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How will Kumon help my child with their schoolwork?

Sep 2019

Parents are always looking for ways, outside of school, to further support their child’s learning. Supplementary education is becoming increasingly popular, and research consistently reveals that students who benefit from this type of study support, believe that they perform better at school. Research has also suggested that supplementary education builds confidence, wellbeing, and other characteristics important to a child’s education (Evans and Gillan-Thomas 2015).

So, what skills do children need to develop to succeed in school?

  • Time management
  • Self-discipline
  • Problem solving
  • The ability to concentrate for longer periods of time
  • Confidence in abilities
  • A love of learning


Nurturing these skills in the earliest years of a child’s life can ultimately lead to success in school, as well as in life. The Kumon Method of Learning aims to develop these skills in children and support school success.

Here’s how:

Kumon develops independent learners
Studying with Kumon offers countless opportunities for children to develop in their problem-solving abilities by encouraging them to work out sums and comprehension answers independently. Rather than teaching in the conventional sense, our students develop the skills and attitude to become independent self-learners who do not rely on, or are limited by the skills and knowledge of others.

The Kumon Study Programmes are individualised
Our individualised learning method allows each student to study at the ‘just right’ level, regardless of age or school grade. Through continued study at the ‘just right’ level, Kumon students progress at their own pace, in small manageable steps, and eventually go on to study work beyond their school grade level. This type of individualised instruction prepares children to become active, effective and enthusiastic students who love learning! They develop the skills needed to be life-long learners in an ever-evolving world.

Kumon promotes daily study
The Kumon programmes place emphasis on the importance of practicing every day. We take this approach because we believe completing an appropriate amount of work on a regular basis is simply more effective for a student than having longer study sessions with extended breaks. Through this little and often approach, our students learn more efficiently and make stronger progress as they apply what they have learned. Over time, their confidence, their ability to concentrate for longer periods of time and their time management skills improve.

Your child can experience the benefits of Kumon! We are offering a one-week Free Trial between 1 September and 30 September for all new students. Book your Free Trial here.