FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q1: Is it true that children can begin developing their right brain simply by attending lessons, 42 times a year?
A1: Yes, children can start to develop their right brain by attending the 42 regular lessons per year. Right brain development is not an overnight task. By attending this intense course, it will without doubt promise the development of the right brain. At HEGURU, there are numerous programs such as this.
Q2: Can we expect results from any child?
A2: First of all, let us say that improvement in the areas of memory and concentration can be expected from every single child. Let us keep in mind that all children have differences in capabilities and therefore the results will be different. Hence, every single student displays improvement in his own way. In some cases, the parents desire results in a single aspect, making them blind to see progress their children had made in other areas. In situations like this, we as professionals, guide the parents so they can comprehend the developing process. Eventually, the parents will see that everything will fall in place, and in the end will see their children bloom.
Q3: Can we really expect improvement just by attending class once a week?
A3: Please be assured that all of our students come once a week and show magnificent progress. Coming once a week is our standard program. The point is to come and enjoy participating in our classes.
Q4: Can the abilities cultivated at HEGURU still be used when you become older?
A4: Yes. That is one of our major objectives, “to cultivate ability that can be utilized even when you become older”.More often than not, we hear “Child prodigies do not grow into adult genius.” Our HEGURU Program helps to root down the abilities once developed. The abilities will continue to flourish during the process of their growth; in junior high school, high school, and then through college. The more opportunities to practice the skills, the more it will evolve, making it stable and stay through adulthood.
Q5: Could the abilities be used in fields other than in studies?
A5: Yes, of course. You will be able to see progress in academic studies. But the earliest results are seen in fields indulged in the most, such as sports or in arts in which the child has liking to do and pursue.
Q6: We are thinking of having our child take admission exams for primary school. What kind of role does the right brain have with exams?
A6: The right brain works in extreme “speed”. Therefore “the speed to process” problems will excel. As “memory” would also improve, solving problems will become easier. Recently we have more and more students utilizing their abilities, instant memory and/or long-term memory, shortening time to 1/2 to 1/5 of normal speed taken making it easier for them to complete learning effectively.
Q7: I want my child to become fluent in English. Does this relate to the right brain?
A7: By cultivating the right brain, the 5 senses, including the auditory sense will be stimulated, which links to language acquisition. Language acquisition will become easier, as it will be absorbed as sound. As “memory” improves, sound will easily remain. One important point is that language proficiency is tightly linked with the child’s interest. If the child does not show interest, we can assist parents by helping create an environment for the child to accumulate interest.
Q8: When would be the best time to start?
A8: In regards to right brain development, the earlier the better. In other words, the older the child gets, the harder it is to expect better results. Generally, it is said that 6 years old is the time limit. However at HEGURU, we set the limit to the age of 9. If the child really shows interest in the activities that we do, there are cases where children over 10 have successfully developed their right brain. The key is for the child to take pure interest.
Q9: How long would it take to start seeing results?
A9: This depends on the individual. Usually, you would start to sense the difference in 3 to 6 months. In about a year, you would actually start seeing results in various areas. After joining primary level, abilities beyond “hado-reading” would be cultivated from 1st to 3rd grade. We advise attending the PAD course, selecting the most effective timing for your child to further enforce results.
Q10: Earlier the better? (Can infants start before his first birthday?)
A10: First of all, we advise mothers to start before birth, during the fetus stage. After birth, the first year of the infant is regarded as the “brain’s golden stage of development” and is the best period to create the foundation of his brain. Therefore we recommend starting around the time the baby can support his own head up.
Q11: I learned about HEGURU after my child entered primary school. Is it too late to start?
A11: Well, as previously written, the earlier the better. However, we cannot go back in time, so the time is now. If the child is eager to learn at HEGURU, it is not too late as long as he/she has not reached the age of 9. Should he be over the age of 10, judge by the child’s curiosity towards HEGURU lessons. If enthusiastic, let him participate. He will pick up and improve in memory, concentration and information processing skills.
Q12: How long should the child attend classes at HEGURU?
A12: One criterion we have is when graduating primary school. In the first stage of development, we structure the “Basic Zone”. “The Implementation Zone” of the brain is structured by the age of 6. This refers to the toddler level and preschool level at HEGURU. After this period, we boost the level of the child’s right brain to equip “hado-reading” skills from the lower grades to middle grades of primary school. After this, they become members of “ichimankai.Moreover until the child reaches the upper grades of primary school, their left brain (logic brain) begins to develop. We simultaneously raise the level of the right brain to balance it off with the growth of the left. Gradually in the higher grades, practices intensify for both sides of the brain so it can be used under self-control. If things allow, please do continue onto junior high school and high school years. The right brain can be developed further. We take pride in seeing many of our students being the top students of prestigious schools in the country with minimum studying time.
Q13: How is it different from other schools?
A13: We stand out from the rest, with an overwhelming amount of know how to develop the right brain. Moreover, we also nurture the mind and the heart by teaching human values and morale.
Q14: What do we need to bring on the very first day?
A14: Just something to write with.
Q15: Should my child start reviewing the iroita, tangram puzzles as soon as he enters toddler class?
A15: It is true that the child will get used to handling them, if used at home. However, please keep in mind that at toddler stage, it is important for children to be eager and be interested in what he is doing.
Q16: My child has a habit of always saying, “I can’t.” How can I build his confidence?
A16: A child without confidence tends to give up easily. By admitting he can’t, he stabilizes his feeling of anxiety and gets himself prepared for his put down. It may be caused by hidden anxiety towards his mother, being afraid that his mother will be cross, or will lose her affection. Thus make sure that the child is always enveloped with love.
Cuddle and say words of affirmation such as “It is all right.” Point out and specify what he is good at. Words of affirmation can be simple, such as “You have such a lovely smile,” or “You are so full of energy.” This will strengthen self-recognition and eventually build his confidence.
Q17: I heard that electronic sounds should be limited to 2 hours. What if there are lots of things I want the child to listen to?
A17: We suggest you prioritize to keep it within 2 hours a day. Choose what you need every day and after that, the rest can be made into a weekly rotation.
Q18: Should I read my child picture books every day?
A18: Yes, it should be done every day. At least 10 books should be covered daily.
Q19: My wife and I both work and cannot go over things with the child at home. Is there any significance for our child to attend HEGURU?
A19: We understand that when both parents work, it is difficult to oversee assignments at home. So this is why we insist you use time wisely, and have your child attend HEGURU lessons to ensure he absorbs everything while here. Our curriculum at HEGURU is created so that we lessen your burden at home. By having 2 instructors in one classroom, we are capable of going over more activities, drawing out better performance. Other schools may enforce parents to review homework assignments at home or purchase teaching material. We do not do this. At HEGURU, in principle, you can expect results just by attending the classes. Working more on it at home will help assist a faster outcome of performance.
Q20: There are programs that are too fast to follow, but does that still have meaning?
A20: HEGURU lessons are all conducted in extreme speed and we understand how this may at first seem baffling to parents. Our objective at HEGURU is to lay the foundation of and to develop the subconscious mind. For this, speed is necessary. To stimulate and develop the right brain, extreme speed and high volume is essential.Most of the time, what goes on in the subconscious is unnoticeable. Attend high-speed lessons and get accustomed to the “unique lessons” we conduct. All of it connects to the development of the right brain.
Q21: What happens when the child cannot stay focused during class or starts crying?
A21: All HEGURU classes are conducted with loud volume and in high speed, thus making it easier for children to focus. We suggest you try this out a few times and soon you will see that children will get accustomed and will adjust.