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15 March 2016

The benefits of Kumon-style tutoring

The founder of Kumon believed that developing a child’s character was as important as developing a child’s academic abilities.

For more than 60 years, the Kumon Method has had a unique approach to tutoring. The founder of Kumon, Toru Kumon, believed that developing a child’s character was as important as developing a child’s academic abilities. To this end, he placed great emphasis on creating a method that would help children become self-reliant, confident and persistent learners; characteristics he believed to be critical for success in upper high school and beyond.

These key character traits are developed by having students progress at a pace suited to their ability and by studying Kumon’s specially designed worksheets that promote independence. With encouragement and consistent study, students can experience the joy of overcoming challenges by themselves rather than becoming accustomed to one-on-one teaching. This gradually builds confidence and self-belief with the benefit being that children will often go on to seek out knowledge for themselves and pursue their own interests.

Of course, the Kumon Instructor plays an important role in each student’s progress. By paying careful attention to each child’s academic ability and progress, the Instructor is able to set work at a level that will allow each child to excel. Their aim is to support each student in developing skills to the point where they can experience the joy of learning by themselves.

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About
Kumon

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
we at Kumon always have, and
always will, place the utmost
importance on continuous learning.

President Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.

Instructors and staff continuously learn from students.

Words of the founder of
Kumon that we value.

Through the Kumon Method we aim to
foster sound, capable individuals
who can succeed in achieving
their goals in life.

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explanation of the secret
behind the Kumon Method.

Click here to read about the essential role of the Instructor for the Kumon Method.

One father’s love for his son gave birth to the Kumon Method of learning.

Kumon has a dream, a dream of world
peace brought about by education.

Timeless and borderless, Kumon does its all
for each and every individual.

It began with children in Japan and now extends to students all around the world.

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