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The centre was established in 1995. The current age range of students at the centre is four to 16 years old, however, Kumon is suitable for all ages and abilities. Many students at the centre have gone onto gain scholarships, pass entrance exams, go on to study A-level maths and go on to use the skills they have learnt at Kumon in further education.
The classes run throughout the year including school holidays and children are expected to study every day and to do their corrections daily too.
Whilst in the centre, children will be observed, guided and if necessary, helped with their work. There are five excellent assistants at the centre who work alongside the Instructor to help mark and assist with these aspects of class.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
Hello, my name is Carole Coulson-Gilmer and I am the Instructor at the Haslemere Study Centre.
My attention turned to education when I had children. I saw it as the most important aspect of their lives and felt that helping them to do their best would give them opportunities in the future.
I worked on a voluntary basis at my children’s primary school and found that I really enjoyed helping children develop academically and personally through encouragement and support. This was when I first came across Kumon. I could see how it would help my children reach their potential. Kumon taught my children how to study and gave them extra confidence in mathematics and English.
My assistants and I keep the atmosphere at the centre friendly, and hope that children enjoy coming and find it a rewarding and positive experience. My role is to guide and motivate students through the programmes, and to set goals and targets with them so that the children take some ownership of their own learning.
Progress is always celebrated and certificates are awarded when children move up to the next level. Children get a real sense of achievement as they realise that what they have found difficult today will become easy tomorrow.
Kumon is well worth the investment.
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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.