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The centre was established in January 2015.
Students receive a free assessment before embarking on a personalised programme of study. Kumon is suitable for students of all ages and ability. Most students attend class once a week and will usually stay in the class for about 30 to 45 minutes.
The centre is led by the Instructor, Disha Lonergan, who is aided by trained assistants who support the development of students by listening to them read or checking classwork and guiding them until they can work independently.
In class, worksheet study is complemented by number board activities where appropriate. There is also a reading corner with a selection of books from various levels in the Kumon Recommended Reading List.
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.
The unique Kumon maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Hello, my name is Disha and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2014.
I am an English Literature graduate and have a background in teaching in a range of settings.
Having left mainstream teaching to raise my own children, a role which I find most rewarding, I combined being a parent with registering with Ofsted as a Childminder. I have cared for a number of children aged one to six, and was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in my inspection. I enjoyed planning activities for children which also promoted their development in line with the early year’s framework.
I am excited about being the Instructor of the study centre in Farnham and bringing the Kumon Method of Learning to children in the area. As a parent and Instructor, I have seen children achieve so much through following the Kumon study programmes – it is immensely satisfying to see a child tackle a new problem and feel proud that they have solved it through independent thinking. Whether a child is studying maths, English or both subjects, they can become confident self-learners with the guidance that I can provide at the Kumon Farnham Study Centre.
I look forward to welcoming you to our study centre.
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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.