Welcome to the Burnham-on-Sea First Class Learning Study Centre. Rachel Holdom, Centre Manager, has been running highly successful after-school maths and English classes for over 24 years (12 years Kumon).
COVID-19 UPDATE:- The centre is now fully open and is following UK government guidelines to create a secure learning environment for your child.
Students of all ages attend our study centre on a Wednesday for around 20-30 minutes per subject. In these classes they will hand in their previous week of work and complete that day's worksheets which will be marked, returned and discussed with the tutor. They are then set a programme of work of 10-15 minutes per day to do at home, practising what they have learnt in the class to ensure mastery and fluency at each step.
Through our structured programmes, Rachel individualises each child’s learning path, which is targeted to fill any existing gaps in their understanding. This helps with their school work, builds confidence and develops independent learning skills, all of which are extremely important in today's busy classrooms in schools.
Our English and maths programmes are flexible and tailored to learners' individual needs and abilities so students move on only when they are confident with a topic. Regular testing ensures that the best possible progress is made. The 'little and often' approach, with plenty of repetition and practice, really does make a huge difference.
The first step is to arrange a convenient time for your child to complete some initial assessments. These are done via a video call. The Centre Manager, Rachel, will discuss how she can help your child with their maths or English. Once Rachel has established your child's needs, she will put together an individualised programme that will support and encourage your child's learning enabling them to gain confidence and fill in gaps that they may have. They will then be able to start attending the weekly sessions at the centre. We encourage all parents to mark the homework daily so that corrections can be made as they go through the week and their progress will be seen in the results. Rachel provides ongoing support throughout the week whenever it is needed so if they have any problems with the work, you can call her at anytime between 9:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday.
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