I sent my daughter to KUMON, mostly out of frustration. I am a teacher, so, why wouldn't my own child listen to me when I tried to help her? Simple. I AM HER MOTHER! So, I did the unthinkable. I sent her to a tutoring center. Kumon is not like any other tutoring center. It's focus is on building from the ground up. When the student first starts off they make them do very easy timed "drills". Kumon is mostly run on the "repetition" philosophy. It's not for all kids of course, but, for most kids it works. For example: my daughter took forever to do her math homework and hated reading. When I sent her there I told the teachers this - they actually stood over her and said to her "Let's go. You can do it. Watch your time." Now, after a year of sending her there, she walks in, sits down, does her work in a flash and leaves. When the student masters a level they advance to another level. They are rewarded with cute 'Kumon money' (with Albert Einstein on it!)and once a month, if they have accumulated money, they can buy things in the "store". The women who work there are very kind and patient. My daughter has not only improved her grades in school - but, she has a totally different attitude on how to go about doing her schoolwork. If your child needs help focusing, I would highly recommend this branch of KUMON.