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The Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes enable children of any age and ability to develop key foundations for learning. Our unique study method focuses on enabling children to work independently, giving them confidence in their abilities. They progress through small steps to gradually develop ability and fluency before moving on to the next topic. Kumon study is not based on school curriculum or age, allowing children the flexibility to revisit and build skills where they need to and progress beyond school level where their ability allows. Unlike traditional tuition, Kumon study fosters students’ skill in self-learning, building confidence and lessening reliance on a teacher.
Your child will be assessed to enable their Instructor to set work at just the right level for them. Through daily worksheet study they develop ability and fluency. Your child will visit their local study centre for study sessions up to twice a week, where their Instructor will observe their learning growth and set work accordingly. Kumon’s aim is to develop each child into a confident, independent and enthusiastic learner.
My name is Tara Brown and I am the Kumon Instructor at the Dún Laoghaire study centre.
My passion has been learning and I have also dabbled in teaching while in college on a voluntary basis. This has been mostly through the Outreach Programme in Dublin which is a voluntary organisation for teaching maths to kids in disadvantaged areas, and the Power Lunch in Manhattan, which is a wonderful reading programme for kids on a volunteer basis.
I came across Kumon through a friend whose children were excelling on the programmes. I initially was interested in enrolling my own children and ended up training as an Instructor!
What I enjoy most about being a Kumon Instructor is seeing my students improve week on week, gaining in confidence on a topic they previously may have thought was difficult. I am also constantly learning from my students and discovering ways to become a better Instructor. Continuous training is an important part of being a Kumon Instructor and what better way to learn than on the job.
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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.
The registration and monthly fee varies slightly from centre to centre. Click here to find the fees for your local study centre.
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.
Please click here to download a brochure with more details about your child studying with Kumon.