Student Testimonials Vol. 38
Being Patient with Challenges
Johanna Therese Ehido
I am happier now with the help and support I get and need.
- 8 years old (P2)
I started Kumon in the year 2011. I was in grade two back then. The first time I entered the Kumon Center, I felt odd and very unprepared. But I managed to adjust and started in Level 2A (Addition). Months later, I started to gain interest in the worksheets provided, and I felt happy and confident. During this time, Kumon helped a lot in improving my grades and helped me get high marks. After a few weeks, the tables were turned and I felt tired and confused because my assigned worksheets were getting even harder. So I quit and gave up.
Two years passed and my grades started to change. I felt like I definitely needed Kumon’s help again— just like the help it gave me before. I felt that I needed to improve my grades before the second semester began.
It was during this time that my younger sister joined Kumon’s 2-Week Free Trial to improve her math skills. So my parents approached me and asked if I’d like to go back and continue my unfinished business. It took a few days for me to decide if I’d take the risk and do it again, or if I’d just stay like this and let myself down. I finally decided to join my sister in the Free Trial. When I went to the Center, the old teachers recognized me and asked me how I’ve been doing. I took the Diagnostic Test and thought that I did well. Knowing that I had to go back to Level A (Addition and Subtraction) made me feel alright. A few weeks later, I enrolled back in Kumon, and this started to make me feel better.
A lot of things changed when I went back to Kumon. My confidence was boosted, especially in math. Solving mathematical problems is now easier and my pace is back on track. I definitely do not regret my decision. I am happier now with the help and support I get and need. I am so thankful because Kumon taught me to be patient with all the challenges along the way.
I am now in Level H (Simultaneous Linear Equations). It may be early to say this, but I truly feel that I have learned a lot right now. “Never give up” is a lesson I learned from the past. And I am truly never giving up now. Never, ever!
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