The Kumon Method and Its Strengths
Kumon is an individualized learning method that allows each student to study at a comfortable level, regardless of age or school grade, and advance beyond his or her current school grade level.
Kumon places great importance on self-learning, encouraging students to read the worksheets, think, and do the exercises on their own. The ability to study independently helps students become proactive and assists them in the pursuit of their goals and aspirations.
Kumon worksheets are designed to take students from easy problems to difficult problems in very small steps. This enables each student to study at an appropriate level and advance smoothly through the program.
Kumon Instructors discover what individual students are capable of and bring out their potential. Instructors pay careful attention to each student’s academic ability, personality and how he or she solves the worksheets. Based on their observations, Instructors provide effective support to ensure study at a level that is “just right” for each individual.
Sharing of Learning Outcomes
Li - Student
“Even though I made mistakes, I have never thought of giving up, I only know that it is awesome to carry on."
Ng - Student
On one math question, she could "think of three to four ways to solve the problem, like playing games." That is why she thought it was fun to study math in Kumon.
Ms Zhong - Instructor
“I think Kumon instructors treasure every student. They put themselves in students' shoes and make the right study plan for them."
The learning contents include number counting at kindergarten level, four mixed operations at primary school level, to factorisation at junior secondary school level and calculus at senior secondary school level...
The learning materials cover pronunciation, Chinese characters, vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, etc. This program helps children enrich their vocabulary and develop advanced reading comprehension ability....
The learning contents start from the simplest content such as vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar to more complicated contents in reading comprehension. Children gradually increase their English proficiency and gain confidence in learning English....
Practice includes comprehension, grammar, writing, listening and oral exercise with daily
The Story of
The Kumon Method was originated from a father’s love for his son.
The Kumon Method began with an unsatisfactory Math test result. Takeshi Kumon, a primary two student, tried to hide the test paper. But it was accidentally discovered by his mother. Toru Kumon, as a father and a high school math teacher, decided to design math worksheets for his son and instructed his study.
For the future of children For the development of society
Through self-learning the worksheets designed by his father, Takeshi’s ability was improved continually. He was able to answer calculus problems at primary six. Seeing the remarkable progress of Takeshi , his neighbours came to ask Toru Kumon to help their children.
After 60 years of development Children in over 50 countries and regions can learn Kumon
Originated from a father’s love for his son, the Kumon Method is spreading widely and continues to reach greater numbers of children throughout the world, without the boundaries of language, culture or history.