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The centre provides maths and English programmes for students of all ages and abilities and has been providing a valuable service for the local community since 2002.
Currently, the youngest student is three years old and the oldest is 18. The centre has a friendly but studious atmosphere and there are a team of dedicated assistants on hand to assist students when required.
A number of motivational items are used such as stickers, certificates, prizes and medals. Feedback is given to students each week with praise, encouragement and guidance and feedback is also communicated with parents by phone, email or briefly at class.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
My name is Carol Brenner and I have been Instructor at the Islington Study Centre since 2002.
I have a degree in mathematics, and worked in IT for many years, firstly as a programmer, then as a business analyst and project manager. I decided to become a Kumon Instructor as I was looking for a career that allowed me to work for myself, whilst enabling me to do maths on a regular basis, as I love maths; Kumon fitted the bill perfectly.
All three of my children studied Kumon when they were younger, so I have seen first-hand the benefits of long-term Kumon study.
Being an Instructor is very rewarding as I constantly see my students developing their maths and English skills to their full potential, as well as seeing them grow and mature, and becoming true self-learners.
I am constantly learning from my students and regularly updating my own skills by frequently attending conferences, workshops and study groups with fellow Kumon Instructors. I have received awards for nurturing students through to completion of the programmes, as well as long-service awards which celebrate the commitment I dedicate to my centre.
If you would like to give your child a head-start in life, contact me for more information and to make an appointment for an assessment.
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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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