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Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.



"We came to Kumon because Kyle was struggling in Kindergarten with words and reading in general. He was very frustrated with spelling and with reading. We decided to try Kumon over the summer between Kindergarten and 1st grade. Keeping up with a routine over the summer months helped prepare him for 1st grade. When Kyle went back to school in the fall, he was more confident with spelling. As time went on, his Kumon work helped him to read easier. 

We have been in the program for a year and a half now and Kyle has gone from needing extra help in school to getting 100% on tests and reading chapter books. Later on we added the Math Program and Kyle has excelled in that as well. We have a schedule and homework is not a struggle. Miss Julie has helped us immensely with our schedule and guiding us through the process of Kumon. The staff at the center have been very nurturing to Kyle and answer any questions we have."

~Kyle's Mom



"When my grandson was in the 6th grade, it was obvious he was really struggling in math. I enrolled him in the Kumon Math Program in New Lenox - East. He was given a Placement Test and started the program at the point that was identified as the root of his problem. 

Two years later, he has greatly improved his math skills. His grades are above average. Most importantly, he has gained confidence in himself."

~Bobby's Grandmother



"I cannot begin to express how thankful I am that I found Kumon and Julie. In 18 months Kumon has made a HUGE impact on my daughter's confidence, grades, and overall feelings about math.  She actually likes math and is not afraid of it anymore! She has gotten straight A's this year in her Algebra class as well as high honors this year in school."

~Sydney's Mom


When I first started Kumon I was not good at math, my grades were low and I thought I would never be able to understand math. Being in Kumon has really helped my grade increase from a D to an A . Everyone at the center is very helpful and kind. I feel very comfortable being in this environment. I'm so glad that my mom and I have found Kumon. It has given me confidence in math. For Kumon being there, I will be forever grateful.

-Alyssa, 16 yrs


We are so proud that our son has been accepted into the school districts Gifted math program, GATE!  We would not be here if it weren't for the Kumon Program.  Our son was at the bottom 20% of his kindergarten class and now going into 4th grade, this is where we are.  Our son is so proud of himself and we couldn't be happier.  We knew after four weeks, Kumon helped him with his confidence alone, but we never expected this!!  Thank you Kumon!

Beckham's mom


My daughter started at the Kumon Center of New Lenox - East after I noticed her struggling with the multiplication facts in 3rd grade. My daughter is now in 7th grade and will tell you math is her favorite subject in school! She has gained so much confidence that she is now helping other students in her math class. My daughter knows she is getting As in math because of Kumon. Julie, our Kumon Instructor, is very understanding and did an excellent job of explaining how the program would benefit my daughter. She tracks my daughter's progress and communicates with me on how well she is doing. The staff is so nice and helpful. I would highly recommend this Kumon Center to any student that is struggling with math. I am so happy we started the program!

Morgan's mom


The Kumon Math Program has been an excellent experience for my daughter. She started at the Kumon Center of New Lenox - East over 3 years ago as an above-average student looking to continue to stay ahead of her class. Since then she has made great progress! The Kumon Program strengthens a student's core skills and builds his or her confidence. As a result the student is no longer afraid of mathematics.

I have observed my daughter's school national standardized test scores soar beyond belief! As a 7th grade student, I hope that by continuing with the Kumon Program, her high school ACT will be something to be very proud of as well. KUMON = SUCCESS!!

Mallory's mom


I want to thank you and your staff for the work you do with our son Brett. We came to Kumon a few years ago now with some very much needed help in math and reading. We first enrolled him in math and then later added reading. At the same time, he was also given an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) at school. We had our most recent IEP meeting today and wanted to share that he is doing extremely well with both math and reading in school. In math he has excelled and they are now going to challenge him more by having him do full assignments and what the class is working on. Brett is also doing great in reading. He is reading at 128 words per minute whereas the grade level expectation is 121 words. He can read stories, pull out important information, and is able to put it all together.

We know kids sometimes do not enjoy, nor do they understand, why the extra help may be needed, but in the end it is the results that matter, and we thank you very much for that!!

Brett's Mom


"My son Luke started 4th grade below grade level with reading comprehension, vocabulary and oral fluency.  After trying other tutoring facilities we were recommended to try Kumon.  After meeting with Julie, we decided to enroll our son.  After just 4 months, our son's reading skills, test scores, and overall attitude toward reading have soared and improved dramatically.  We attend Kumon twice a week and dedicate time each night.  We absolutely love Kumon and how much Julie and her team has helped our son!"

~ Luke's Mom


I brought my son to Kumon because he needed help with reading.  Since he has been enrolled at Kumon of New Lenox, his reading has gotten much more fluent and I am amazed by the transformation.  He has also gotten good reports from his school on how much he has improved as well.  He now wants to read to himself at night and I no longer have to force him.  I am so grateful I made the decision to enroll him in the program.  Although in the beginning I had to force him to do the work, he now actively looks forward to doing his work and going to the center!

Kortez's mom


My son has seen so much improvement with his math and self-confidence.  Today I received a phone call from his math teacher saying he has improved by leaps and bounds and asked what he was doing different at home?  I told her he was doing KUMON.  She said he has become a different student and is working more independently and confidently!!  Thank you Julie and your staff.  You are exactly what Ryan needed!!

Ryan's mom


When we started at Kumon of New Lenox - East, my son was very behind in reading and math due to the pandemic.  Once we started Kumon we saw immediate results.  Not only did his test scores improve drastically, but so did his confidence and love for school!  I truly recommend Kumon for any child to build skills, confidence, and gain knowledge.  They are great to work with and flexible with schedules which is an added bonus.


We enrolled Eleanor in Kumon because she was struggling with math despite excelling in other subjects. Every night, doing math homework was a battle, usually ending with frustration for everyone. Within just a few weeks of stating the program, we noticed a huge difference, and now a few months in, she is consistently receiving perfect scores on her math tests and looks forward to finishing her math homework with ease! We have also seen a dramatic shift in her general confidence, both in school and in her daily interactions. We are so grateful for Julie and the entire Kumon New Lenox team-they have truly changed Eleanor’s life!

Ellie's mom


Our daughter Ella was really struggling with math entering 4th grade.  Her anxiety and lack of confidence in knowledge and understanding had really begun to show.  We enrolled her at Kumon of New Lenox and almost immediately we began to see a change.  After 1 year she is now very confident and doing great in math.  To see her grow in knowledge is wonderful!  But more importantly to see her smile and not be afraid of math is the greatest feeling in the world.  Thank you, Kumon of New Lenox!  We would highly recommend!

Ella's parents


My son has been going to Kumon of New Lenox for the past 2 1/2 years and it was the best decision ever!  A boy that was almost in tears trying to do basic math is now currently excelling in school and honors Algebra.  Julie and her staff are very patient and encouraging.  My son looks forward to going to the New Lenox center each week for his packets and his lessons and always leaves confident and smiling.


We came to Kumon of New Lenox for help when the school's standardized tests (and report card grades) showed our daughter was falling behind in math.  We felt terrible for her -- sitting in class each day, hoping the teacher wouldn't call on her and expose that she didn't understand the topic.  After a couple years in the Kumon program, practice has paid-off -- she's getting straight A's in school and confidently raises her hand to volunteer in class.

Kara's dad