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The centre has been opened since the beginning of 2012.
Kumon is suitable for children of all ages and abilities. Currently, students at the centre range in age from four to 18 years old. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident learners through individualised, advanced study. Many Fenham students study both maths and English, although some just concentrate on one subject.
Although the majority of students live in the Fenham area, many travel from areas such as West Denton, Elswick and Westerhope, and other surrounding areas.
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.
Hi, my name is Gill Park and I run the Fenham Study Centre. I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2005 and I am also a Kumon parent myself. My students never fail to amaze me and I love seeing them develop and grow with confidence with each class they attend.
I understand that your child's education is one of the most important things that you will ever consider. At class I cater for many different types of children and with Kumon it really is an individualised programme set at each child's pace based on ability not age or year group.
If your child is bright and keen to study, then I can guide and inspire them through the programmes – some of my students study well above their school level. If your child is struggling at school I will take them back to a point where they are comfortable and confident, and we will work together step by step, tackling each topic as it comes along.
After a number of years on the programme, students are often working above their school levels (even those once struggling) – but remember, Kumon is a long-term programme nurturing the whole development of the child. There is no quick fix.
My role as a Kumon Instructor is very rewarding and my students are an inspiration to me.
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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.