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Kumon Australia Reviews
Students are not learning the concepts on maths.
My daughter was enrolled in maths. When the year end holiday was around the corner, we were automatically enrol in the holiday program without my consent because we did not informed them. Also when we decided to try out their English course. my daughter was started in a level too low for her. We requested that she begin at the level inline to her standard, but was turn down because it is the policy to start at the lowest level. Due daughter eventually stop the Language but we still have to pay for the whole course. I think the this operator is very dishonest and unethical. Finally my daughter did not enjoy Kumon, maybe is not for her.
Perth, Western Australia
- Does not focus on problem solving skills
As someone who has been sent there as a student...
Let's get the basics about myself and why I was dragged into a mess called "Kumon". In my opinion, Kumon is absolute trash to send your children to, or to work for. So, pretty much I was sent there for being an energetic kid, and our school didn't hand out homework (it's a policy my primary school had that I was grateful for), and I was one of those "smart" kids. My folks decided that I needed something to do, so wowie zowie here comes Kumon. And so starts this journey. I was in 3rd or 4th grade when I was there, and as I said, I didn't really need help at all for my grade level work. My Mother was probably just jealous she had to do homework when she was young (I'm sorry, but today is the 1970's in Asia, this is 2010's in Australia, and I'm sorry your curriculum was different, but that's not my fault). We got in, and they said some stuff about "self learning". I had to take a test, and I wasn't aware of what was happening, but looking back, it's pretty weird they put me at the bottom. I worked my way up, and school started to become more boring than it used to be. Not only that, but I only "learned" half the stuff because it's just ARITHMETIC not actual problems you see in real life. I was given loads of work, even on holidays, and all of them were uninteresting pieces of paper with unrealistic problems. We had to mark our own work (lazy, much! we basically paid for paper with ink on it!) and repeat the same junk if we got one or two questions incorrect. After awhile, I was a few years ahead of my grade level, and stuff became quite hard. I couldn't be bothered to do the work because it was just the same s//t over and over again. My parents didn't want to mark stuff, the work was stuff my parents didn't understand, and it just sucked. After we quit, I was so much more relieved, and so was everyone else. I couldn't imagine how much worse it would be if I had to do it again, the anxiety is just too much, and I don't need this crap. I came onto here, and I was horrified of the stories about the crimes against children, this "Nicole Smith" who sounds like an absolute maniac, and just the whole idea of lifeless hours spent solving irrelevant maths problems is awful. And even better, I might be dragged back there with no consideration with how I feel (and since I'm older, I should have a say in things) and for a completely bogus reason. I'm being punished because people only judge me for how "good I am at school". I hope this company goes bankrupt, and that parents know what the f//k they're doing before taking their kids there. Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a second think about Kumon.
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
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What good is kumon?
First of all, I hate how the tutors don’t even TEACH the kids how to complete the question properly. They just hand you the worksheet, and don’t even tell you how to do it. “Make sure you understand this”, they say, “It should be fine!” They say. And then, when the student gets the answer wrong, they get in trouble. And for what, exactly? Oh, let’s see, because they didn’t teach the student how the question is bloody well completed, and because they said everything was fine. Great. Secondly... WHY ON EARTH ARE THEY GIVEN HOMEWORK ON HOLIDAYS?! Doing this, reduces free time down to no time at all. How can children spend quality time with their families during special events, if they have bloody homework to do!? Not to mention, that some children are even bullied, because of all the studies children do. “Haha, you’re a nerd”, “Why do you study so much?”, “Are your parents nerds, too?” Is the least I’ve heard from some bullies. Third, this homework is way too stressful. This homework is handed out to CHILDREN! Not OFFICE WORKERS! My younger cousin is overworking herself, and cries each time she realises that she has homework to do. Children do not deserve this!!! Also, what is the use of the work students do? None of the work is related to what students actually do at school. And I’ve heard that some of the tutors aren’t even real qualified Math/English teachers. Not to mention, that I know someone with a son in fourth grade, who does year 7 work in Kumon. What good does that do? I’d bet that by the time he actually reaches seventh grade, he won’t remember anything he did at the time in Kumon. Please do not forget about the payment!!! The fee is unbelievable!! $100 (£55.84) a month?! People work hard for their money and deserve to keep it, not spend it on some phoney learning centre, thinking that it’s helping their poor child! Doing the math, that is a whopping $1200 (£670.09) per year!!! And all that money could have been used for something better. So, if you disagree with this... with EVERYTHING that I have just stated, tell me. What good, really is Kumon?
Atwell, Western Australia
- None of the work is what is practiced in real schools
- Stress built up on children
- Unnecessarily big amounts of homework
Reason of review
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