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Our Programmes and Benefits

The Kumon Programmes aim to develop:

  • Calculation ability and reading ability
  • Concentration
  • The discipline to maintain a daily study and reading habit
  • The confidence to learn independently.

Please scroll down to read about the Kumon curricula and the specific topics that we cover in our Maths and English, programmes.

Maths

The Kumon Maths programme develops quick, precise calculation skills necessary for the study of high school mathematics. Only topics essential for high school mathematics are included. They include number recognition, counting and writing; the four basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; fractions and decimals; algebra, equations, functions and calculus.

Each worksheet builds on what has come before and prepares students for what comes next. Students progress step by step, towards the goal of advanced high school mathematics.

English

The Kumon English worksheets develop a high level of reading comprehension ability. To inspire students to read widely, the worksheets contain more extracts from published texts than any other reading programme in the world.

They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, from the simplest to the most complex.

Audio files support the student’s progress, as do Kumon’s recommended reading lists.

 

Pencil Skills Programme

The Pencil Skills Programme is a supplementary programme that supports the development of students’ ability to control a pencil.

Pencil Skills includes the ability to hold a pencil securely and correctly, to use consistent writing pressure, to control the start and end of lines, to draw straight lines, to draw curved lines and to draw lines within narrow spaces.

The worksheets are intended to be fun and to be studied by preschoolers. The Pencil Skills Programme consists of two levels, ZI and ZII, with 100 worksheets in each level.

Therefore, the Pencil Skills programme is usually studied as a prelude to Kumon Maths and/or Kumon English. Acquiring Pencil Skills supports the smooth development of students’ progress in their main Kumon Maths and/or English programme. 

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

Maths

Kumon Maths has many benefits for little ones. These include:

  • Instructing early learners on how to hold and use a pencil through interesting exercises and activities in the preparatory level worksheets
  • Helping them recite, read and count and write numbers by themselves
  • Assisting them to see the joy in learning through our colourful and interesting worksheets, and through the constant encouragement of their Kumon Instructor
  • Preparing them for later life with a strong foundation in mathematics
  • Kumon study only takes a small amount of time each day, leaving plenty of time for play and other activities!

English

Kumon English has many benefits for little ones. These include:

  • Instructing early learners on how to hold and use a pencil through interesting exercises and activities in the preparatory level worksheets
  • Helping them learn to read and recognise words, phrases and sentences, through repeating, reciting and reading. Additionally, their letter writing will improve by tracing, copying and writing words
  • Assisting them to see the joy in learning through our colourful and interesting worksheets, and through the constant encouragement of their Kumon Instructor
  • Preparing them for later life with a strong foundation in reading and writing
  • Kumon study only takes a small amount of time each day, leaving plenty of time for play and other activities!

Maths

Kumon Maths can benefit learners who are aged five to 12 by:

  • Providing a personalised study programme based on your child’s individual needs and addressing any gaps in their learning. They can even go on to be advanced in their learning
  • Ensuring students have mastered essential mathematical concepts such as the four basic operations, fractions and algebra
  • Ensuring students have developed essential skills such as strong mental calculation ability, verification skills and self-correction skills
  • Extending the abilities of advanced students. Some students come to Kumon with a special interest or ability in Maths. Our programmes can help develop the interest of these students and pique their curiosity.

English

Kumon English can benefit learners who are aged five to 12 by:

  • Providing a personalised study programme based on your child’s individual needs and addressing any gaps in their learning. They can even go on to be advanced in their learning
  • Ensuring students are exposed to a wide range of texts and have developed strong reading comprehension ability. Through this your child can compose simple sentences, visualise passages and interpret passages through re-statement, examples and description.
  • Stretching the abilities of advanced students. Some students come to Kumon with a special interest or ability in English. Our programmes can help develop the interest of these students and pique their curiosity
  • Supporting the learning of both native and non-native English speakers.

Maths

Kumon Maths can benefit all learners who are aged 13 and above by:

  • Providing a personalised study programme based on your child’s individual needs and addressing any gaps in their learning. They can even go on to be advanced in their learning
  • Ensuring students have mastered essential concepts such as complex algebraic equations, functions and graphs, differentiation and trigonometric functions
  • Ensuring students develop the discipline, mindset and skills necessary for learning independently as they progress through high school mathematics
  • Extending the abilities of advanced students. Some students come to Kumon with a special interest or ability in Maths. Our programmes can help develop the interest of these students and pique their curiosity.

English

Kumon English can benefit learners who are aged 13 and above by:

  • Providing a personalised study programme based on your child’s individual needs and addressing any gaps in their learning. They can even go on to be advanced in their learning
  • Ensuring students develop their critical reading skills, and are able to summarise, analyse and interpret elements of literature. This includes figurative language, comedy, irony and tragedy
  • Ensuring students develop the discipline, mindset and skills necessary for learning independently as they progress through high school English
  • Extending the abilities of advanced students. Some students come to Kumon with a special interest or ability in English Our programmes can help develop the interest of these students and pique their curiosity
  • Supporting the learning of both native and non-native English speakers.