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.
Discover more inspiring success stories on the Kumon Blog !
“Kumon has been an invaluable resource for our two elementary school-aged children, both of whom have special needs. This program has facilitated the development of both their reading and math skills. They have each gained such confidence in their academic abilities and now love reading for pleasure. They actively seek out math “games” and truly enjoy learning! The structure, routine, and repetition involved in their Kumon programs really helped advance and solidify their knowledge and has set a strong foundation for further learning. They have advanced academically and we have had very positive feedback from their teachers with regard to their progress. We would highly recommend Kumon to anyone who is considering this program, whether their children have special learning or medical needs, autism spectrum disorder or just need additional supports to supplement what they are learning in school.”