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Reaching for the stars! Nine-year-old Matthew studies university-level calculus


Matthew with his completion of programme plaque

Despite being only in Year 4 at school, nine-year-old Matthew has already covered university-level calculus in his Kumon Mathematics worksheets.

Matthew has recently completed Kumon Mathematics, with the programme’s final levels comprising the advanced mathematical concepts of differentiation, integration and differential equations. By covering all these concepts before he begins high school, Matthew is feeling confident in the classroom.

“When the teacher asks me how to do solve a maths problem, often other students won’t know. So, the teacher will ask me to help other students with their maths”, Matthew says.

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“When I build a metro system, people will not have to drive and they can use public transport. Then there will be less pollution and there won’t be traffic jams”, he says.

In his spare time, Matthew often plays a train simulator game with his friends. He is also part of his school dance troupe and is due to perform later in the year.

Matthew’s father, Steven, says that in addition to developing highly advanced mathematical skills, the self-learning inherent in Kumon – where students learn from example in the worksheet and try until they find the correct answer – helped his son to grow into an independent learner.

“I think now he has more confidence in forming and explaining his opinions”, Steven says. “Sometimes when he does not agree with me, he will say, ‘Oh, I do not agree with you’. Then he will tell me the reasons why. He became a lot more confident and he has his own opinions now. Even though he’s in Year 4, sometimes when I am talking to him I feel like I’m talking to a teenager”.

Steven says that becoming an advanced student in Kumon heightened Matthew’s curiosity and love for learning. Matthew also has strong study stamina and is not afraid of making mistakes.

Kumon is a partnership between student, parent, and Kumon Instructor. Steven attributes his son’s achievement of programme completion to Matthew’s own self-discipline in completing his assigned worksheets each day, to Matthew’s Kumon centre for always ensuring that he studied at the ‘just-right level’, and to the efforts of Matthew’s mother for her praise and encouragement of Matthew and his younger brother Jonathan, who also studies Kumon.

“I must also say my wife actually put a lot of effort in. In the early stage, she would be always stay with them in the room and made sure that they followed the worksheets”, Steven says.

“In the later stages, it’s become a lot easier, as both boys have developed their study skills. I think if I’m going to thank anyone, I probably need to thank my wife the most because she put in quite a lot of effort”.

Jonathan, in Year 3 at school and Matthew’s younger brother, is also studying Kumon Mathematics more than five years ahead of his school grade and is on track to completing the programme. Matthew’s next goal is to complete the Kumon English programme.

*Matthew and Jonathon are children of a current Kumon staff member

Kumon invests in Victoria’s next generation of scientists


Kumon Australia and New Zealand is proud to announce its Diamond Sponsorship of the Science Talent Search in Victoria.

The Science Talent Search (STS) is an annual competition organised by the Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria. The competition aims to encourage school students in the pursuit of science studies and hopes to give the next generation of youths an opportunity to communicate their achievements, and be recognised for excellence in science.

Through this sponsorship, Kumon contributed $8,000 to the competition’s student bursary winning prizes. Scott Quilty, Division Leader of Kumon Victoria, says that Kumon is proud to be making this investment in the next generation of scientists.

“As Kumon students come to expect the challenge of something new, gain satisfaction in working it out for themselves and develop a mindset that no problem is too difficult to attempt, we are proud to support an organisation that promotes scientific inquiry amongst children in Victoria”, he says.

To learn more about this sponsorship, please contact Kumon viaour enquiry form.

Kumon adds its support to The Mathematical Association of Victoria


As an organisation committed to helping children self-learn advanced mathematics, Kumon is proud to announce our sponsorship of The Mathematical Association of Victoria.

As part of the sponsorship, Kumon will exhibit at the MAV 2023 Regional Conference in Strathfieldsaye on 26 May, support the Maths Talent Quest to help students discover how mathematics is used and found in the world around them, and the 2023 MAV Games Days to help students get excited about maths.

Scott Quilty, Division Leader of Kumon Victoria, says there is a natural alignment between Kumon and MAV.

