#027 – Life in Elmira – Kumon Math and Reading Centre in Elmira with Carol Balsillie

For more than 60 years, Kumon Math and Reading Centre’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. They strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

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Students advance through the program at their own pace. Their emphasis is on individualized learning which helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. Kumon instructors monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension.

Who is Carol Balsillie?

Carol previously taught in Toronto for 15 years before moving to Kitchener to raise her family. She continued to teach online and also helped families with their health and wellness. Once she decided to open a Kumon Centre, she started the training and decided Elmira was the perfect place to offer this service to families.

Carol attended extensive Kumon training in New Jersey to become a certified professional instructor. She serves as a mentor who guides children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. She creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments. 

Overall, the Kumon Method has helped many students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, Carol is a lifelong learner and she has a true passion for education and a desire to help children succeed. She looks forward to helping your child succeed!

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