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The Kumon Stourbridge Study Centre was established in 2005.
We currently support pre-school, primary and secondary school aged students, and students beyond school age. However, it doesn't matter how old you are, as Kumon work is tailored to each individual. Similar to other tuition providers their maths and English abilities will improve and in addition develop the study skills, confidence and can-do attitude vital to success.
In 2015 the centre started to work closely with local schools and was invited to move into Pedmore Technology College. Here the centre has grown and is well known among the local community supporting over 200 local children pursue their potential child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
The centre is recognised as a forerunner in building strong working relationships with local schools. We have had huge success in particular with Ham Dingle Primary School. Monitoring pupils’ progress together has had a positive impact on their development and helped the school and centre to understand how we can both complement each other. We have jointly presented to head teachers and other Kumon Instructors from around the UK, sharing our working relationship to encourage other like-minded educators to work together. We were recently nominated for a Midlands Education Awards.
Students can attend the centre up to twice a week, for around 30-40 minutes per subject, here they will be introduced to new concepts and supplementary activities to support their homework which is completed daily.
My Name is Lisa Sheldon I have been the Instructor for the Stourbridge Study Centre since 2010.
I was a Police Officer for 18 years specialising in child protection before retiring on medical grounds. Initially I started working as a class assistant here at the Stourbridge Study Centre, when my own daughter started her Kumon journey. Over time I started to see her grow in confidence and her maths ability strengthened each day. She is now working above her school age.
I love being a Kumon Instructor knowing that I am helping local children learn valuable life skills as well as improving their academic ability and more importantly to believe in themselves.
As well as myself I have team of handpicked classroom assistants who are all gifted and talented in either maths or English or have/are studying very advanced levels within the Kumon maths and English programmes.
My adult assistants work with our Reception and infant aged students on their mental arithmetic skills and reading. By having a multifaceted range of assistants, it helps the students to be mentored by a team of high achieving individuals.
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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.
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