The World’s Leading Enrichment Programme for Academic Success

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Kumon is the world’s leading after-school enrichment programme, offering Mathematics, English and Chinese language subjects to students from pre-school to secondary school. Today, we are located in 50 countries and regions, with more than 4 million students enrolled in over 24,700 Kumon Centres.

Register for a complimentary Parents Orientation to find out more about The Kumon Method and how your child can reap the benefits of starting early.

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Help your child learn by ability, not age

The Kumon Method equips your child for success in school and life at the pace and level just right for him/her. The “just right” level of learning is the optimum level of study that:

  • Challenges your child

  • Provides a sense of accomplishment

  • Builds confidence

What Makes Kumon So Different?

Kumon is an individualised, empowering learning method tailored to your child’s ability, not age. Unlike other enrichment or learning programmes, it allows your child to study independently at a level “just right” for him/her.

This way, he/she is able to progress optimally in small steps at the pace perfect for him/her, and study advanced topics and concepts beyond his/her school grade.

Besides helping him/her to achieve more academically, the Kumon Method is known for imparting key life skills such as determination, independence and a passion for learning that will enable your child to overcome obstacles in school and beyond.

The secret behind the Kumon Method is a unique system that supports, encourages and motivates learners where it matters most, when it matters most. It helps children in Preschool, Primary and Secondary School to:

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Achieve Academic Excellence

The Kumon Method is an individualised learning method that provides the optimum level of study, at the right time and pace, to develop both foundational and advanced skills in your child.

At the heart of it all is self-learning: encouraging him/her to read the constantly evolving small-step worksheets, think, and do the exercises on his/her own. We do not spoon-feed students problem-solving methods.

Instead, we focus on guiding him/her to complete exercises on his/her own, so that he/she enjoys a sense of achievement, is able to master new material independently and constantly pushes him/herself to improve continually.

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Develop Strong Foundational Skills

Our focus on numeracy and linguistics ensures students develop a solid foundation to achieve excellence in both Primary and Secondary School.

We identify, build and enhance the key skills that students need to become fluent readers and junior Mathematicians, giving them a core of confidence and a lifetime of good study habits that they can draw on as they advance in levels.

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Develop A Passion For Learning

Beyond academic success, a natural outcome of the Kumon Method is a solid base for the steep learning curves that come with life.

By allowing them to make the choices that support his/her learning, strengths, and success, your child will develop the confidence to think, do and learn more. This way, he/she develops positive learning and a can-do attitude, turning learning into pleasure and joy.

The result?
A confident, successful and resilient learner for life.

Our Commitment To You

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We want to help your child develop confidence in his/her ability by discovering your child’s potential and providing the “just-right” level of study.

We want to uncover, develop your child’s potential and inculcate key life skills. We believe your child is capable of exponential growth and through our Kumon Method, you and your child will be surprised at his/ her unexpected growth and improvement in academics.

A Kumon student develops academic excellence and confidence in his abilities without being limited by the knowledge of others.

Our Programmes

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Each Kumon student’s learning journey is individually determined by his/her ability. From preschool to primary school and beyond, the Kumon worksheets used will help your child advance incrementally and significantly beyond his/her school grade.

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Maths Programme

Maths requires an accumulation of knowledge through practice. While enhancing their calculation skills, students also cultivate their mathematical analysis and logical thinking abilities which will be indispensable in their lives, now and in the future. This sets the groundwork for solving the problems they will face in life.

  • Develop mental calculation and reasoning skills

  • Improve students’ problem-solving abilities

  • Prepare students for advanced mathematics

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Language Programmes

Besides improving students’ reading comprehension skills, we aim to nurture an interest in reading – widely and confidently. This leads them to expand their minds, igniting their curiosity to read beyond the lines, think critically, make connections and come to their own conclusions – the key to expanding their knowledge and understanding of the world.

  • Develop reading skills and reading habits

  • Improve reading comprehension and critical reading skills

  • Enrich and expand students’ vocabulary

The Breakthrough Learning Method Empowering Over 4 Million Students In More Than 50 Countries & Regions

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Hear from our programme completers on their experiences with Kumon

“Through my Kumon journey I’ve definitely cultivated self-discipline”

As a leader you have to be more disciplined than the rest. In order to manage your time well, you have to have self-discipline. And I think it is self-discipline that has gotten me into the (student) council and expose me to even more opportunities than I ever thought of before.

