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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My name is Aayush and I am 9 years old. I started Kumon with the reading program in 2012 when I was only 3 years old, and soon after I began the math program 2 weeks after my 4th birthday. This means that I have been a Kumon student for 6 years – that’s 67% of my life! I started both math and reading in the first level, which is 7A. I learned pencil skills, how to count objects, and how to recognize words from photos. Now, as a 3rd grader I am working on 6th grade math–including order of operations and adding and subtracting 3 non–common denominator fractions. For reading, I am also learning 6th grade work such as referring words and interpreting text. Even if at times, I have a love-hate relationship with Kumon and its homework, I can admit that I am extremely thankful for Kumon and everything it has done for me and I am thankful that my parents decided to enroll me into the program at a young age.