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My name is Tayo and I have always had a passion for children so as a result I started my own children's club at the age of 21. When my children were born, I could feel a gap in their education that I wanted to fill. Hence, I put my children through the Kumon programmes. After two years, I had seen my children improve in their studies by giving them the confidence to learn for themselves. Their achievement motivated me to open the Smethwick Study Centre.
Through running the Smethwick Study Centre, I have seen how children can improve in their studies. Students are encouraged to be independent in the centre and improve on overall study skills like concentration and focus as well as learning the core topics of numeracy and literacy. Every child's academic ability is different, but each child has the ability to move forward and progress on the programmes.
A large part of my job is motivation – helping the parents to help their children to achieve their potential. I always say to the children at enrolment that the real reward for their hard work is doing better at school and as soon as they see their improvement, they know it is true.
Kumon is a self-learning programme with each student receiving 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, either in the centre or their online class, making sure that work is set at the right level and that they are developing at the right pace.
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 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.
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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