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Are you looking for maths and English tuition? Do you want your child to be more confident with their studies at school? Are they struggling or would you like them to be challenged more? Whatever the reason, the unique Kumon Maths and English Programmes pursue the potential of each child by developing confident, independent learners through individualised daily study.
The programmes are suitable for all ages and abilities. The Widnes Study Centre is located at Ditton Community Centre, where you can be sure of a warm welcome and a comfortable environment for students and their parents/guardians.
Friendly and child-focussed assistants help the Instructor, Jennie Harrison, create a positive environment which supports student progress. All assistants are DBS checked.
Students attend class once or twice a week, allowing Jennie to support each child and observe them to ensure their individualised work is at the just-right level of difficulty. For parents and guardians, the large waiting area in reception has seating, toilets, a drinks machine and books to keep your other children occupied.
Hello, I'm Jennie Harrison, the Instructor at the Widnes Study Centre. I was delighted to open the Study Centre in October 2011. I was particularly excited by how the Kumon programmes enable students to work at their own pace and to the best of their abilities.
Previously a maths teacher and school governor (and parent), I’ve witnessed how some children find it difficult to keep up at school, so it's great to be able to ensure that my Kumon students make progress by thoroughly mastering one topic before moving on.
It’s also very rewarding to see them excited to face new challenges with their can-do attitude. The best part of my job is to see the students grow in confidence, ability and independence. I can see this not only by what they report is happening in school but also by observing them. It may just be in their eye contact or how they walk or hold their head but it definitely shows. Their academic achievements are evidenced but it is this blossoming that really gives me a buzz.
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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.