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The centre was established in 2012 and is situated in the heart of the Glenfield region of Leicester.
Kumon is suitable for all ages and the study centre currently has a range of infant, primary, and secondary age students; the majority of whom study both the English and maths programmes.
The centre places a big emphasis on reading for joy as well as for comprehension. There is a range of books at the centre that students can read to complement their worksheet study.
There are three assistants at the centre who actively support students' learning and who work alongside the Instructor. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and other aspects of adult life.
My name is Vijay Shukla and I am the Instructor at the Leicester, Glenfield Study Centre. I have an extensive professional background as a primary and secondary teacher.
My main motivation for becoming a Kumon Instructor was to have more time to develop students' learning and enjoy the growth of their unlimited potential. Even during my teaching career, I was actively looking for a better system, a more efficient system which could also allow students to learn at their pace and is truly individualised.
I especially treasure those moments when I see Kumon students with that joy and excitement of having understood or worked out a difficult question, a challenging word or mastered a new method of calculation! Truly, with Kumon, the sky is the limit for every student's capability development irrespective of their age, experience and any special needs. A student can start even if they are in pre-school.
I believe in developing wholesome professional relationships with my Kumon parents and treating them as 'a family' so that they feel able to approach me for any of their queries, questions and suggestions. Together everyone achieves more!
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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.
They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.
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.
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.
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