Around the world the Kumon programmes nurture independent, advanced learners

Mar 2018
Discovering a child's true potential by developing his/her ability to the maximum.

From a father and his son, Kumon has developed over 60 years into the world's largest supplementary education provider, with over 4 million children studying on our maths and English programmes. This means every minute of every day there is a child benefiting from Kumon study.

However, no matter our growth, the essence of Kumon has remained the same: discovering a child's true potential by developing his/her ability to the maximum.

Available in 50 countries and regions around the world, whether a child is studying with Kumon in Japan, South Africa, UK or here in Ireland, they are following the same well-established learning method and studying the same learning materials under the guidance of a highly-trained Kumon Instructor, simply with a pencil and paper.

The learning method
Kumon's unique learning method allows each student to study at a level that is best-suited to his or her academic ability, regardless of age or school year, and advance beyond his or her current school level. Each child has an individualised programme tailored to them. This level of just-right study means students can develop their ability at a comfortable pace, before going on to realise and achieve their true potential.

Our world-class study programmes are equipping children with the academic ability and skills required to succeed on an international level for we aim for our students to reach an international approximation of their school level (the Kumon International Standard), within their first year of study. By supporting students to reach and surpass this international standard, they are developing the independent learning skills and ability in maths and English to successfully compete in an increasingly global community.

The learning materials
The learning materials made by Toru Kumon for his son, Takeshi, have now become worksheets that promote self-learning for every Kumon student around the world.

Kumon worksheets are laid out in very small steps, enabling each student to advance smoothly from easy to difficult problems and, ultimately, to the study of high school level material.

The Instructor
Kumon Instructors discover what a student is capable of, and bring out the potential in every one of them. They are experts in the Kumon Method of Learning, able to deliver high-quality instruction to help any child succeed. They are passionate educators who thrive off their students' successes.

Whilst the Kumon worksheets are designed to allow students to advance by self-learning, nonetheless, there are times when students encounter problems they are unable to solve on their own. At times like these, Kumon Instructors, rather than spoon-feeding students problem-solving methods, they focus on guiding them to complete the exercises on their own, so they can enjoy a sense of achievement and master new material independently.

Together with people all around the world, Kumon aspires to help children grow. We look forward to offering the Kumon Method to even more children and helping them to develop their abilities and realise their full potential.

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