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Success  Stories


Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.


Josie’s Story


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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Isha's Story


My daughter, Isha, who is currently in the 5th grade,  came home today really excited. I had never seen her as excited as she was that day. Her teacher was really impressed with her scores!

She shared with me her SMI/SRI scores, SRI - 1138 AND SMI - 1060. Her scores from 4th grade were SRI - 769 and SMI - 495. She explained to me that some of the math problems that were on the test,  she had seen before in Kumon and no one in her class knew how to do them except her. 

The SRI/SMI assessments gives teachers the ability to measure student achievement and growth and allows us to compare student, class and grade level performance with other students’ performance from around the country. 

She admits that Kumon has helped her along the way. She has been enrolled since 2013 and is above grade level. She has had straight A's ever since she enrolled in Kumon. Kumon gives the foundation that a child needs to succeed. 

Emily's Story

Emily has been coming to our center for a few months. She started in level A in March. She is now at grade level. One day she came into the center really excited. After she completed her worksheet, she came up to an assistant and explained she had done very well on her Math test at school. She was very ecstatic!! Her scores went up a whole grade level!! She has been able to do math calculations faster at school and feels more confident in completing assignments.

She thanks Kumon for helping her succeed. She wants to be a veterinarian and a part-time writer.

Gabriel's Story

Kumon is great! My son has ADHD and I thought Kumon would help so I signed him up. He has been there for 6 months and his reading and spelling have improved! He used to bring home his spelling tests to correct and so far he has not brought any home!!

Everyone is very helpful and flexible. I really appreciate all their hard work and help for my son.

Rylee's Story

Rylee was struggling with reading in school and fell behind grade level. I enrolled her in Kumon to help improve her reading skills. We started in October 2016 and since then, my daughter has made a huge amount of progress. She now reads books and initiates the reading herself because she is confident she can do it. She is happier and much more confident with reading. She feels good about her ability to read now and doesn't try to avoid it like she used to.

I have seen a difference at school and she has achieved getting up to grade level and is performing well at school. She had to learn to read a different way than traditional public school way- a better way, the Kumon way!  It works!!! It's the only thing that helped and believe me, we tried everything before we discovered Kumon.

I love what Kumon has done for my daughter. To see that her confidence has soared and see her feeling really good about reading now is priceless. I am so thankful to have found this program! It has made all the difference! I highly recommend Kumon of Murrieta - Central! It was the BEST choice we ever made to help our daughter succeed in school.

Geo's Story

My son's grades in math were dropping and he was not understanding the tasks at hand.  My cousin in San Diego has had her kids in Kumon since they were little and her daughter was reading and doing math before she entered kindergarten. The school and the teacher were not really helping my child succeed in math, so I had to take matters into my own hands.  

He is more confident when it comes to academics. 

Yes. My son's grades on his chapter math tests went up from 60s-70 to high 80s and 90s. Last chapter test, my son received 95%. My son's benchmark score (which is the district test and it's called SMI in Murrieta School District) went up 400 points. So he went from below basic to proficient!   

My son told me that he has more confidence during tests. I am so pleased with the progress and if you are reading this and hesitant to pay the money monthly, I am telling you, investing in your children's education is priceless. It will pay off... we spend money on so many things we really do not need and give excuses when it comes to academics. Kumon is not just any after-school learning center, it is AMAZING. Practicing daily is what distinguishes it. Thank you Kumon of Murrieta - Central for helping my son achieve confidence, in addition to better scores! 

Mariah's Story

At Mariah's teacher's conference, I was told she might have ADD and that she was unfocused and had deficits in math. We enrolled her in Kumon in December of 2016 and within weeks, she has shown a burst of confidence towards math and willingness to pay attention for new lessons. She is very proud of her achievements! The teacher even mentioned that she has increased confidence and is more focused. 

We are happy with Kumon and the progress she is making!

Manav's Story

My son always loved math but he wanted to learn more about numbers and figures. Sometimes, he would get stuck. We decided to enroll him in April 2016. We wanted him to learn and understand math and have no difficulties going forward.

He is getting better and better in math and reading. He is more confident about his writing, reading, and math. I love the fact that he does not use his fingers or a calculator to do his math. He uses only mental math! There has been a BIG difference at school. His teacher calls him  a "Math Superstar" and his classmates encourage him and tell him that he can solve anything. He scored very high in the state tests as well. 

I would like to say thank you to Sheetal and Sammy and all the assistants! They are doing a great job with my child and being very supportive and always encouraging the kids.

PS. I love it when Manav is challenged - it makes him think even more and makes him try even harder :)

Kailani & Thorben's Story

My oldest used to attend a Kumon Center several years ago. I saw back in 2016, a new center opened and it was close to my house. I decided to enroll my daughter and my son. The reason why I decided to enroll was to improve both my kids' math and reading skills. 

It has been almost 1.5 years since they have been in the program and they are not struggling with their school homework. Both of my kids are now above their grade level. My daughter is able to do 9th grade math in 8th grade and maintaining an A. My son is in 2nd grade and already learning his multiplication facts. 

I definitely recommend the program to those families whose kids struggle in school or if you want your child to get ahead - this is the program!

Vanessa & Kevin's Story

I had been intrigued by Kumon for a couple of years but scheduling issues prevented us from enrolling previously. I was looking for an academic challenge and appreciated the daily math approach in particular. I have seen changes in both of my children since enrollment. It has helped with their time management and schoolwork is not frustrating for them any longer. New math concepts in their schoolwork are handled easily since they often are covered at Kumon first. Both of my kids are above their grade level and their confidence has gone up tremendously!

Jack & Max's Story

I brought my sons to Kumon because one was struggling in math and the other in reading. My friend had told me about Kumon and the success her daughter had by enrolling and so I enrolled them.

Since being enrolled, Jack has improved so much with his math fluency. I can't believe how much growth I have seen in him. Max has really grown and improved his reading fluency. He has been able to improve his phonics which has helped him improve in spelling as well.

At school, I have noticed that Max has improved significantly in his ability to read. His confidence has also gone up. I look forward to his continued improvement. Jack has also improved with his math fluency. He used to struggle with basic addition and now not only can he remember fluency facts, but math homework is not so stressful.

At the Kumon Center of Murrieta - Central, the Instructors are so helpful and kind. They genuinely care about each child's progress and provide great support and suggestions to parents. We have truly enjoyed our experience!