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Welcome to the Kumon Raynes Park Study Centre which offers maths and English study programmes. The centre opened as the Copse Hill Study Centre in 2004 and has since been renamed.
Our programmes will not only help your child to become a confident learner, they go one step further than traditional maths or English tuition by equipping them with the skills to learn for themselves.
The students at the centre attend a number of different local schools and currently range in age from three to 15. However, the Kumon programmes cater for children of all ages and abilities, and are tailored by the Instructor to suit each child’s current needs and ability through daily study of the maths and/or English worksheets.
The Instructor is supported at the centre by trained assistants. Building a strong foundation in the way children study is vital to enable them to become mature independent learners, allowing them to realise their full potential.
Hi, my name is Claire Hallam and I have been the Instructor at the Raynes Park Study Centre since May 2004. I strongly believe that all children should have the opportunity to excel and fulfil their potential.
Before I became an Instructor, my children studied Kumon and as a Kumon parent I experienced first hand the benefits of the Kumon programmes.
As a city lawyer, I volunteered to listen to children from a primary school in Tower Hamlets read. The children were very excited and enthusiastic about being listened to and this made me realise how rewarding it is to help educate children.
Over the last thirteen years of running my centre, I have seen the positive impact that the Kumon programmes have had on the large number of students that have attended my centre not only in terms of improving their abilities in maths and English, but also in developing their study skills, concentration, motivation and confidence. These skills enable students to become mature, independent learners.
Seeing students succeed is the most rewarding part of my role and I particularly like the fact that I can set each student's work individually so that they can work at their ideal pace.
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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.
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 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.
Both, and every child in between. This is because of our individualised approach to education, which always asks the question: "What is best for this individual child?" Following a diagnostic test, a study plan is set to develop the ability of the child and to progress them beyond the Kumon International Standard (an international approximation of their school level) regardless of their starting point. Kumon welcomes students with special educational needs, gifted and talented children, and all those who believe they can achieve more and fulfil their potential.
Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.