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The centre opened in 2000 and offers the Kumon Maths and English Programmes to children of all ages and abilities. It is a thriving, vibrant centre with students currently ranging from four to 18 years old.
The centre is conveniently located in the Sacred Heart Church, very close to the heart of town. The classroom is light and airy, and students enjoy the calm, friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Many students at the centre have gone onto gain scholarships, pass entrance exams, study A-level maths and used the skills they have learnt at Kumon in further education.
Students attend the centre once or twice a week and spend approximately 30 minutes for each subject studied at the centre. The Instructor and the eight trained assistants support students’ learning by observing and guiding them as they study.
In class, new students and young learners work in a dedicated area alongside two assistants, students enrolled on the English programme have their oral reading skills assessed, and those on the maths programme develop their mental arithmetic and times tables skills.
Due to time slotting, there are never any more than fifteen students in class at any given time.
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.
The unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised, advanced study.
My name is Maria Woodford and I am the Instructor at the Waterlooville Study Centre.
I spent a lifetime in education, being a teacher in both state and private schools and a university lecturer. I am educated to post-graduate level (in literature and in law) and education has always been very important to me.
The progress of my daughter Nadia in both the Kumon Maths and English Programmes inspired me to become a Kumon Instructor. She gradually turned into a confident, independent learner who had just started secondary school and was not afraid of challenges lying ahead. This is the most invaluable skill that she has mastered so far.
My ambition and passion is to develop students’ ability to grasp the knowledge and understanding of the subject, as well as develop the necessary study skills which are essential in school and beyond.
My favourite part of being a Kumon Instructor is supporting a child in class when he/she tackles a new topic, overcomes challenges or passes a test. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a sense of achievement on a child’s face.
I am dedicated to setting goals for your child, both academic and non-academic, and providing them with challenges that they need to nurture and grow into a confident, independent learner.
Please give me a call and we will discuss this further.
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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.