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My name is Jacqui Knowles.
In January 2015, I enrolled my two older children onto the Kumon Maths and English Programmes. When my youngest son started school in September 2015, I knew that the time was right for me to pursue my career with Kumon.
I began working in the Kumon Midsomer Norton Study Centre alongside the Instructor and her two senior assistants. This gave me an opportunity to further my own knowledge of how children learn, as well as sharpen my academic skills in maths and English, from Key Stage 1 through to A level. From January 2016, I assumed the role of the senior maths assistant, whilst beginning the Kumon Instructor training programme.
It is a pleasure to see students confidently tackling the worksheets and realising that they have unlimited potential. Having seen this first hand with my own children, it is an amazing and incredibly rewarding experience witnessing it as an Instructor.
I very much look forward to meeting you and helping your child develop and progress. If you would like any further information to help you decide if Kumon is right for your family, please contact me.
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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