Student Testimonials Vol. 36
Focus and Never Give Up
Keep on trying, stay focused, and never give up even if you do worksheets beyond your comfort zone.
- Math and Reading
- 6 years old (K)
I enrolled in Kumon when I was six years old. At that time, I knew only basic addition and subtraction. Although I did not do finger-counting, it took a considerable amount of time for me to answer the problems for these operations. After two years in the program, I am able to do factorization. Kumon has helped me gain academic knowledge and improve my comprehension. I can already answer the worksheets on my own by simply following the examples. It has also built my self-confidence and self-learning ability. At present, I am the one called to answer difficult problems in front of the class. I also finish my seatwork ahead of my classmates. And ever since I enrolled in Kumon, I have been able to join and win more inter-school competitions.
When I was having difficulty and felt like giving up in Level D (Multiplication and Division), my Instructor motivated me by saying, “If you will not be able to shoot the ball in the ring on your first try, would you quit your dream of becoming a basketball player?” From then on, I focused on answering my worksheets and moved from one topic to the next. I also sought guidance from my Instructor and my mother whenever I experienced difficulty in answering my worksheets. They have always been supportive and would repeatedly point out to me the life-long benefits I will be reaping from Kumon.
To other Kumon students: keep on trying, stay focused, and never give up even if you do worksheets beyond your comfort zone. It is only then that you can examine and explore your potential.
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