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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Clarissa, Parent at Kumon Midlothian - Swift Creek South
Been using this center since I moved to the Chesterfield area 2 years ago and by far my favorite. Both of my kids attend this center. My four year old is always looking forward to class each week, she has excelled under this center and is able to read write and is also advanced in math. I will definitely recommend this center to all especially kids under 5 so they can have a solid foundation.
Nandika's Kumon journey
I am Nandika! I did the Kumon Reading Program for 8 years, starting when I was 5 and ending at 13. When I began the program, I had scant knowledge of English in general. But when I started, the instructions were very nice, helpful with a smile on their face, ready to help me anytime. Seeing that the instructions were prepared to guide me through my journey, I moved quickly in the first few sets!
In the middle of my Kumon journey, I faced some challenges. I realized that the Kumon levels were getting more difficult. I felt like quitting it but understood that Kumon has this goal to make you smarter than you already are and it just takes time! Patience and perseverance are key to success and this was true at Kumon as well. When the curriculum gets challenging just remember to always keep continuing your journey of completing the program, because it’s all worth it, the feeling of completing the Kumon Program.
Another wonderful thing about the program was that it helps you in school. I was reading advanced poems when I was in 4th grade at Kumon. In 6th grade, I noticed the same poem concept that I saw in Kumon, and I received 100% on that test! Kumon helps you in your future life because it hasn’t just given you knowledge but also persistence to get going.