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Hello, my name is Michelle Lo and I have been a Kumon Instructor for over six years. Having worked in the banking industry, in Singapore and the U.K, I am well aware of the importance of maths and English. These are basic filters for prospective employers and even more vital in today's competitive global society.
My first experience with Kumon was through watching my nephew in Singapore, complete the worksheets with such pace and ease. I was amazed not only by his ability but also by his confidence.
Being a Kumon parent, I have seen how Kumon has made a difference in my children’s academic performance and in their ability to grasp and understand new concepts.
I love my job! The children inspire me and watching their expressions, from a three year old counting up to 100 or an 11 year old deciphering factorisation is priceless. I have watched children grow in confidence and perseverance which exudes not just in their academia but also in their social skills.
As an Instructor, I have learnt that if a child is given enough time and patience, there is no ceiling to their potential. As Roosevelt once said, 'We cannot always build the future for our children, but we can build our children for the future.'
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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