About this centre
The centre opened in 2005 and provides maths and English programmes for children of all ages and abilities.
The centre currently supports over 100 students studying across different levels 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. The age of students at the centre currently range from four to 16 years old, and they attend many schools across Derby and nearby towns and villages.
There is a good staff to student ratio, with six members of staff at each study centre session, giving a ratio of one assistant to five students even at the busiest times. The assistants have high levels of expertise in the maths and English programmes.
Younger children benefit from working at the young learners tables and receive close support from dedicated assistants whilst doing their studies. They also undertake a number of supplementary activities such as one-to-one oral reading and numberboards.
Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.
Hello, my name is Stephen Fleet and I've been the Instructor at the Derby Mickleover study centre for over 13 years. During this time over 1,000 children have benefited from studying the Kumon maths and/or English programmes at the study centre. We now have approximately 130 students.
The students in my class range from five to 16 years old and I am supported by a capable team of trained assistants with a wide range of maths and English skills. Each student is given work at their appropriate level and progress is continually monitored against Kumon's worldwide standards. Frequent feedback is given to both students and parents to ensure that Kumon is a truly useful learning experience.
It is very exciting to be able to help students who are struggling at school, as well as challenging those students who are excelling. As a Kumon Instructor it is extremely rewarding to be able to help students reach their full potential and seeing their confidence grow throughout their Kumon journey.
The Derby Mickleover study centre enrols students all year round. For further information or an informal chat please do not hesitate to contact me.
|Monday||15:30 - 18:00|
|Thursday||15:30 - 18:00|
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
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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.
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.