Kumon brings out the best in students
IN Kumon, students who are studying at least six months ahead of their actual school grade are given the title of “Advanced Student”. With about 40,000 Kumon students in Malaysia, nearly half of them have achieved this status – clear evidence that a child’s potential has no boundaries.
Advanced Student Forum
Advanced Student Forum (ASF) is an annual event held by Kumon to recognise students’ achievements – those who have completed their programmes and who successfully achieved five years ahead of their school grade. On Nov 9, 226 programme completers and 602 five-year advanced students were invited to attend ASF.
In Kumon, an individual’s potential cannot be measured by his school grade or age and it is never too early to pursue children’s potentials, as one’s potential can be nurtured to accelerate personal development.
“When you meet challenges in future, remember this award ceremony today and how you have overcome them to reach this status,” said Kumon Malaysia general manager, Masahiro Takatsu at the ASF 2013.
By having the ASF as a platform to recognise and acknowledge students’ effort in attaining excellent achievements, Kumon believes it will inspire others to continue achieving a greater scale in their Kumon studies.
This year, 16-year-old Ashwini Ravi who has completed the Kumon English Programme at the age of 12, swept guests off their feet with her Bharathanatyam dance performance. Kumon is proud to name a few outstanding students’ achievements:
Youngest Maths Awardee:
Ng Zhe Den, Kindergarden
Youngest English Awardee:
Qi Hao, Primary 1
Best Achievement (Maths):
Thin Thin Qi Hom, Primary 4, Maths Programme Completer
Best Achievement (English):
Thin Qi Hao, Primary 1, six years advanced
Youngest Maths Programme Completer: Youngest English Programme Completer:
Tan Ying, Primary 2
Liang Han Zhi and Sophia Soo Yee Mun, both Primary 5
Twin Programme Completer:
Liew Yu Fei and Liew Yu Jing, Primary 5
Toru Kumon, the late founder of the Kumon Method believes that with the creation of the Advanced Student Honour Roll, others will be able to see how far individual students can progress in their Kumon studies.
The true effectiveness of Kumon Method lies in developing an average student into an outstanding one.
The importance of individu- alised study is that students are allowed to start their learning journey from an individualised easy level.
Students will be able to progress at their own pace and slowly gain knowledge beyond their school grade.
The ASF also deliver a clear message to the public that every child has great potential and abilities and it is able to unleash them using Kumon Method.
Kumon Method has not only helped students surpass their limits, it has also helped them in unlocking and gaining essential skills in life.
Kumon students learn to be self-disciplined, independent and well-organised.
When children are capable in handling complicated materials and go beyond school grade through their own abilities, it is believed they will have the confidence and courage to take up challenges in their future.
Kumon offers both Mathematics and English programmes – the Mathematics programme focuses on the development of strong calculation skills.
The English programme is designed to develop a strong interest in reading and cultivates advanced reading comprehension ability.
Each child will undergo a diagnostic test prior to enrolment to determine a starting level. With the appropriate starting point, students will be able to progress according to their own pace and subsequently advance beyond it. In order to give children an opportunity to experience the Kumon method, register your child now.
Call 1800 881 010 or visit http://my.kumonglobal.com for details.
Parents and students share their joy with their Kumon Intructor.