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The Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes enable students of all ages and abilities to achieve. Our aim is for each and every child to become an independent, advanced learner, with a positive attitude to study.
The Kumon Sevenoaks Study Centre has been open since 1993 and moved to its current location in 2006. The programmes help students from preschoolers through to A level students. We currently have students aged from four to 16 years old.
Our classroom assistants support and guide students through their work encouraging them to develop independent study skills by carefully reading instructions and examples written on the worksheets before starting to complete their work. Students’ daily Kumon work is set individually so they are studying at just the right level to move through the programmes at an optimal pace, developing ability and independence.
Parents have a vital role in ensuring they support their children at home with their Kumon study, ensuring work is completed, timed and marked every day to aid smooth progress through the Kumon programmes.
The Sevenoaks study centre is run from the Kippington Centre, which can be found next door to St Mary’s Church in Kippington Road.
Welcome! My name is Mandy Yarnold and I have been the Instructor at the Sevenoaks study centre for 17 years. Before that I worked as an assistant at the centre.
I first came across Kumon 24 years ago when I enrolled my sons onto the programmes. I saw my sons increase in confidence through completing their daily work. Kumon improved their ability to persevere when the work became more challenging by improving their self-learning skills and increasing their stamina. Kumon became part of our morning routine and soon not only were the boys completing their schoolwork more easily and quickly but they began to work ahead of their school year work; showing and achieving their potential.
The study skills my sons learnt and mastered not only stood them in good stead at school but they are lifelong skills that continue to be of relevance even now that they are in their twenties. Through this experience, I realised how truly special the Kumon programmes are. I could see for myself that it could truly help every child to develop their potential, whatever that might be. I decided to become a Kumon Instructor and have found this role incredibly rewarding.
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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.