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The Slough West Study Centre welcomes students of all ages and abilities, with the majority of students attending local schools and ranging from pre-schoolers to those in secondary school studying A levels. As well as the Instructor, the centre has numerous trained and committed assistants to support the development of the students.
There is a separate area in the centre dedicated entirely for early learners who may need extra guidance in establishing good study habits and independence from the start of the programmes. Dedicated assistants provide the necessary one-to-one support for them. There is also an area for newly enrolled students so that they can be monitored while they get used to class routine.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Similar to other tuition providers the Kumon programmes focus on essential academic skills, but we go one step further by developing a child’s independent study skills, needed for school, university, employment and all other aspects of adult life.
Hello, my name is Sonali Patankar. I am delighted to introduce myself as the Instructor at the Slough West Study Centre.
I do feel that the experience of being a Kumon parent as well as a Kumon Instructor has given me unique insights. My role as an Instructor is to guide and motivate students through the programme, and to set goals and targets together so that the children take some ownership of their own learning. Progress is always celebrated and certificates are awarded when children pass each level.
I am lucky to be supported by a team of bright, motivated assistants and consider them to be a great asset to the centre, helping ensure that support and encouragement are always at hand for our students.
Every day, my students continue to amaze me with their accomplishments which are far beyond what is expected for their age. I am filled with pride each time I see a child who started off at my centre lacking in self-confidence and esteem blossom over the months into a child who shows exceptional progress in maths and English, confidence in their ability and a willingness to keep trying out something new and challenging.
I look forward to welcoming your child to the centre and being a vital part of their Kumon journey.
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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.
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