It gave me a foundation as to what the working world would be like and helped to prepare me for my next job. However,
I would only recommend it to teenagers that are looking for a “weekend job” or to someone who is looking for short, flexible hours or as extra pocket money.
Good to help younger students
Marking Maths and English work at basic levels
Recording marks in a book
Calm working environment to help children
Hardest part - reading some children's handwriting
Enjoyable part - helping children with Maths
Working at Kumon allowed me to develop skills that I still use in daily work and study, and allowed me to progress in my work there. Starting as an English assistant I quickly picked up the skills to assist with the management of the centre which encouraged me to continue working for Kumon as I was able to see more of each child's progression.
Kumon was a great place to work to build on communication with children and their parents. You always came across having to answer questions asked by parents and talk about how their child is coping with the work. It was quite a fun place to work overall.
Was made to feel very comfortable, was a fair employer. Couldn’t fault the people who work there, all lovely.Was very good working with the children it helps you get experience with difficult children as I was on the young Leaners. Would highly recommend
A typical day at work would mainly include a lot of marking, updating and dating. Also signing in and out the students as well as dealing with parents queries. I have learned to handle with some students who have behavioural and learning disability. The most rewarding part of the job was to be able to guide students with their work and be able to see them get the best results they could achieve.
I always found the job of working with children rewarding, even if the pay wasn't spectacular. I met some excellent colleagues and enjoyed seeing both the children and parents every week, and feeling like you were helping the children grow as learners.
The day would last around 3 hours. I learnt good organisation and communication skills due to having to file students work and dealing with parents. The most enjoyable part of the job is the interaction with the children and seeing them enjoy their work.
4 hours a week really doesn't take much off your social life and revision time. I would recommend working here as it's not a competitive salary, you work around 16 hours a week for around £70 a month which is decent.
I used to go to work after sixth form on a Tuesday afternoon and on Saturday mornings. The general day would usually include setting up, organizing folders, marking and recording pupils work, aiding them with their work and tidying up at the end.
As a student it was a good job to manage my schedule around. It was also relit I rly easy to get into as it does not require a lot of skills. You just have to be aware to be alert at all times especially due to working with children