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The study centre has been running since 2006.
Kumon is suitable for all ages and abilities, and students currently at the study centre range in age from three-and-a-half to 16 years old. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
Classes run on at the centre twice a week and students usually spend approximately 30-45 minutes in the centre.
Through daily study, both at the study centre and independently at home, Kumon goes further than traditional methods of tuition by ensuring students maintain a level of development every day.
There are students who have been at the centre for over five years and almost every month there are new starters. Students work individually although there are plenty of assistants on hand to give guidance and encouragement to students as and when they may need it.
My name is Eliana Blankstone and I have been the Instructor at the Timperley Study Centre since March 2007. After many years as a primary teacher, I went back to university to study for a postgraduate certificate in specific learning difficulties. Following that, I taught children with dyslexia on a one-to-one basis for three years.
During that time, I enrolled my eldest son onto the Kumon programmes and my interest began! Since running my own centre, my two younger children have also benefitted from studying with Kumon. They are all very different in character and ability but what is true for them all is that they have excelled in their Kumon studies. Their concentration spans have increased and they are all more inclined to do their school work and tackle unfamiliar topics without any fuss. This has also translated into their school work with each of them reaching levels of achievement higher than expected.
Seeing the progress made by the students is what inspires me. Having positive feedback from them and their parents is greatly appreciated and I can understand and empathise with them through the inevitable peaks and troughs!
Kumon is a long term programme so it is never too early to start the programme! If you are interested, please give me a ring!
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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.
Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.