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The centre was established in 2012 and provides tailored study programmes for students of all ages and abilities. The centre has established itself as a key part of the local community, with excellent links to local schools.
Kumon is for all ages and abilities, and the Lisburn Study Centre currently has students enrolled from three to 15 years old. Within the class, there are supplementary maths activities, tables practice; as well as a separate reading area, to help develop English comprehension skills, as well as give spelling practice and reading practice. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through a positive learning environment.
Unlike the process of all ages tuition, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands through informal assessment. The role of the Kumon Instructor is give weekly feedback, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.
So, if you are looking for maths and/or English tuition in the Lisburn area, then Kumon offers so much more, through tailored study programmes designed to meet your child’s needs.
My name is Jennifer Coulter and I have been the Instructor at the Lisburn Study Centre since it was established in 2012.
Before becoming a Kumon Instructor, I worked as a teacher for over five years. I have taught history, politics and learning support in a wide range of secondary schools in both Scotland and Northern Ireland, so I have ample experience in working with young people in a wide range of different schools. Developing confidence in children outside of the classroom has always been a big part of my life.
I was motivated to become a Kumon Instructor because I believe in the potential of children, and I have a desire to work with pupils of all ages and abilities. I love being a Kumon Instructor because I get the opportunity to work with younger students as well as those of secondary school age.
The most rewarding elements of my role are watching the children develop and improve, not only in academic ability, but also in confidence. When I hear from a parent that their child has progressed onto a higher reading group in school, or when I see the child being able to tackle a new concept in class with conviction, then I recognise how much that child is benefiting from the programme.
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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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