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July 27th, 2011 at 07:49 am

My fabulous DD is two grades ahead in reading, but has always struggled with her Math. My sister-in-law sent my nephew to Kumon for math help for a couple of years--and now he's graduating from engineering school. Has anyone out there used Kumon? Reactions?

I like their methods, but I'm not sure if it's worth the $100/month they're talking about.

Raining raining raining here. It's a happy peaceful sound!

5 Responses to “Kumon?”

  1. SnoopyCool Says:

    I'm a math tutor and can tell you I know nothing of how Kumon works. I can tell you, however, that $100 per month for tutoring isn't bad if it means your child is going weekly. Just make sure that the tutor assigned to her gets what's going on with her and connects... and this should happen on the first or second visit. Otherwise, you might be wasting your money.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I agree with Snoopy. $100/month for math tutoring is not bad at all. I had a couple of students who went to Kumon and had good results. My mom charges $75/hour for her tutoring (only language arts/science/reading). If she could tutor math, she could (and would) charge more.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Thank you both for your help! We're going over there tonight to watch a session, but I think this is the way to go. I'll let you know how it goes!

  4. Jerry Says:

    I know one family whose daughter was in Kumon, and she was reading chapter books at the age of 3 and a half, and she actually got in trouble (in PRE-school) for writing "I hate you Samantha" on one of her paintings after a disagreement with a classmate. Smile
    If their math program is anywhere near as effective, it would lead me to enroll my kid immediately, I was that impressed. In fact, I sincerely hope to put my daughter into Kumon classes when we return to the States. It seems to be pretty solid insurance for academic achievement, and our friends' daughter really enjoyed it, as well. I know that is an "n" of 1, but I hope it helps a little!

  5. My English Castle Says:

    So far, so good! We officially start on Monday, but the practice sessions last night seemed very helpful.

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