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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


Prior to becoming a certified Kumon Instructor, I taught high school and middle school science for 30 years in Nebraska, Arizona, and California.  While teaching in California, I first learned about Kumon from my science students.  They were often the top-performers in my class and possessed the qualities of a confident critical thinker with excellent calculation and reading comprehension skills.

As my husband and I planned our moved to Arizona, I realized it was the perfect opportunity to bring the Kumon Math and Reading Program to Oro Valley.  I truly believe in the Kumon method of learning!  It is a very affordable program that empowers students to become confident, self-sufficient life-long learners and reach their full potential.

Call today and make an appointment to learn more about how the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Oro Valley can enhance your child's educational success.

Judy Penman
Kumon Instructor
(520) 355-3535