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The Kumon Livingston Study Centre is based at the Beveridge Square in central Livingston. The Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child, developing their ability, confidence and nurturing their independence.
Our dedicated team of staff welcome students of all ages and abilities from Livingston and surrounding areas. Students attend the centre for approximately 20-30 minutes per subject once or twice a week, and your class day/arrival time will be arranged at your initial assessment meeting.
The centre fosters a positive, encouraging atmosphere, and focuses on developing excellent study skills as an integral part of the Kumon programmes. The centre also has a great deal of experience of working with pre-school children.
Through daily study, both at the study centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.
Following a free assessment your child will begin on the programmes at an individually set starting point, laying a solid foundation for effective learning. Their progress through the programmes will be tailored to their individual needs, ensuring your child continues to grow and achieve.
My name is Ella Ritchie and I have been running the Kumon Livingston Study Centre since 2009. I have an MA degree in maths and English from the University of Glasgow, and worked as an accountant.
I’m proud to be an Elite Kumon Instructor, based on the high quality of instruction and student progress at my centre. I have presented at Kumon conferences to fellow Kumon Instructors from around the world.
I strongly believe in individualised learning, and place a great deal of importance on developing strong study skills. I’m fortunate to be able to work with students of all abilities to help them to achieve their full potential.
Every year we recognise the achievements of all students studying at the Livingston centre at our Annual Awards Ceremony. This is always an inspirational and enjoyable event, as we reflect on the hard work and achievements of our students throughout the past year.
I like to keep in regular contact with parents/carers to keep them informed of their child’s progress. Formal progress meetings take place before the summer holidays, and parents/carers are always welcome to contact me at any time outside of class by email or telephone to discuss their child’s progress.
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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.
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 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.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
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