Josie is 10-years-old, studying three years above her grade level in the Kumon Program. In fact, she’s studying the same math material that her mom, who is an eighth grade teacher, teaches her students. Imagine that, a 10-year-old transforming equations, working with linear functions and simplifying monomials and polynomials. She’s well on her way to advanced algebraic expressions and she isn’t even in middle school yet.
One of the things that Josie likes most about Kumon is the fact that she’s studying above her grade level.
“Kumon gives me confidence because I know how strong of a student it has made me,” says Josie. “I know that I can do and learn anything if I do the work and practice daily. Kumon has taught me about the importance of focusing and to not be afraid of challenges, but to enjoy them and work through them because I know I can overcome anything.”
Josie embodies everything that Toru Kumon had in mind when he founded the Kumon Method. He felt that students would experience the true benefits of the Kumon Method if they acquired the study habits necessary for self-learning and advanced study.
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Math and Reading Progress
We started Kumon 3 years ago with both our kids. At first I was not sure if I could add another activity to their daily routine. Seeing their progress in school made my children soon realize that doing the extra Kumon every day gave them an edge in class with Math and Reading. Not only does it make them disciplined in doing their homework from school, it also helps with other activities such as piano and sports.
My daughter struggled with math at school and it was advised that we consider tutoring. After a few months of tutoring we decided to evaluate Kumon. Once I spoke to Prabha and learned about the program I was convinced that it was the right choice for our family. Today I feel proud when my daughter is a grade level above, enjoys math, and can solve problems without struggling. My son started when he was 4 and has been able to do mental math ever since and read books without a problem.
Prabha and her staff make a great effort in making sure all the needs of the students are met and run a very efficient center. She is personally aware of the abilities of each invidvidual student and manages their progress proficiently. I have friends with children enlisted in Kumon in various other cities/locations. When talking to them I feel very fortunate that my kids attend a center that has a strong management.
(Parents of Aria, 6rd Grade, Math Level F, Reading Level DI and Jaiden, 3rd Grade, Math Level G, Reading Level E)
We have been doing Kumon for 5 years now and I am an ardent fan of this wonderful program. We never take breaks and are very consistent and disciplined when in comes to Kumon. Now that both of my kids are above grade level, they simply love the program as it keeps them ahead. They feel so confident and school is so easy for them.
(Mom of Shilpi, Math Level L and Aastha, Math Level J, Reading Level G)