Maryam Azadi recently relocated her Kumon Learning Center within the Oak Tree Shopping Plaza, moving to a nearby unit. The new space is the same size as Kumon’s previous location but configured differently, and the more open layout allows Azadi to meet the specific Kumon requirements, which state that younger children should learn alongside older students, so they can learn from them. Azadi’s 160+ students, ranging in age from three to 18, study math and reading twice a week for 30 minutes, completing additional work at home. While some parental involvement is necessary in the beginning to establish routine, Kumon students are expected, ultimately, to assume responsibility for their learning. The Kumon program is a Japanese-based learning program and focuses on the concept that a child must practice daily to become proficient in any field.
3-7pm Monday and Thursday; students can attend at anytime for either a half hour or one-hour session. Kumon Learning Center of Sylvania, 4024 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Suite 7. 419-517-1712. www.kumon.com.