Kumon was started more than 60 years ago in Japan by Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher and parent who wanted to help his son do better in school. The unique learning method he created, available to Edmonton students through Riverbend Kumon, was so successful that his son was able to do calculus by the time he was in sixth grade.
Kumon reading and math programs help children master fundamental skills that are critical to their overall academic performance. Our belief that every child possesses untapped abilities and the potential to excel remains central to our philosophy. In short, there's nothing a child can't do.
The Kumon method was developed to unlock the potential of every child. That's our mission, and we're accomplishing it every day at more than 1,500 Kumon Centres in North America alone. With locations in 54 countries, Kumon has helped more students succeed worldwide than any other after-school program.
Serving the greater Edmonton area since 1992, our goal is to provide an excellent program that is complementary to school while maintaining good communication with the family. This approach has helped us grow into one of the largest centres in Canada. Call us today for more information, or drop by during office hours and pick up a detailed information package.
Meet the Instructor
My name is Michelle Simoneau, and I have been the Kumon Instructor at the Riverbend centre since 2010. My elementary education background coupled with my extensive training in the Kumon curriculum and method allow me to facilitate student success.
I live in west Edmonton with my husband and two children, both of whom participated in the Kumon math and reading program. We have seen firsthand that through increased confidence, focus, and motivation, Kumon helps students find success in high school and beyond, as well
as gain a lifelong love of learning – a process of which I am proud to be a part.