Doors open for advanced learner
After struggling with maths, Cassandra is now thriving at school and learning beyond her school grade level.
- Maths and English
- Age at Enrolment:
- 7 years old
Like many primary school students, Cassandra admits that times tables didn’t come easily for her. But with the help of the Kumon Maths Programme, the Year 3 student has gone above and beyond her school grade level.
“I never knew my times tables but Kumon has taught me over time. At school, I used to keep looking at the times tables charts at the front of the class, but now I can go through the maths book really quickly without even looking at the charts!” she said.
Cassandra’s mother, Lucy, enrolled her daughter in the Kumon Maths and English Programmes to give Cassandra the opportunity to choose whatever path she wants. Cassandra is now studying two years above her grade level for maths and threes years for English.
“We always want her to have doors open for her and English and maths skills are the most fundamental skills she can have. And if you don’t do well now, it’s hard to catch up later and then you won’t have as many doors open,” Lucy said.
One of the major benefits for Lucy was being able track her daughter’s progress measured against the Kumon International Standard. “With Kumon, I can follow what she’s doing and it gives me a guide to know where she’s at.”
“When I’m at school and I know how to do what’s on the board and everyone else doesn’t know, I just think, ‘Oh this is going to be good and I’m going to go through it easily’, it makes me feel very confident,” Cassandra said.
Lucy said that it hasn’t all been smooth sailing but the result of hard work and persistence does shine through. “There have been some challenging times but last year she did a test and she did very well and she said ‘Mum, Mum, thank God I do Kumon!’”
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