Kumon was created by a dad, who wanted the best for his son.
In 1954 Japan, a father and gifted math teacher, named Toru Kumon wanted his young son, Takeshi, to develop a love for learning. He also wanted him to be thoroughly prepared for rigorous high school and college entrance exams in his future.
Short, incremental assignments helped his son to master concepts.
Each day, Toru gave Takeshi short, incremental assignments to complete, allowing his son to master each concept completely before learning a new skill. The method was so successful that by sixth grade, Takeshi was solving calculus problems.
As Toru's son started studying far beyond grade-level, other parents took notice.
As young Takeshi Kumon's ability improved, other parents took notice and their interest in Toru Kumon's unique step-by-step self-learning method grew. Today, Kumon has helped millions of students in 50 countries.
The Kumon Worksheets are the key to your students' success.
Kumon is different from other learning programs in that your students will be actively developing critical, self-learning skills as they progress through their Kumon Math and Reading Worksheets. They'll build a solid grasp of each concept as they successfully solve each worksheet. Here's how it works:
CAREFULLY DESIGNED WORKSHEETS
Kumon Worksheets cover everything from counting to calculus, and phonemics to Shakespeare.
Each worksheet is continually fine-tuned to keep them relevant and effective in today's world.
EXAMPLES THAT DEMONSTRATE
The worksheets provide examples that show how to solve each problem, empowering your child to self-learn new concepts on his or her own.
Each worksheet is a step more advanced than the one before, ensuring your child always has a grasp of the fundamental learning before moving on.
LEARNING IS TRULY ABSORBED
Unlike at school, where teachers move on regardless of whether your child has fully grasped a lesson, Kumon ensures your child doesn't move on until the learning is truly absorbed.
How does Kumon work day-to-day?
Each student's daily assignments take about 30 minutes per subject to complete.
Two days a week they complete assignments at your Kumon center, and the other five are done at home.
Your role as a Kumon Instructor
Your primary role as an instructor is to guide, assess and encourage each student to help maximize his or her success.
What to expect
As their instructor, you will continually review each student's progress as part of grading and evaluating their worksheets. This helps you fine-tune the student's individual lesson plan, if necessary. The Kumon Program also requires a special commitment on your part, as you should establish an ongoing dialogue with parents to help them stay on top of their child's progress, goals and motivation.
How do you get new students started
CONDUCT A PARENT ORIENTATION
Before a child enrolls in your Kumon Center, you'll want to meet one-on-one with the child's parent(s) to discuss their objectives and answer their questions. This way you can ensure that the Kumon Method is the best fit for their child.
A NO-COST PLACEMENT TEST
At the same time as the orientation, each child takes a placement test at no cost to the parent. These results help you determine the perfect starting point for each student.
A SOLID GRASP ON PAST LEARNING
Students may begin with worksheets that address already well-understood topics and lessons. This ensures they have a solid grasp on earlier fundamental learning before moving forward.