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About the Center


The Kumon Center of West San Jose opened its doors in 1983 as one of the first Kumon centers in Northern California.  Initially only Kumon Math was offered. In 1985, the Japanese Kokugo was added and then the Reading program in 1991.  

In 1999, the Otsuka family took over the center continuing to offer the three subjects while running two other centers.  The Otsukas still operate the Kumon Center of West San Jose with Chieko, their daughter, as Head Instructor.  She has been an instructor since 2006.  Although retired, Mr. and Mrs. Otsuka are still present during center hours to cater to the Kumon families and work with the students. With over 35 years of experience, the Otsuka family remain as one of the pioneers of Kumon in the Bay Area.  

The team at the Kumon of West San Jose strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. Click here for more information about the Kumon Math Program.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. Click here for more information about the Kumon Reading Program.

Price and Fees

Registration: $50
Material Fee: $10
Subjects: Math, Reading, and Japanese
Tuition: $160 for one subject, $300 for two subjects 

Sibling and multi-subject discounts available.


The safety of our students, families, and our staff is the highest priority. Beginning March 2021, our staff will be receiving their vaccination for Covid-19. Regardless, all staff will continue to wear masks and gloves, and have hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes at their station at all times. The center is appointment-based and has limited capacity.