If you live in the Harrogate area you may have noticed the new Kumon Maths and English Education Centre in Westmoreland Street. Kumon is the world’s biggest provider of supplementary education, helping over 4 million children with their studies. You can find out a little bit more about Kumon by the FAQs and answers below. You can try out Kumon with your child for FREE.
At what age can children start Kumon?
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.
How do the Kumon programmes relate to a child’s age?
They don’t. A Kumon student progresses based on their current ability and not their age, although we believe that every child has unlimited potential and can ultimately tackle advanced work through well-paced and individualised instruction. We have children of similar ages studying different material and children of different ages studying the same material. Everything is dependent on the student’s needs, not on how old they are.
How will Kumon help my child with their schoolwork?
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.
How often does a Kumon student attend class and for how long?
Along with daily worksheet practice at home, Kumon students regularly study with their Instructor, either in the centre and/or online. Class typically lasts for about 30 minutes per subject, or for as long as is required to complete their work for the day. This will depend on their current needs and the difficulty of the work.
How will my child’s progress be recognised?
Though the greatest reward a child can receive for their hard work is the confidence to overcome any challenge and the sense of pride for mastering advanced work, we also believe it is important to reward our students for their achievements. Kumon students can achieve numerous awards throughout their journey, to recognise reaching key milestones and studying advanced work for their age. Local and national awards ceremonies are also held, at which students and parents come together to celebrate the achievements of Kumon students.
Can I try Kumon for FREE?
Yes, right now we have a free trial period which enables your child to try Kumon without paying a single penny. Get in touch with David at The Harrogate Kumon Centre and your child will be issued with one week’s worth of worksheets. They can also attend 2 classroom sessions in the centre that week to help establish if Kumon is right for them. You can then decide whether to continue with Kumon with no pressure or obligation to do so whatsoever.
If you would like to find out more about Kumon and how it can help your child please visit our website. Or contact David on 07976 867838 or by e-mail Harrogate@kumoncentre.co.uk . You can also view an informative video about the programme here .