Last night I enrolled my 2 kids in Kumon. I've long been searching for a Kumon Center near our place, when I found one, I was encouraging Nikko since last year to be enrolled there. After a year of convincing him, his choice was Math while Makoy will take up Reading. Nikko's diagnostic test was fairly good, he got perfect score in Reading while a few mistakes in Math. Makoy has to catch up in Reading because he's an incoming Grade 1 in June.
What is Kumon?
It is a learning method complementary to regular schooling. Its Math & Reading Programs equip each child with the skills needed to reach his/her full potential. Through daily study of Kumon worksheets, children acquire strong academic ability and solid values to prepare them for life.
There is no age limit in Kumon. Learning with Kumon is an ongoing process. It is not meant to be a "quick-fix" solution.
Here are some of the benefits of Kumon:
- Starting at an appropriate level fosters a love of learning
- Progress at your own pace
- Develop good study habits and self learning ability
- Advance ahead of school grade level
The Kumon Method is an individualized learning method. The starting point for each Kumon student is determined individually. Students start with the level where they can attain a perfect score by studying on their own. The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve problems on their own. If students continue to study at their own pace, they will catch up with their school grade level and eventually advance far beyond it.
The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve problems on their own. Examples and explanations are clearly provided when moving on to new topics encouraging students to self-learn and advance independently at all times.
Its a twice a week tutorial and they will start on Thursday. They should suppose to start last month, but the Kumon instructor wants to talk to the parents only (not with the guardians). I hope we can sustain to enroll them because it was on top of their school tuition fee and separate tutorial for their daily assignments. I hope their brains won't get clogged (LOL!).