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.
Discover more inspiring success stories on the Kumon Blog !
Gerard of Plymouth has been in Kumon for 7 years, studying math and reading from the first day. He reached level G in both math and reading, while he was only in fourth grade! By 6th grade he reached another "double". This time level J by 6th grade. By the end of 2018, he completed the reading program, not a small accomplishment considering that the Kumon program covers material through High School.
Words From Jessica, our Former Student…
“…I had an amazing experience at Kumon when I was younger, and the benefits of the program continue to show through my success to this day. I am currently ranked first in my class at Thayer Academy with a 4.41 GPA and have been enrolled in all honors and AP courses throughout the extent of my high school career. I am also a writing tutor and on the mathletes and debate team, while maintaining a spot on the varsity crew team. At a recent awards ceremony, I won the Latin IV award, the US History Award, the Naomi R. and Saul B Cohen Science Award, and the Harvard Book Award for Academic Excellence. A large portion of this success I contribute to the Kumon program…”
The Kumon Team in Kingston, led by Ms. Kaisha, is absolutely wonderful. They are the perfect mix of approachable, kind, warm, professional, and yet direct with the students when needed. I enrolled my 2 boys, age 11 and 12, only 4 months ago and I am not only seeing progress in both reading and math but in the way they approach learning. We joined Kumon because my oldest son needed help in math and Kumon was recommended by several people. When they first started, the boys were not thrilled about the idea of more work but now they look forward to going and can't wait to show Ms. Kaisha their work. My only regret is not enrolling them years ago. What a great program! I would encourage everyone to join. I have no doubt my 7th grader will do much better this year and also on his SATs!
Candice - Kingston
I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have for Kasia and her staff of true professionals. I have one child who is an advanced learner and another who struggles. It is truly incredible how Kasia has helped them both in such different ways. One has gained confidence in her abilities and has far exceeded my expectations. What she has learned from Kumon has helped her take a deep breath and be a better student in the classroom. My other child was placed in advanced classes and I was nervous if he could keep up. Not only is he keeping up, he is now beyond his grade level and extremely confident in his learning abilities. Even my kids, who fought me at first, are so thankful and appreciative that my husband and I have given them this wonderful opportunity. Thank you Kasia and staff!
Kerry - Hingham, MA
It has been an incredible 5 years for my son. He started when he was just in 2nd grade. Best decision and gift we could have given him. He has proceeded to go above and beyond and surpass 3 grade levels because of the instruction and individualized math plans that Kumon provides. A great caring and nurturing environment. Jen - Hanover, MA
I can't say enough about what Kumon of Norwell has done for both of my children. I have one daughter going into sixth grade and the other going into fourth grade, who both have attended Kumon since the first grade. One child I enrolled for enrichment purposes and the other for what I thought was gaps in her skills and not mastering her basic addition facts when kids around her were. What Kumon has brought to my girls is both enrichment, mastery of facts, complete fluency with the four basic operations with ease (including fractions and mixed numbers!!!) and so much more. Kumon has made them grow as independent thinkers and learners that are humble, hard-working, and who possess drive, perseverance and motivation and understand goal setting and what it feels like to work towards and achieve those goals at such a young age. My children understand what hard work brings about. Knowledge and confidence. Being confident in the classroom and in their learning is such a powerful gift Kumon has given them and they can easily access grade level and above grade level material presented to them. Many of their friends have since joined and it is a true testament to the magic of Kumon... For young children to encourage their friends to join, knowing full well that they are suggesting that their friends sign on to do additional work beyond the school day by choice, is amazing in and of itself. They know what it has done for them and are excited to show their friends the above grade level skills they are now working on! The Kumon center of Norwell and Kasia, the center owner and leader, have truly changed our lives!
Caitlin - Hanover, MA
Kumon Students Win Gold
Kumon Students Win Gold!
Delia and Josie from the Norwell Center teamed up and took 1st place in the 6th Grade March Madness Math Competition. Over 60 teams competed throughout the month solving a variety of math problems. Josie and Delia took the gold! Delia has been a Kumon student since 2012 and Josie has been a Kumon student since 2014, both girls are advanced students studying math and reading with the program. Congratulations!