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My name is Hilary Maddocks and I have been a Kumon Instructor since 2011. I have a degree in mathematics and have previously worked as a GCSE and A-level maths teacher, as well as serving as a learning support tutor for the neurodiverse, before moving on to train to become a Kumon Instructor.
During my time in mainstream education, I became increasingly aware of the number of students lacking basic arithmetic skills and who were dependent on calculators. I started to look for other study approaches which would help children develop their mental arithmetic skills and was very impressed by the Kumon Maths Programme’s unique approach.
I often have students or their parents proudly reporting how they have moved up sets in school, or that they have reached the top of the class when previously they had been struggling. Seeing students develop into confident learners is what makes being a Kumon Instructor so worthwhile.
I look forward to hearing from you and showing you what Kumon can do for your child.
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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