Kumon and Eye Level offer two-week free trial
Kumon and Eye Level (formerly e.nopi), the two most widely recognized after-school math and reading programs in the Philippines, are offering a two-week free trial in all their centers nationwide. Registration for Eye Level’s free-trial is from September 1 to 17, 2016, while registration for the Kumon free trial is on September 16-30, 2016. What’s the difference between the two math and reading enrichment programs, besides their countries of provenance (Kumon is from Japan, while Eye Level originates from South Korea)? To tell the truth, not much.
Both Kumon and Eye Level’s math programs rely on repetition, through a daily quota of worksheets, to help the student achieve computational automaticity and mastery. The benefits are plenty: the Kumon and Eye Level methods teach kids to work independently and boost their confidence in math. I personally know of Kumon or Eye Level kids who have seen a marked improvement in their computational skills. On the other hand, I also know of kids who quit the program when the worksheets became tougher, progress slowed, or the tedium of repetition become too much to bear. As with every experience in life, “your mileage may vary.”
Which is why the two-week free trial is a good opportunity to see if your child can benefit from Kumon or Eye Level. To avail of the free trial, you will need to register your child at your nearest Kumon or Eye Level center. The parents will attend an orientation where the method and its benefits are explained. Afterwards, the child is given an assessment test to determine his or her current level and set a comfortable starting point. Next, a schedule is set for the two-week free trial. For a list of Kumon centers and Eye Level centers in the Philippines, visit their respective webpages and use the Search for a Center button (it’s somethere on the front page), or you can click on the links supplied.