Frequently Asked Questions
Children who are 3 year-old or above can start learning Kumon.
Kumon’s learning contents cover from kindergarten level to high-school level. Kindergartners, elementary school and high school student can learn with Kumon. With over 50 years of experience in education, we found that the sooner children begin, the easier they can build a good learning habit and be well-prepared for the future study. Therefore, we suggest parents have their children enrolled in Kumon once they reach the age of three.
Through daily study of Kumon worksheets, which are designed with step-by-step approach and easy to learn, children can develop good learning habit, work skills, concentration skills and establish a solid academic foundation.
Children can develop self-learning ability through studying examples on their own with instructor’s necessary guidance. Self-learning ability enables children to solve problems by themselves. The positive learning attitude gained is important for their future growth and development.
Throughout the learning process, besides enhancing learning ability, children can also build up a challenging spirit, proactive learning attitude and confidence, which drives them towards their goals and dreams.
Your child needs to go to center every week to allow instructor understand his/her learning pace, so that the instructor can arrange appropriate worksheets for your child to study at home. Since the starting point and ability are vary among students, the duration of stay in center a different for every student. In general, it takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete the study flow per class per subject.
The objective of arranging repetition is to consolidate children’s academic ability. With a solid foundation, it will be easier for them to learn more advanced contents.
The repetition that Kumon advocates emphasizes the consolidation of academic ability. At the initial stage in Kumon, the goal is to train students to master what they think easy or what they think they have already understood. It ensures that students have a sound foundation and are able to apply what they have learned.
In Kumon education center, you may see students change from calculating by fingers to mental calculation. Actually, during the process of repetition students will suddenly “become able to do it”. However, from an outsider’s point of view, the student may just seem repeating the same content. However, this is actually the stage before the student finally masters the knowledge, like a butterfly emerges in its full splendor from its cocoon.
Even if children have developed good learning habit, they still need to go to center every week because:
Instructor needs to observe students’ attitudes and their homework so as to give appropriate instruction to them if necessary. Instructor can assign appropriate worksheets according to students’ current ability, making sure they are learning at the just-right level and learning smoothly.
There are more communications between students and instructor in the center, it allows students to understand their learning performance and progress. It also helps instructor better understand the learning situation of students, to support and encourage them to achieve their goals.
The positive learning atmosphere in center will definitely enhance students’ learning motivation.