Kumon is a home-based, pencil and paper programme students can study, at home, every day on their own. Our worksheets are ideal for extended periods at home.
The mathematics worksheets develop calculation ability. The English worksheets develop reading comprehension.
Learning continues at home
Kumon is a partnership between student, parent and Instructor. This partnership continues during extended periods at home.
The Instructor creates an individualised study plan for each student, and sends home the worksheets they are ready to learn next on their own. Instructors are also available for regular communication by phone, email, SMS or video messaging.
Students study their worksheets, daily. Parents encourage their children to complete their worksheets to the best of their ability. Parents then mark and grade the completed worksheets. While students do corrections, parents record the results on the study record sheet. (Ask your Instructor for a copy of The Value of Home Marking: A Guide for Parents and a record sheet.)
This daily process will ensure student progress.
As students advance in the Kumon worksheets, they become more confident to study the content on their own. Kumon worksheets are structured to allow progression in small steps. This enables students to advance smoothly from easy to difficult problems.
When they encounter something new, they study the example in the worksheet, draw on previous learning and give it a try. They try, and fail, until they finally get it. This is how Kumon develops self-learning.
Students come to expect the challenge of something new, and gain satisfaction in working it out for themselves. They develop a mindset that no problem is too difficult to attempt. Equipped with the skill of self-learning, students progress independently, at home, through their Kumon programme.