At just ten years old Harshwardhan is smashing his way through high school maths and English.
The Year 5 primary school student has completed the Kumon English Programme, meaning he has the literacy ability of a Year 12 student, and is studying Kumon Maths at the Year 9 level.
Kumon Maths and English are personalised learning support programmes that allow students to study at their own pace. This means advanced students, like Harshwardhan, can race ahead to study content that is above their school grade, while those who may be falling behind can go back to practise and revise.
Harshwardhan says his Kumon Maths and English study has improved his confidence and knowledge.
“Kumon has helped me build confidence, improve my knowledge and my self-esteem and my belief in myself”, he says.
Kumon has also supported Harshwardhan to take on and overcome challenges.
“When I solve a difficult equation it feels good because I’ve learnt something new and I realise that I can actually do this”, Harshwardhan says.
“When you overcome challenges it does improve your self-esteem, your knowledge and it just makes you want to take on more of them.”
Harshita, Harshwardhan’s mother, says Kumon has supported her son to grow into an independent learner.
“Kumon doesn’t spoon-feed, they show children the technique for solving problems”, Harshita says.
“This supports the kids to become very independent, so they can eventually do the work by themselves. I feel independence is very important today.”
Harshwardhan aspires to become an electrical engineer when he grows up.