Student Testimonials Vol.3
Determined to Succeed
“Kumon teaches you how to become an independent learner, something that isn’t easy”
- Maths and English
- Age at Enrolment
- 9 years old
I started Kumon when I was nine years old and have since completed the entire English programme and I am currently on my way to completing the maths programme too. My parents enrolled me in Kumon when I was in Year 4 because they felt that I needed to be challenged more.
My parents were right because I did find Kumon to be rather challenging. Kumon teaches you how to become an independent learner, something that isn’t easy. When I started studying work ahead of my school grade level, it was very challenging and I wanted to stop. At first, I could not understand why I should do something for no obvious rewards. However, my mum and dad understood what the rewards were because they know how important education is. So, whilst I found Kumon very challenging to begin with, their persistence has paid off and I now enjoy doing my Kumon each day. I am grateful to my parents.
Upon reflection, doing Kumon has helped me with my studies immensely. The English programme has allowed me to understand and dissect literature like Pride and Prejudice and Macbeth. The maths programme has given me algebra skills ahead of most of my classmates and imparted a lifelong love of learning, especially of all things mathematical.
So, although Kumon is initially hard to do each day, the rewards for doing it are totally worth it. Most importantly, I have acquired the attitude and habit of self-learning, as I have discovered that I am able to learn on my own without being taught. I have become a better independent learner. I have also learned how to face challenges head on and not be afraid to try. These are skills that will stand me in good stead for life.
After I have completed my school exams, going overseas is my next aim, as I would like to experience other cultures. I would then like to go to university and obtain a degree in science or computing, along with mathematics. Kumon has given me some good life skills that will help me achieve this.
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