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Poonam Srivastava, center director of Kumon Math & Reading Centers of the San Clemente branch, said she has had children as young as 2 utilize her center. Photo: Eric Heinz
Poonam Srivastava, center director of Kumon Math & Reading Centers of the San Clemente branch, said she has had children as young as 2 utilize her center. Photo: Eric Heinz

Kumon Math & Reading Centers

801 Via Suerte, Suite 102

949.492.8008

www.kumon.com

Poonam Srivastava, the center director of Kumon Math & Reading Centers in San Clemente, recently opened a learning center that focuses on educational development by international standards.

Kumon is a franchise with locations in 49 countries. The organization has existed for more than 50 years, beginning in Japan.

“The goal is to have the students learning early enough so that within six months we can have them working at least a year or two years ahead of their grade level,” Srivastava said. “In terms of mathematics, we can take them as young as 2 or 3 years old and we go all the way up to multivariable calculus.”

Srivastava said they start with pre-reading skills and work up to Shakespearean plays.

“We work by the international standards,” Srivastava said. “It allows for students to move from one center to another, if their family moves.”

The center focuses on mastery of one level of education before students move on to a higher level of education, different than typical education that teaches students a portion at each grade level.

“We want to make sure their foundation is so strong that when they get to higher level mathematics they’re focusing on the concepts and not missing things from earlier levels,” Srivastava said.

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