Alex Gorringe

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Online Class Available In-Centre Class Available

The Kumon Maths and English Programmes seek to pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, daily, home 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 our weekly classes.  During the Covid-19 crisis, we are offering three online classes each week, and children can attend any or all of them. These online classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.00am to 12.00pm, and on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

Once lockdown is over, children will be able to choose between online classes and our “normal” classes, which are held at St George’s Church Hall in Oakdale, Poole, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3.45pm to 5.45pm. Children don’t attend the entire session but simply “drop-in” once a week 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 and can stay with us throughout their GCSEs and A Levels.

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 Kumon Poole East Centre.

As a mum of three and a Kumon Maths and English instructor, I speak to parents every day who are anxious about their children falling behind with their studies at this challenging time. 

I can help. I can help not only with your children’s fundamental maths and English skills, but also with their confidence, concentration and enjoyment in learning. I can tailor a programme of daily maths and English worksheets for every child, specific to their needs, and I can promise I will see them in our online classes up to three times a week to give support and encouragement and to keep them from falling behind with their school work. When lockdown is lifted, you will be able to choose between online classes and our ‘normal’ weekly classes, at St George’s Church Hall in Oakdale.

I have been running the Kumon Poole East Study Centre for over six years and have a fabulous team of assistants. We welcome children from the age of four all the way up to 17 and offer expertise up to A-Level in both maths and English. 

Class Times

Monday 15:45 - 18:00
Tuesday 15:45 - 18:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £65
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 £65

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
 How long does study take?
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.
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 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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