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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.


Josie’s Story


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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Thank you so much!  Kumon has been so great for Robert's development.  We read about kids having lost learning due to Covid and I think we can say the opposite thanks to you all and the program.  


I can definitely tell the difference having Kumon year round so he doesn’t lose progress through summer.


Cami has learned so much in the past year and a half. Kumon is one of the best decisions I ever made.


Thank you so much for everything!  I can't even begin to tell you how blown away I am with not only Kumon as a program, but all of you who helped Savannah grow leaps & bounds!  She has loved coming here, and learning!  That is evident in how far she has come!  She went from the little girl who couldn't write or really spell her own name, and counting to 10 was a challenge, to the girl who CAN write and spell so many words and who CAN count to almost 50!  Thank you doesn't even begin to describe how thankful we are!  Kumon and all of you will be part of our lives forever!  Love, The Olsons


Thanks again for all you do. I can tell a huge confidence boost in Trey’s reading/comprehension…also an increase in his ELA grades! We love Kumon!!!


We honestly cannot thank you enough for all you have done with Charlie over the past year.  We have seen growth since day one!  We are so blessed to have found your Kumon program because as you know we didn't have the same success at another location.  I know Charlie is going to miss seeing you every week but I am confident that you have set him up for success!  You are the sunshine the kiddos need and you have such a positive impact on them.  Keep shining & know that we appreciate you!  


We are so excited…Mia has been getting all As! I can’t wait for her testing to come back in a few weeks too…she said it was “easy”. Kumon has really made school more enjoyable for her!


I am so happy to share Luke received a 4 on his FSA. Last year he got a 1. He won’t have to take intensive reading anymore. Thank you and Kumon!


We love the impact Kumon has had on Mia's schooling and confidence. We also have sent our neighbors your way!


What a difference!!! She is so confident now, she would've never volunteered to read us a story. I am so proud of her! It's so amazing to see how much she has learned! We are amazed!!!


She has made so many great strides thanks to you all! Thank you for all you do!

Carmine & Joey

I can honestly say Kumon has been the best step forward for us. Both of my boys are 4 & attend Kumon. Besides learning their numbers, reading and writing, it has been a super boost of confidence. It does take commitment from parents but definitely worth it. Tamara and the Kumon crew have worked with my boys and it has been nothing but positive experiences. My boys are young going into Kindergarten but having Kumon will help them start with confidence. I have one son that was trailing behind for VPK and for other reasons but Kumon has helped catch him up.  So for us, it is 100% worth it!

Emma Kate

Another vote for Kumon here in Nocatee! My daughter has been going there since they opened. She has some learning disabilities and Kumon has helped her tremendously! She just passed her 3rd grade state tests in the spring, and the schools had been telling us since kindergarten that she wouldn't pass. Tam and Kumon have been instrumental for her! Tam and the team really looked at her as a person instead of just the numbers on a test. They truly believe in her and gave her (and me!) the confidence that my daughter can learn the foundations and stay with her sister (she is a twin).

James & Henry

I could go on all day about Kumon.  We moved to DC during covid and the area was locked down so we started doing Kumon to help supplement the lack of schooling there & based on a recommendation from a friend that was loving Kumon here in Nocatee.  Well, that was 2.5 years ago.  We have since moved back to Nocatee and our two boys are still going.  Their math kills are incredible and Mrs. Tam does an impeccable job running her center.  Having been to another canter, I can tell you she feels very dialed into each kid.  Her effort and care is beyond our previous center and I was very happy there as well!  You cannot go wrong with the program or the owner!  We were supposed to quit after six months and now we never will.  Not to mention, being so strong in math has made our moves between schools a lot easier!


My son is 6 years old and goes to Kumon of Ponte Vedra at Nocatee. We are very pleased with it.  He loves his teachers. They give him homework, which is a good thing. I wish I had started him  around 4.  


We appreciate what you do in Kumon for Sofia. The first several times she had to do Kumon homework, she told us: "I've got work to do" and "Where is my work? I need to do it." I don't know how it is possible to achieve this so quickly, but you did it. To spark the interest to learn and the independent mindset to do it in the kids' hearts. Kudos!  


Can't say enough great things about Tamara Macfarlane & Kumon.  It is a commitment but so worth it and has made a huge impact.  My daughter started with basic addition and subtraction of one-digit numbers.  Fast forward, she is now working on double digit multiplication with regrouping.  She has made huge strides.  Kumon meets the student where they are and builds.  Can't recommend Kumon enough and Mrs. Tam & her staff!


Tamara's ability to relate to the students, help them focus, AND complete the work is 100%!!!!


Kumon is excellent and I am so grateful. It helped my son close his gaps and get on track with his peers!  


My daughter attends for math & we have seen a significant difference in the sessions that she has done over the summer! Very happy with it!


I love Kumon! My daughter loved it. Tamara Macfarlane is amazing! Highly recommend!!!


Tamara Macfarlane & her staff are amazing!!!!


He did great on his first FAST test and scored a Level 4!  I’m sure Kumon has a lot to do with that!  

Rory & Emery

My two girls loved Kumon!  My oldest (going into 3rd grade) made such improvements in her reading because of Kumon.  Tamara is great!  


My daughter has done so well with the Kumon method and replicate the comments about Ms. Tam being dialed into each kids' needs.  It doesn't just help with learning---it helps with habits.  Emma is now understanding that for her, a daily math practice over normal homework (in addition to bedtime reading) is key to success.  


We love Kumon.  Our daughter has so much confidence & is reading so much better!


I love Kumon!!  It has helped my daughter tremendously!  I can't say enough good things!


We had an amazing experience & I would recommend Kumon.  Ms. Tam is so amazing.


Kumon helped my son tremendously!! Tamara, the owner is great, communicates so well about the progress of your child and is flexible with scheduling.  It builds an extremely strong math foundation.  My son now has the confidence that he was lacking!  


I worked with Tamara Macfarlane years ago and I can tell you that she is one of the best educators I have ever met in my career!

Isla & Brek

Kumon is AMAZING! It does have homework, but you can learn so much and become so independent!  


My daughter loves Kumon, Mrs. Tam and her team!!!!


Although I don't have a child at Kumon, I can assure you that Tamara Macfarlane is the best of the best!  I've known her since we moved here almost 10 years ago and she's very passionate about what she does.  She goes above and beyond when it comes to her involvement with her students!