Alex Gorringe

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KUMON App Available 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.

For a friendly, no obligation chat about how Kumon can help your child, or to book a free assessment, please text, ring or Whatsapp Alex Gorringe on 07958 009226, email on, or book a phone call at a time that's convenient for you by clicking here

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. 

At the Poole East Kumon Centre, we offer two face-to-face and one online class each week. The face-to-face classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 3.45pm to 5.45pm at St George’s Church Hall in Oakdale, and the online class is held on Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm. Students only come to class once a week, and don’t stay for the entire session, but “drop-in” for approximately 20 minutes if they are studying just one subject or 40 minutes if they are studying both (though this does vary depending on the student’s age) at a time that is convenient for you. Students can start at the study centre from as young as three 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.

This study centre is proud to offer KUMON App. Click here for more details.

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 keen to do everything they possibly can to help their children to develop their potential. 

I can help not only with your children’s fundamental maths and English skills, but also with their confidence, concentration and enjoyment of learning. I can tailor a programme of daily maths and English worksheets for every child, specific to their needs, and promise to support them on every step of their Kumon journey.

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

Class Times

Monday 15:45 - 17:45
Tuesday 15:45 - 17:45
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
Parking - Free

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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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