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My name is Elsie Nassar and I have been the Instructor at the Kumon Chiswick Study Centre since 1994.
I have been running the Kumon Chiswick Study Centre for 21 years. Before my job as a Kumon Instructor, I worked in the city for a stockbroker company as the manager of their IT Department. I believe the years spent at the company increased my knowledge of the variety of teaching methods, all of which I have put towards my career with Kumon.
I love the opportunity to be involved with the education of individual students over many years; seeing them develop skills from primary school to GCSE level and beyond is so rewarding.
My team and I work hard to ensure all the students successfully develop their maths and English skills, as well as learn to be confident, independent learners.
I could not achieve what I do in class without the great team I have. One of the real benefits of working with a good team is the collective aim of working towards a common goal. We make a real difference to our students by working together to give our students the best possible learning experience.
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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