How to Know When Your Child Can Benefit From Academic Help - Kumon

How to Know When Your Child Can Benefit From Academic Help

As the school year progresses, you might be noticing that your child could benefit from adding a supplemental program into their learning. There are a lot of tutoring programs out there, which can make it challenging to know which one is best for your child. You may also be wondering when the right time to consider adding a supplemental learning program into your child’s routine is.

The truth is, your child can benefit from a supplemental program at any learning stage. Below we outline some of the most common instances of when it’s time to consider adding it to your child’s routine:

1. Your child isn’t grasping math and/or reading concepts

The first sign that your child could benefit from adding in supplemental learning is that they are struggling to grasp content. Whether certain concepts seem to be slowing them down, or they are continually frustrated with the material presented at school, supplemental learning can help them regain the confidence to tackle any academic challenge.

The Kumon Math and Reading Program is a worksheet-based program that works the same way that building blocks do. The program not only ensures your child will learn and master concepts, but it also gives them the confidence to tackle challenging problems. Adding a supplemental program can help them to master the foundational skills that will allow them to excel at their schoolwork.

2. Your child could use more consistency to retain knowledge

Supplemental academic help can include a variety of programs, workbooks, or classes. But what if a program could offer your child consistency to practice and build their skills by combining all aspects?

With Kumon, you will visit the center or take virtual classes two times a week, paired with at-home learning 5 days a week. This allows your child to consistently practice and reinforce their learning every day.

Adding a program with daily practice may seem daunting, but practice is essential to ensuring skills are retained and other intangible skills such as time management and perseverance are instilled at a young age.  

3. Your child needs help improving their time management skills 

While daily practice may appear to be counterproductive in terms of freeing up more time, it is one of the best ways to develop a skill. Through consistent practice, your child will begin to feel more comfortable with the material and be open to taking on new challenges. Kumon’s structure of daily practice consisting of 30 minutes per subject per day becomes an easy addition to any routine.

When searching for a program, it’s important to find one that offers flexibility to fit into your schedule. Many Kumon Centers are offering virtual classes in addition to in-center classes, which allows for space in many families’ schedules and routines.

If you’re wondering if it’s time to consider adding a supplemental program into your routine, think about your child’s abilities and how they can benefit. Each child develops at their own pace which is why an individualized program can lead to growth academically and beyond.

Finding an enrichment program that offers endless possibilities to learn is not only great at unlocking your child’s potential, but it can help them find more time to dedicate to other activities that they enjoy!