About this centre
The Kumon Study Centre in Carrigaline, established in October this year, is available to students of all ages and learning abilities. Through the Kumon programmes, we aim to bring out the best in every child. The Kumon Method helps develop strong study habits such as: concentration, perseverance, time management and a positive attitude toward learning from mistakes. The maths Programme develops skills to help students progress from counting through to calculus. The English programme starts with phonics and progresses through to advanced reading comprehension. Both programmes give children foundational abilities to ensure they are successful in all subjects at school.
We create individualised lesson plans so each student works at a comfortable pace. Students attend class at the centre up to twice a week and are given worksheets to complete on days they don’t. The daily worksheets take up to 30 mins per subject, and develop ability and proficiency in small manageable steps. Students are encouraged to overcome problems they come across themselves, helping them to develop independent learning skills and prevent over-reliance on a teacher, in this sense Kumon differs from traditional teaching methods. The centre itself is a calm, focussed environment where independence and concentration are encouraged.
I have always wanted to have my own business and in more recent years, wanted to do something that would involve supporting children. I graduated from UCD with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in 1993 and have spent the last 25 years in industry working in London and Cork in various Quality and Operations Management roles. My various roles in industry involved managing people and global projects, which has helped me develop very strong organisational skills, adequately preparing me to set up my own business.
My three children have studied the Kumon programmes for a number of years and I have seen significant improvements in their academic ability and STens scores, and as such have watched them grow in confidence.
When embarking on an alternative career, I felt nothing would be more rewarding than being part of a child’s academic development, helping children who are struggling at school gain in confidence, encouraging students who are excelling at school further challenge themselves, thus helping children reach their full potential.
I have always loved maths and chose to study engineering because of the high maths and applied maths focus. I believed opening a Kumon centre would allow me to share my love of maths and bring my 25 years of management experience from the corporate world to the all-important discipline of education, and be part of preparing tomorrow’s leaders for a very competitive world.
|Thursday||16:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 11:00|
To get your child started with Kumon study you will pay a one off registration fee to register them as a student
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.
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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.
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.