Learning will continue
"The structure and support provided by Kumon's home-based programme to drive our children's education is invaluable."
Ready for Life
"I can do my maths school work quickly, easily and accurately thanks to Kumon"
Kym, VIC - Reassurance that learning will continue at home
With most children now learning at home, Kumon parent Kym is confident that his boys' learning will continue to go smoothly with Kumon's support.
Kym - whose sons Levi, aged 8, and Jett, aged 6, study Kumon Maths and English – says continuing to study Kumon at home provides him with reassurance that both of his boys will continue to learn.
"The structure and support provided by Kumon's home-based programme to drive our children's education is invaluable", Kym says.
"There's a lot of unknowns going on at the moment, but there's certainty and consistency with Kumon."
Kumon is a partnership between student, parent and Instructor, which continues during extended periods at home. The Instructor creates an individualised study plan for each student, and sends home the worksheets they are ready to learn next on their own.
Students study their worksheets, daily. Parents encourage their children to complete their worksheets to the best of their ability. Parents then mark and grade the completed worksheets.
Kumon Maths develops calculation ability. Kumon English builds reading comprehension. Both are pencil-and-paper based programmes where students take out their worksheets, pick up a pencil, read, think, write, and use an eraser to correct their errors.
Usually, students would receive support from their Kumon Instructor, in-person, at the Kumon Centre. Now, students and families receive regular communication via phone, email, SMS or video messaging.
"Our Kumon Instructor has been really consistent with her communication", Kym says. "For example, we receive regular text message updates about the boys' learning. That's really helpful.”
For more information on Kumon's home-based programmes, please contact your nearest Kumon centre. Operations will vary from centre-to-centre during this period.
Ryan - Ready for Life
"I can do my maths school work quickly, easily and accurately thanks to Kumon."
Subjects: Maths and English
Age at Enrolment: 3 and a half years old
Ryan's parents enrolled him in Kumon when he was three and a half years old because they had seen the benefits of the Kumon programme first hand. Ryan's uncle had studied Kumon when he was young and the good results spoke for themselves. Ryan's mum had the following to say: “Even though he was very young, Ryan was ready to learn and I wanted to prepare him for school. Kumon is a programme that suits children of all ages and abilities and I knew that it would provide Ryan with the foundations in maths and English."
Through studying Kumon, Ryan has developed skills that his parents believe will help him throughout his life. Now seven years old, he is able to work independently and learn new concepts, especially those he has not yet encountered at school, by himself. Ryan is disciplined, in that he does his Kumon every day, enjoys being challenged and is able to set goals for himself.
Ryan's parents believe that Kumon is helping to build his character as well as his academic ability. They say that he has become very confident in all aspects of his life and he loves to help others. Ryan says that he likes Kumon as he enjoys the challenge of new topics, and he feels great when he is able to solve problems. He says he can do his maths school work quickly, easily and accurately thanks to Kumon.
Ryan is confident that he will be a successful lawyer when he grows up as he is learning good study habits and work skills through Kumon. And most importantly, his desire and determination to succeed is getting stronger and stronger.
How does Kumon work?
Kumon is a home-based, pencil and paper programme students can study, at home, every day on their own. Our worksheets are ideal for extended periods at home.
The mathematics worksheets develop calculation ability. The English worksheets develop reading comprehension.
For a short time, every day, no calculator, no keyboard, no screen. Students take out their worksheets; pick up a pencil, read, think, write, and use an eraser to correct their errors. In mathematics, they learn to write intermediate steps efficiently. In English, they summarise what they read. Able to absorb vast amounts of information and solve complex problems, our students thrive in the digital age.
Learning continues at home
Kumon is a partnership between student, parent and Instructor. This partnership continues during extended periods at home.
The Instructor creates an individualised study plan for each student, and sends home the worksheets they are ready to learn next on their own. Instructors are also available for regular communication by phone, email, SMS or video messaging.
Students study their worksheets, daily. Parents encourage their children to complete their worksheets to the best of their ability. Parents then mark and grade the completed worksheets. While students do corrections, parents record the results on the study record sheet. (Ask your Instructor for a copy of The Value of Home Marking: A Guide for Parents and a record sheet.)
This daily process will ensure student progress.
As students advance in the Kumon worksheets, they become more confident to study the content on their own. Kumon worksheets are structured to allow progression in small steps. This enables students to advance smoothly from easy to difficult problems.
When they encounter something new, they study the example in the worksheet, draw on previous learning and give it a try. They try, and fail, until they finally get it. This is how Kumon develops self-learning.
Students come to expect the challenge of something new, and gain satisfaction in working it out for themselves. They develop a mindset that no problem is too difficult to attempt. Equipped with the skill of self-learning, students progress independently, at home, through their Kumon programme.
What is the right age for my child to start Kumon?
Students may be of any age – our students range from preschoolers to high school students and in some cases adults. more details
There is no minimum age; however it is of great benefit if students have experience using a pencil.
Is Kumon one-on-one tuition?
In Kumon, the learning occurs directly from the worksheets. The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve problems on their own. more details
Examples and explanations are clearly provided when moving on to new topics, encouraging students to self-learn and advance independently at all times. When students encounter problems, the Instructor's role is to assist them, and give subtle hints so that they will be encouraged to progress independently.