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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Gracie Aziabor - Reading Program Completer - Grade 5
My name is Gracie and I was in the Kumon Reading Program from ages 5 through 10. I can tell you that when I first started the Kumon Reading Program, I didn’t enjoy it much. But, when I turned 7, I realized how it was helping me in reading class at school. I was able to put together letters pretty quickly because I had already learned the sounds of most of them while I was in Kumon. Although it got much harder when I neared the end, for example, the Shakespeare segments, I found myself enjoying the stories! I definitely have to thank Mrs. Donti for pushing me to complete the program. I also have to thank my parents and brothers for correcting my work. I will say that although my experience with the Kumon Reading Program was a tough one, I am very grateful for it.