It is because Completers are people who have gone through & passed the stringent Kumon test for worksheets at UNIVERSITY level! I find it hard to reconcile why a child competent in UNIVERSITY-level languages could not get an A* for worksheets at primary 6 level. The disparity/irony is too much for me to accept.
I didn't know about this piece of info. You heard from the center manager? Is that the reason that prompt you to withdraw?
My guess is Kumon Maths is not quite in sync with PSLE type of questions. When we compare the equivalent level of Kumon worksheets to assessment books based on MOE syllabus, can easily observe that Kumon worksheets are more straight forward comparatively.
my kids have been with Kumon Maths for > 5 years before I decided to pull them out!
I withdrawn mine before she entered primary school. I spoke to an educator during a parenting talk. He mentioned it's better to study in depth than acceleration. Furthermore, I feel that Kumon Maths is not quite in sync with MOE's model drawing & heuristic type of questions. So parents still need to do additional coaching based on MOE syllabus.
Nevertheless, Kumon is a good programme since it met my objective in building strong foundation during preschool years. I've recommended Kumon to many of my friends with preschoolers
They were both in the Advance Student Honor Roll for years! I have attended many of the ceremonies honoring Completers and the Advance Students and I can understand why you are impressed by the success stories quoted.
Attended ASHR too & watched the video clips. Impressive indeed 一山还有一山高 some kids can do 9 years beyond their school levels
I once even contemplated running a Kumon Franchise.