About this centre
The Kumon Northfield Study Centre opened in May 2013 and supports children in the local area and surrounding areas in the south of Birmingham. The centre, run by Instructor Alina Loi and her team of Class Assistants, helps children to grow in confidence and truly fulfil their potential.
Children of all ages and abilities are welcome to start their Kumon journey at the Northfield centre. There is a designated area for supported work with our younger students, before eventually moving to the independent study area. Classes run from upstairs in the multiuse Pastoral Centre where there is free parking.
Study of the Kumon Maths and English Programmes help each child develop self-learning skills, enabling them to tackle challenging work without reliance on a teacher.
At Kumon, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and able to face unfamiliar work. These skills will support children to easily grasp new topics in school and approach examinations such as SATs, GCSEs and their 11+ exam in the most effective and efficient ways. Our aim is to help any child of any ability to progress and develop a curiosity and love of learning.
I first began my journey with Kumon as an Area Manager in the Birmingham regional office in May 2010. It was my decision to start a family that prompted the change from Area Manager to starting my own centre. I loved working with the Instructors, helping them to develop their centres however, the balance of being able to work around my daughter and really being at the heart of nurturing students in the centre was what I had realised I wanted to do.
The Kumon Northfield Study Centre opened in May 2013 and the study centre grew from strength to strength. The students continue to inspire and amaze me every day as they embark on their Kumon journeys and I am so grateful to be part of such a fantastic organisation which enables children to truly reach and fulfil their potential.
My daughter began studying the Kumon programmes when she was just two years old and is already in a specialised group for advanced children. Her vocabulary is of a child much older and undoubtedly this is down to Kumon especially with her immense love of books and writing.
I feel privileged and humbled that through the Kumon Method of Learning, I’m able to help the children in my local area build confidence and become independent learners.
|Tuesday||16:00 - 18:00|
|Wednesday||16:00 - 17:30|
|Saturday||10:30 - 12:30|
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Study takes around 30 minutes per subject a day, depending on age and level of the work. At the moment, study is at home but classes will be open for study again as soon as it is safe to do so.
173 Church Road
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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.
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.