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My name is Karmi Martin and I am the Instructor at the Kumon Kings Heath Study Centre.
Like most parents I wanted to ensure I was doing everything I could to help my two boys realise their potential, and researched what help might be available to achieve this. I was thrilled to discover the Kumon Method of Learning, and the more I looked at the programmes, the more enthusiastic I became about them.
As a Kumon Instructor, I am passionate about ensuring every child reaches their full, individual potential and that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. I also aim that, in addition to the knowledge they will gain, they will develop the capacity and confidence to learn independently, and that such knowledge and skills will continue to be used long after they have completed Kumon.
I am lucky to have an enthusiastic team of nine assistants, especially selected because of their knowledge of maths and English. They excel in their ability to motivate the students with their love of learning and methodically progress through the Kumon programmes. Most of the assistants are students at two local grammar schools and I feel that our Kumon students benefit greatly from being surrounded by, and assisted by, a team of such high achieving young people.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving 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, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
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 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.
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.
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