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

Stay Beyond Summer

As the summer months come to an end, you may already be thinking of letting your child quit Kumon for the time being. Since he’ll be busy with academic requirements and other extra-curricular responsibilities, you would want to help lighten his already heavy load. You’re already going through his schedule and checking which activities can be let go as of now. And Kumon

Start Easy, Aim High

Oftentimes, parents feel shocked – even a little bit upset – to discover how low their child’s starting point is. Did you also have a similar reaction? Did you wonder why your child, though probably in high school, had to start with, let’s say, addition in Kumon? To fully understand the concept of “appropriate starting point” in the Kumon Method, you must first

Summer and Beyond

The heat is settling in. The final examinations schedules have been announced. Vacation plans are being finalized. Talk of sports, art, and dance classes are starting to circulate. This can only mean one thing: summer’s here! It’s that time of year when children gladly say: “School’s out for summer!” It’s also the time of the year for endless conversations about the exciting places

Your Child’s Potential and the Kumon Reading Program

Founder Toru Kumon believed that language is the foundation of all abilities.  Thus, alongside the Kumon Math Program, he placed equal weight on the importance of the Kumon Reading Program. Similar to the Math Program, the Kumon Reading Program also aims to have students study materials that are three years or more beyond their school grade level. Thus, in Kumon, it is but natural

Why You Read to Your Child

One great piece of advice that all parents can attest to is that you should read to your children especially when they are young. This is often shared and emphasized in books, seminars, and through word of mouth. But when you agree and start to read to your children, are you familiar with the specific advantages they can gain? Do you know just