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The centre was established in 1997 and has since helped hundreds of children fulfil their true potential in both maths and English.
Staff at the study centre are all fully DBS checked and have received comprehensive training. Kumon is suitable for all ages, and students at the centre are currently aged from three to 17 years old. One-to-one supervision is provided for new and young students whilst their study skills are developed. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Students enjoy attending the centre once or twice weekly throughout the year. The atmosphere in class is relaxed and friendly and new students quickly realise that learning the Kumon way can be fun. Students enjoy additional activities after they have finished their class work, such as times tables challenges, spelling games, sentence construction games and reading out loud.
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.
Please note: Saturday's class runs from The Dove Centre, Formby Railway Station/Kirklake Road L37 2JF.
My name is Debbie Lunt and I have been the Instructor at the Formby Study Centre since 2001.
I was determined to give my children the best quality educational opportunities I could find, and so it was as a parent I had my first experience of Kumon. I enrolled my children onto the programmes in 1997 and witnessed their study skills develop and their confidence increase. I then began thinking about becoming an Instructor myself.
My job as an Instructor is to make sure every child at my centre is given individual attention, understands their goals and is working at the right level for their needs. I get immense satisfaction from watching my students develop and start to study beyond their school level. The best parts of my day are the many occasions when a student comes to tell me that they have moved up a set in school, or put their hand up in class for maybe the first time or completed a piece of work without asking for help.
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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.
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