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My name is Naheed Khan and I am the Instructor at the Kumon West Bridgford Study Centre.
My Kumon journey began when my eldest niece started her Kumon journey a couple of decades ago, for a number of years. Seeing her mental maths and language skills develop to a high level, I became curious about the programme itself. My niece, a university graduate now, attributes her solid foundations to Kumon.
Since this time, all of the children in our family have studied with Kumon in various cities- some have been better students than others, but all of them have benefited from the programme.
Before becoming a Kumon Instructor, my professional life was dedicated to developing communication and efficiency operations in large blue-chip organisations around the world.
However, I wanted to focus my skills and attention in to something where I was able to take pride from seeing the direct effect, I had made in someone’s life and so I set up my centre in 2016.
At the West Bridgford study centre, it is very exciting to enable students who are struggling at school, as well as challenging those students who are excelling. Every child’s needs are unique and, therefore, each student’s journey through the Kumon programme(s) is different.
It is extremely rewarding to design the right path for you and your child – this is why I love what I do. However, the most rewarding part of my role is seeing each student excel in ability and confidence.
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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