About this centre
The Kumon Perth Study Centre is one of the longest standing centres in the UK and has been helping the children of Perth for over 25 years. It offers maths and English programmes to young people of all ages and abilities, through a combination of in centre attendance and daily home study. Currently our students range in age from three to 17 years old.
The centre was honoured to be chosen as the Scottish centre to feature in national advertising. If you go to the bottom of this page and click on 'Meet the Gortons', you'll see the resulting video and hopefully learn a bit more about Kumon from myself and one of my Kumon families.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Study programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised study. This allows students to study at their own pace, not the pace of the class.
The centre has a friendly atmosphere, which is conducive to learning and a dedicated team on hand to assist maths and English students, if required. Most of the team are past Kumon students themselves and together our aim is to develop independent learning but that doesn't happen overnight. To bridge this gap, we run a skills table for new and early learners, where with the support of the team, students can develop the skills required to achieve this.
Kumon maths and English programmes focus on strengthening essential academic skills. However, uniquely we go one step further, by developing the independent study skill needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life. In Kumon, students learn how to learn and that can be life changing.
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.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
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To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is down to each individual and their current study level. Class times displayed may include a combination of in-centre and online class sessions. Please contact your Instructor for further details.
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Most Popular Questions
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.