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The Brackenhurst Kumon Study Centre opened in 1998 and now welcomes nearly 250 students either through in centre or online learning, Monday through Thursdays and Saturdays. Our students range in age from four-years and onwards, as the flexible nature of the Kumon Method allows for individualized study based on personal ability. It is the aim of Kumon to develop the potential of every student through expanding their study skills by means of the maths and English programmes. Our goal is to empower our students by developing their ability and confidence to self learn.
Our current instructor, Kathryn Van Meter has been a student of the Kumon program herself and has worked in the Kumon Brackenhurst Centre for over 10 years and spent many years teaching high school mathematics. Kathryn trained under the previous instructor, Jill, who has over 25 years of Kumon experience and continues to work in the centre. Our well-qualified staff hold degrees in Mathematics, Linguistics, and Education.
Our Kumon Centre is located in Roy Campbell Street. There is plenty of parking, and a security guard on duty to ensure the safety of children studying at the Kumon Study Centre. Kathryn and her team of assistants work together to provide an environment of study that encourages each individual student to have a desire and enjoyment of learning. We also stress the development of foundational academic and concentration skills which are necessary for success in higher levels of maths and English. Our Kumon Centre is an open-plan facility that allows us to observe all that is going on at any given time, facilitating an energetic but studious centre which provides a non-threatening and pleasant atmosphere for all.
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 extra lessons 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.
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.
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.
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.