With daily study of certain amount of worksheets and appropriate instruction of the instructor, students can acquire advanced academic ability and abundant knowledge by themselves. Their potential can then be fully developed.
Kumon Believes that Children Have Limitless Potential
When instructing students of different ages and levels of ability, the founder of Kumon, Mr Toru Kumon discovered that every child has unlimited potential. He thought that “It is regretful not to enhance child’s ability when possible. It is undesirable to teach in large group and waste the time of students with high abilities.” Kumon believes that every child can study at just-right level with individualized instruction and tailor-made study plan. Even for students who started in an undesirable learning situation, after a certain period of continuous study, they can enhance their study skills and accuracy, acquire advanced academic ability and unleash their potential.
Acquiring Advanced Academic Ability Makes Learning Easier
In order that students can obtain the best outcomes within the shortest time, Kumon worksheets do not cover the entire school curriculum. Kumon Math focuses on calculation ability. Kumon native language programs aim at increasing reading ability. Kumon foreign language programs put emphasis on reading comprehension ability. Based on these objectives, only essential learning contents are selected and included in Kumon worksheets. Students are guided to study by themselves and improving their ability. Their basic academic ability and self-learning ability are improved drastically. They will then become confident in learning.
Unearthing Potential Helps in Personality Development
Most of the students who have developed their potential in Kumon are “nice and considerate”, even for young children. It is because after their potential is developed, they have higher capabilities, become confident and are able to think from others’ perspective and help others.
After their potential is unearthed, students can have more time to pursue other interests to enrich their lives. Among those outstanding students, there is a common characteristic—“love reading”. Through abundant amount of reading, children can understand the structure of society, different walks of lives and develop a correct value towards life.