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About the Instructor


As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, I serve as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

Shirley has completed extensive training and is a certified Kumon Instructor. She continues to be actively involved in various Kumon Professional Development studies and research. In 2008, she and her study group delivered a presentation at the International Kumon Instructors Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

Being a Kumon parent herself, Shirley understands the dedication and desire parents have to nurture their child's development. Her daughter Kathy was a Kumon student, and graduated from Wellesley College and Columbia Business School. Shirley currently lives in Allendale, New Jersey with her husband David and their son Andrew, a college student who has completed the Kumon Math and Reading Programs.