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Hello, my name is Kay Tar and I am the Instructor at the Kumon Yeovil Study Centre.
I saw the Kumon Maths and English Programmes advertised in a local library, and enrolled my son in both. As a parent, I loved that I could see what he had done each day and I felt that Kumon was benefitting him tremendously. When we decided to move back to Somerset, I applied to become a Kumon Instructor.
I set up the Yeovil Study Centre in May 2004. Since then I have had many highlights. I have enjoyed growing the study centre from my one child to over 100 students and hearing how my earliest young students are enjoying university.
My greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the smile of a student's “a-ha” moment. Being of a scientific disposition, I love to be curious and find things out and it gives me great joy to see my students working out something they didn't know before, with minimal guidance. I love the structure of the programmes. Most of all, I love that each class and each student brings new variations and keeps Kumon's vast experience fresh and relevant for today's world.
I look forward to welcoming you to the 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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