Kumon learning method grows in Hobart

KUMON – the world’s largest after-school learning program – is set to open a brand new learning centre in Hobart.

The Kumon North Hobart Education Centre – due to open its doors this February – is the city’s second centre to open in only five months with Kumon West Moonah having launched in September 2016.

Instructor Carmel Davies said the Kumon method was continuing to grow across the country with more than 39,000 students developing strong study skills and a positive approach for their future learning through Kumon’s unique self-study programs.

“At Kumon, students begin study at a level that allows them to build confidence from day one,” she said.

“Students progress through the content based on their ability, rather than their age, developing discipline, time management skills and essential study habits.

“Over time, students are able to study advanced material confidently and independently, overcoming challenges by themselves rather than becoming accustomed to one-on-one teaching.”

Under the guidance of the Kumon instructor, Kumon maths develops strong calculation skills and focuses on core topics, from counting to calculus.

Ms Davies said the program was designed to cultivate analytical skills and logical thinking abilities.

“With researchers reporting that 75 per cent of the fastest-growing occupations requiring science, technology, engineering and maths – the STEM subjects, the need for students to engage more deeply with maths is becoming apparent,” she said.

“Companies have created unprecedented demand for mathematically capable graduates in IT, optimisation, data science and financial mathematics so naturally, parents want their children to have the maths skills necessary to succeed in the occupations of the future.”

Nurturing strong literacy skills early on is also a point of interest for parents who turn to Kumon for a structured, step-by-step approach to developing English skills, said Ms Davies.

“Kumon’s English program fosters an enjoyment of reading and begins by enriching each student’s vocabulary and developing basic reading skills,” she said.

“Students build their understanding of sentence structure, paragraph building and summarisation.

Designed to support younger students, Kumon’s pencil skills program introduces children to the world of numbers and words through colourful worksheets.

“Through all Kumon programs, students acquire a daily learning habit and build confidence to tackle future challenges,” Ms Davies said.

To hear how Kumon can support your child’s love of learning in the North Hobart area, contact Carmel Davies on 0403 853 200, email kumonnorthhobart@westnet.com.au or visit http://au.kumonglobal.com.

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