give your child the academic advantage tocompete in today's world

720-924-6284

Class Hours

Mon:
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed:
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thu:
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Office Hours

Mon:
11:00am - 3:00pm
Tue:
11:00am - 7:00pm
Wed:
11:00am - 7:00pm
Thu:
11:00am - 3:00pm
Fri:
11:00am - 7:00pm

About the Center

Introduction

The Kumon Math and Reading Center of Boulder is not a "tutoring" center. The center provides a pleasant learning environment where children learn from Kumon's comprehensive math and language arts curricula.


Numerous rewards are given for students' achievements (e.g., Grandrabbit's gift cards and visits to the treasure chest) and regular treats (e.g., juice "slushies" and hot chocolate, depending on the season) are offered as post-class incentives for their hard work. And there are a variety of learning activities provided for siblings in the parent area.


The Center is also an enjoyable place for parents to wait for their children. WiFi is available, as are a variety of hot beverages. Arapahoe Village also has a great variety of shops, if parents wish to go grocery shopping, workout, etc., while their child/children is/are working.


We encourage you to visit the center during one of our class times (Mondays and Thursdays, 3-7pm) to observe how the center is run and to talk to parents who have children currently enrolled.


For more than 50 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. For more information about the Kumon Math Program, click here.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. For more information about the Kumon Reading Program, click here.


Price and Fees

MonthlyTuition Rates

 

                                               Month-to-month:

                                               $160 – 1 subject

                                               $310 – 2 subjects

                                               $450 – 3 subjects*

                                               $580 – 4 subjects*

 

                                               6-month commitment:

                                               $140 – 1 subject

                                               $270 – 2 subjects

                                               $390 – 3 subjects

                                               $500 – 4 subjects

 

                                               12-month commitment:

                                               $130 – 1 subject

                                               $250 – 2 subjects

                                               $360 – 3 subjects

                                               $460 – 4subjects


*3 or 4 subject prices only pertain to families with more than one child enrolled, since the maximum number of subjects a child can enroll in is two (Math and Reading).



Policies

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Boulder

Center Policies


General Center Information:


  • Parents are welcome to leave the premises while their child is in the classroom.

  • Please don’t be offended if we occasionally close the door to the classroom to keep the area as quiet as possible.

  • Wi-Fi access is available. Please see a staff member to see obtain password.

  • Students should try to arrive promptly for their chosen class time, but we will try to accommodate any arrival time.

  • Hungry students are often not productive students, so we keep healthy-ish snacks on hand when stomachs start rumbling. Please let us know if your child has any diet restrictions.

  • We occasionally take photos of students, which will only be used within the center or possibly on our Facebook or webpage. Please send us a note if this isn’t acceptable to you.

Center hours: The center will generally be open Monday through Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, for administrative issues; however, it will regularly be closed for extended periods within these hours due to off-site meetings and activities, so please contact us ahead of time to ensure someone is present.


Class times: Class times are Mondays and Thursdays, 3pm – 7pm; Wednesdays, 3 – 5pm. Parents are asked to schedule an approximate  recurring 30-minute/subject timeslot for their child on one or two days. Some students are able to attend both days, while some elect to attend one class per week because of conflicts with sports, music lessons, etc. We are glad to arrange a student’s workload around other valuable activities.


Classroom Behavior: Kumon students are expected to maintain a relatively quiet study environment in the classroom. As soon as their classwork has been completed, students may leave the classroom area to meet their parent(s) in the waiting room. Or, if parents have not returned from errands, students are welcome to remain in the classroom area to work on schoolwork or the next day’s Kumon homework assignment, to read a book, to work with math or reading puzzles, etc.


Homework: Unless you tell us differently, students will be assigned 15-20 minutes of daily work (per subject) on non-class days, so that their practice and learning will be a continuous process. If your child is taking more time than that, please let us know... we may need to adjust his/her workload.


