For 14-year-old Sharlyn, solving Year 12-level equations is no problem.
Sharlyn, who aspires to enter the medical profession, developed her maths ability with Kumon’s support. She has studied with Kumon since she was in Year 1.
“Kumon lets you go above your school year level in maths and to challenge yourself”, Sharlyn says. “Without challenges we can’t grow as people and get better at the things we like to do.”
“I also feel more prepared and confident about my studies.”
Kumon is a personalised learning programme that supports students in their maths and English learning.
In Kumon, advanced students, like Sharlyn, can tackle go ahead to tackle content that sufficiently challenges their skills and piques their interest, while those who may be falling behind are given the time they need to practise and revise so they can fill in any learning gaps.
Sharlyn says her strong maths knowledge will have real-world applications in medicine.
“Medicine is a very broad field that involves giving patients the correct dosages of medication and precisely mapping surgeries”, she says.
“I think maths is really going to help with that.”
Vivian, Sharlyn’s mother, says being ahead in maths helped grow her daughter’s confidence.
“She really likes a challenge with her work”, Vivian says.