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The Kumon Broxbourne Study Centre opened in 2006 and provides individualised maths and English instruction to local students of all ages and abilities. Many of our students attend local schools within Broxbourne and the surrounding areas.
Students are supported in class by a team of assistants who have in-depth knowledge and experience of the Kumon programmes.
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.
My name is Joanna Silvestri and I am the Instructor at the Kumon Broxbourne Study Centre. With a double masters Degree in Business and Education, as well as experience working abroad and in the UK, my passion for developing solid maths and English abilities in students drew me to a career with Kumon.
I joined Kumon in 2014 as an Area Manager in North London. Whilst working in this role I took care of 25 study centres, providing instructional support and guidance, delivering training, and working with students. During this time, I also developed my knowledge of the Kumon Maths and English Programmes and gained an in-depth understanding of the Kumon Method of Learning.
In the centre I work to create an atmosphere that is positive, supportive and fun, promoting a sense of excitement attached to learning and accomplishment. As an Instructor the most rewarding aspect of the job is helping a student build their confidence, changing their opinion of a subject they may have given up on, and eventually starting to surprise themselves with their abilities in advanced work.
Parents can also expect to be kept up-to-date with their child’s progress through regular progress meetings, centre newsletters, and frequent contact on their development.
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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.
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