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The Kumon Perth Study Centre has been in operation for over 23 years, offering maths and English programmes to children and young people of all ages and abilities. Currently our students range in age from three to 18 years old.
The unique Kumon Maths and English programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
The atmosphere at the Perth Study Centre is friendly and conducive to learning. Sandra, the Instructor at the centre, is supported by a team of class assistants, many of whom are past Kumon students. Their role is to help mark and record work and also to assist the children with their studies. For new and young students there is a skills table, which is supported by class assistants to help the students with their study skills.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.
For more information, or to book a free assessment, please contact the centre.
Hi, my name is Sandra Ritchie and I have been the Instructor at the Perth Study Centre since 2004.
After teaching physics and maths at secondary level, before taking up a position as a maths lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands, I decided to train to become a Kumon Instructor. I have a strong desire to ensure that every child is given the opportunity to reach their potential, and Kumon has allowed me to achieve this.
I can honestly say that running the Perth Study Centre has been the most rewarding job I have ever had. Every week children and parents tell me of success at school beyond their expectations before starting Kumon. For some children Kumon has been life-changing; for many it has allowed them to grow in confidence, to develop strong study skills and to have the ability to reach their full academic potential.
My two sons started studying Kumon whilst in pre-school, which certainly helped them improve academically as well as build a strong foundation towards their studies. Being a Kumon Instructor and also a Kumon parent has allowed me to experience Kumon from a parent’s perspective.
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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.
The registration and monthly fee varies slightly from centre to centre. Click here to find the fees for your local study centre.