Kumon - Discussion

Discussions on tuition centres/enrichment services that specialise in Mathematics.
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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by iLoveChubby » Thu May 16, 2013 8:53 am

KiddyLow wrote:Hi ilovechubby

Thanks for sharing. I am also concerned about the amount of homework too. Bringing my son for diagnoistic assessment and hv better understanding of their program first.

Is yr DS attending other math enrichment concurrently?


Hi KiddyLow
No my DS is not attending any other math enrichment - however, I am still contemplating if I should continue his Kumon when he reaches P1 or enroll in a math tuition centre that follows MOE syllabus, like his elder bro did.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by KiddyLow » Mon May 20, 2013 8:19 am

Hi ilovechubby

My son went for diagnostic assessment and recommend to start at 3a. Seems a long way.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by iLoveChubby » Mon May 20, 2013 2:02 pm

KiddyLow wrote:Hi ilovechubby

My son went for diagnostic assessment and recommend to start at 3a. Seems a long way.


Hi KiddyLow
Based on what i understand, they will usually start the kid at a level that they are familiar with so as to build up their confidence and train their speed and if the kids can do the sums within their stipulated time, they can move up (the level) q fast.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by KiddyLow » Mon May 20, 2013 2:17 pm

Fully understand. Still considering hard.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by ryes » Wed May 29, 2013 1:03 am

Hi kiddy low

You can speak to the instructor, from level 3A, how are they going to plan such that you want your child to achieve a certain level by the end of the year.

Then from there, you can gauge.


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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by phtthp » Wed May 29, 2013 1:18 am

A)
Heard that some Kumon branches take a long time for a child to clear a level, while other branches can help a child clear one level quickly. I wonder is it true ?

B)
To assess a child which level to take off from, some centre quite "Ngia".
Some centre agree to assess yr child, provided you agree to sign up at their centre.
Other centres quite "cin cai", not calculative. Ie. whether you sign up yr kid at their centre or not later subsequently, they still go ahead to help assess your child.
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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by phtthp » Wed May 29, 2013 1:28 am

iLoveChubby wrote:Hi KiddyLow
No my DS is not attending any other math enrichment - however, I am still contemplating if I should continue his Kumon when he reaches P1 or enroll in a math tuition centre that follows MOE syllabus, like his elder bro did.

If time permit,
Your son can carry on with Kumon Maths up to simultaneous equation level, and concurrently take up another Maths enrichment that follow more to moe standard & requirements.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by phtthp » Wed May 29, 2013 1:46 am

KiddyLow wrote:Fully understand. Still considering hard.

When you bring your child to let them assess from which level to take off, try to go to more than 1 centre for assessment. Sometimes different centre give different result, since they are assessed by different teacher, from different centre.

Some insist that you start at a particular level, while other centre may recommend and allow yr child to start at a level you feel more comfortable with, or u prefer. So do visit more than 1 Ctr for assessment.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by SohCheng » Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 am

Yes kumon does not teach modeling. It's taught in the sch where my ds learning problem sums and modeling. In his class and homework he always highlight the sentence of question in problem sum in yellow with his understandable reading
so that he can write down his answer and drawing some models. He don't have other enrichment math tuition except kumon math.

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Re: Kumon - Discussion

Post by KiddyLow » Wed May 29, 2013 7:56 am

Thanks phtthp

I went ahead to sign up with anchorage point and started classes yesterday. I went for convenience since lessons are twice weekly. Son started at lvl 3a which is basic for his level. Instructor is hoping to build his confidence and develop discipline. Hope we both can persevere till we see results.

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