Kalash shoots for the stars in Kumon Maths
He might only be six years old, but Kalash’s maths ability is already reaching astronomical heights.
Kalash, who is in Year 1, studies the Kumon Maths programme at the Year 7 level at Kumon Westmead Education Centre.
“Kumon has helped me a lot in school, I’m mostly the very first to finish my work”, Kalash says. “I feel really happy and confident.”
Kalash wants to become an astronaut when he grows up. Maths is his favourite subject.
“In maths, we build up a lot of confidence by solving different kinds of problems in different ways”, Kalash says.
Kumon Maths and English are personalised after-school programmes which allow students to study at their own pace. This means advanced students, like Kalash, can go ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.
Sanjeev, Kalash’s father, says Kumon has supported his son to become an independent learner.
“He can now think through problems by himself, he can solve them by himself”, Sanjeev says. “He’s no longer dependent on me”.