Does your Child Hate Kumon?

    Posted by Mohit S. Jain on August 18, 2021

    It's not your child's fault. Kumon isn't designed to be fun and engaging. Just look at the unhappy face in their logo. 


    Your child hates Kumon for one of the following reasons:

    • Repetitive & mind-numbingly boring worksheets
    • Endless memorization 
    • Staff are high school students who grade and don’t teach
    • Teachers at Kumon check the work, while parents are left to teach them at home. 

    As much as you don’t want to teach your own child, your child doesn't want to learn from you. It’s safe to say that amidst Covid, many parents now understand the struggle of being a parent and an effective teacher to their child.

    Kumon was created in a different era in a different country. 

    This is 2021 in America, where your American child cannot be forced to do anything they don't want to do. If you were not born in America, your parents’ parenting strategy likely won't work with your child. At best, they won't listen to you. At worst, you could be in real jeopardy with Child Protection Agency. 


    What is the solution?

    • Your child needs a structured environment
    • Your child needs fun and engaging teachers who are genuinely passionate about their success.
    • Your child is growing up in the age of constant stimulation. Old-school rote memorization won’t work. They need to be consistently engaged and appropriately challenged. 
    • Don’t make them memorize facts like 2+2 = 4. They will rebel. With our abacus method, we teach them the tools to arrive at the solution in real-time without memorization. 
    • Your child should memorize times tables and formulas only.
    • The curriculum needs to be aligned with the school curriculum. Otherwise, motivating them to stay on task will be an uphill battle. 


    How is Genie Academy different from Kumon?

    Teachers Teach so you Don't Have to

    Our teachers teach. You are only responsible for making sure your child has done the homework and you should check its accuracy. Leave the teaching to us. 


    There are No kids Teaching your Kid

    All of our classes are taught by passionate and well-compensated educators.

    We are not a franchise which means we don't pay expensive royalty to a global franchisor. This allows us to pay higher wages to our staff and you don't have high school students teaching your kids. We have collegiate professionals as teachers. 


    Structured Classroom Environment

    Your child will be enrolled in a classroom setting with 4-6 kids per teacher. We maintain a structured classroom environment and frequently audit for quality control.


    Fun and Engaging Curriculum. Your child will love it. 

    The curriculum is fun and engaging. The abacus is multisensory and feels like a game. Our curriculum is based on the latest school curriculum. Your child will be able to learn a grade-appropriate curriculum at Genie Academy and relate to school. They will learn concepts with us before they learn it at school. We are constantly researching and testing new Learning Strategies. Our aim is for your child to progress with the least amount of effort possible. 

    See what Parents are saying about Kumon vs. Genie Academy

    Parent went to Kumon and Eye Level before coming to Genie Academy

    Former Kumon Student Learns Faster Mental Math at Genie Academy

    Parent Sees More Progress at Genie Academy Than Kumon

    Check out our success stories. 

    Signup for a free assessment today.


    Genie Academy offers a range of after-school programs focused on building and impoving skills in math, literacy, composition, and coding skills. These educational services are available in locations across New Jersey, such as Plainsboro, and are designed to cater to the learning needs of children from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade.



    Topics: Math Tutoring, reading tutoring, online learning, kumon, covid slide

    What To Do Next…

    1 Get your free 60-minute Child Assessment and learn:

    • If your child is learning at the appropriate age level.
    • Your child’s strengths and where they need additional help.
    • If your child has an affinity for a particular subject, they may excel in.
    • Our professional recommendations and learning strategy for your child.
    • And much more…

    2 Have more questions? Call us at 732-651-2700 to discuss your Childs specific needs.