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About the Center

Introduction

Welcome to the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Orland Park – West!
The Kumon Center of Orland Park – West has been proudly serving the community since 2015.
 
About Kumon
For more than 60 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. For more information about the Kumon Math Program, click here.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. For more information about the Kumon Reading Program, click here.
 
Studying at our Kumon Center
Students enrolled in the Kumon Center of Orland Park - West can expect to benefit in the following ways:
Students Become Self-Learners 
We believe every child is capable of great things! Not only will our highly qualified and friendly Instructor help your child master the math and reading concepts, but he or she will learn how to learn.
Experience Continuous Learning Power
Our Kumon Instructor provides a customized curriculum for each student. By practicing every day, students develop powerful learning skills that make completing their regular schoolwork a breeze – which makes it easier on you and your child! 
Skills that Last a Lifetime
Our Kumon Instructor will uncover the unique strengths each child has within them. Not only will your child develop strong academic skills and a passion for achievement in school and in extracurricular activities today, but also in his or her future. Give your child the opportunity to learn skills that will last a lifetime!
 
The Center’s Philosophy
Instructor Susan Lenti feels that her Kumon Center can be likened to a theater production, with students taking the leading role. The instructor is the director, motivating students in their learning, while parents work "backstage" to support and direct their child. The center's support staff are the “audience”, witnessing students excel in ways parents may not have thought possible.
 
Come in to our Kumon Center soon to see our philosophy in action!

Price and Fees

Monthly Tuition per Child:
First Subject: $160
Second Subject: $120

One-Time Only Fees at Registration:
Registration Fee: $50 per student
Material Fee: $30 per student

Policies

BASIC CENTER POLICIES


Class Timing:

1. 

Monday

Tuesday

Thursday

Friday

 

3:00-3:30

 

3:00-3:30

3:30-4:00

3:30-4:00

3:30-4:00

3:30-4:00

4:00-4:30

4:00-4:30

4:00-4:30

4:00-4:30

4:30-5:00

4:30-5:00

4:30-5:00

4:30-5:00

5:00-5:30

5:00-5:30

5:00-5:30

5:00-5:30

 

5:30-6:00

 

5:30-6:00

 

6:00-6:30

 

6:00-6:30

 

6:30-7:00

 

6:30-7:00


Students may attend class twice a week; Monday or Tuesday and Thursday or Friday.
2. Duration of class – New Kumon Students: Kumon is an individualized program of study. Student class and homework time varies. Brand new students working at their “comfortable starting point” often spend less time in class than longer-term students. This helps students adjust to Kumon. Initially, expect 15-20 minutes, but this time will increase as students move into more complex concepts and grade levels.

3. Duration of class – Experienced Kumon Students: Students studying new concepts or in more advanced study can expect to spend 20-45 minutes per subject, just like at home. Please work with the Instructor to reduce schedule conflicts with Kumon class, and to adjust workload to balance Kumon goals with student activities.


Class Expectations:

1. Students are expected to attend class at least once a week, but are encouraged to attend twice a week. Excessive absences and missing assignments will cause students to fall behind and lose motivation.

2. Kumon of Orland Park - West uses a classroom approach for instruction. Student independence and self-learning are core principles of the Kumon Method which involves individualized study, not one-on-one tutoring.

3. The Instructor and Assistants circulate through the classroom to provide assistance and guidance to students. However, our goal is to help without helping – hints and examples, not answers. Students are also asked to try and figure out the problem on their own using provided examples. This stimulates self-learning.

4. Students are expected to change out their own homework, and return completed and graded assignments.