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My name is Pew Kan and I am the Instructor at the Edmonton Study Centre.
Before becoming an Instructor, I worked as an engineer for many years, which involved the constant use of high-level maths. As I had a passion for algebra, I was always looking for opportunities to give back to the community, to help others and to help raise the student success rate within my local area.
I had heard about Kumon through my sister-in-law and, after doing some of my own research, I realised that I could put my passion for maths and reading into practice.
The most rewarding element of my role is watching the students develop their skills and progress onto working beyond their school level. It makes me very proud to receive great feedback from past and present students and their families on the support and dedication they have received from myself and my team.
My two children studied Kumon for a number of years and I can certainly say that both benefitted. It has been a joy to watch them grow, become more confident and learn life skills that they will carry with them.
My aim as an Instructor is to provide a consistent and positive environment, and to help each child realise their full potential.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving 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, either in the centre or their online class, 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.
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