Kumon is offering free registration through July 15th!
After a school-year full of challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students across the country were unsurprisingly left with larger-than-average learning gaps. In-person learning was largely put on pause, and although countless extraordinary and resilient educators came up with ways to make it work, that and other educational obstacles have now continued in 2021.
According to an April 2020 report by the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), major pandemic-related learning loss was predicted. The report said that the interruption of the typical classroom environment would lead to students entering the 2020-2021 school year behind academically. In November of 2020, the NWEA ran a second study and released a new report to express those official learning loss findings. While students surprisingly retained much of what they had learned in reading, there were unfortunately larger learning gaps in math. As the pandemic continues, these gaps are expected to widen.
To fill these new learning gaps and prevent them from growing, Kumon is offering Free Registration from now until July 15th. Kumon —the world’s largest after-school math and reading program—goes beyond typical tutoring, by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted math and reading curriculum.
Here are four ways Kumon can help fill and prevent future learning gaps.
1. Kumon Identifies the Perfect Starting Point
Before your child starts their Kumon journey, a local Instructor will administer placement tests in math and reading. The purpose is to gauge what they know in order to determine an appropriate starting point. Making sure to identify each student’s knowledge and foundation within math, reading, or both is integral to determine what areas need to be filled in that have developed a gap. Once that is established, students are able to study at a level that is perfectly crafted and optimized for them to succeed.
2. Kumon’s Goal is to Create Self-Learners
Unlike tutoring programs that passively teach, Kumon instills techniques that help students develop into lifelong self-learners. This allows Kumon Students not only to catch up to where they need to be, but to continue to advance on their own. Being able to digest new concepts and solve problems on their own without the help of an Instructor will set your child up for success beyond their educational journey, well into their professional careers.
3. Kumon is Based on Ability
An important aspect of Kumon that sets it apart from other supplemental education programs is that it is not based on age or grade. Instead, the Kumon Math and Reading Program is based on personal ability. The new concepts and materials that are presented in Kumon’s engaging worksheets optimize each student’s personal ability to advance to their grade level and beyond independently.
4. Kumon Individualizes Study Plans for Each Student
Instead of group classes that many other tutoring services offer, Kumon is completely individualized for each enrolled student. This means that upon enrollment and completion of placement tests, your Kumon Instructor will craft a personalized and individualized plan to help your child get up to grade level. During class, each student completes their work independently and at their own pace. Instructors can make adjustments to the plans at any time as needed.
Kumon is proud to accommodate both in-person and virtual classes, with the goal of minimizing further learning loss during this time. Contact us today to see how we can help! To schedule a free placement test, visit www.kumon.com/locations to determine the closest location to you.
About the Kumon Math and Reading Program
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that is designed to accelerate your child’s learning. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps students develop a solid command of math and reading skills, and aims to increase academic confidence, independence, and overall ability. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in more than 55 countries and regions.