The Kumon methodology involves observing students to individually guide them by providing hints and helpful feedback. This instructional approach places great importance of "self-learning," encouraging students to read, follow directions, think, write and do the exercises on their own.
Self-discipline, accuracy and speed are emphasized to develop each student's ability to reason and think logically.
In the traditional teaching approach the student relies more on modeling, coaching and engages in the partnership towards learning.
This method supports classroom instruction including problem solving, test strategies, questions and answers. The learning experience is emphasized to develop the student's ability to reason, be a creative thinker, and to learn from others in an interactive environment.