Lavington Kumon was started in 2000. Our students range from 4 to 15 years old. The Centre is located at the Nairobi International Junior School along James Gichuru Road in Lavington. It is a conducive learning environment with a very secure parking. It is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with a play ground which is very well used by the children after they finish their work for the day.
We use two classrooms for our Kumon lessons. One is for the children that have been with us for some time and understand the principles of Kumon study. They have achieved some level of independence and do not require a lot of assistance.
In the second classroom we keep the newly enrolled students who are very dependent on the assistants. We work with them closely and build up their confidence gradually. We keep the younger children here for much longer.
We have four friendly and well qualified assistants. The team comprises of University graduates. They are the strength of the Centre as they develop a close relationship with their students. They provide support and encouragement as the children gradually become independent learners. Students get upset if their assistant is away for any reason. Our main goal is to make the learning as effective as possible, and develop a strong discipline that will serve them through their learning years and later. The Assistants goal set and plan work with the student as they agree on the quality of work that has been done on the relevant week. The Assistants have a close relationship with the children and are often called in to join my meetings with the parents to discuss progress, strengths and weaknesses.
We enroll a large number of students who are struggling with Maths and English in school. This requires a lot of confidence building and patience as we slowly work through the early work sheets. We are constantly telling them “slow is fast”. We also have a fair number of children who are comfortable in school, but the parents feel the “extra help” will be of great value as they progress in School. Kumon is a unique program that works at the pace of the child, therefore, we are able to work with children of all abilities.
Kumon has provided a unique method for children to excel and fulfil their dreams as they endeavour to reach their full potential.