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I grew up in Kildare, but I worked for 18 years in industry where my job as Program Manager took me travelling all over Europe, Middle East and Africa, working with diverse International teams. Increasingly, I wanted to be part of something I could truly put my heart into and I found that with Kumon. I’m a fully qualified trainer and I’m dedicated to mentoring and developing children.
What makes me passionate about the Kumon Method is the life skills it teaches a child; excellent study skills, long-term focus, goal setting and self-motivation. In today’s stressful world, with exam pressure, the race for college places and jobs, Kumon trains a child to look positively on challenges, concentrate on what they can do, not what they can’t. Confident in their own unique ability, the child advances knowing that they will succeed by perseverance and determination.
Our children will need to compete in an international environment so it’s good to know that Kumon achievements are recognised internationally. What began from a father’s love for his child has remained consistent for 60 years simply because it works. I’m proud to be part of this heritage and I’m sure your children will be too.
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 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.
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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