bath University. The study centre is spacious and has a calm, friendly atmosphere conducive to study. The class layout and structure is designed to suit every aspect of the student’s learning. There is a separate area for English, a section for early learners and an area with a range of books to encourage reading.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent 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.
The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies. There is a team of trained assistants on hand who work alongside the Instructor to support each student, ensuring they settle in well and make optimum progress.
Hello! My name is Emily-Rose and I run the Kumon Bath South Study Centre.
I was born in Bath and have lived here all my life. After my A-levels I studied with Open University and got a degree studying mainly maths and education. Alongside university I helped with a toddler group and after-school club; this is when I realised that I loved working with children, and so was delighted to become an assistant at the Bath South Study Centre. I really enjoyed the work and seeing the children grow in confidence and develop their maths and English skills.
I worked as an assistant in the centre for six years and then the opportunity came to become the Instructor of the centre.
I really enjoy working with children and love the excitement of seeing them succeeding with their work. The most motivating part of my job is seeing a child move from, ‘I can’t do it’ to ‘I understand it now!’ and then seeing them working independently with a new confidence.
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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.