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About theInstructor

Introduction

Krithika Venkatesan 

Krithika believes that education is to the mind what food is to the body - the basic fiber of one's being. Unlike food, thankfully, there is no such thing as 'too much education'. In fact, the more you know, the more you realize how much you don't know!  She strongly believes that non-traditional methods of education are just as important as the traditional ones - from working with your child at home, doing fun activities together, to enrolling them in Kumon.

As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, she serves as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. She creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and emphasizes the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. Like all Kumon Instructors, she has a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

I am a compulsive learner, with a passion for acquiring knowledge and solving problems. So strong and incessant is my thirst for learning that not a day goes by without me doing something to quench this - a crossword puzzle, reading the newspaper, playing 'Scramble' on my phone. And it is this love of learning that has inspired me to become a Kumon instructor.

My educational background is testament to my love of learning. I have a Masters degree in Hospital Management from Madurai Kamaraj University in India, where I graduated as the Gold Medalist of my class. I also have a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where I graduated as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA.

My experience with Bank of America for eight years in various business, analytical and management roles, provides me a strong professional background and the confidence to succeed in a competetive environment.  One of my key strengths is my communication skills, both oral and written. I have earned the 'Competent Toastmaster' rank awarded by Toastmasters International.

Being a mom for the last five years has added immense skill sets to my repertoire that I am confident I can leverage as a Kumon instructor. Some key realizations are that children have enormous potential that is waiting to be harvested, and that every child learns differently. When coached in a way that fits their learning style, children's minds, like sponges, imbibe every morsel of knowledge around them.

I am confident that I can leverage my love for learning, desire to succeed, proven communication skills and professional experience, to be a dedicated Kumon instructor in the community.

Krithika Venkatesan

Training and Certification

I have undergone extensive training at Kumon University to become a certified Kumon instructor. I truly believe in the Kumon philosophy, since it is very close to the way I learnt as a child - through constant practice. I have also done many center visits to learn from veteran instructors in the area.

I am also certified in the software system that I will use to make lesson plans, maintain worksheet completion records, and monitor students' progress. 

I have completed many levels of the Kumon curriculum in math and reading, through which I have gained valuable insight into the learning process of students. I do worksheet study every day, just as I would expect my students to. There is a method to the levels and worksheets, and I would really like my students to see how the worksheets become more enjoyable as you progress through them faster and faster.