Halesowen student Hannah confidently takes on new challenges

13 October, 2014

“Kumon has helped me with my times tables and my expression when reading aloud."

“Kumon has helped me with my times tables and my expression when reading aloud.”

Eight-year-old Hannah Davies joined the Kumon Halesowen Study Centre because she lacked confidence in maths. She initially enrolled on the maths programme in December 2012, before starting on the English programme six months later.

Hannah’s parents said: “We enrolled our son at Kumon first as we felt he wasn’t reaching his potential. We saw results quickly and as Hannah was keen to start studying, we decided to enrol her too. Hannah initially enrolled on the maths programme, as English was her stronger subject at school. Hannah lacked confidence with maths, despite being in the top set at school.

“Kumon has enabled Hannah to reach an advanced level for her age both with her Kumon and at school. Her confidence with maths in particular has significantly improved. She has developed resilience with challenging work and enjoys analysing her corrections, seeing where she has gone wrong.

“We have noticed a real difference with Hannah’s level of confidence with new challenges. She has made progress at school, particularly during this last academic year. She clearly enjoys maths and enjoys doing maths work. She also now takes responsibility for getting her Kumon work and school homework completed on time.

“The English programme has helped her develop an attention to detail with her work, which previously was missing. Hannah has developed perseverance and resilience and consequently is less daunted by new experiences and new work that is presented to her.  This undoubtedly is going to help her in the future.

“The Instructor at the Halesowen Study Centre, Sharon Tipton, understands us as a family. She is always at the end of the telephone when we need her and we never feel that we are troubling her.”

Hannah said: “Kumon has helped me with my times tables and my expression when reading aloud. At first it was hard to do my Kumon work every day but now I find its okay. When I go to class, my Instructor can tell me what I have done well on that week and what I need to improve on.

“Outside of Kumon I love singing and I play the fife (junior flute) and piano. I would love to be a primary school music teacher when I grow up!”