Alex Gorringe

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The Kumon Maths and English Programmes seek to pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, daily study.

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 university, employment and other aspects of adult life.

In addition to completing their Kumon maths and/or English worksheets every day at home, your child will also attend one of our classes once a week. They won’t attend the entire session, but will simply “drop-in” for about 30 minutes or an hour, depending on whether they are studying just one or both subjects. Students can start at the study centre from as young as four years old (as soon as they have started at school) and can stay with us throughout their GCSEs and beyond.

Following a free assessment, your child will begin at an individual starting point. Their progress through the Kumon programmes will then be tailored to meet their individual needs. Our classes are friendly, with an enthusiastic team of assistants and an excellent staff/student ratio.

My name is Alex Gorringe and I am the Instructor at the Poole East Study Centre.

I first learned about Kumon from friends of mine whose children were studying the maths programme and who were convinced that it was giving their children a massive advantage in school. Slightly sceptical, I enrolled my eldest daughter - within weeks my scepticism had completely vanished and I have been a massive fan of both the Kumon Maths and English Programmes ever since.

When I heard that there was a possibility I might be able to open up a Kumon Study Centre in Poole, I jumped at the chance. My goal is for every student in my centre not only to become fully proficient in maths and English, but also for them to develop a joy of learning and an ability to study independently, blossoming into adults who continue to learn and grow long after they have completed their formal education.

Please do get in contact for further information.

Class Times

Monday 15:45 - 17:45
Tuesday 15:45 - 17:45
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £60
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £60

Your child will attend the Kumon study centre for up to two days a week

Five other sets of work completed at home each week
 How long does study take?
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.
Disabled access available
Family waiting area
Independent reading area
Early learners section
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St. George's Church Hall
Darby's Lane
BH15 3EU
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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.

Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.

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