Abhinav is half way through Calculus , Level L, in 9th grade. Here is his Kumon success story in his own words...As a child, growing up with Kumon was not the most exciting activity in which I took part. To be perfectly honest, waking up on a weekend, getting in a car and driving to some place to go do math doesn't sound very appealing; but, having experienced the program over many years, I have to say Kumon is a program like no other. Being a high school student, I see numerous cases where peers despise math or reading for whatever reason. Kumon has developed my ability to think mathematically and has given me a passion to learn new concepts. The program has instilled confidence in me to tackle complex math problems. With this in mind, Kumon is a commitment of traveling once or twice a week, but definitely worth the time. I am now able to go to class with a strong understanding of complex concepts and excel ahead of my class. In addition to regular classes at school, I am also involved in extracurricular activities including piano, track, soccer and choir in and out of school as well as forensics. Through this program I have learned to become more responsible when it comes to finishing work, and I acquired vital time management skills I lacked as a child. The pace of learning molds with the personality of the child, but many children find themselves eager to push their minds. The Kumon program has changed the way I approach situations not just in the classroom-but throughout life. It is not just some place that people go to do math but a center that has truly changed my life, for the better. Sonali Pandit, his Kumon Instructor says, "Abhinav said that I saved his math career. Now we are planning on trignometry for him before he hits 10th grade."
Drishti’s dream for her future is to become a doctor. Drishti joined Bear Kumon in 2008 to support her progress and enjoyment in math. She loves Kumon and is doing level G. Drishti’s work at Kumon has helped her improve significantly not only in Math but other subjects as well. She is an active 5th grade student at Brick Mill Elementary. Her favorite sports are biking, skating, tennis, and swimming. An avid traveler, Drishti’s favorite vacation spot is Niagara Falls. She loves Bollywood dance and is part of the school band where she plays flute. The assistance she gets at Kumon helps make math her favorite subject and will benefit her future as a doctor, or any other dreams Drishti chooses.
Arya is taking part in advance orchestra in his school- which is going to play at Dorney Park this year, his instrument is viola. This marking period Arya was on the distinguished honor roll. Recently Arya joined the soccer team and mountain biking club. This year he also participated in Science Olympiad. He is also member of Newark boys and girls club swim team.
Academic Challenge is a Jeopardy-style, general knowledge, buzzer competition hosted by Charter School of Wilmington. Grace's Academic Challenge 8th grade team placed 2nd in theregion, and will be moving on to the nationals in Chicago in May. Christina's 5th grade team placed 1st in the region. Both of them represented Newark Charter School. Christina also earned three 1st place medals at Delaware Science Olympiad competition. Grace earned 1st and 3rd place medals in ornithology and ecology, respectively, at Delaware state Science Olympiad, and was 2nd place in the region for Math League, and will compete in the state invitationals on April 5th.
Kau enrolled at Kumon of Bear in December 2008. Since enrolling she has mastered algebra and is working towards mastering calculus. Kau believes Kumon helped her gain develop a better understand and appreciation for math. Her goal is to get as many levels done as I can before I have to take the SAT’s in October because she will need a high math score to get into MIT.
Annop also dreams of a high SAT score, ivy-league college and medical school. This future neurosurgeon’s focus is on the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT even though he is only in eighth grade. Anoop is mastering character analysis and persuasive writing as a part of the reading program at Kumon of Bear. Anoop is also on his school’s Science Olympiad team and a member of Business Professionals of America.
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