In Kumon, we are dedicated to pursuing the potential of each individual child. Kumon Instructors provide just enough guidance for their students to be able to do the exercises on their own. As a result, our students learn that they can do anything if they try, build self-esteem, and develop the ability to take on new challenges for themselves.
Kumon aims to foster sound, capable individuals who are able to independently carve out a path for themselves in life.
In Kumon, we believe that the most beneficial thing we can do for children is to develop their ability to do high school level material through self-learning as early as possible in life.
With the Kumon Method, students study independently from an early age and develop both a high level of academic ability and the ability to learn independently. We at Kumon refers to this as “self-learning” ability. With this, children who have done Kumon and later enter the workforce, are able to think of solutions by themselves even when faced with difficult challenges. All in all, the skills that students gain through doing Kumon go a long way in helping them achieve their goals and dreams.
The Kumon Method was born from a parent’s love for his child.
When first developing the Kumon Method, its founder, Toru Kumon theorized that as long as his son was able to do math easily in high school, he would have plenty of time to spend on whatever other pursuits he was interested in. So he thought about what he could do at home to help his son gain proficiency in high school math.
With the aim of helping his son gain independence, Toru Kumon prepared his own learning materials and study method. He wrote out calculation problems on loose-leaf worksheets and combined them with a self-study method that would enable his son to advance by himself.
In effect, what Toru Kumon did was to create a prototype of the Kumon Method of education. He had laid the foundation for Kumon’s individualized approach that enables each student to learn in accordance with his or her academic ability, and for Kumon’s pursuit of potential; both of which we continue to regard with utmost importance.