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The Droitwich Study Centre opened in November 2014. We cater for students of all ages, each of whom will complete an individual assessment and will be set work appropriate to their needs which they complete with the support of three assistants plus the Instructor whose role is to aid their development.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
My name is Sacha Elsey. I have been a Kumon Instructor for three years having come from a background in mainstream education, where I taught 11 to 19 year olds for twenty years. My experience as a teacher, where I had to cater for children of all abilities in one classroom, provided me with invaluable experience and skills that I could transfer to my centre.
In the time I was teaching, I found myself teaching many aspects of the school curriculum beyond my own, including fundamental aspects of maths and English. This led me to explore other aspects of education beyond traditional classroom teaching and in doing so, I became aware of the Kumon programmes and investigated them further. Liking the idea that children of all abilities could extend their learning beyond their school age through independent learning, whilst increasing their confidence along the way, I decided to apply to become a Kumon Instructor.
The joy of success on a child’s face when they realise they have achieved something they either weren’t aware they were capable of, or didn’t believe they were capable of, for me, makes taking on that responsibility worthwhile.
I firmly believe any child can prosper, given the appropriate guidance and support in an environment conducive to their learning.
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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.