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Enrolment FAQ

Q: What is the right age for my child to start Kumon?

Kumon students range from preschoolers to secondary school students. We currently have students as young as three years old studying with us and we help children of any age and any ability reach their academic goals. However, we recommend that you submit a form enquiry to see if your ideal Centre can accept young children.

Q: What subjects does Kumon offer?

We offer Maths, English and Chinese programmes for ages 3 years and above.

Q: What kind of results will I see in my child?

Through studying with the Kumon Method, your child will experience the joy of learning and the discipline for daily study will be instilled with good study habits. Students start with the level where they can attain a perfect score studying on their own. This fosters a joy for learning, and instills the discipline of daily study with good study habits.

Gradually students begin to study topics they have not previously learned. Through Kumon, students will be able to advance beyond school grade level independently. This develops their analytical ability, instills perseverance and fosters confidence and a healthy self-esteem.

Eventually students study far beyond school grade level independently. They will excel in their other subjects as well because they have confidence and are applying the self-learning skills developed through Kumon.

Q: Does Kumon supplement the Singapore education system?

The Kumon Method is an individualised learning method that supplements the Singapore education system.

The study goal for the Kumon Maths Programme is the self-study of senior high school mathematics with ease. It focuses on the development of strong calculation skills and, by excluding all unrelated concepts which may be covered in school, aim to allow students to advance as quickly as possible on their own to senior high school mathematics.

The study goal for the Kumon language programmes is to achieve an advanced reading comprehension skills and the ability to read widely. Focus is on the development of reading comprehension ability.

Q: What is the difference between Kumon and tuition?

Kumon is an enrichment programme. Besides improving a child’s academic ability, we strive to nurture fundamental life skills that will benefit a child. Kumon students are independent self-learners and gradually progress beyond his or her school grade level.

Q: How does Kumon help my child solve problem sums?

Through Kumon, your child is able to develop reading comprehension ability, strong calculation ability and analytical ability which are the essential abilities in order to solve problem sums.

Q: How much help am I supposed to give my child at home?

Behind every successful student is a supportive parent and your child should be able to complete their daily homework independently as each worksheet builds on skills they will have developed on the previous level.

Q: How much are the fees for my child's level?

Kumon programmes fees are $170 per month, per subject per student, regardless of school grade level. There is also a one-time registration fee of $50 upon a student’s enrolment.

Q: When is the right time to enrol my child in Kumon?

In Kumon, your child’s learning is not restricted by terms and semesters. There is no specific enrolment period. You can enrol your child anytime of the year as Kumon’s curriculum is designed for progressive long-term study.