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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.


Dominic and Nathan


Submitted on September 13, 2021 by parent, Marianne 

Dominic's current age: 6, enrolled since 2019

Nathaniel's current age: 4, enrolled since 2020

I'm very satisfied with the patience this Kumon has for my boys.  I love that they take their time to learn how the child sets used to each teacher.  Not many have the patience and caring but S.C. Kumon does. ❤️

Amira and Khalil

Amira's story

Submitted on September 8, 2021 by parent, Malka 

Khalil's current age:8, enrolled since April 2021

Amira's current age:10, enrolled since April 2021

Kumon Santa Cruz, Ms. Doris is an exceptional teacher.  She cares so much about her students.  I feel she invests so much time in my children that I know her intentions and goals are for their success.  She is passionate about what she does, so the children get the most out of their time at Kumon.

We live in Scotts Valley and another center just opened near our home.  I would rather drive the distance to have my kids learning with Ms. Doris than with anyone else.  I wish she were their everyday schoolteacher;I wish there were more subjects within the Kumon Program.  Thank you, Ms. Doris, and team!

Clara and Adriana


Submitted on 9/16 by parent, Anna 

Clara's current age: 9, enrolled since: April 2021                         

Adriana: current age: 12, enrolled since: August 2021

Doris has gone above and beyond to help my children get back on track.  We are grateful to have the help, and I can tell they feel more confident now.  My daughter tells me Doris is fun and a good teacher.  I am very happy this Kumon Center is here; I am very pleased with Doris and the other teachers.

Mila at Kumon Santa Cruz

Mila passed her test

Student: Mila, current age: 6       
Enrollment since: May 2021

I cannot thank Doris and the Santa Cruz Staff enough!  My daughter has only been enrolled for 3 months and she has gone from barely being able to count to 20 all the way to 100!  She was very unsure of her letters and now she is learning to read and write. I was referred to enroll Mila from a family member whose children attending Kumon in L.A.  Best decision we could have made! Mila loves Kumon and brags to family and friends about her teachers, homework, and Kumon Dollars. Little sister cannot wait to go to Kumon with her big sister.

JP and Leo

Leo and JP

Submitted on September 8, 2021 by parent, Rosa 

Leo's current age: 11, enrolled since 9/2019

JP's current age: 13, enrolled since 9/2019

We are very satisfied with Ms. Doris’ Kumon Center.  She really cares about the kids’ success and my kids enjoy learning with all the teachers here.  She emphasizes the importance of daily homework,and my kids work on their Kumon homework’s without complaints.  Also, she is great about communicating their progress.  We are very happy with how Kumon has built academic confidence in our kids.  And we also enjoy all the support all the teachers are giving to my kids.  Thank you for a well-run Kumon, Ms. Doris!

Gavin and Ryder

Submitted on September 16, 2021 by parent, Mathew

Gavin's current age: 12 enrolled since 2019
Ryder's current age: 8 enrolled since 2019

Doris cares a great deal every student's success .  Moreover, she strictly adheres to the Kumon Philosophy of full comprehension of a particular area of study before students move on to next levels.

Maomao and Tiger


Submitted on September 7, 2021 by parent, Fan

Maomao's current age: 14, enrolled since 2019

Tiger's current age: 7, enrolled since 2019

Ms. Doris is very responsible.  My sons are following her instruction at the center and always complete their works. I appreciate their hard work and consideration for my children.

Sophia and Emily

Submitted on September 9, 2021 by parent, Linh

Sophia's current age: 10, enrolled since 2020

Emily's current age: 5, enrolled since 2020

I have seen great progress in my daughters’ Math and Reading skills.  We also appreciate the Kumon staff’s attention to detail and encourage our kids to focus on their skills.  We like how Kumon will also focus on the kids’ mistake and help them understand their mistakes in Math and Reading.  Our daughters enjoy coming to Kumon weekly, the reward for doing well has really motivated our kids to do well.

By Father, Quang Tran

Thanks to Kumon, my daughters are excelling in schools.  We are grateful for Ms. Doris and her staff or helping my daughters with their assignments.  They are wonderful working with our younger child, Emily.  We are very happy with this center.



Submitted on September 17, 2021 by parent, Maryam

Sofia's current age: 7, enrolled since 2021

My daughter and I had conversation about Kumon on our way to class today.  She said she has been reading books at school, finishing her assignments early in class. and helping other kids.  She recognized this is all due to her Kumon practice.  we are extremely happy with the the attention and dedication of Santa Cruz Kumon team.  I am well in the loop on my daughter's progress, as she needs improvements and where at show talent.  I would highly recommend this class to any parent.

Three months' experience of Gwen

On September 23, 2021 by Jenny

Child: Gwen, current age: 5, enrolled since August 16, 2021

We are very pleased with this Kumon program!  Our daughter loves going to the tutorial center, and it motivates her to work hard at home.  We are very impressed with the program and her performance.  My husband and I agree this is the best place we could have enrolled her.  She is using the curriculum for homeschooling, and already is ahead of her peers.  We are very grateful to have found Kumon Santa Cruz, and she will be a student here as long as we are in the area.  The staff is very friendly and professional, and I recommend this Kumon to everyone I talk to!  Thank you to everyone at Kumon Santa Cruz!

K.D's Story

Thank you very much for taking K.D in Kumon and also for all the time that you and your staff have put in in helping her.  You guys were my last hope for success for I did not know where else to go and you just save as both. Most of you are great teachers and I love you for everything you have done.  I don't know how to repay you but you are the BEST teacher ever.

From Mirella

Morgen's story

Our son Morgen is now very motivated and engaged to learn Math! He loves Doris and is most eager to please and perform.  Kudos to Kumon Santa Cruz! We are happy.

From Ken

Elias' story

We have noticed a very strong sense of pride developed for our son's homework and schoolwork. He is eager to improve and more self-confident in completing his schoolwork and homework.  Doris is very helpful and encouraging.

From Michael's mom

We are thrilled with the Kumon Program!! Michael's grades improved dramatically since beginning the program.  He is excited to continue to improve in school and his attitude toward his schoolwork has changed.  Thank You!!  Reading fluency up 20%.
From Anna

Damian's story

Our family has been with Kumon at this location for almost a year and it has been a transformational experience for our son's development. Doris, Fred and the team are amazing educators and not only provide support for English and Math development but really look at child individually to create an emotional, mental and academic supportive development plan. In particular, our son started here in Kindergarten and Kumon really helped him transition from Preschool to Elementary school environment. Lastly, they have created a fun diverse community with many great families and we are grateful and lucky to have them.

~From Damian's parents