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The Kumon Chorleywood Study Centre has been running since 1996.
Children as young as four, and up to age of 17, attend the centre once or twice every week to study English, maths or both subjects. Most students attend the study centre for at least a year and many have attended for five or more years, developing their skills and studying according to their ability rather than their age.
Kumon is an individualised long-term study programme designed to enable your child to develop vital work skills such as confidence, concentration, accuracy and speed which are invaluable in all areas of life. Following a free assessment, your child will begin their learning journey at an individually set starting point appropriate for them.
During class your child will be observed closely, supported in learning independently and instructed in how to problem solve if needed, and on non-class days your child will take worksheets home to complete on a daily basis, ensuring new learning is consolidated and mastered.
Working alongside the Instructor is a team of well-trained assistants. Most of the assistants have studied Kumon to a high level themselves and can therefore offer more knowledgeable support to the students if needed, in addition to being an inspiration for what can be achieved.
My name is Shani Sharma and I am the Instructor at the Kumon Chorleywood Study Centre.
I am a mathematician and have worked with children and young people over the last decade, supporting them in their learning and development academically and also in building resilience. I am also a school governor which provides a great deal of insight into how our education system works and what is expected of our children.
As a Kumon parent I have seen first-hand the positive impact the Maths and English Study Programmes can have; not only have they boosted my daughter’s academic rigour but also her capacity to concentrate, persevere and to complete her work independently.
I believe my own experience as a Kumon parent will enable me to provide even greater and more effective support to your family. I cannot overstate the importance of the three-way partnership between your child, you as the parent and myself, the Instructor. By working together, each playing our own vital part, we can nurture your child to become an independent learner who achieves their academic and personal potential.
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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.