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About the Centre

Introduction

Welcome to our Kumon Math and Reading Centre of Bowmanville. 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

Tuition:


One-time Registration Fee: $80 upon enrollment.


One-time Materials Fee: $30 upon enrollment. Includes a pouch or backpack with a pencil and eraser, access to "Recommended Reading Books" library (both math and reading students can sign out books), answer books, math solution manuals, supplementary tools such as flashcards and reading CDs (given to students when necessary), and student incentives through the Kumon Store.


Monthly Tuition: $145 per subject per student, $150 for early learners.

             

Policies

Attendance, Absences and Withdrawal:

• Students are scheduled to take 30 minutes per subject, however this time may vary. Please note that if your child is completing his or her work quickly, it is a good thing. You are not paying for time in the Centre; you are paying for the learning of academic and life skills! If you find your child is taking a long time and you need to leave, please inform the front desk and we will be happy to help you.
• Please arrive within 10 minutes of your scheduled time. If you do not arrive on time, you may be asked to pick up work for the day.
• For unplanned absences please give us as much notice as possible so that we can arrange work pick up from the Centre during office hours. You can either call the Centre and leave a message or send an e-mail.
• For vacation, holidays, or any planned absences, please give at least one week notice by filling the Vacation Form and turning it in at the front desk or e-mailing it to us, so that we can prepare assignments for your child’s absence. Students will pick up work on the Centre day prior to their absence.
• Please note that students who are absent from Kumon (no work taken or no tuition paid) for more than 1 month in a calendar year, will be considered discontinued. The registration fee of $80 is required for re-enrollment in the program and the student will be re-tested. Students will also lose their Kumon Plus points.
• For a long-term absence or to discontinue, please give us notice before the first day of your final month, by filling the Absence /Discontinue Form and turning it in at the front desk or e-mailing it to us.

Class Rules:

In order to provide the maximum learning experience for each student, we have established the following classroom rules:

Students:

• Do not bring food or drinks to the Centre.
• Walk at all times while in the Centre.
• Use a quiet, classroom voice while in the Centre.
• Personal electronic devices (cellular phones, tablets, etc.) are not allowed in the classroom. Please make sure they are either turned off or set to silent/vibrate mode.
• Respect other people’s belongings.
• Clean up after yourself.
• Be considerate of the right of others to learn.
• Treat all students, staff, and the Instructor in a respectful manner.
• Discuss any problems you are having with the Instructor.
• Remember to try your best at all times.

Parents:

• Parents are required to stay in the Centre for the entire time their child is attending class. Parents are responsible for their children, once students leave the classroom.
• To promote your child’s independence, please stay in the waiting room area. Parents and siblings are not allowed in the classroom and are requested to talk softly in the waiting area.
• Please ensure that all electronic devices (cellular phones, tablets, etc.) are set to silent/vibrate mode while in the Centre.
• Due to allergies and sensitivities, no food or drinks are allowed in the Centre.
• Respect that class hours are focused on the student. Communicate any concerns you are having with the Instructor outside of class hours.

Communication:

• The Instructor schedules follow up meetings with parents.
• Results of Achievement Tests will be sent home with the students.
• The Instructor will also communicate with the parents if there are any concerns, e.g., absence of the student, significant change in lesson plan, worksheets pickup, missing payment, etc.
• Please keep us informed about any changes of phone numbers, e-mail addresses or emergency contact information.
• Planned Centre closures will be posted on our e-page and voice-mail, e-mailed to parents and posted in the waiting area. Unplanned closures will also be communicated through e-mail and voice mail.

Parents’ Role:

Kumon is a family commitment. Parents are expected to help their child get the most out of their Kumon experience by doing the following:

• Please create a proper study environment for your child at home. Grade your child’s assignments at home daily and ensure that corrections are done before attempting the next assignment. Start and finish times for each assignment are necessary and will result in repetition, if the times are not recorded. In order to make home grading easier, we provide a brochure giving details on how to home grade along with the answer booklets for each level.
• Please remember Kumon’s main focus is self-learning. Therefore, parents are encouraged not to help their child complete their assignments. If your child is having difficulty completing his/her assignments independently, please communicate it with the Instructor.
• Please make class time a priority each week. Students will receive a Kumon pouch or backpack, as well as a pencil and an eraser. Please ensure that the pouch is looked after and your child comes to the Centre with a pencil, an eraser and all the worksheets she/he was assigned (completed or not).
• If you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress, the Kumon method, or any other issue, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail the Centre to set up an appointment. Appointments will not be scheduled during class hours as this is reserved for the students.

Job Opportunities

Early Learner/Grading Assistants Needed

    • Working with up to two young students (ages 3+) at a time.
    • Instructing students through their classwork (for example: following directions, pronouncing letter sounds correctly, reading numbers correctly).
    • Reporting student progresses and difficulties to the Instructor and parents.
    • Grading students' classwork and homework using an answer book.
    • Recording scores of classwork and homework into record books
    • Pulling worksheets for students

    Applicants must:

    • Be proficient in Mathematics and English.
    • Enjoy working with children of all ages.
    • Have excellent oral, written language and communication skills
    • Be well mannered and polite; staff members are expected to set good examples for the students.
    • Be punctual and reliable.
    • Must be available Mondays and Thursdays 3:30pm - 7:30pm. Also should be able to stay after class to finish grading work when necessary. There is a possibility of additional day time hours as required on non-class days.
    • Staff members are expected to have a reliable means of transportation to and from the Centre.

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