If you’re looking for the right NYC supplemental education program for your child, it’s likely that you’ve encountered both Kumon and Eye Level Learning. Though these two approaches have elements in common, like highly individualized programming, worksheets, and repetition, they also have significant differences. Before you enroll your child in an enrichment or test-prep program, we invite you to come see in person what sets Eye Level Learning apart.
Eye Level Learning Math and English Enrichment classes provide an essential alternative to Kumon in New York City. Unlike the pure self-study approach that Kumon promotes, Eye Level combines self-directed learning with highly qualified instructors who teach lessons and provide guidance. Many students enjoy this aspect of their Enrichment classes with us. Children want and need attention, and our programs provide them with the individual, focused attention they deserve.
Crucial Critical Thinking Skills
Another fundamental advantage Eye Level holds over the Kumon program is its Critical Thinking focus. In NYC, all-important tests — including the NYCS Gifted and Talented Tests and Specialized middle- and high-school exams like the Mark Twain and SHSAT — require children to demonstrate advanced Critical Thinking skills. Eye Level is uniquely successful at teaching these skills thanks to its separate and distinct Critical Thinking Math Program. This valuable component is included in the Basic Thinking Math program, which also teaches the basic calculation skills available from Kumon and others. Eye Level’s focus on Critical Thinking continues to show its value a decade after instruction when students encounter the Critical Thinking section of college entrance SAT exams!
Finally, the Eye Level System includes a high level of feedback and instruction which is unmatched by any other program. This constructive criticism gives children the attention and guidance required to refine their writing skills in addition to building their reading and comprehension skills. In Kumon’s exclusively self-taught system, this is not a possibility, so students are limited to working on their reading fluency and reading comprehension skills.
See for yourself!
Eye Level provides a distinct yet powerful alternative to Kumon — here in NYC, as well as nationwide and worldwide! New York families searching for supplemental education programs are encouraged to schedule a Free Assessment, come in, and see the difference for themselves.