New concepts are usually presented in the classroom prior to being assigned as homework. During class, students are observed and given assistance, if necessary… though since one of Kumon’s core values is teaching independent learning, we encourage students to work as autonomously as possible.


Circumstances that may prevent a student from completing his/her work should be communicated to us in advance, when possible, so that we can adjust the due dates of their scheduled assignments. When a busy schedule simply won’t allow homework to be completed, the child’s work plan will be adjusted when he/she arrives at the center.


The number of worksheets in a student’s homework will vary, depending on their level, and their workload can be adjusted for a variety of reasons. Not completing worksheets consistently, however, is the number one reason students may not progress smoothly through the program.


Students are welcome to take a picture of any problems with which they are having trouble, then text it to John at 303-709-5336. He is usually able to return the solution within a few minutes.


Home-grading: It is not mandatory, but Kumon highly recommends and encourages parents to grade their child’s daily assignments. (Assignments will also be re-graded at the center to double-check grading accuracy.) Active supervision of daily work at home greatly increases the likelihood of success in the Kumon program. Parents are asked to mark errors, record the time an assignment takes, and have any mistakes corrected by their child. Most parents find that they enjoy this partnership with their child’s learning. Home-grading is recommended because students (generally):


  • receive immediate feedback;

  • are more motivated with parental involvement;

  • will be less likely to make the same mistakes again and again;

  • will know that their parents value their efforts; and

  • require less repetition of work/concepts.

Recommended Reading List (RRL) Books: Students in either the Reading or Math curriculums will be able to check out RRL books from the library to take home or to read while at the center. Reading five books per level is recommended for students in the Reading program. Students of all ages are encouraged to write age-appropriate summaries of any books they read.

Center Closures:
Parents will be notified of center closures due to holidays, inclement weather, etc. Kumon of Boulder generally follows the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) holiday schedule for closings (except during the summer break). We will be closed on most national holidays and possibly one week during the summer. During these periods, students will be assigned homework to work on until classes resume.


Vacations: Please be sure to notify us at least one week in advance of vacation plans, in order to give us ample time to plan and organize work during your child's absence. If we do not receive advance notice, we will still attempt to put together homework for you to pick up in the homework Pick-up Pouch kept outside the center.

We can reduce or increase the number of worksheets the student does each day to fit your family’s travel plans. Or parents may choose to have their child take a worksheet-free vacation, and that is perfectly acceptable. And if your child’s good intentions of doing work aren’t fulfilled while away, that’s ok… it is vacation after all.


Absences: If your child will unfortunately be absent from his/her scheduled class time due to illness, etc., please call, email or send us a text message prior to class time. We will prepare a take-home packet of your child’s missed classwork and new assignments for you to pick up at the center (during class time) or --- after hours --- from one of the Homework Pick-up Pouches (located outside the center).


If picking up missed work is not possible, we will try to drop it off at your home or mail it to you.


Non-Kumon Siblings: Students’ siblings who are present at the center --- but not attending class --- may be interested in reading some of the great books located in the waiting room, playing with some of the mind-building toys, drawing with crayons on the large paper roll, or playing outside in the courtyard area (with parental supervision), weather permitting.


Rewards: In addition to students being regularly praised for their good works, tangible rewards are given:


  • For the completion of a Level, a $5 gift card (or similar) is given to the student.

  • When a student receives a 100% on his/her classwork, their work is prominently displayed, and they are entered into a weekly drawing for a $10 gift card.

  • If a younger child does really well on his/her classwork… or is having an off-day… or accomplished something significant earlier in the day… we may offer them a small gift out of the treasure chest.

  • After their classwork is completed, students can have a hot chocolate or a juice “slushee” --- depending on the season --- in the waiting room.












Job Opportunities

We are always looking for candidates interested in working with children — those who enjoy helping children achieve academic success.


Positions available

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Instructor positions are available for individuals proficient in Math and/or Language Arts, who also work well with children. Please contact John at [email protected] to express your interest.