Four to Tango: A Kumon Parent’s Pin to Success

It was a 2-Week Free Trial advertisement that came as a sign for Mrs. Melany Gabriel to push her daughter, Emille Angelie, to try Kumon. What started as a trial became a long-term stay and eventually, a deciding factor in enrolling Emille’s younger sister, Princess Victoria.

Eight years later, Emille is now a Math and Reading Completer, while Princess is currently enrolled in the Reading Program and just recently became a Math Completer as well. Indeed, the Gabriel Family’s Kumon journey paved the way to great successes for both Emille and Princess throughout the years.

Deciding to Stay

Mrs. Gabriel believes that enrolling her daughters in Kumon is one of the best decisions she has ever made as a parent.

“With all the traits that Emille and Princess have acquired, such as perseverance, patience, time management, focus, and discipline, I can say that I made the right decision.”

For Emille, she believes that Kumon changed her into a better person. “I am able to manage my time more properly, I became independent, responsible, plus I developed positive thinking and patience.” With this, Emille gained confidence especially when reciting in class and socializing with classmates.

For Princess, she felt happier because she was able to reach her goal. Like Emille, she gained independence, time-management skills, and confidence. “Also, Kumon develops my calculation skills which make it easier for me to understand my math lessons in school.”

Balancing Act

To be enrolled in Kumon means advanced learning in Math and Reading. This held true for the Gabriel siblings since they used a lot of their extra time in studying other subjects in school instead of reviewing their math subject. With this, a lot of opportunities opened up for Emille and Princess. They participated in big competitions such as the Mathematics Team (MTG Philippines) and they maintained being part of the honor roll in school.

“Kumon has opened the doors in order for my daughters to gain much confidence. This is a good foundation for them until they reach college,” Mrs. Gabriel proudly says.

Influencing at a Larger Scale

The Gabriel siblings share that they have been supporting each other for the longest time – from pushing one another in finishing their worksheets to encouraging each other in joining extra-curricular activities. For Princess, she motivates her sister through telling her meaningful sayings from well-known people. “I also remind her to analyze the stories and questions in her worksheets,” Princess adds. For Emille, she constantly pushes her sister to reach her goals. “I always tell her that no one else will do it for her- she is the only one who can do it for herself.”

There are two pieces of advice that Mrs. Gabriel wants to share with her fellow Kumon parents. First, do not let your children quit Kumon. “As parents, we are the decision makers when it comes to the welfare and education of our children. Kumon is an investment we make for our children’s future.” 

Second, partnership is needed for a successful Kumon journey. “They say it takes two to tango. In Kumon, it needs the teacher, student, parent, and worksheets,” Mrs. Gabriel adds. And so, it takes four to tango – in completing the Kumon Program.

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


  1. Flordelyn Garces

    July 12, 2019

    Good Morning! Magkano po monthly? Thanks

    • Kumon Philippines

      July 15, 2019

      Hi Ms. Flordelyn,

      Here are our tuition fee rates:

      For NCR
      Grade 6 and below – 2000 pesos per subject per month
      Grade 7 and up – 2150 pesos per subject per month

      For other regions
      Grade 6 and below – 1800 pesos per subject per month
      Grade 7 and up – 1950 pesos per subject per month

      Please take note that there is a one-time registration fee of 500 pesos. You can avail of the New Student Promo until July 31 – where you can avail of free registration fee and free Kumon bag.

      You can contact the Center nearest you for more information.

      Thank you!

      • lindolyn cabasag

        July 29, 2019

        upon registration worth 500
        it is the first month to start a pay worth 2000?
        location is from lower bicutan
        thank you.GOD BLESS

      • Kumon Philippines

        July 30, 2019

        Hi Lindolyn!

        Payment of tuition fee will be before the child starts his/her study in the Kumon Program. Payment is monthly as well and the specified date will be discussed by the Instructor of the Kumon Center.

        Thank you!

  2. emilie

    October 9, 2019

    My daughter is in grade 4 now and her school starts at 6 am to 4:30 pm Mondays – Fridays. I want to know what are your timings if ever I will enrolled my child. Location is Liloan Cebu . And is it ok if I will enrolled her for math subject only? or you required more than one subject to enroll? Appreciate your reply soon. Thanks.

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 9, 2019

      Hi Ms. Emilie,

      Thank you for your inquiry!
      The Kumon Center nearest Liloan, Cebu is Kumon Consolacion (Cebu) Center. Please see below for the center details:

      Address: 2nd Floor Orosia Bldg. Cansaga, National Highway, Consolacion, Cebu 6001
      (Beside: Cebu Home Builders, Before: SM City Consolacion)
      Contact Number: (032) 267-2363, 0956 291 5397
      Monday, Friday (2 pm – 7pm)
      Tuesday, Thursday (10 am – 12 nn / 2pm – 7 pm)
      Saturday (9 am – 12 nn)

      It is under your discretion if you will be enrolling your child in just one subject (Math). You can the Kumon Center for more information.

      Thank you!

  3. Grace

    October 28, 2019

    Good day, is there a free trial in Kumon Bacoor? Also, is it possible to bring a 2 year old toddler in this learning center? I would be grateful for your prompt reply, thanks!

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 28, 2019

      Hi Ms. Grace!

      Thank you for your inquiry. As of now, there is no ongoing Free Trial Campaign in any of our Kumon Centers. Students of all ages are welcome to enroll in Kumon. They take a Diagnostic Test before enrolling to assess their current ability, readiness for the program and starting point.

      For concerns, you can contact the Kumon Center in Bacoor.

      Thank you!

  4. Grace

    October 28, 2019

    Good day, is there a free trial in Kumon Bacoor? Also, is it possible to bring a 2-year old toddler in your learning center? I would be grateful for a prompt reply, thanks!

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