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The Kumon Ilkley Study Centre was established in 2011. The venue is easily accessible by public transport and on foot and is a short walk from many of the local schools.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. The youngest student currently studying at the centre is four years old and the oldest is currently 14 years old, however Kumon is for students of all ages and abilities. Many of the students that attend the study centre also attend the local schools.
There are a dedicated team of class assistants at the centre, including the senior class assistant who is a retired primary teacher that brings her wealth and experience of working with children to the centre. The assistants work closely with the Instructor to ensure that all students are fully supported.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.
Hello, my name is Sara Muir.
I first heard of Kumon when my friend enrolled her children with Kumon and I saw the benefits of both the maths and English programmes. This prompted me to research Kumon further and also encouraged me to enrol my own daughter onto the maths programme where I quickly began to see an improvement in her multiplication skills.
I became aware that there was an opportunity in Ilkley to become a Kumon Instructor and felt that this was a fantastic opportunity for me to potentially bring Kumon to the local community. I also felt that this fitted in with my educational background.
It is so rewarding and motivational when I see my student’s confidence and skills improve and any anxieties reduce; this includes all of my students, several of whom have educational statements. Communication from the parents of my students has indicated that Kumon has supported them in their school studies and parents are always proud when they come to tell me that their child has moved up a set at school.
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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.