Enrolled my daughter in Kumon class today. Learnt this brain development and enrichment tuition classes from a friend here and since it is school holiday, I decided to let my girl start this class next month. Their classes are every Tuesday and Friday, and subjects are English and Maths.
Kumon is based on Japanese learning skill. Developed by Mr Kumon in 1954, a high school Maths teacher. The objectives of Kumon are to develop self-learning, independence, confidence and learning ability of young children.
Kumon centre is situated opposite the old Everwin branch in Jln Pahlawan. This afternoon, she has her assessment test as each student needs to sit for the test before teachers place them accordingly in the class. It is based on how fast the students can answer the questions with correct answers within a given time frame.
My girl sitting for assessment test. Answered all 70 questions correctly within 8 minutes (time limit is 10minutes). She is given Primary 2 Maths set paper.
Planned to enrol my boy too but that would be next January. Having hard time teaching Jay and he does not listen to me. So I decided it is high time to get him started early in Kumon.
When at the centre, teacher will give out a set of questions paper to student to finish. Students are to time themselves. After finish the paper, they will pass to teacher to check and revision with student. Not so of a classroom teaching concept here. More one-to-one most of the times. Students would need to bring back few sets of papers home to be done and timed at home. Parental support also play a part in a child development here.
I will try to update on my kids' progress in Kumon in few months time for sharing. *fingers cross*