The Kumon Math and Reading Program
Take Your Kids' Homeschooling to the Next Level!
Pre-K through High School
In-Center and Virtual Classes Available
Kumon + Your Homeschool Curriculum, Means Your Kids are Always Learning and On The Path to Success.
Every homeschool parent has their own way of teaching but they all want the same thing—to see their kids succeed. That’s why Kumon makes the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum.
You're in control of how and what your kids learn and, by adding Kumon's individualized lesson plans to your homeschool routine, you can be confident that there won't be any gaps in your kids' learning. Our Instructors will build a curriculum based on your kids' unique needs, so you'll never have to worry about what to teach next.
You'll watch your kids advance their math, reading and writing every day with our masterfully designed worksheets that take them through each new concept, step by step. Not only will your kids boost their math and reading skills, but they'll also gain life skills like problem solving, improved concentration, and critical thinking, helping them achieve success not only in their academics but in all areas of life!
See how Kumon can help boost your kids' homeschool learning —sign up for a free Parent Orientation today!
Adding Kumon to your kids' homeschooling routine means:
An Individualized Plan
Kumon will create an individualized lesson plan to supplement your homeschool curriculum. Kids begin by taking a Placement Test to determine their perfect starting point so that they can learn and advance at a level that is comfortable and enjoyable for them.
Dedicating just 30 minutes per day to each subject gives kids the structure and consistency they need to help develop critical thinking skills and build a strong academic foundation.
Why limit how far your kids can advance based on their age or grade level? Combining Kumon with your kids’ homeschooling will give them the skills they need to keep advancing and reach their maximum learning potential.
A Curriculum You Won't Have to Build Yourself
You already create your kids’ lesson plans. Let our Instructors build a curriculum around their needs! We’ll provide masterfully designed math and reading worksheets for every new concept. You’ll never have to worry about what material you’ll need to teach next.
Self-Learning Not Online Learning
In Kumon, kids don’t sit back and listen to someone explain how to solve a problem or passively watch videos. Instead they take pencil to paper and use the provided examples in their worksheets to solve problems on their own.
More Than Book Smarts
Kumon kids not only learn to master their core math and reading skills, they also gain confidence, develop perseverance and learn to be self-sufficient, setting themselves up for a lifetime of success.
Kumon's Steps to Success!
Take a Free Placement Test
Get an Individualized Lesson Plan
Filling in Learning Gaps
Advance Even Further
Become Confident, Independent Learners
See how Kumon can help boost your kids' homeschool learning —sign up for a free Parent Orientation today!
Our daughter has been going to Kumon for a while now and she is well ahead of her grade level in both math and reading. This program is a great addition to our homeschooling curriculum, and I am very happy with how the program is set up even during COVID times.
Our Kumon Instructor worked with my 13-year-old and 8-year-old, who are homeschooled, and helped them excel beyond grade level. They loved going to class and I appreciated her ability to keep them on-task and also to give them one-on-one guidance when necessary. We are so grateful for our experience with Kumon!
Kumon is an essential part of our kids' education especially in these times when the public education system is in shambles due to the pandemic. If you are worried about your kids' education, I cannot recommend Kumon enough.
I am very happy and satisfied for sending my daughters to Kumon. In the beginning my eldest daughter counted with her fingers and couldn’t do additions properly, but within a month she improved drastically. Overall Kumon is a great place to send your kids.
Kumon is the best investment you can make for your children early on. My 3-year-old has gained so much from Kumon. He’s excelled in math and reading and absolutely LOVES going. I would recommend Kumon to anyone who wants to advance their children’s education.
These kiddos love their Kumon time! My daughter was struggling so much with math and my son with reading. They have both improved so much within one month of starting Kumon. She's gained SO much confidence in math now and proudly tells me how much easier math is for her. I'm so glad I took the plunge to get this help for them. My son's BFF even joined in on the learning fun.
I am amazed at how quickly my child went from tears while doing math to getting straight As in math! I was skeptical at first, but her confidence soared immediately after starting the program. Worth every penny, thank you!
We homeschool our daughter, and this was a great additive to her education and helped her grow. She loves Kumon, and I have seen a lot of growth in one year.
Our instructors explain How the Kumon Program Works
Kumon is the world’s largest academic enrichment program. We have math and reading curriculums that start with preschool material for kids who enroll as young as age 3, and advance all the way through their teens.
Kumon has two sides: the academic learning side and the side where we teach students how to self-learn, gain confidence and become independent thinkers. We combine advancing their math and reading skills with teaching them how to become even better students. How to put in effort. How to learn from failure. How to evaluate and be analytical when they're solving a problem and find a mistake. How not to erase the whole answer but to go back and find exactly where the mistake occurred.
Over time, many of our students become very confident as they work on increasingly complex material. They often find themselves completing coursework much faster and with better results. Students find that they are prepared to succeed in college classes and beyond.
How does Kumon work?
In the Kumon Program, students learn through daily practice of about 30 minutes per subject per day. Two days a week they complete assignments at their Kumon Center, and the other days they do them at home, or wherever life takes them. When you first enroll your children, we’ll have them complete a placement test that identifies the most appropriate starting level for them. This has nothing to do with their age; it’s about the skills they've mastered to date. Based on their starting level, they'll work on daily assignments through what we call a self-learning approach. As they're working on their assignments, we’re also assessing whether they’ve mastered each concept by looking at their speed and accuracy. If they've mastered it, great! They advance to the next level. If they haven't, we have them go back to relearn those concepts.
How old are the kids enrolled in Kumon?
Kids can be enrolled in Kumon from as young as age 3, all the way through their teens.
What do Kumon’s virtual classes entail?
