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Established in 2009, the centre helps students of all ages and abilities, across both primary and secondary schools; the youngest student is five years old and is studying both the maths and English programmes, and the oldest student is 18 years old and is currently studying maths.
Working within the centre are three highly motivated and able class assistants. Each assistant is highly valued for the skills they bring, and they help to enhance the students’ experiences in what has over the years become a very successful centre.
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.
Hello, my name is Deborah Taylor and I run the Kumon Chester-le-Street Study Centre.
Prior to setting up my study centre, I supported a fellow Kumon Instructor, who then recommended that I set up my own franchise. This, coupled with my experience as a Kumon parent provided me with the motivation to start running my own centre in 2009.
I am passionate about ensuring every child within my centre reaches their full potential and understand the importance of an individualised programme to best support each student to achieve their goals and to be the best they can be.
The achievement of a firm foundation in maths and English for every one of my students is my priority as with this comes a new confidence, a love of learning, and a passion to succeed beyond any previously set boundaries.
Since starting Kumon, I have worked conscientiously and exceptionally hard to champion the Kumon study programmes, and have a number of parents at the centre happy to affirm that the Kumon Method of Learning definitely works!
I firmly believe every child has individual needs and my experience to date has demonstrated that I can guide and support students to become successful in their own right.
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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.