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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.

Discover more inspiring success stories on the Kumon Blog !

Improvement in Self-Confidence

Sending our daughter to Kumon was probably one of the best choices we have made. Her self-confidence has grown, she is much faster in math and now she can easily do mental math with high precision. The owner is very caring, always available to answer questions and we are very happy with the service we receive here. I highly recommend this Kumon center. – Roya

A Student Reaches ASHR

We have been with this Kumon for about 4 years. They have helped both my kids learn and grow. My son is doing higher math than his classmates. He is challenged and has set himself goals. Highly recommend Kumon for additional learning. – Ami

Successful Siblings

My two kids have been going to this center for about 3 years. Prior to our relocation to California, my older kid had been going to another Kumon location in a different state for about 2.5 years. We are very happy with the service we received here. The owner is very responsive and genuinely cares about the academic growth of the children. She keeps good communication with me about the children's progress and reviews short-term and long-term goals with me. The staff are friendly and patient. I would recommend this center to the family who is looking for after-school tutoring service. - Susan

Program Completer

My daughter completed the Math program here upto Level O. Vidhya is kind enough to accommodate the requests and extend the class time. Vidya has provided additional booklets so the concepts are clear to my daughter and she feels confident about the topics. The staffs are very kind. In many instances my daughter has to ask for clarifications.

Increase in Math Speed

My daughters have been going to Kumon for the past couple of years. One of my daughters has moved from average to the top 1% of the class, and the other is now in advanced level. Thank you Vidhya for your relentless dedication, focus and energy to ensure our kids are getting personalized and high-quality learning service!! -Richa

An Appreciative Parent

Our 4 year old son started going to Kumon of Thousand Oaks - North in August. It's been only 4 months but we already see a positive change in his writing, reading and calculating skills. We have been lucky to find this particular center of Kumon that's just excellent at what they do. The experience at each center can differ so it's important what center one chooses. This center's director, Ms. Vidhya Ganesh has an amazing understanding on how to tap a kid's potential in the best possible way. She offered individualized work based on my son's skills and interest and has always been very thoughtful, enthusiastic and encouraging. She not only works hard but also instills a good work ethic in her students through her influential and kind approach. At times when I was not sure if my son could do it, she believed in him more than I did and that really inspired him. She offered us online classes and has been flexible with scheduling to accommodate our situation and that was very helpful for us. I was unsure about enrolling my son so early, but I am so glad that I did. During this pandemic time when things are in disarray, these classes offer a very constructive and consistent routine activity for kids while also building solid foundation skills in them. My son had never actually started writing before he joined this class and now he just wrote a letter to Santa all by himself and he has been reading books nonstop. To anyone thinking about Kumon, I would highly recommend it, and especially this center. It has helped my son with building problem solving skills. I see that when kids realize they can write, read and solve problems on their own it just skyrockets their confidence and that's what it did for my son! -Shipa D

Improvement in Reading Skills

We heard so much good things about Kumon. Due to pandemic my daughter being home last 3 months she was starting to show no interest in learning. So we decided to make appointment and talked to Vidhya about what they offer. And after doing assessment we decided to enroll her and we are so happy we did. She is learning so much and getting better in reading skills. Our daughter enjoys coming here and learning. - Raquel D

Parent’s beliefs in the Kumon’s Philosophy!!

Vidhya was the reason we said yes to registering our son Kane into Kumon to help with his math studies after a brief orientation we had at the Kumon center. As a mechanical engineer myself I found it frustrating my son could not complete his 4th grade math on his own. Math is the most fundamental abilities for a child to learn to expand their brain. Kumon's philosophy in practice makes perfect approach has really benefitted his ability to now breeze through is level of math in fourth grade so he is never left behind and instead is helping his fellow 4th grade classmates with classwork. Thank you Kumon and Thank you Vidhya!! - Karl L.

A Skeptical Parent at first....!

I was skeptical at first, but we are extremely happy with Kumon and the outcomes it has produced for our son. He was really struggling with reading and writing, but after three months of Kumon he has shown a vast improvement academically. He's also become more confident in the social setting as well. The owner here is very supportive, engaged and eager to make the kids successful. I highly recommend this to any parent and their kids. - M.H.