Kumon working to ensure our children’s future during lockdown

By Jamie Hill - 28 January 2021


Kumon Instructor Stephen Chamberlain, from the Swindon West Study Centre has been working with local families throughout the covid-19 crisis to ensure that children receive continuity and progression in their learning that’s so crucial during this unprecedented time.

Despite having to physically close the doors of his study centres in Freshbrook and Peatmoor he has ensured his students’ continual development through structured daily home study; arranging safe work delivery, running online classes, and finding a myriad of innovative solutions.

With recent news reports indicating that around a third of pupils nationwide are not engaging with set work from their school, Kumon recognises that providing support for an ongoing study routine is more vital now than ever before.

Stephen’s Zoom classes are limited to 2 or 3 students to ensure maximum support whilst also ensuring the students get to see others from the Kumon family. This is further enhanced with short focused daily worksheet study using pencil and paper based worksheets individually set for each child’s ability and development.

Kumon is the world’s largest supplementary education provider, with 4.3 million children around the globe currently studying their Maths and English programmes. In the UK and Ireland, around 650 Kumon instructors support children to establish strong foundations, gradually tackle more challenging work, and grow in confidence to become self-sufficient, successful learners for the future.

Adapting, supporting, and connecting have been on the agenda for all Instructors, in striving to ensure that children nationwide continue to have the opportunity to shine.

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