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I have worked in education in a variety of roles, the last of which was a learning mentor in a catholic secondary school. This involved working closely with children to remove their barriers with learning and help them achieve academic success. Prior to this, I worked at Queen Mary's Grammar School in Walsall.
I was attracted to the idea of becoming a Kumon Instructor because this enabled me to work with children of all ages to help them to become confident and able students who, with guidance, can maximise their full potential.
I have a genuine respect for the Kumon programmes, having had my own daughter work through the Kumon Maths Programme for some years. I have watched her self-confidence in her ability grow from strength to strength.
I love forward to welcoming you to the Wednesfield Study Centre.
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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