For 14-year-old Sharlyn, solving Year 12-level maths equations is no problem. She developed her maths ability through the personalised Kumon programmes.
Sharlyn aspires to enter the medical profession. She’s studied at Kumon Auburn Education Centre since she was in Year 1.
“Kumon lets you go above your school year level in maths and to challenge yourself”, Sharlyn says. “Without challenges we can’t grow as people and get better at the things we like to do.”
“I also feel more prepared and confident about my studies.”
In Kumon, advanced students, like Sharlyn, can tackle go ahead to tackle content that sufficiently challenges their skills and piques their interest, while those who may be falling behind are given the time they need to practise and revise so they can fill in any learning gaps.
Sharlyn says her strong maths knowledge will have real-world applications in medicine.
“Medicine is a very broad field that involves giving patients the correct dosages of medication and precisely mapping surgeries”, she says.
“I think maths is really going to help with that.”
Vivian, Sharlyn’s mother, says being ahead in maths helped grow her daughter’s confidence.
“She really likes a challenge with her work”, Vivian says.