Garston - Mary Phung-Wells
Mary Phung-Wells

About this centre

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We are offering a two-week Free Trial for Young Learners in May. This offer is open to children in school years Reception and below. Places are limited, so give us a call to find out more.

The Kumon Garston Study Centre was opened in summer 2017. 

Our aim here at the Garston  Study Centre is for each and every child to become an independent, advanced learner, with a positive attitude to study.

The Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes offer what traditional tuition gives to your child and more. Kumon goes one step further by helping each child develop self-learning skills, enabling them to tackle challenging work without reliance on a teacher. Our aim is to help any child of any ability to progress and develop a curiosity and love for learning.

Your local Instructor will set work for your child at just the right level, enabling them to build confidence in their abilities and progress their maths and English skills in small, manageable steps through daily study. They will visit their local study centre twice a week for sessions with their Instructor. This allows the Instructor to tailor and adapt each child’s study plan to their abilities, through observing their progress and fluency at each level. Our study programmes are individualised to each child to help them establish strong learning foundations and a positive learning experience, to build skills and confidence for their future.

Hello, I'm Mary Phung-Wells and I am the Instructor at the Garston Study Centre. After 12 years of teaching physics in a secondary school, an opportunity arose to start up a new Kumon study centre not far from home. I have always loved working in education and Kumon allowed me to continue that with the focus on developing children as self-learners, at a pace and level that suits them.

My own children are studying the Kumon programmes and they will start secondary school with an advanced level of English and maths which will enable them to excel in all subject areas. They will enjoy school and have more time for extra curricular pursuits because the academic requirements will be met without difficulty. Working things out for themselves will be second nature, and as a parent I know that they will be equipped with the tools needed to be a success at whatever they one day choose to be.

What I believe is most powerful about the Kumon Method of Learning is that it is designed to ensure that children become life-long self-learners, able to deal with the challenges that school and work life will bring so that nothing is ever perceived as impossible or too difficult.

Centre Hours

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday Non-class day

Pricing

One off fee
Registration Fee £35
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £60


Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week


Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does a class take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.
Family waiting area
Early learners section
Independent reading area
Disabled access available
Parking - Free
Public Transport - Bus

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Meriden Community Centre
Garsmouth Way
Watford
WD25 9ET
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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.

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