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Welcome to the Kumon Blackfen, New Eltham Study Centre.
Established in 2007, the centre offers maths and English programmes to local children of all ages and abilities.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Whether from state or independent schools, Kumon study boosts children's confidence in maths and English and improves their concentration and self-esteem. Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for university, employment and other aspects of adult life.
Students complete individually set work at home every day, and attend class up to twice a week, for an average of 40 minutes per subject (depending on their age and level of work). A special class for pre-school children helps them get off to a flying start at school.
Supplementary class activities support the students’ learning. Reading is encouraged, with all students borrowing from a range of books. Staff at the study centre provide support, praise and feedback to each child.
Hello, my name is Anvar Abdulla and I am the Instructor at the Blackfen, New Eltham Study Centre. Having previously been a Kumon student and worked as a teacher for over ten years, I truly appreciate the role Kumon plays in developing children into confident, self-learners who can perform to their full potential, both at school and beyond.
Kumon had a profound impact on me in terms of academic achievement, self-confidence and determination. My first encounter with Kumon occurred when I studied Japanese in one of the Kumon Study Centres in Tokyo. Kumon offered me an individualised learning programme that was well suited to my own abilities. I soon realised that the Kumon Method develops not only reading or maths skills, but also independent learning skills needed at every stage of personal development.
Seeing students grow in confidence and ability is the most rewarding part of being a Kumon Instructor. I am fully committed to developing each student at the centre to reach their full potential, achieving their personal and professional goals.
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer to any questions you might have.
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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.
They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.
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.
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.
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