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The Kumon East Sheen Study Centre is conveniently located in the Richmond Room within Thompson House School, a bright and warm environment, conducive for learning.
The centre is situated very close to Mortlake Station with local amenities on Sheen Lane, including the local library with its excellent selection of children’s books.
The centre caters for children from as young as two, all the way through to those studying A-levels, and includes children finding maths and/or English challenging at school, as well as those wanting to be stretched and those for whom English is an additional language.
The Instructor, Olivia Hannah, and the assistants oversee students as they complete their classwork and it is their role to support each student’s academic development alongside their study skills, posture and stamina.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Kumon should not be considered a traditional tuition provider as, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and able to face unfamiliar work.
My name is Olivia Hannah and I am the Instructor at the East Sheen Study Centre.
My life as an educator began teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea, before qualifying as a primary teacher in 2006. Later I moved into a special educational setting where I taught children with moderate to severe social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, and in 2010, I moved to Mauritius with my husband, where I enjoyed working in a beautiful international primary school.
During my time as a teacher I became fascinated about the way in which children’s minds develop and learn and loved witnessing that light bulb moment when a student suddenly gets it!
My own Kumon journey began many years ago when I was hired as a class assistant. I quickly realised how superior a learning method Kumon is and loved watching the children as they developed into confident individuals, happy to face any challenge.
Kumon came back into my life when I decided to become an Instructor. Not only does it tie in with my passion for education, my interest in helping children learn and more importantly helping them to be able to learn for themselves, but also my enjoyment of working with children.
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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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