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Welcome to the Kumon Flackwell Heath Study Centre, established in 2008, which provides individually tailored maths and English programmes for students of all ages and abilities. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Most of the students who come to the Flackwell Heath centre, attend local primary and secondary schools in Flackwell Heath and the surrounding villages and towns but some do travel from further areas. Their ages range from four through to 60 - yes, Kumon genuinely works for all ages and abilities.
Children attend once or twice a week, for approximately 45mins at each session. They are supported and guided under the direction of the Instructor, Karen Saunders. The Instructor is assisted by two senior assistants and two younger assistants, all of whom attend local secondary schools and who are committed to providing a supportive environment in which children can build their confidence and explore their potential in maths and English.
Hi – my name is Karen Saunders and I run the Kumon Flackwell Heath Study Centre. I have been a Kumon Instructor for over 12 years and can honestly say making that decision was one of the best I have ever made.
Prior to starting Kumon, I had a varied career including European Product Manager for a food ingredients company and Research Advisor at Bucks New University, advising primary care professionals on their research projects. It was here that I became involved with helping students who had found maths at school challenging and who had made the transition to adulthood fearing numbers and anything remotely to do with them.
Over the years working as a Kumon Instructor, I have realised that it is extremely important a child is given the time to practise something and understand it before moving on and starting something new. I have seen how completing a small amount of work each day can have a huge impact on a child's development and confidence.
So, whether you want your child to catch up or get ahead in school, the Kumon programmes can help. Call me to find out more.
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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.