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The centre first opened in 2008 and is based in Romford Library which encourages a love of reading in the students.
The Rush Green Study Centre is unique, as every student is allocated an hourly time slot and the maximum number of students attending each hour is no more than 16. There is an excellent student to assistant ratio at the centre; there are four assistants working with 16 students and there are five members of staff including the Instructor.
There is also a special slot for younger learners under the age of six years old, where they can receive one-to-one instruction and guidance. Kumon caters for all ages and abilities, and the current age range at the study centre is from four to 14 years old; although there has also been a three-year-old student attending before. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.
Hello, I'm Gaitry Bhogal, the Kumon Instructor for the Rush Green Study Centre. I have been a Kumon Instructor for over five years and I thoroughly enjoy my role.
I was motivated to become a Kumon Instructor as I have always wanted to do something through which I can benefit my local community; and I am passionate about helping children to develop into better individuals so that they can help humanity improve in the future!
I have teaching experience in a secondary school and I have completed a degree, a master's degree and a PGCE. My qualifications have helped me to develop teaching skills and the ability to apply knowledge. Another very important skill I have acquired is the ability to work with students of different abilities at the same time; this is very important as a Kumon Instructor.
I am also a Kumon parent. I have two daughters and will be supporting both of them on their Kumon journeys. I have learnt a lot through being a Kumon parent; I can see the challenges and the triumphs, and this has also enhanced my Kumon instruction skills.
The most rewarding element of my role is seeing the light of transformation in children's characters through studying Kumon.
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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.