Lee Yi Jing, Kumon English, Chinese & Maths Completer

“Sustains learning”

One main difference I’ve noticed about Kumon compared to other enrichment centres is that they give daily homework. Because this homework is daily, it sustains learning.

Evan Goh, Kumon Maths Completer

“Bred my love for reading”

My greatest takeaway from Kumon would definitely be love for the English language.

Samantha Lee, Kumon English Completer

“Helps you understand this world better”

To me, the joy of learning would be the acquisition of new knowledge. Learning more helps you understand this world better. … One of the biggest takeaways for me from Kumon would be time management.

Andrew Tan, Kumon Maths Completer

“It’s self-discovery”

What I like about it is that you learn at your own pace. Even though I hit a few bumps, I could still carry on and that applies to real life

Jaimin Vachchani, Kumon English Completer

“Very personalised system of learning”

The joy of learning is to realise that you are actually continuously improving yourself and becoming a better person than you were.

Lee Yi You, Kumon English, Chinese & Maths Completer

“My greatest takeaway from the Kumon programme is the spirit of continuous self-development”

What it really gave me is this passion for learning, which I think is extremely important and relevant in today’s society where globalisation and technology are creating waves of change.

John Lim, Kumon English Completer

“Really focus on the learning”

In Kumon, you are able to learn at your own pace which means you don’t have to compare yourself with other people. You don’t get that much pressure so you can really focus on the learning.

Kokoro Araki, Kumon English Completer

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      FAQs

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      What is the right age for my child to start Kumon?

      Kumon students range from preschoolers to secondary school students. We currently have students as young as three years old studying with us and we help children of any age and ability reach their academic goals. However, we recommend that you enquire first to see if your ideal Centre can accept young children.

      What kind of results will I see in my child?

      With the Kumon Method, students start at the level where they can attain a perfect score studying on their own. This fosters a joy for learning, and instils good study habits.

      Gradually students begin to study topics they have not previously learned. Through Kumon, students will be able to advance beyond school grade level independently. This develops their analytical ability, develops perseverance and fosters confidence and a healthy self-esteem.

      Eventually, students study far beyond school grade level independently. They will excel in their other subjects as well because they have confidence and are applying the self-learning skills developed through Kumon.

      Does Kumon supplement the Singapore education system?

      Yes. The Kumon Method is an individualised learning method that supplements the Singapore education system.

      For the Kumon Maths Programme, the study goal is the self-study of senior high school mathematics with ease. It focuses on the development of strong calculation skills and, by excluding all unrelated concepts which may be covered in school, aim to allow students to advance as quickly as possible on their own to senior high school mathematics.

      The study goal for the Kumon language programmes is to achieve advanced reading comprehension skills and the ability to read widely.

      What is the difference between Kumon and tuition?

      Kumon is an independent self-study curriculum. By studying at a level that is appropriate to the child’s ability, the child will be able to advance beyond his or her school grade level without being specifically taught.

      Does self-learning mean that the Instructor does not teach anything?

      Self-learning means that students study worksheets and correct their own mistakes independently. The worksheets have been designed in a way to allow students to figure out how to solve problems on their own. Examples and explanations are clearly provided when moving on to new topics, encouraging students to self-learn and advance independently.

      Instructors observe how each student studies, plans and assigns worksheets and motivates the student. When students encounter difficulties, the Instructor assists the students by giving subtle hints so that they will be encouraged to progress and take on further challenges.

      How does Kumon help my child improve his/her school grades?

      Kumon will help your child improve his or her school grade through the academic knowledge and work skills gained through studying topics beyond school grade level.

      Is Kumon effective?

      We’re not the world’s leading enrichment programme for academic success for nothing. We have successfully empowered more than 4 million students enrolled in over 24,700 Kumon Centres in 51 countries. Read what our students have to say here.

      If my child is a bit behind, how long will it take to catch up to grade level?

      Kumon’s individualised instruction differs from one-on-one tutoring services that provide “quick fix” short-term boosts in performance. If your child is a bit behind his/her peers, our short-term goal is to reach grade-level competency within twelve months.

      How does Kumon help my child with problem sums?

      Through Kumon, your child is able to develop reading comprehension ability, strong calculation ability and analytical ability which are the essential abilities in order to solve problem sums.

      How much help am I expected to give my child at home?

      Behind every successful student is a supportive parent and your child should be able to complete their daily homework independently as each worksheet builds on skills they will have developed at the previous level.

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