My name is Karen Oi, instructor at Kumon of Brentwood - Maryland Farms. My association with Kumon started when our son was in grade school and he was not doing so well in math. However, he wanted to be an engineer when he grew up, so we had to come up with the way to remedy the problem of his math deficiency. We “found” a Kumon class in Nashville (this was pre-internet days) and it helped him a great deal, so we were very happy. However, we heard the bad news that the Kumon center he was attending was closing as the instructor was moving out of state. After a good amount of discussion with my husband and son, I decided to start my own Kumon Center where we live -- in Brentwood. Although I have BA and MBA degrees, I went through the training to learn the Kumon philosophy and the method in order to be certified to become an instructor. It is truly satisfying to see children, including our own, improving their math and reading skills -- to reach their goals: to enable growing minds to achieve their full potential. I feel I am so blessed to be able to help so many children through the Kumon Program.