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Student Testimonials Vol. 6

On the Path to Excellence

Errol

"My life outside Kumon was influenced by my Kumon study because some people would call me “Einstein” or sometimes, “Genius.”"

Subject/s:
Math
Started:
7 years old (Grade 1)

I did not have a low starting point during my enrollment in Kumon Math. I started at Level A1 (addition and subtraction) during the Free Trial last September 16, 2006 and moved to the next level after one month. But even if I had a low starting point, it would have not discouraged me either since it would make starting my Math Program easier. My opinion on the low starting point is that it is for students to gain self-confidence from doing easy exercises and to develop the habit of daily study.

Kumon helped me develop the habit of studying and acquired the love of learning. I used to be very lazy to study but now I love it. Because of this development, I got the first honor when I was in grade one and grade two with an average of 95%. I also bagged two consecutive gold medals for the MTAP-DepEd Math Challenges and two certificates of merit for achieving the second honor in the written exam. I always rank number 1 during the team oral competition. I also won a gold medal in the Division Math quiz bee.

My life outside Kumon was also influenced by my Kumon study because some people would call me “Einstein” or sometimes, “Genius.” There are a lot of expectations from other people. [For example], if I join a math competition, everybody expects me to win.

I have experienced difficulties when I reached level F (fractions and the four operations) and G (introductory algebra) of the Math worksheets because it takes three to four months to accomplish the worksheets and pass the achievement test. I also had a hard time balancing Kumon and school when I reached Level O (advanced differentiation, calculus, differential equations). To overcome this, I did my worksheets during lunch break, lessened my time spent on watching TV, and totally stopped playing game boy. I overcame this problem with a little sacrifice and lots of hard work.

I had the motivation to complete the program since the very beginning because my father had challenged me to follow the footsteps of Katsuya, one of the Philippines’ youngest Math completer. My father helped me make a plan and time table with the goal of completing the program and passing the completion test.

Completion of the program made me happy and joyful. It gave me the desire to excel in all my academics and pass all the qualifying examination in the coming years. After completing the Math Program, I now have my eyes on finishing my Kumon Reading Program.

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      Subject/s
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      9 years old (Grade 3)

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      Started
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      Started
      10 years old (Grade 3)

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      Subject/s
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      Started
      9 years old (Grade 3)

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      Subject/s
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      Started
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      Subject/s
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      Subject/s
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      Started
      6 years old (Kindergarten)

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      Subject/s
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      Subject/s
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      Started
      5 years old (Kindergarten)

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      Started
      6 years old (Grade 1)

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      Vol. 32 Conquering the Fear of Math

      Subject/s
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      Started
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      Started
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      Started
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      Subject/s
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      Started
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      Subject/s
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      Started
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      I am happier now with the help and support I get and need.

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      I have realized that Kumon has taught me to persevere and be patient. I also learned to balance both Kumon and school

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