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My name is Jacky Steel and I am the Instructor at the Swaffham study centre. I took over the centre having already worked here as a class assistant.
I have always been passionate about nurturing children to reach their learning potential and fostering in them a love of learning. I decided to become a Kumon Instructor because I felt that Kumon was something which would help me to achieve this. Before coming to Kumon, I was a teacher in the local area. I have taught all age ranges, from nursery through primary to secondary level and loved every stage! It seemed a natural progression to focus on a supplementary learning programme which is tailored to the individual, whatever age or ability they may be. I like the way the programme is so progressive and allows students to make tiny steps on their journey forward. Skills are given time to be embedded and the student moves on when they are ready.
The most rewarding element of my role is seeing children’s confidence build and their ability grow. I love watching children discover they can do something new and that they can manage it by themselves.
I really look forward to working with you and your child to help them achieve their full potential.
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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