The Kumon Method of learning was developed over 50 years ago in
Japan by Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher whose son was
struggling with second grade arithmetic. As an educator, Mr.
Kumon realized that a strong foundation in the basics was needed
for success in higher level math. With that in mind, Toru Kumon
created a series of worksheets for his son to do after school.
Through daily practice and a commitment to mastering each
concept, his son was able to solve differential equations and
integral calculus problems by the time he was in the sixth
Kumon Centers are
independently owned and operated by the Instructors. After an
extensive training period, Instructors become certified to teach
the Kumon Method of learning. The first Kumon Center
in North America was opened in New York in 1974. Currently,
there are more than 1,300 franchised Kumon Centers in the U.S.
Individualized instruction of
each Kumon student advances according to individual ability
rather than age or grade level. To accomplish this, the Kumon
curriculum presents math and reading concepts in small
increments, providing ample practice for each step. This method
of individualized learning encourages independent learning,
students the knowledge and skills to study on their own.
Through repeated practice, students develop mastery of skills
before moving on to a higher level of study. Since the goal of
the Kumon Method is to make high school study easy, Kumon
students are encouraged to reach an advanced level of study.
About Our Centers
past 23 years, two of the state's best known Kumon Math and
Reading centers are located in Danville and San Ramon and are
run by Sue Monahan. Sue Monahan is a one of a very short
list of high performing Kumon Instructors (out of more than 1200 Kumon instructors in North
America), with over 23 years of Kumon experience.
The Danville and San Ramon centers are the longest
running Kumon centers in the San Francisco
East Bay and pride themselves in bringing
out the very best in their students.
the untapped potential of each and every child through building
confidence and developing skills in the fundamental building
blocks of math and reading. At Kumon, we believe that every
child has the potential to learn far beyond our expectations. It
is the job of our Kumon Center staff to encourage each
individual child to want to learn, to enjoy learning, and to be
capable of studying successfully in the future.
The Kumon Method
The student visits the Kumon center twice a week
Kumon study is individualized for each student, unlike regular
class work at school, where students must conform to what is
being taught. Students visit our Kumon Center (located at
Blackhawk Plaza) twice a week at a time that is
convenient for them during the Center’s hours of operation. They
complete the Kumon materials that are individually prepared for
The student studies for a short period of time with
The students' goal is to complete the number of assigned
worksheets at a time pace that is comfortable for them. They
spend an average of 10-15 minutes working on the material. By
fully concentrating on their work, Kumon students develop their
own “study rhythm.”
The student develops self-confidence and increased
Students submit completed worksheets to an Instructor or grader
to be corrected. Since the material is always at the “just
right” level of the students' academic ability, they usually
score with almost 100 percent accuracy. The self-confidence that
comes from the feeling of “I did it by myself!” further
motivates students to study more.
The student corrects mistakes if any
By discovering where mistakes took place and correcting them by
themselves, the students' academic ability is further enhanced.
Kumon Instructors are available to give hints and advice when a
new study topic is introduced and to help students who do not
fully understand how to solve the problem.
The student has all test scores recorded and progress is
The students' daily performance, including accuracy and time, are
recorded in the Record Book. After careful review of the Record
Book and the students' progress, the instructor decides future
The student collects the next homework assignment and
Daily study of the basics of the Kumon Method. Before going
home, students are given Kumon materials to complete at home
before the next Center visit. Students develop good study
habits by fully concentrating on the homework and completing
it daily. Parental involvement is crucial to the success of
the program. Parents make sure the date and time are
recorded on homework sheets, and they sometimes grade the
homework. Home grading allows students to receive instant
feedback on any mistakes they might have made.
Kumon, learning is a student driven activity. Many of our
students are in the grade range between K through 12. And, their
study material spans from pre-school through college level. By
practicing everyday, and learning in small, manageable steps
(with the help of our expert Kumon instructor), the student is
able to build strong study habits and confidence. Our students
strive not only for excellence in higher level math and reading
but also to ultimately become independent learners.
Kumon Of Danville Center
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Kumon Of Danville
4125 BLACKHAWK PLAZA CIRCLE,
DANVILLE, CA 94506
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As Center Open Hours may vary from time to time,
please call the Center to confirm. For Orientation and
to schedule a Placement test, please call the center at
the contact numbers above or Sue Monahan at (925)
finished homework to the check-in assistant.
If you are enrolled in both Math and Reading, you will
receive two pouches with work.
have any unfinished assignments, remember to give them to the
check-in assistant to re-date them.
receive a “see me” sticker on the front of your classwork,
please come to me before you head to the classroom
the classroom quietly and give your plastic pouch to a center
seat. Do any
Then start your classwork by writing your name and starting time
on workbooks first page.
for your center assistant to grade your classwork.
any corrections to your classwork
your classwork and pouch for checkout with Mrs. M or Miss Diana
yourself on the back for a job well done!
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