Kumon’s learning method focuses on a child’s ability rather than age. For instance, a Primary 1 student can study material for Primary 3, depending on their ability. Hence, students can advance beyond their school grade level. Each child progresses at a level that matches their ability. Students who need more time to learn feel less pressured; while students who excel are given more complex study materials to challenge themselves.
The Kumon worksheets are designed to foster self-learning, where students are taught to solve problems by themselves. Examples and explanations within the worksheets encourage students to self-learn. When students complete worksheets on their own, they learn to set goals and solve unfamiliar and challenging tasks independently.
Besides developing academic abilities, students also learn important life skills such as self-discipline and time management. In addition, they gain confidence, a healthy self-esteem and a challenging spirit - to challenge and exceed one’s own limits. Kumon’s approach to education prepares students for today’s world, ensuring they excel in the classroom and in everyday life.
Kumon is the world’s leading after-school enrichment programme. Founded in 1954 in Japan, by Toru Kumon, the Kumon Method was born out of a father’s love for his son. Today, Kumon is located in 49 countries and regions with over 4 million students enrolled. With more than 50 years of operations, the Kumon Method continues to grow globally.