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The Kumon Skipton Study Centre was first established in 2002 and has been run by the current Instructor since September 2010. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. Students at the centre are of all ages and abilities; the youngest student at the centre is currently three years old and the oldest student is 16.
Within the classroom itself there is a separate area for newly enrolled students and early learners (very young children). These students work closely with dedicated class assistants on the skills table until they develop good study skills. Once these skills have been developed, the students then work independently in a separate area of the class.
Along with the Instructor, there is a senior class assistant and several class assistants who mark work, record homework and listen to students read and practise their times tables. Some of the class assistants are previous Kumon students who have studied the Kumon programmes to a high level.
Initially each child is given an assessment, the programme is explained in more detail and a study plan is made, which allows the student to build on their current skills, further their knowledge and excel both inside and outside the classroom. Children can attend the centre once or twice a week.
My name is Diane Bayliff and I am the Instructor at the Skipton Study Centre.
I am passionate about education and fully believe that Kumon can help children to develop their potential in maths and English and to become more confident individuals. Since taking over in September 2010, the study centre has grown from around 20 students to around 90.
I have found my new role as a Kumon Instructor extremely enjoyable and very rewarding. The most fulfilling part of being a Kumon Instructor is seeing the children grow in ability and confidence in class but also finding out from parents that they have made huge progress at school or are simply much more confident!
Over the years I have seen many children thrive at Kumon. One of my first students used to really struggle at maths at primary school; she is now working several years above her school level and is top of the class in year 9 at a local grammar school. I am immensely proud of the progress that all my students have made.
I look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Skipton Study Centre. Please don't hesitate to get in touch for further information.
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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.