Developing Self-Confidence

Did your hands sweat when you were asked to talk in front of the class?

Did your voice tremble when you shared with your classmates your summer activities? 

Shyness may be defined experientially as discomfort and/or inhibition in interpersonal situations. It is a form of excessive self-focus, a preoccupation with one’s thoughts, feelings and physical reactions.

Kumon understands this problem, and though it is not directly taught in the worksheets, Kumon aims to develop your self-confidence. How exactly does Kumon do that? The following features of Kumon are designed to develop your self-confidence, and help you overcome those jitters and butterflies in the stomach.

Easy Starting Point

Kumon wants to develop children’s confidence right from the start. Hence, Kumon Instructors start children in a level where they can be achievers to fuel their confidence. If children find ease and enjoyment in what they are doing from the very beginning, they will be able to develop a sense of accomplishment. In the long run, their confidence will be honed and this feeling will be carried out in everything that they do.

Individualized Learning

Kumon Instructors assign worksheets that are tailored-fit to each person’s strengths and capabilities.  Hence, students are able to self-learn, and this gives students the confidence that they can do anything—if they just try.

Advancing beyond School Grade Level

Through consistent worksheet study, children are able to study materials that are beyond their grade level. Armed with this skill, children feel all the more confident about their abilities. Such advancement can make them feel relaxed and at the same time, enjoy their classes. Subsequently, they can actively participate in the class discussion. Affirmation and acceptance from teachers and peers will give them that sense of pride and confidence. Moreover, advanced students are more compassionate and mature to others, and they are more than willing to extend a helping hand to other students.

Through these features, you will be able to develop a strong sense of self. So, give it some time, and eventually, Kumon will be able to nurture your self-confidence.


Kumon is the world's leading after-school enrichment program. We offer two subjects: Math and Reading in more than 300 Kumon Centers nationwide.

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