In our case, our 7-year old son was totally addicted to \”MineCraft\”, it\’s a world of creating wonderful and imaginative thing using blocks (atleast my simplest description).
|Our Kumon Journey has started!|
I\’ve been hearing positive remarks about this program like a daughter of a friend who got a \”Best in Reading Award\” at school because she improved a lot with the help of the Reading Program.
I also heard some negative comment like: \”bibigyan lang ng sasagutan\”, \”paulit-ulit lang\”.
I believe every parent needs to know and identify their child\’s learning style. And this \’paulit-ulit lang\’ is the method which I know will help my child memorized and be familiarized with number problems.
One time enrollment fee is P500 and we have to pay 1 month tuition deposit and pay 1 month tuition in advance. That\’s a total of P4,100 cash out.
Kumon tuition fee structure is as follows:
- P1,800 for grade school up to grade six or younger students, inclusive of 12% VAT
- P1,950 for grade seven / first high school or older students, inclusive of 12% VAT.
- Enrollment fee is paid per student.Tuition fee is paid per subject per student.
- Tuition fee is due in advance and must be paid on or before the 25th of the previous month.
A monthly tuition fee envelope will be given before the due date. We have the option to pay in check or deposit the payment.
The two-week free trial campaign last September was a good start for us to determine whether we can promptly attend a one-hour class, twice a week. I have to free my schedule on our \’Kumon days\’ and add up extra time monitoring his worksheets.
That\’s an extra work for us, but we consider this as extra effort for the sake of establishing a good study habit and prepare my son for more difficult task.
Afterall, teaching good habits should start at an early age, right?
The starting point for each student is determined individually. They let him start on easy level for him to appreciate having a perfect score doing on his own.
What is the reason for easy starting point?
\”For students to enjoy their study and improve their concentration ability, work skills and good study habits first.
It is essential to start with content that allows students to easily obtain a perfect score at their current ability level so that students can improve their concentration ability, work skills and build good study habits,
Students will also gain confidence and motivation by getting perfect scores many times.
If students continue to study at their own pace, at a level that is appropriate to their ability, they will catch up with their school grade level and eventually advance far beyond it.\”
In the beginning, it is OK for students to use their fingers when counting!
Even if your child is using his/her fingers for addition/ subtraction, please do not force them to stop. Students will naturally stop using their fingers for counting after sufficient practice.
During the free trial, I noticed that my son no longer use his fingers when counting. It was a small achievement that makes me sold even more to the Math Program.
He is enrolled for almost 2 months now, he is doing good at first, and proud of his achievement. But as he reached for higher numbers in addition, he started to complain saying it\’s difficult to complete the 10-page worksheet and not happy to see me erase every wrong answer.
Everyday, he has worksheet to complete, and everyday, I have to boost his confidence to continue with his work and be more dedicated with our goal to make solving Math problems an \”easy-peasy\” task.
I am trying to faithfully follow the Parent Training checklist as follows:
- Have regular study time
- Check that each page of worksheets is done daily
- Remind child to concentrate
- Do drills when needed (using flash cards, etc.)
- Discuss with the instructor any difficulty of the child.
- Check contents of Kumon bag.
That all equals to hardwork and dedication… It wasn\’t all the time easy, sometimes we make an adjustment on what time he should be doing his homework plus the worksheets.
When we took a vacation, I brought his Kumon bag with us, but ended up not completing all of them.
Frustrations and \’pilitan\’ comes our way, but I am truly decided to continue atleast for years to come and foresees that we can abundantly reap something through patience and perseverance.
I constantly remind myself that this is leading us to good results and will teach my son to be more confident and independent learner.
Overall, I highly recommend being in Kumon learning method and be prepare for challenges and lessons to be learned during the program.
If you are interested, call to set an appointment for orientation and attend a FREE diagnostic test and consultation session with the instructor to know how your child\’s ability will be developed through Kumon.
Kumon Tunasan Center is located at:
2nd Floor Larychean Building National Road Tunasan Muntinlupa City
Math / Reading
Alma V. Cruz | Nickname: Alma
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