The III National Conference of Kumon
Under the motto “learning with children”, Kumon, the largest and most established franchise businesses in the world of after school learning program based on the mathematics, has met its Spanish franchises in Madrid on 8th and 9th of July
a network of
after-school learning centers with a program designed to help children with a
mastery of the basics of math and
reading, has celebrated last weekend, 8 and 9 of
July, its III National Conference. The celebration has taken place in the
Mirasierra Hotel of Madrid and have attended 130 people between center owners,
Spanish members of the group and Spanish and foreigner guests. “The conference
has been an audience success. Every year we notice that the presence of
franchises owners is increasing, and we hope that this tendency stays in the
next annual conferences”, indicates Aurelio Sanchez, the Training and
Comunication director in Spain.
The motto that has inspired all the participations in the meeting has been “Learning with children”, “because the true success of Kumon is based on the deep knowledge of the student”, points Aurelio Sanchez.
In these working days, the chain has transmitted to the franchises the new features for the next course, standing out the reading program that will be introduced in the Spanish centres next year 2007. The head office thinks that in many occasions the lack of reading ability difficult the mathematics learning, hindering the understanding of the statement of the exercises by the student. Kumon Japan already started up 25 years ago the program of reading in its classrooms.
In the conference Masanori Tsuji, the Spanish Kumon CEO, was present. He recently has been named Director of the central office of Kumon in Europe and Africa (KEA). Tsuji advanced that in Spain the number of students is of 8720, a 35% more than in the previous year. He pointed out “the tendency of acceleration in the growth of students”.
The main keys for the 2007 are to continue learning with children, to implant the reading program, to increase the communication within the different areas from KEA, to develop the members of the group and to give more training opportunities to the instructors.
Mathematics private classes.
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