Kanika Paterson
118 Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JG
5.0 from 8 reviews

About this centre

KUMON App Available Online Class Available In-Centre Class Available
Note: In-centre & online class days and times 
  • Wednesday: 14:00 to 18:00 (In-centre, face to face only)
  • Thursday: 14:00 to 18:00 (In-centre, face to face only) 
  • Friday: 12:00 to 16:00 (In-centre, face to face only)
  • Friday: 14:30 to 17:30 (Online)
  • Saturday: 09:30 to 13:00 (Online)
  • Saturday: 14:30 to 17:00 (In-centre, face to face only) 
At the Kumon Leith Study Centre, we value each and every student and do our best to ensure that they get their individualised support, so that children realise their true potential, whether In-centre or through online study.

I look forward to working with you and your amazing children.

This study centre is proud to offer KUMON App. Click here for more details.
My name is Kanika Paterson and I run the Kumon Corstorphine and Leith Study Centres. I previously worked as an area manager within the Kumon Scotland region. However, my journey as a Kumon Instructor started in 2004 as the founding member of Kumon India, I opened the first Kumon centre there and later became an Instructor at company owened centres in New Delhi. Over the years I have acquired training in London, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

I have studied MA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Project Management and Business from University of Virginia and Open University and German Language from Ruprecht-Karls University Germany.

I've always had a strong passion for educating and motivating young people after witnessing my mother inspire many children as a school principal. My first Kumon student was my nephew, who has now completed both programmes. Witnessing his academic ability grow cemented my belief in the Kumon method and individualised study. Kumon enables every child to unlock their full potential through building their confidence, self-esteem that enables them to become independent learners. At my centre students start Kumon study from their just right level and study at their own pace, hence why children thrive and excel in school. Many of my students are also working above their school grade level.

In order to ensure that students meet their learning objectives, I hold regular feedback sessions with Parents/Guardians/Carers, to discuss their progress since they joined and plan their future goals. Team-work is important to ensure that all children get proper support and enjoy learning.

I also take great pride in doing various things to motivate my students. At the Kumon Leith Study Centre, we celebrate the hard work of all students by hosting awards and merit ceremony twice a year. 

I am available anytime via email or mobile to discuss the progress and enrolment of all children.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 14:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
14:30 - 17:30
Saturday 09:30 - 13:00
14:30 - 17:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £35
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £75

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
 How long does study take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is down to each individual and their current study level. Class times displayed may include a combination of in-centre and online class sessions. Please contact your Instructor for further details.
Disabled access available
Family waiting area
Early learners section
Parking - Free
Public Transport - Bus

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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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