With many states still limiting business operations, Kumon North America has implemented a phased reopening for centers. Following their state’s reopening guidelines, centers will be offering a mix of virtual and in-center classes that will limit the number of students in our centers and promote proper social distancing precautions. The virtual classes are being held via videoconferencing where students complete the assigned work from the comfort of their home while a certified Instructor or assistant is available for assistance. Consultants are also available by phone or email. Since many of our centers are independently owned and operated, please check with your local center about their virtual learning protocol and availability. For additional details regarding our centers’ safety and social distancing guidelines, please see the “What is Kumon doing to keep my kids safe while they are at the center?” section in the FAQs.
What is Kumon doing to keep my kids safe while they are at the center?
As centers begin to reopen for in-center classes, Kumon North America has implemented strict safety guidelines which include:
Regularly cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces
Scheduling students to prevent overcrowding
Practicing social distancing
Providing a mix of in-center and virtual classes at participating centers to limit class sizes
Spacing out the desks and implementing staggered seating
Washing hands frequently
Checking temperatures upon entry
My child already does well in the homeschool program I have created. Why would I consider Kumon?
A wonderful difference between the Kumon curriculum and homeschool curriculums is that your children advance based on their abilities alone. In creating a homeschool curriculum, many resources are designed for specific ages and do not take into account a child's previous learning or mastery of material. In Kumon, however, kids have the freedom to move ahead when they're ready for each incremental lesson. That’s why so many Kumon children are studying material one, two, three or more years ahead of other children their age.
If you are concerned that your child will be bored working on their homeschool program after advancing with Kumon, our parents and students report the opposite. Students with a firm grasp of the fundamentals in math and reading become much more engaged and self-confident in their learning. Coursework becomes less daunting and time consuming, which makes teaching your children less stressful. And with Kumon, you have more information on how their learning is advancing, so you can make sure any curriculum you design includes classes that are appropriately challenging.
How is Kumon different from tutoring?
Tutoring may not get to the root of the problem.
When a child needs help with math or reading, tutoring often focuses on addressing an immediate need. The Kumon Method recognizes that a child’s struggle likely stems from having missed earlier, fundamental learning.
Kumon identifies where your child’s learning started to fall behind, while a tutor may not.
To fix the root of your child’s struggles, the starting point needs to be correct. While a tutor may begin tutoring a fifth grader on fifth-grade material, Kumon may start them at a different level.
Tutoring is passive learning. Kumon teaches self-learning.
A tutor often sits with a child and explains how to solve a problem. This makes the child a passive learner, listening to an explanation with no guarantee the concept has been fully grasped. Conversely, self-learning in Kumon keeps your children actively engaged. They learn by studying examples that equip them to do the work on their own.
How does Kumon help if my child has fallen behind or struggles with math and reading materials?
If your child is struggling with math or reading, Kumon is an excellent choice. Our method uses carefully designed worksheets. Each teaches a lesson that’s one small step more advanced than the previous one. As children complete each worksheet, our method ensures they have fully absorbed that concept before moving on. If your child is like many kids who come to us a little behind, he or she will likely be ahead of his or her peers after spending some time with us.
How is Kumon different from traditional teaching?
Kumon is based on the concept of self-learning. To understand self-learning, it’s important to first understand what we're all familiar with, which is traditional learning. In a typical homeschool environment, your children are often passive learners. They may be listening to you teach a lesson or watching a video, but are they always paying attention? Are they fully engaged or daydreaming? There’s no guarantee they're fully grasping every lesson they are present for.
Conversely, self-learning in Kumon ensures your children are always actively engaged. They learn by studying examples, which empower them to do the work on their own. This differs from sitting in front of a computer or book, reading about a concept and how to solve the problem. Your kids learn by doing, not watching, and build the confidence to rely on themselves instead of what the teacher knows.
What kind of progress can I expect for my child?
Every child is different. Children advance at their own pace through their program of worksheets. Since each worksheet teaches a lesson that’s one step more advanced than the previous one, children fully absorb each concept before moving on. That’s a big part of why Kumon works for kids of all abilities. And why so many of our kids end up studying above grade level.
What are the Instructors’ qualifications?
All of our Instructors are required to have a four-year degree, and all have completed extensive Kumon curriculum training.
Does Kumon follow my child’s school curriculum?
Kumon works alongside it and is supplemental to your child’s coursework. During your Parent Orientation, you’ll speak with the Instructor and will be able to see the center and our materials, so you can understand how it works.
Does Kumon offer SAT/ACT/graduation test help?
While we don’t specifically do test preparation for SAT, ACT or state standardized testing, we help our students develop the work skills they need to feel very prepared for major standardized exams. Our timed assignments also help children become comfortable working in those high-pressure test-taking conditions. Our program also helps strengthen time-management and problem-solving skills.
What is my role as a parent?
The most important step you can take is to help your child establish a routine by scheduling daily “Kumon time.” To encourage your child, you’ll want to celebrate and praise victories and progress large or small. Younger children may need some extra guidance from you in completing worksheets. It’s also very important to maintain regular communication with your Instructor about homework, motivation, curriculum or any other major activity in your child’s life. The Instructor is there for you as well as your child, and wants what you want: to help your child succeed.
What does Kumon cost?
Kumon’s monthly tuition ranges from $120 to $160 per subject. Kumon Centers are individually owned and operated therefore costs may vary. Please contact your local Kumon Center to confirm monthly tuition rates.
How do I enroll my child?
Your first step is to schedule a free Parent Orientation at the Kumon Center most convenient for you. Click here to find a Center near you. At that session your Kumon Instructor will provide further information on how the Kumon Program works and answer your questions. Your child will also complete our free assessment test, which helps your Kumon Instructor determine the perfect starting point for your child’s lessons. You should plan on spending between 45 and 60 minutes at the Parent Orientation.