Ruth Hobson

About this centre

The centre opened in 2012.

Kumon is suitable for all ages and abilities, and students currently attending the centre range from five to 15 years old. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.

There are three assistants at the centre, all of whom are either studying A-Level maths or English at the college.

Through daily study, both at the study centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.

Hi, my name is Ruth and I am the Kumon Instructor for the Rotherham Study Centre. I joined Kumon in 2012 after working for ten years as a planning solicitor at Rotherham and Doncaster Councils. I have a degree in languages (French and German) and post-graduate qualifications in Political Sociology and Law. I am a qualified secondary school teacher, and I spent some years in the 1990s teaching A-levels (Law, Politics and Sociology) in a sixth form college in London.

I came across the Kumon programmes after taking early retirement. I decided to become an Instructor because it would give me the opportunity to work with children of all ages in two of the most important subjects in the school curriculum – English and maths.

Another very important factor for me was Kumon's emphasis on developing a child's independent learning skills. I have always believed strongly in the power of self-learning; that any individual can fulfil their potential if they have the right attitude and the right study skills. I have now seen the way that Kumon builds confidence and improves concentration, even in the very young.

For me, helping to develop independent learners is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a Kumon Instructor.

Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £25
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

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.

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Thomas Rotherham College
Moorgate Road
South Yorkshire
S60 2BE
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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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