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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Varish is an 11-year old student studying high-school level math and reading at Kumon. He enrolled at Kumon of Vernon Hills when he was just over three years old.
When I asked Varish what being a student at Kumon meant to him, he replied, “Kumon has been my inspiration to better myself in my grades, study habits, and handwriting.”
How does Kumon help you to be a better student and advocate of support to other students? He replied, “Kumon provides me with great teachers, tools, and measurable results in order to achieve my highest potential.”
When you’re not studying, what do you like to do in your free time? Varish replied, “In my free time, I enjoy martial arts and swimming.”
What advice can you give to your fellow students about Kumon? Varish replied, “To my fellow students, my advice is to always try your hardest and to persevere through any obstacle.”
Varish has reached many milestones at Kumon and will continue to thrive in his future studies.