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Having opened in 2012, the centre provides a highly personal service. Students at the centre currently range from five to 16 years old, living in the local communities. Students attend from as far as Hampton-in-Arden and Henley–in-Arden to as close as Knowle and Hockley Heath.
Attendance at the centre is flexible within the two hour slot that it is open twice a week, with many families enjoying the convenience of being able to come straight from school.
The friendly and professional team, including four highly trained assistants, run a well organised centre with close attention to detail to ensure that each student's needs are understood and catered for as they develop through the programme.
At the centre, feedback is given regularly to parents and children concerning their goals, progress towards them and current achievements.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.
Hello. My name is Jane Blakey and I am the Kumon Instructor for the Dorridge Study Centre.
Like you, I care about my children's education a great deal and I have experienced first-hand how the Kumon programmes can help children excel. My son, Patrick, progressed through the maths programme for five years eventually reaching an advanced level at the age of 15. I know how much hard work and commitment is involved for both parents and children alike when studying Kumon and therefore how important it is to find different ways of motivating both you and your child.
I also experienced the reward of seeing Patrick make dramatic progress, not just academically but also in taking responsibility for his own learning, so that I can step back and trust that he will complete school homework and prepare well for exams – this is why I am so passionate about the Kumon approach.
I will be on hand to welcome all new parents and their children to make sure you are comfortable with what happens at the centre. All students see me before leaving the class and I review progress towards their learning goals. I will be looking for opportunities to encourage students through positive feedback and recognition of key achievements.
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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.
They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.
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.
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.
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