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Hello, and welcome to the Brentwood Study Centre. My name is Janina Rooney and I have been an Instructor since 2013.
My Kumon journey started with my three young children studying maths at the centre before I took over as a Kumon Instructor. All of them needed something more challenging than the maths they were learning at school. What they gained from Kumon was not just excellent mental maths skills but study skills that helped them through high achieving grammar/secondary schools and university.
Throughout my teaching career my main aim has always been to help children gain the skills and confidence to be independent learners. As a fully qualified Kumon Instructor, I am able to encourage and support the mind-set and skills for self-learning. I welcome the fact that every child is different and requires a study programme tailored to them.
It is incredibly rewarding to hear students who were previously struggling in a subject be moved to the top set or receive a certificate for excellent progress. Likewise, students who did not feel challenged start enjoying a subject again and coping with work well above their school level.
I look forward to welcoming you to my centre.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving 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, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
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 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.
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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