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Old 03-17-2009, 06:34 PM
 
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Default Anyone have experience with the "Kumon learning method"?

I am wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with a kumon school. How much did it cost? Was it worth the money? Can it be done at home? What age were the students that attended?

Here's a link.

Kumon North America
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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My sister did Kumon for Math as a child. I have no idea what it would cost but its a lot of repetition and some memorization, imo it seems like a more traditional way of learning math.

My sister was awesome at math after Kumon, I will definitely look into for my kids when they're a little older.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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On page 7 there is an old thread on Kumon, and there is another one I can't find.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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My daughter did Kumon in the 7th grade and yes, the memorization worked. It costs in Brooklyn $130 per month. My dd excel in the levels they presented her.

It does not work for every child, you have to know your child. Some students need one on one learning.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Both my kids went to Kumon for a period of time. There are a couple of threads on Kumon under "Parenting" that might be worth reading.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the cost information Arussell. I did a search but I spelled Kumon wrong. I will look into the other treads that were recommended. Thanks folks!
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Smile Kumon Rocks

Ok Kumon is the best program ever and not a waste of money!
I started wen i waz n 1st grade. Now im n 6th and on level K!
No Lie!!!! So all of u crazies who say its a waste of money ur wrong u repeat becuz u take 2 long or have 2 many mistakes! Its so that u master it! And u get farther if u do it everyday! So take my word! Kumon best program eva!
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:06 AM
 
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Hi!I recommend Beestar.
For us, Kumon is a little expensive and not effective for DD. We sent her there last year, but it seemed that she couldnít adapt herself to the way they teach students, too much work for her. So we accepted the advice from our neighbor, and started to do the free math in Beestar. She really loves the 10 quick questions and interesting stories. Plus, I also donít have to drive her to kumon, haha.

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Old 07-29-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Default Kumon math

My 23-year old daughter did Kumon math when she was 7 or 8 years old, for about one year. Gosh, Kumon math has been around a long, long time, hasn't it? We were living in Arlington, Virginia at the time and it was presented as an after-school, paid activity (perhaps early evening, if memory serves). She went on to become a very good math student. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in English Literature, nothing to do with math, but she did do Standard level Math in her International Baccalaureate program (which is NOT easy). She has always managed to get the math concepts fairly quickly. I don't know if it was because of Kumon but, there you have it, from an old fart!
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Old 08-01-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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Ok Kumon is the best program ever and not a waste of money!
I started wen i waz n 1st grade. Now im n 6th and on level K!
No Lie!!!! So all of u crazies who say its a waste of money ur wrong u repeat becuz u take 2 long or have 2 many mistakes! Its so that u master it! And u get farther if u do it everyday! So take my word! Kumon best program eva!

Hard to imagine you were under the kumon method with how you spell, Kumon teaches kids and challenges kids, text messaging however, doesnt fall under any of those categories i briefly menthioned.
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