Lester Brenner - Stoke Newington
Lester Brenner

About this centre

The Kumon Stoke Newington Study Centre was opened in 2003, and is now a thriving and important part of the local community. The majority of students live in the local area and attend local schools. The study centre has a friendly atmosphere and a dedicated team of classroom assistants who are on hand to assist maths and English students if required. Over 50% of current students are studying work that is advanced for their age.

The unique Kumon maths and English programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study. The Stoke Newington study centre currently has students of all ages and abilities, with the youngest student being three years old and the oldest student being 18 years old.

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.

Unlike the process of a traditional tuition provider, Kumon encourages students to take their learning into their own hands. The role of the Kumon Instructor is to provide guidance, support and encouragement, allowing the student to develop their own independent learning strategies.

Hello. My name is Lester Brenner and I have been an Instructor since 2003.

I was first inspired by the Kumon programmes when my own children started. From seeing the benefits they received, I decided that I would become an Instructor in order to offer more children the same opportunity. I am very passionate about teaching and this enthusiasm to help children is my main motivation.

The most rewarding part of being an Instructor has been seeing students become independent, confident individuals and through my support, their outlook to their future studies has been enhanced. Many of my students have completed both the Kumon Maths and English Programmes and gone on to universities and are now working as professionals. The positive feedback I receive from both students and parents makes it a rewarding experience.

Class Times

Monday 15:45 - 17:45
Tuesday Non-class day
Wednesday 15:45 - 17:45
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday Non-class day
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £30
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £65

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
 How long does study take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is down to each individual and their current study level. Class times displayed may include a combination of in-centre and online class sessions. Please contact your Instructor for further details.
Public Transport - Train
Early learners section
Disabled access available
Family waiting area
Public Transport - Bus

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St. Michaels and All Angels Church
Fountayne Road
N16 7ED
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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.

Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.

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