Math is Everywhere

“Why do I need to study math?” This is a question your child asks every time he encounters a difficult problem or every time he does not feel like answering his math homework. The answer to his question is simple – it’s because math is present everywhere and anywhere. Be it in nature, in technology, in money, or in everyday chores, math shows

The Benefits of Completion

The goal of reaching the finish line is something that everyone shares. Be it reaching the most advanced level of a video game, celebrating the great ending of a movie, or successfully forming the final pyramid in performance, the sense of pride and relief settles in when you realize that you have reached your end goal. The same thing happens in Kumon. Initially,

There’s an Einstein in Every Child

Einstein’s achievements are monumental, leading many to ask: was Einstein’s brain different? A look at his childhood history would show you two things that are not commonly known about him. 1. Einstein was a slow learner in one particular area—speaking. 2. Einstein wasn’t exactly the A+ textbook learner in school that most of us imagine him to be. In fact, Einstein’s greatest experiments

Why Am I Here?

Have you ever wondered why your parents keep pushing you to finish your worksheets? Or why do your teachers in Kumon always encourage you to give your best? Have you ever thought deeply as to why your parents enrolled you? Or why you keep on doing and repeating worksheet after worksheet? It may not have been an easy journey for you, but being

Between Extra-Curricular and Kumon

It has only been a few months since the school year started but you have already noticed your child feeling tired and weary. Aside from schoolwork and household chores, he also has to think about his other academic responsibilities, extra-curricular activities, and Kumon. He then starts to complain about his tight schedule and begins to ask you why he has to attend Kumon.

Through Thick and Thin

Investing in education for her child’s future is a priority for Mrs. Cecil Fernandez. This is why deciding to enroll her son, Mori, in Kumon was a good and wise financial decision considering the limited income her family has, with her husband working for a Non-Government Organization (NGO.) Mori was already a good student, but Mrs. Fernandez and her husband wanted to develop

Benefits of Self-learning

You see your child studying new topics, solving problems, and processing information all on his own. You see him do this not only for academic-related work but also for extracurricular activities like learning a new sport or perfecting a dance routine. You also see him easily identify and correct mistakes when necessary. What your child is doing is what we, in Kumon, call

Traits of an Advanced Student

In Kumon, you will often hear parents talking about their child going beyond his grade level and studying more challenging topics – aka becoming an advanced student. This is constantly mentioned during Parent Orientations, Parent-Teacher Communications, and awarding sessions. It is a much-highlighted feature Kumon that sets the method apart from the rest. What is emphasized is how being an advanced student helps

What Does It Take to be an Advanced Student?

Seeing a six-year-old child answer logarithms and calculus is not an impossible feat. Or having a seven-year-old who can read literary classics like Oedipus or Hamlet as your child is not a game of fate. Not to mention an 11-year-old who can do both. With no magic involved, Kumon has developed competent students who have successfully advanced in their studies and completed the