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About the Center

Introduction

Welcome to the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Petaluma! 


We are located at the former Little Oaks Montessori on Petaluma Boulevard North and are honored to continue growth and a love of learning in our community! The Kumon of Petaluma has been operating since March 2021. 


Our Kumon Instructor, Susan Tran, first started her Kumon Journey in September 2015 as an instructional assistant at her local Kumon Center and was inspired to continue spreading the joys of Kumon by opening a Center of her own! After years of development, this vision finally came to fruition in Petaluma, CA and was welcomed by the smiling faces of our wonderful students and families.


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.

Policies

S T U D E N T S

  • Attend each session twice a week either Mondays and Thursdays OR Tuesdays and Fridays between 3:00pm - 6:30pm. Class sessions are typically 30 minutes per subject.
  • Study on a daily basis and avoid skipping days or doing multiple assignments at once. Daily study is a tenet of the Kumon Method and is essential to our students' success in the program.

P A R E N T S

  • Encourage their children to study consistently and ensure homework assignments are accurately timed and completed.
  • Provide praise and positive reinforcement!
  • Communicate with the Instructor regarding child's progress in the program, inability to attend sessions, requests to pick up missed work, and other additional inquiries.

C O M M U N I C A T I O N

  • Contact your Instructor for any questions, concerns or general inquiries. Email is strongly preferred.
  • Set appointments in advance.

Job Opportunities

G R A D E R S

    • Grading of student classwork, homework, and corrections and organizing of Student worksheets
    • Ensuring Student classwork is completed and corrected to 100%
    • Assessing oral reading ability with reading students and providing necessary feedback
    • Provide assistance/guidance to students, as needed, adhering to Kumon Method standards and center procedures
    • Provide Instructor with written or verbal feedback, as needed based on student observations and/or student performance on worksheets
    • Work with other grading assistants to create a balanced workload to ensure grading is completed before the end of class 

E A R L Y - L E A R N E R / P R I M A R Y - I N S T R U C T I O N

    • Working efficiently and effectively with one or two younger or new Kumon students at a time to provide instruction through utilization of the Kumon Method and worksheets
    • Ensure proper study habits and work skills are being developed and train the students in center routine
    • Individualizing strategies for student development based on student goals and communication with Instructor
    • On-going assessment of student skills development
    • Work closely with Instructor to develop and understand lesson plan and goals for each student in order to properly administer instruction individually

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