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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Three Recent Testimonials
From the parent of a 4th grader enrolled in both math and reading since 10/18:
"...we are really happy with what Kumon's given our son.
I forgot to share that in January he took a MAP assessment. He went from behind/just at school/state average in math, reading and language arts to AHEAD of his school in math, AHEAD in language arts and slightly behind school/state average in reading, but he JUMPED TEN POINTS!
To date, his teacher has to give him...separate lessons because he's so far ahead of the class.
...we plan to keep him in Kumon as it's clear to us that the program works very well for our son!"
From the parent of a 1st grader enrolled in both math and reading since 11/18:
"...he is doing great and we have noticed a huge improvement as well! He even went from an N in school to an S on his report card in math!"
From the parent of a 1st grader enrolled in both math and reading since 2/19:
"Thank you very much (for the email about our daughter's achievement test results). We are very excited about the results. I see big progress."