Building the steps to success
> Kumon’s special classes are programmed to help children like Haaren Sathiasiva Sundar to cultivate the discipline and self-confidence to reach his dreams and goals in life
ACRITICAL survival skill that needs to be nurtured among our children is problem solving.
This they can gain by observation and providing them with sufficient skilful guidance.
Children who can solve problems will succeed, whether it is in a classroom environment, or out in society.
This is because the ability to solve problems is one way to help children build up their selfesteem and self-confidence.
That is why Kumon places such an importance in this skill in its special programmes to develop its students’ full potential.
The instructors in Kumon do this by first developing a love for maths and reading among the children.
Children progress at their own pace, through an individualised programme that is carefully planned and guided by an instructor.
This enables the children to be aware of the focal points, and solve problems by themselves.
They also pick up good study habits and life skills that will help them achieve their goals and dreams, by overcoming any obstacles they may face in the future.
Mrs Mariannedass sees in Kumon the perfect educational support to help her son, Haaren Sathiasiva Sundar ( right).
She wants Haaren to cultivate the discipline not only to improve his academic abilities but also pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer.
Kumon’s routine has helped Haaren to manage his own studies, and his mathematical skills are now more advanced.
Haaren, who is in Primary Three, is already working on mathematics worksheets from the Primary Five syllabus.
Besides completing his daily schoolwork faster, he has also gained much confidence in the process.
He also shares the mental calculation skills he has learnt at Kumon with his mother. Now instead of using a calculator, he can easily work out a problem in his head.
Haaren has also learnt to be more disciplined in his time management.
The boy makes sure he finishes his daily academic work quickly, in order to spend more time on his favourite dance practice.
The focus he has developed through the Kumon programme has also helped him to quickly pick up dance steps by just watching them on the internet.
“Kumon’s concept helps me to become a better dancer because I need to practise every day to make it perfect,” says Haaren.
His parents are supportive of his interests as they strongly believe that when children are equipped with positive attitudes as well as effective learning strategies and life skills, they will be able to unleash their full potential and excel in all areas of their life.
“Haaren is a good selflearner by nature, and his Kumon instructor helps bring out the best in him,” says his mother.
Kumon is not only for children struggling with their studies, but also for those who yearn for an improvement in their lives.
Kumon’s Year-End Special 2016 classes, that run for oneand-a-half months, for children between the ages of four and 17 years are now open for registration for a onemonth fee only this November.
Let your children be part of this exhilarating learning journey by joining the enhanced Kumon classes from Nov 7 to Dec 20.
They have to be registered before Nov 7. Terms and conditions apply.
For more, visit www. kumonmalaysia. com or call 1800-88-1010.
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