01. Small class sizes
We have teachers who are expert in their subjects and support systems that develop academic and personal skills, which combine to deliver an educational experience unparalleled in the independent education. Such small class sizes enable us, as an institution, to fulfil our motto of ‘academic excellence’.
02. Experienced teachers
We have teachers with an average of 10+ years of teaching experience. Our teachers are highly qualified specialists in their subjects and believe in active, student-centred teaching. “Learn how to think, not what to think,” is a central teaching philosophy with our staff favouring guided discovery. In class, students are helped to achieve a depth of understanding, debating issues and mastering the concepts, techniques and skills required to learn effectively, solve problems and communicate at an advanced level.
03. Close student monitoring system / Regular progress updates
Each student is assigned to a dedicated tutor, whose role is to supervise students’ academic progress and general welfare. Regular discussions are held to discuss progress in class, homework, test results and reports.
04. Personal Development Programme
Kumon Studies strives to provide our students with a comprehensive personal development programme that helps to:
- Improve their awareness and sense and of the world around them
- Improving their decision-making
- Helping to make positive life choices
- Define their identity
- Develop their talents
- Build potential
05. Results and destinations (value-added)
We are proud of our academic record at Kumon Studies. Despite having a non-selective admissions policy and a wide variety of courses targeted at students of different academic abilities, our students manage to achieve outstanding overall results.
We pride ourselves on the ‘value-added’ education we provide to all our students. Our courses enable a wide range of students to achieve results far beyond their initial expectations. We are confident that all our students leave us able to pursue their aspirations, knowing that they have been guided to achieve their best, using our careful support network.
06. Kumon’s Library
Students are also actively encouraged to make use of Kumon’s Library, with its state of the art facilities and extended opening hours. We as an educational institute place great emphasis on facilitating the ‘independent learner’. They must adjust to new ways of studying. They are expected to be a lot more independent in regards to their studies and learn to organise and structure their own time effectively and carry out research with minimal guidance from teachers. This is all part of the academic culture and mindset we are creating. This will enable our students to study quietly under the supervision of academic professionals ensuring that free time is used productively and efficiently.
07. Activities / Student Clubs
All students are encouraged to experience the wide range of sports, arts, cultural and leisure activities on our doorstep in north-west London. We team up with the key, local cultural associates which help to add value for all our students. For example, we use sporting facilities at Harrow Leisure Centre, and have an outdoor football/basketball court. Harrow and north-west London has so much to offer and our teaching sites are within minutes of tennis courts, top-class sports pitches, swimming pools and sports halls.
08. Modern Learning Facilities
Our teaching buildings include well-equipped, air-conditioned and bright study rooms. Our IT provision is second to none, with superfast broadband operating over hard-wired and WiFi networks and generous download limits. A wireless network is available throughout the campus for students to use with their own laptops, tablets or smartphones.