Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading program, proves that instilling a love for learning is both timeless and borderless. Kumon’s aspiration, which began with a parent and a child in Japan 60 years ago, is to maximize the potential of each individual through learning. In 1983, Kumon decided to expand to North America and opened its first U.S. office in Los Angeles. Today, the Los Angeles branch office of Kumon North America celebrates its 35th year of bringing academic enrichment to thousands of children across Southern California.
“We are extremely proud to have served families across Southern California for the past 35 years and are appreciative of the reception that Kumon has received in these communities,” says Mike Cho, Los Angeles branch manager for Kumon North America. “Kumon’s mission is to provide as many children as possible with an academic advantage and love for learning. We wouldn’t be able to do that without the support we’ve received from communities across our branch.”
“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.
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