kumons in oz?
can anyone tell me if there is any Kumon classes or anything similar for children to do after school as my daughter currently is having these extra classes?
Hi Sharon & Paul,
Our daughter currently does Kumon Maths & English ( I'm a horrible mother!!!)
As the kids go back an academic year I have told Hannah that she can have some time off Kumon providing her school work continues at the same level and she doesn't consider the break as a time to mess about in class!
Hannah is 8 (9 in June) and will be going back into year 3 in April in Adelaide.
This link might help you though
Originally Posted by Sharon and Paul
Being a bit thick I know, what are Kumon classesThanks. very interested to find out!!
Have a look at the link I posted it gives full details.
It's basically a homework club concentrating on maths and english skills.
It improves the child's confidence and obviously their maths and english skills.
They work through levels to achieve rewards.
It has certainly helped Hannah improve confidence in herself and also her ability to tackle new words in reading and spelling along with mental arithmetic.
(perhaps I should become a sales agent!!!)
Hannah has just started her 3rd year.
The kids do worksheets EVERY night taking around 15mins or so and attend class twice a week as well. In the UK it costs around £45 per subject - well worth the money though if you ask me!!!
hi , Richard and Amanda,
many thanks for e-mail address, I did not want to ask the teacher as my little girl has only just started so very pleased she can carry on with it ? ATB PAUL
Kumons is helping people of all ages to improve at maths and english (i could do with some English) .
I found the way thay teach them at school now is weird?. so I did not want to confuse her by showing
her the way I was taught, plus she would not listen to me anyway?. Kumons starts them off on a level they feel comftable with, god it sounds like I am on commission here? my little girls friend has been going for 18 months and she was in the bottom set in maths but now she is in the top set but more important she loves doing her sums now. The cost of this is £45 a month, they go twice aweek
after school, it is for about 20mins , They do get home work and then you are suppose to check it
off ? so you will have to put some time in as well ?.
Hello everyone, yes Kumon is alive and kicking in Adelaide with many areas having a centre. If you go to www.kumon.com.au, you will find the info about it here in Adelaide. My kids did it for a couple of years, my youngest did both English and maths. Some centres also do Japanese.
Its ok Michele, i was going to ask the same....Cheers Graham
Originally Posted by louiesmum
Hi. Here is a web site beestar.org my daughter is using after school. It is a curricular-based web site offering exercises of math, reading, science etc. These exercises are very excellent and interesting. Each exercise has 10 questions and is timed, so it won’t take too much time. They are very suitable for after-school practices. My daughter loves it very much.
Originally Posted by yvonnemommy
Wow, we love Beestar! Lisa, you forget to mention that Beestar also has the roll system, where my daughter can see her name. She is so happy to see her name on top of it. And I also receive the automatically sent email from Beestar to remind me of my daughter's performance in Beestar. Her math has been greatly improved since use of Beestar.