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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Laura M. - Parent of 2 Math Completers
I can’t believe Kumon will not be part of MY LIFE anymore. It really makes me see my kids are getting older. Between Julia and Jake it has been 15 years!! I love the program and feel it has made the biggest difference to my children’s education. Julia is an Econ major at Cal and was always good in math, and Kumon really helped her see more than one way to look at math. I tell everyone how great Kumon is for their kids. I will miss Kumon!
Sincerely, Laura M.
Erica J. - Dual Completer
I started Kumon reading when I was just 6 ½ years old. I was able to move through pretty fast at the beginning. I noticed Kumon helped me a lot at school. Sometimes the higher level reading got kind of hard, but I toughed it through and was able to keep up. I actually enjoyed reading most of the Kumon literature. I am almost 10 years old now, and it feels great to finally finish it. Thank you Ms. Aina and Mr. Dale!
Preyanthan R. - Dual Completer
My KUMON Math and Reading Journey was a very long journey.
The journey taught me many new things in both math and English. Most speciﬁcally math. I’ve learned many new math techniques and have become even quicker at executing them. In my opinion KUMON is the perfect place to perfect your math and reading skills and take them to the next level.