First of all...full disclosure. I have worked at the Bartlett Kumon Math & Reading Center for 4 years. I recently enrolled my two oldest daughters (9 & 7) in the math program because I believe in the concept so much. As a high school math teacher, I have seen kids still counting on their fingers in high school! Students need to know the basics well to be successful in math and the Kumon program is excellent for that. As another mom said, it does take full support at home; however, if it's consistently taking longer than 20 minutes per subject a day, the worksheets may need to be adjusted so that the child is not overwhelmed. The work load my 7 year old has takes her about 10-15 minutes a day if she's not distracted. She also struggles a little with math. The quality may vary from center to center slightly due to the instructor; however, I know the corporate Kumon watches each center closely. I happen to know personally that the Bartlett instructor is an excellent one and really cares for each student! (I also enjoy working with each of the students, so there's a double advantage if you are in our area.) The cost recently went up and is now about $110/mo. per subject (Math and/or Reading) - this may vary slightly from center to center - not sure. There is also 2-3 upfront fees you pay the first month in addition to the tuition (registration, materials, etc.), but otherwise it's just the monthly tuition of around $110. Good luck!