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Kumon has been in Salisbury for more than 15 years and offers maths and English programmes to students of all ages and abilities.
Current students at the study centre are aged between four and 18 years old. The centre has four assistants who work alongside Andy, the Instructor, to support the students’ development.
Kumon should not be considered a traditional tuition provider as, rather than ‘teaching’ students, we encourage them to become independent learners who feel confident in their own abilities and able to face unfamiliar work.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Having worked at a senior level in the IT industry for many years, I had sadly noted a gradual decline in proficiency in some of the written communication and basic numeracy skills of many younger colleagues.
I knew I wanted to play a small part in improving this situation and, ready for a career change after 25 years in the industry, I began to look at teaching. As a parent of two sons, I had always enjoyed facilitating their learning and watching as each small step lead onto the next, so, knowing I could make a difference, I enrolled to complete my PGCE and teach in the classroom.
It was almost at this same time that the opportunity to re-open the Salisbury Study Centre arose and I chose to become a Kumon Instructor. The maths and English results that Kumon study can help achieve, as well as the emphasis the programme places on developing independent learning were both compelling to me.
I look forward to working with you to support your child's progression, to nurture their ability to learn and to enable them to meet their true potential.
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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.
They don't. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student's needs, not on how old they are.
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.
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.
The registration and monthly fee varies slightly from centre to centre. Click here to find the fees for your local study centre.