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The centre was established in 1993, with the current Instructor taking over the centre in 2013.
The Instructor is supported by six class assistants who are all graduates and support with the marking and recording of students work, working with early learners and newly enrolled students. The assistants are all currently studying the programmes and are, therefore, able to support students with their Kumon journeys.
The youngest student currently studying at the centre is three years old and the oldest is 14, however Kumon is available to students of all ages and abilities. The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
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.
We have a parent communication book and a post box for any comments to be placed in; any queries or questions that are placed in the post box are followed up after class.
Hi, my name is Yemi and I became the Instructor of the Kumon Wakefield North Study Centre in April 2013.
My nephew has been studying on the Kumon programmes for a number of years and this has given me first-hand experience in seeing the benefits and results of the programmes. Through studying the Kumon programmes, my nephew had the ability to read at a very young age, recited numbers one to 50 very quickly and then started writing the numbers. The reports that he receives from school are always good, especially in maths and English. My nephew often says that he wants to be a doctor or a pharmacist and to achieve that he must always complete his Kumon each day.
One of the things that inspired and motivated me to become a Kumon Instructor was seeing how quickly my nephew’s study skills and confidence improved. Another factor was that I wanted to make a contribution to society and to students learning.
Being a Kumon Instructor is really rewarding and it really motivates me when I see students progressing. The most satisfying thing in life is the opportunity to contribute to the development of others and Kumon affords me this opportunity.
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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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