Going through the Kumon Programs

By Czariyah Althea Guiamalon, Math and Reading Completer of Tacurong City Center

Before enrolling in Kumon, math was like any other ordinary subject for me. My performance in the subject was neither good nor bad – just average. But as I moved up to a higher grade level, I gradually found myself having a hard time learning it. I became familiar with the Kumon Program because most of the honor students in my school were attending Kumon and I see them doing their worksheets.

When my mom asked me if I was interested in the Kumon Program, I immediately said ‘yes’ because I really felt the need to. I knew that Kumon would give me the help that I need to pass my subjects with flying colors.

Starting My Journey with Kumon

I was in grade five when I first started the Kumon Math Program. I was having fun answering my worksheets because I found it interesting. However, when I reached Level M (Trigonometry) in the Kumon Math Program, my patience reached its peak. The worksheets started becoming tiresome without me knowing when I would be able to finish the program. Aside from that, I had to balance my responsibilities in school and Kumon. This really made it difficult for me to the point that I purposely missed my Kumon class days.

Nevertheless, I was driven to finish what I’ve started. I focused on my progress until I saw the results of my hard work as I was able to complete the Kumon Math Program. I was very proud of my achievement.

New Opportunities

After realizing the positive effects of Kumon in my life, I decided to enroll in the Kumon Reading Program. I consider this as my second journey in Kumon. I loved English ever since so I did not encounter problems even as I completed the Kumon Reading Program after six short months.

What I am really thankful for in Kumon is that I developed a better version of myself. It helped me trust my own decisions, practice my patience, and evenly divide my time for everything.

Because of Kumon, opportunities were made available for me. I am also thankful to my parents and teachers because I was able to enjoy my entire Kumon journey with them.

Advice to Kumon Students

If there’s one advice I can give to other Kumon students, it would be this:

The worst mistake you can do is to give up. No matter what Kumon Program you are enrolled in, always have faith in yourself because only you can stop yourself from becoming the person you want to be. I did not easily get to the place where I am now. I faced thousands of corrections just like every other student in Kumon. But that did not stop me and I did not let it stop me. That is how I became a multi-subject Kumon Completer.

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. Jocelyn Lasay

    October 8, 2019

    You have summer class,How much?

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 9, 2019

      Hi Ms. Jocelyn,

      Kumon is open for enrollment the whole year round (even during summer).

      Here are the tuition fee rates:

      National Capital Region
      Grade 6 and Below: Php 2000 per subject per month
      Grade 7 and Up: Php 2150 per subject per month

      Other Provinces
      Grade 6 and Below: Php 1800 per subject per month
      Grade 7 and Up: pHP 1950 PER subject per month

      Please take note as well that there is a one-time registration fee of Php 500.

      Thank you!

  2. joiz lagmay

    October 10, 2019

    Where are the branches near to camarin caloocan

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 11, 2019

      Hi Ms. Joiz,

      Please see below for the details of the Center in Camrarin, Caloocan.

      Address: Blk. 2 Lot 26 Camarin Road, Almar Subd., Camarin, Caloocan City (Near Puregold Zabarte/Almar, along the row of Nova Funeral Homes beside Japan surplus shop)
      Contact Number: (02) 236-3073, (02) 871-5819
      Monday, Thursday – 3 pm to 7pm
      Tuesday, Friday – 10 am to 12 nn / 2pm – 6pm
      Saturday – 9 am to 12 nn / 1 pm – 3 pm

      Thank you!

  3. Jonelyn Katada

    October 15, 2019

    Hi, can i already enroll my 2 yr old baby?

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 15, 2019

      Hi Ms. Jonelyn,

      Enrollment in Kumon is open to students of all ages. All students are required to take a Diagnostic Test to assess readiness for enrollment in Kumon. You can contact the Kumon Center nearest you for more information.

      Thank you!

  4. Julie Ann

    October 16, 2019

    Hi, my daughter is having a hard time in speaking and understanding English. Even in reading with comprehension. Can Kumon help her? She is in grade 3.

    • Kumon Philippines

      October 17, 2019

      Hi Ms. Julie Ann,

      Thank you for sharing your concern with us.
      The aim of the Kumon Reading Program is to develop a child’s reading comprehension ability. Speaking is part of the program as the sounding out of letters and words is a part of the learning process.

      For more information and details, you can contact the Kumon Center nearest you. Click this link to find the Center: https://ph.kumonglobal.com/find-us/

      Thank you!

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