“At Kumon, one of our aims is to help students develop a passion for numbers as they self-learn new concepts in the Kumon Mathematics programme,” he says. “Kumon students come to expect the challenge of something new, and gain satisfaction in working it out for themselves. We hope that all students participating in MAV’s activities experience a similar joy in learning. We wish them all the best”.

To learn more about this sponsorship, please contact Kumon viaour enquiry form.

Trial Kumon English or Mathematics as a second subject, obligation free, in May 2023


With Kumon’s second-subject Free Trial in May, students currently enrolled in either Kumon Mathematics or English can trial the other subject for two weeks, for free. Students who study both Kumon Mathematics and English:

  • learn the fundamentals of both maths and English — the foundations for success in all subjects at school
  • further strengthen study habits and concentration
  • have a greater sense of achievement and motivation.

To register for our second-subject Free Trial in May, follow these four easy steps:

  1. Contact your Kumon Instructor to register your interest
  2. Discuss your child’s second-subject assessment and study plan with your Instructor
  3. Have your child study the second subject during the month of May
  4. Meet with your Instructor to discuss your child’s experience studying the second subject


  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across centres
  • Places are limited and acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The Free Trial consists of worksheet study over two weeks during May
  • Late registration may result in a shorter Free Trial
  • Operating procedures at each centre will vary
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Mathematics).
  • Offer not available at all centres
  • 在那里is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.

To find your Kumon centre’s contact details, visit:

Experience Kumon English or Mathematics over two weeks during May 2023


With Kumon’s Free Trial your child can experience our individualised Mathematics or English programme over two weeks, for free.

Find out how we can develop in your child:

  • calculation and reading ability
  • concentration
  • a daily study and reading habit
  • the confidence to learn independently.

Follow these four easy steps to register:

  1. Contact your local Kumon centre to register for an information session
  2. Have your child assessed for Kumon Mathematics or English, and discuss a study plan
  3. Arrange for your child to study worksheets and attend classes over the two-week Free Trial period
  4. Meet with your Instructor to discuss your child’s Kumon experience.


  • The registration deadline for the Free Trial varies across centres.
  • Places are limited and acceptance for the Free Trial is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participation in an information session is mandatory prior to your child participating in the Free Trial.
  • The Free Trial consists of worksheet study over two weeks during May.
  • Late registration may result in a shorter Free Trial.
  • Operating procedures at each centre will vary.
  • The Free Trial is available for one subject only (either English or Mathematics).
  • Offer not available at all centres.
  • 在那里is no obligation to enrol after the Free Trial.

Please visit this link to find your nearest Kumon centre:

To learn more about how the Free Trial could benefit your family,please watch this video.

To read about a current Kumon student who previously experienced a Free Trial, please visit://

Kumon Mathematics and English is coming to Munno Para, SA


Leanne Yin, the new Instructor of Kumon Munno Para Education Centre

Kumon is coming soon to Munno Para, SA, to help all local children to develop their mathematics and reading ability.

Kumon Munno Para Education Centre will be led by Leanne Yin, a former Kumon student and centre assistant who decided to open her own centre. Leanne says that she greatly benefited from her experience and wants to support the next generation of learners through the Kumon Method of Learning.

“I believe that not only does the Kumon Method helps students in maths and English, it can also provide students with essential life skills such as organisation, time management and confidence”, Leanne says.

“数学题的方法也可以帮助tudents strive for more by studying advanced materials”.

Kumon Munno Para is opening soon. Families are advised to contact the centre directly for further details. The centre will operate from Playford Uniting Church, Curtis Road & Douglas Drive, Munno Para, SA 5115. Classes will run on Monday and Thursday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm.

报名或了解更多,请联系数学题生活Para directly:

Through Kumon, Pragyaa develops her passion for reading


Pragyaa with her completion of Kumon English programme certificate

For 11-year-old Pragyaa, advanced study with Kumon allows her to explore and grow her love for literature.

Pragyaa, who recently completed the Kumon English programme, has a passion for stories and wordplay. She enjoys interpreting texts and showing off her extended vocabulary.

