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We are offering a two-week Free Trial for Young Learners in May. This offer is open to children in school years Reception and below. Places are limited, so give us a call to find out more.
The unique Kumon programmes aim to pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised study.
Brixton Study Centre has developed a reputation for excellence among local parents: most new students are referrals from past or current Kumon parents.
Classes take place on the ground floor of St Matthews, a beautiful listed building situated across the road from the Ritzy Cinema and Brixton Library.
Children of all ages and abilities benefit from our individualised study plans: some attend to enjoy academic stretch beyond school expectations, others because they want to catch up. With our support, all are usually working ahead of the school curriculum inside their first year of study with us.
We also enjoy working with nursery and reception children: tiny children have big minds that are highly receptive to the right kind of gentle learning. We have a special young learners section, where children learning to read, write and count work one-to-one with dedicated staff. Children capable of working independently, study in the body of the class; directly under my guidance, supported by markers and classroom assistants. Classes operate on a drop-in basis, with each child working on classwork tailored to their individual requirements.
I'm Yasmin Fitzpatrick and I decided to open a new study centre in Brixton in 2012 when I saw how Kumon study had benefitted my own daughter. I live locally and also felt that somewhere as energetic and pioneering as Brixton should have its own Kumon centre for children in the area.
Within a year of my daughter enrolling on the Kumon programmes, she had made huge progress: her marks improved at school, she was much more confident in maths class and more confident generally about learning. Her maths teacher had noticed changes in the first six months, especially in terms of her speed and accuracy in mental maths.
I'm very impressed by the children who have made such wonderful progress at the Brixton Study Centre; as well as the parents who have the consistency and trust required to guide their children through the occasional difficult patch. I enjoy working with Kumon students, whether they start out struggling in class, or are already high flyers seeking new challenges.
I remain impressed by a method that can help a child blossom, not just in terms of their maths and English work, but also by helping them acquire the type of study skills and mental attitude that will equip them well for life.
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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.