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Established in 2012, the Kumon Jesmond Study Centre is located in permanent premises with bright, modern, purpose-built classrooms, providing a quiet and motivating learning environment for students. There is a waiting room for parents with refreshments, free wi-fi and activities to keep younger siblings occupied.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Current students at the centre range from three to 16 years old.
Students are supported in class by a team of assistants. The Instructor and senior assistants are at the centre throughout the day, so parents may arrange to call in to discuss their child’s progress.
Through daily study, both at the centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.
There are four class days a week to choose from, and children under five may attend outside normal class times by prior arrangement. All students are encouraged to attend twice a week to receive the full benefits of the Kumon programmes and they are usually in the centre for around 30 minutes per subject studied.
Students attend the Jesmond Study Centre from local schools and those further afield.
Hello, my name is Natalie Taylor and I’m the Instructor at the Kumon Jesmond Study Centre.
OriginalIy from Liverpool, I’ve lived in Jesmond for over 20 years since coming to Newcastle to study at university. I obtained a first class degree in Mathematics and went on to teach maths in secondary schools before opening the Kumon Jesmond Study Centre in September 2012.
Being a Kumon Instructor is a fantastic job. It's wonderful to see children grow in confidence when they can do something they once found difficult. Every one of my students is wonderfully unique and it is so rewarding to see them develop as individuals who can organise and prioritise their time, and manage their Kumon homework around their schoolwork; skills which are invaluable at school, university and beyond.
Having instructed hundreds of students and observed their maths, English, concentration and study skills improve, I’m continually impressed by what children can achieve once they’ve been given the necessary skills.
In January 2015, we moved from a local church hall to our current commercial premises. We have excellent facilities with lots of class sessions to choose from.
I look forward to working with you and your children to help them reach their full potential.
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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.