Josie is 10-years-old, studying three years above her grade level in the Kumon Program. In fact, she’s studying the same math material that her mom, who is an eighth grade teacher, teaches her students. Imagine that, a 10-year-old transforming equations, working with linear functions and simplifying monomials and polynomials. She’s well on her way to advanced algebraic expressions and she isn’t even in middle school yet.
One of the things that Josie likes most about Kumon is the fact that she’s studying above her grade level.
“Kumon gives me confidence because I know how strong of a student it has made me,” says Josie. “I know that I can do and learn anything if I do the work and practice daily. Kumon has taught me about the importance of focusing and to not be afraid of challenges, but to enjoy them and work through them because I know I can overcome anything.”
Josie embodies everything that Toru Kumon had in mind when he founded the Kumon Method. He felt that students would experience the true benefits of the Kumon Method if they acquired the study habits necessary for self-learning and advanced study.
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Nina's Math Bowl Win!
Congratulations to our very own Nina Keefe!! On January 27, 2022, Nina’s team won 1st place in the 2021-2022 Oyster-Adams School Math Bowl competition. They are expected to compete later this year at the Washington DC Citywide Math Quiz Bowl. Nina’s team consists of one 8th grader, one 7th grader (Nina), and two 6th graders.
Nina and her team (different group) also won 1st place in the 2019-2020 Oyster-Adams Math Bowl. Her team advanced to the Washington DC Citywide Math Quiz Bowl, but that competition was canceled due to Covid.
Nina is currently in the 7th grade. She was our first student to get to Level G by 4th grade and Level J by 6th grade. She is currently completing 10th grade level work! We are so proud of Nina!!!!!