Nathan develops fundamental study skills
10-year-old Nathan from the Broadstairs study centre is making great strides in the Kumon Maths and English Study Programmes. Since joining the centre in 2017, he has significantly progressed; moving up four English levels in just four months!
Nathan’s father, Steve, initially enrolled him onto the Kumon programmes to help him catch up with his schoolwork. Steve said; “Nathan missed a lot of schooling due to illness and we didn’t want him to struggle when he got back to school. I chose Kumon due to their great ethos, and I believe in their approach to learning. Students are able to get sufficient practice and I knew this approach would benefit Nathan.”
When Nathan started the maths programme in 2017, he had little confidence in the subject and often relied on his fingers to count. However, after incorporating Kumon study into his daily routine, his mental maths ability, speed and accuracy greatly improved. The skills and study habits he has developed have already also reflected positively in his school work. Nathan commented, “Because of Kumon, I’ve learnt a lot of topics ahead of my school year. This has helped me with my homework and school tests for both maths and English. My punctuation, spelling, reading and sentence structuring is so much better. I’ve also noticed how much my times tables and fractions have improved. Now, I’m one of the bright kids in my class.”
According to Steve, “daily practice has instilled in him self-discipline and confidence. Adding Kumon into his everyday routine has provided him with structure. It has helped to reduce distractions like TV, and it has contributed to his desire to learn. Kumon has provided him with the key building blocks of learning in maths and English, which will give him the tools he needs to succeed in school and beyond.”
"Nathan is now at a point where he is almost taking charge of his own learning, can identify how he is learning and will discuss the way in which he’d like to address each new challenge. I am extremely proud of him.”Susan Baylis, Instructor
Instructor, Susan Baylis, has also seen improvement in Nathan’s skills. She shared; “I’ve truly appreciated Nathan’s determination to succeed. He has fantastic home support; his work is always completed, marked and corrected, he attends class regularly and I feel that his parents and I work well together to support him. Nathan is now at a point where he is almost taking charge of his own learning, can identify how he is learning and will discuss the way in which he’d like to address each new challenge. I am extremely proud of him.”
There is no telling how far Nathan will go with the strong study skills he has developed. As he continues to soar through the Kumon programmes, we wish Nathan the very best.
Well done, Nathan!