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The study centre was established in 1998, and local Instructor Christine has run it since 2007. The centre supports over 100 students of all ages and abilities, from local schools and outlying areas.
The Instructor and the team of assistants at the study centre are on hand throughout class to offer support and encouragement, and the Instructor makes sure she spends time with each student before they leave, in order to discuss their progress and provide necessary feedback.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Students across the centre have reaped the benefits of improved confidence, concentration, and study skills with Kumon’s help.
Following a free assessment your child will begin on the programme at an individually set starting point, laying a solid foundation for effective learning and thereafter the programme is tailored to individual needs, ensuring your child continues to grow and achieve their potential through the daily study of the Kumon worksheets and attendance at the study centre once or twice a week.
My name is Christine Johnston, and I took over the study centre in 2007. Over my thirty-year career I have worked with children in various different settings and have always loved working with children; helping them to achieve their potential in whatever they do is what encouraged me to become a Kumon Instructor.
My role is to guide and motivate my students to become more confident with their studies through the daily study of the Kumon worksheets.
It is inspiring to see my students gaining confidence in their maths and English studies. It is wonderful when the students themselves say how much Kumon has helped them, and tell me that they have moved up a set at school.
It is fantastic to see the commitment my Kumon families make to sticking to the routine of daily study and marking. It is particularly encouraging to see parents witnessing the benefits Kumon study is bringing to their child and hearing just how much it has helped them at school.
At each class, my assistants and I make every effort to provide an encouraging and friendly learning environment for each student, so that they leave with a positive attitude to their studies.
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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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