HOME > What is the Kumon Method of Learning? > Characteristics of the Kumon Method

Characteristics of the Kumon Method

Kumon pursues the potential of each individual with an individualized self-learning method

The Kumon Method is an original educational method that does not compare students with one another. Based on individualized instruction and study at the “just right” level, Kumon seeks to develop the skills of each child and maximize their potential.

Individualized Instruction—The “just right” level of study

By pursuing the potential of each individual, Kumon nurtures children to be the best they can be

Kumon advocates the value of independent learning. Therefore, individualized instruction is one of the fundamental features of the Kumon Method. The key to individualized instruction is studying at the “just right” level, wherein students can progress on their own without being specifically taught.

more details


Developing the ability to learn independently

Kumon defines self-learning as the ability to set goals and solve unfamiliar and challenging tasks independently. With the Kumon Method, students can progress on their own without being specifically taught.

more details

Progress in Small Steps

The Kumon worksheets are structured to foster self-learning

The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve the problems on their own. Examples and explanations are clearly provided when moving into new topic areas, encouraging students to self-learn and advance independently at all times.

more details

The role of the Instructor

Devoted to each child's development and growth

In order to give students appropriate instruction, the Kumon Instructor observes their study behavior, particularly when repeating certain worksheets and studying new content, to obtain a sound idea of their progress and development.

more details

The pursuit of potential

Studying beyond school grade level: fostering confidence and a healthy self-esteem

The Kumon Method aims to help children attain strong academic abilities by enabling them to advance beyond their school grade level through the “just right” level of learning.

more details

Student Testimonials

Read the experiences of those students Kumon has helped nurture.

more details

Vol. 37

Vol. 37 Stepping Stone to Success

more details


Being Patient with Challenges

more details


Kumon Has Taught Me to Persevere and Be Patient

more details

Search for a Center

Search for a Kumon Center near you


Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we at Kumon always have, and always will, place the utmost importance on continuing to learn.

President Kumon Institute of Education Co., Ltd.

Instructors and staff continuously learn from students.

Words of the founder of
Kumon that we value.

Through the Kumon Method, we aim to
foster sound, capable individuals
who can succeed in achieving
their goals in life.

Click here for a detailed
explanation of the secret
behind the Kumon Method.

Click here to read about the essential role of the Instructor for the Kumon Method.

One father’s love for his son gave birth to the Kumon Method of learning.

Kumon has a dream, a dream of world peace brought about by education.

Timeless and borderless, Kumon does its all for each and every individual.

It began with children in Japan and now extends to students all around the world.

Contact Us

more details

Head Office Telephone:

9:00AM to 5:30PM
(Monday to Friday)

General Inquiry

Inquiry about enrollment and others

Franchise-related Inquiry

Inquiry about franchise opportunities

Download Enrolment Booklet here

(PDF: 2.7MB)