Shaurav has been a Kumon student for years and has enjoyed being in the Kumon Program. He wrote about his experience at Kumon, and how Kumon has helped him over the years.
"My name is Shaurav and I am going into the ninth grade. I was introduced to Kumon when I was in the 5th grade. At that time my grades were decent, but not extraordinary. I wanted the best grades possible so my mom and I saw the Kumon’s slogan which was 'Math. Reading. Success.' and quickly joined after taking my placement test.
When I first started Kumon, I started with addition and basic reading. I was a little frustrated because I felt like I already knew the material. I then realized a slight change - I was getting faster at mental math as I was memorizing instead of counting every time. Gradually as time passed, I mastered the skill and sped through the four basic operations (multiplication, addition, division, and subtraction). In English, I didn't feel like I needed review. However, I still wanted to improve my English skills. I reviewed basic parts of a sentence like subjects and predicates. I learned parts of speech and how to use them in appropriate situations. I also learned about clauses and more vocabulary which was useful in the long run, especially in my school writing assignments. It made me feel very comfortable when I read books and wrote assignments. As I went up levels, I remember doing algebraic equations was very tough because it had numerous steps to find an answer. However I pushed through and mastered these obstacles. In the English portion, I had to cope with my biggest struggle which was reading and focusing on the story. Eventually, I overcame that struggle and feel like I can read and understand any story with ease. I have mastered Level J and K Math recently, which were my hardest levels. Currently, I am in level I-II for reading, in which I have to read portions of high school level books and answer questions about them. My current math level is L, which covers logarithms and calculus.
Kumon has helped me improve academically and achieve many rewards, such as a golden presidential award signed by Obama. As an incoming freshman, I am happy that I am still in Kumon and hope to finish all the levels so I can be prepared for my AP classes and college."