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My name is Pushpa Kansagra. I started the Milton Keynes, Wolverton Study Centre in 2010. I have always been very passionate about education and strongly believe that every child should be given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential. My background is in scientific research, obtaining a PhD from Oxford University and working as a post-doctoral research fellow at Oxford University and the Open University where I helped graduate students with their research projects.
What attracted me to Kumon was their commitment to individualised study with strong emphasis in giving each child the tools they will need to achieve for themselves.
It has been very rewarding to see my students working well above the school level within six months to one year of starting Kumon. The sense of achievement and accomplishment a child feels at this stage makes me feel very proud and it is at this stage that many of my parents begin to realise that a whole new world of academic opportunities await their children. But more rewarding for me is the way in which I see my students develop in the vital skills of self-learning, confidence, independence and enthusiasm for learning that will really help them succeed in school, university and working life.
I will endeavour to help your child improve his or her concentration, study skills, mastery of a subject, and unlock their true potential.
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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