Kelly Skinner
Startastic Studio, Park Road, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1LT
5.0 from 10 reviews

About this centre

Free Trial available Ofsted Registered Online Class Available Childcare vouchers accepted

As an Ofsted registered centre, parents can make considerable savings through the various schemes.

Scheme* Savings Monthly Subject Fee**
Childcare Vouchers Up to 30% £45.50
Tax-Free Childcare 20% £52.00
Working Tax Credit Up to 70% £19.50
*Potential savings are dependent on individual circumstances and cannot be guaranteed.
**Based on full saving on a £65 monthly subject fee

The Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes enable children of any age and ability to develop key foundations for learning. Our unique study method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop ability and fluency before moving on to the next topic. Kumon study is not based on school curriculum or age, allowing children the flexibility to revisit and build skills where they need to and progress beyond school level where their ability allows. Unlike traditional tuition, Kumon study fosters students’ skill in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.

Your child will be assessed to enable their Instructor to set work at just the right level for them. Through daily worksheet study they develop ability and fluency. Your child will visit their local study centre for study sessions up to twice a week, where their Instructor will observe their learning growth and set work accordingly.

Kumon’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner.

The centre benefits from sufficient, unrestricted free parking opposite the centre. 

We look forward to welcoming you at the centre.

Hello, my name is Kelly Skinner and I am the Instructor of the Kumon Whitley Bay Study Centre.

In 1996, I graduated from the University of Sunderland with a degree in teaching and have been teaching in a primary school for 18 years. I have worked with students of all ages and abilities and have taught all curriculum subjects.

I decided to become a Kumon Instructor after seeing the huge difference that the Kumon programmes have made to my daughter. The maths programme has helped boost her confidence and develop the right study skills to help her tackle challenges with independence. She loves being able to work out calculations by herself, giving her a great sense of achievement.

Many of the students that I have worked with have lacked confidence and struggled at school and I have found it really motivating to see these children improving and achieving in their studies as a result of their hard work. I look forward to the students sharing their school success stories with me and to see how proud they are of their own achievements.

I look forward to welcoming families into the centre and setting the children off on their Kumon journeys!

In Centre Class Times

Monday Non-class day
Tuesday 15:30 - 18:30
Wednesday Non-class day
Thursday Non-class day
Friday Non-class day
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Sunday Non-class day


One off fee
Registration Fee £40
What is the Registration Fee?
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
Per month
Per subject £65

Children attend regular classes either at the study centre or online

Daily worksheets designed for at home and in centre learning
 How long does study take?
The time taken to complete a day's work may be around 30 minutes per subject. The study time is completely down to each individual and the level of the programme they are currently at.
Family waiting area
Public Transport - Train
Disabled access available
Parking - Free
Public Transport - Bus

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Startastic Studio
Park Road
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE26 1LT
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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.

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.

Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.

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