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Motivating Children by Developing a Growth Mindset

“Motivation is the most important factor in determining whether you succeed in the long run. What I mean by motivation is not only the desire to achieve, but also the love of learning, the love of challenge, and the ability to thrive on obstacles. These are the greatest gifts we can give our students.” – […]

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Elizabeth, age 10: Neelam Neotia, Kumon Instructor

  Elizabeth’s parents never let the odds prevent their daughter from being her personal best. Elizabeth was born with chronic lung disease, a heart condition and digestive problems. Her childhood years have been consumed with in-home therapies, surgeries and hospitalization. Kosair Charities helped fill the family’s health coverage gaps for Elizabeth’s treatments. Elizabeth can now […]

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Kumon Staff Pick: My Father’s Dragon

RRL Title: My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett Readers between 3rd and 5th grade   Why do you personally enjoy this book? My Father’s Dragon is a fantastic tale that, although it sounds as if it might be scary, is actually quite comical and up-lifting. The illustrations are beautifully done, especially the map inside […]

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Nathan, age 15: Renuka Sadacharan, Instructor

  While many 10th graders are learning the Pythagorean Theorem, Nathan is ahead of the game, studying loci and quadratic inequalities. Sounds daunting to many, but to a member of math, debate and Hi-Q teams this is “stuff” that dreams are made of. Hi-Q is the oldest academic quiz competition in the United States. Questions […]

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Hansuja, age 7: Dee Mahtani, Kumon Instructor

Hansuja is a delightful young girl known for always donning a warm smile. It’s no wonder considering what she has accomplished.  At age seven, she won first place in the Bhagavad Gita local and regional chanting competitions and was invited to attend the national competition. At these competitions, Hansuja chants famous hymns from memory in […]

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