I became a Kumon Instructor in 2011. To explain the reason why I firmly believe in the Kumon Method, let me tell you about a boy I met soon after opening my Centre.
This was a boy who was thought to be a hopeless student by his teacher, a boy who had difficulties concentrating and who was in a permanent state of agitation and constantly disturbing the class. His teacher had even contacted his mother to ask that he be sent to a specialised institution.
When he started Kumon at the age of five, he had already lost his motivation to learn. When he began learning with the Kumon Method, however, we constantly communicated to him that he was clever and knowledgeable, no matter how small his initial achievements were.
As he progressed with his Kumon study he gained confidence in himself and in his ability to learn. He showed such a significant positive behavioral change that it was not only noticed by his teacher, but also by the principal of his school.