“Stories are fun, even though you have to ask questions”, Pragyaa says. “You can read and interpret them in different ways, and then you have to think about stories a lot more. I also use lots of puns in my everyday life, so if I didn’t do Kumon, I probably wouldn’t have such a wide vocabulary”

The Kumon English programme builds a high level of reading comprehension ability in students. To inspire students to read widely, the worksheets contain more extracts from published texts than any other reading programme in the world. They are arranged in order of increasing difficulty, from the simplest to the most complex.

Deborah, Pragyaa’s mother, says she enrolled her daughter into Kumon as it would not only extend her academically, but also provide consistency in her studies.

“We found that we needed something to occupy Pragyaa’s attention, so Kumon kept her busy”, Deborah says. “With the English programme we could definitely see that she really enjoyed it. The fact that she completed it really helped her understand that she can achieve things with the right amount of effort”.

Pragyaa also studies the Kumon Mathematics programme at a level that is one year ahead of her school grade. She aims to become a civil engineer later in life, and will need strong maths skills to achieve her goal.

Meet the new Instructor of Kumon Mordialloc Education Centre


Sheetal Kaur, the new Instructor of Kumon Mordialloc Education Centre

Kumon Mordialloc Education Centre in Melbourne is now operating under the guidance of a new Instructor, Sheetal Kaur.

Sheetal is pivoting from her career in compliance and business improvement to instead support local children develop their abilities mental calculation and reading comprehension, and to become strong self-learners. Sheetal was inspired by her son’s experience with Kumon and become an Instructor to contribute to the Mordialloc community.

“As a working mum, Kumon was the support I needed to guide my child”, Sheetal says. “I learned that Kumon helps you develop your child’s potential to the maximum. Now, I want to share this with other families as a Kumon Instructor”.

“Mordialloc is a beautiful suburb with warm people and great sense of community. I want to be part of a place where families give due importance to education and are invested in their kids’ future”.

Classes run at Kumon Mordialloc from 3:30pm to 6:30pm on Mondays and Thursdays. The centre is located at St Johns Ambulance, 1 McDonald Street, Mordialloc, VIC 3195.

To enrol or learn more, please contact Kumon Mordialloc directly:

Four tips for optimising your child’s home study


Kumon Mathematics and English are daily study programmes. Students generally attend the centre once or twice a week, and are assigned worksheets for daily home study. The right amount of practice and a daily study habit – ideally no more than 30 minutes per subject, per day – prepares your children for higher levels and lays the foundation for smooth progress in Kumon.

As home study is a core component of Kumon, below are four tips on how parents can establish ideal study conditions and motivate their children:

1. Try not to spend more than 30 minutes on each subject.The goal of Kumon is not to cram, but rather to teach students the power of small, consistent efforts towards achieving larger goals. If a student studies mathematics or English worksheets that are at the ‘just-right level’ – the point of difficulty between too easy or hard – then they should not have to spend more than half an hour to complete their set. Exceeding this time limit will likely be counterproductive, as it drains students’ motivation for completing the next day’s homework. We advise parents to notify their Instructor if their child is taking too long to complete a particular set. The Instructor can advise accordingly and take the appropriate action to help the student.

2. Schedule a regular Kumon time.‘Kumon time’ is a set time for students to commence their home study of worksheets, providing a helpful structure for consistent, daily study. ‘Kumon time’ can vary depending on the worksheets your child has been assigned. Many families find that the morning is best for ‘Kumon time’ as it helps the child focus for the day ahead. Of course, the exact timing of ‘Kumon time’ is up to each family to decide.

3. Establish a Kumon study space.The bedroom, living room, study; these are some of the spaces where students might go to complete their homework. There are different approaches. The space where your children study at home will vary, depending on age and how much parental supervision they need. We suggest that students should study in a place free from distractions and in an area that will become their regular study space. To learn more about establishing a Kumon study space,click here.

4. Be present when your children are studying.During the first year of Kumon especially, students are building their study skills. To support, we recommend that parents be in same room as their children when they are studying to ensure their centre study is being replicated at home. Students should be working quickly, with pencils moving and eyes focussed on the worksheet. English students are often reading aloud, as well. Breaks should be kept to a minimum so that learning can continue uninterrupted. In the later stages of Kumon, students who can self-learn advanced material may not need parents to be present.

For further tips on how to support your children’s study at home, speak with your Kumon centre and visit theHome Study Portal.

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