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My name is Mena Edgar and I became the Instructor of the Kumon Rathmines Study Centre in January 2013. I have always had a passion for education and have always been grateful to my parents for giving me the opportunity to further my education in Alexandra College, Dublin. I strongly believe that education makes a massive difference throughout one’s life. This love for learning is what led me to become the Instructor at the Rathmines study centre.
My sister, who has experience of the Kumon programmes, told me to consider becoming a Kumon Instructor. With my passion for education and enthusiasm to help children advance in school, I felt Kumon was the perfect opportunity that allowed me to fulfil both.
Since becoming an Instructor, I have enjoyed working closely with my students each week and helping them prosper and develop into confident, independent students. It’s a very rewarding experience and that’s why I enjoy being a Kumon Instructor.
I hope to impart my knowledge and experience to help with your child’s education and support them to become advanced, independent and confident students who will go on to contribute to the global community.
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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