give your child the academic advantage tocompete in today's world

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Class Hours

Mon:
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed:
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Thu:
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat:
10:00am - 12:00pm

Office Hours

Mon:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Tue:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Thu:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Fri:
10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat:
10:00am - 2:00pm

About theInstructor

Introduction

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

A "Life-long Learner and Educator; a Kumon Dad".

Dan Teshome has always been involved with education and its promotion since his college days. His professional career has, in one way or another, been dedicated to education. After receiving his B.S. degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, Dan worked as a chemist for a couple of years. He then studied Mathematics and Computer Science at California State University, Los Angeles where he earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a B.S. degree in Computer Science and started teaching high school math at John C. Fremont High School in South Central Los Angeles. To expand his expertise in applied math and computation, Dan pursued a Master’s degree and received his M.S. degree in Computer Science, with emphasis on Database Architecture, from California State University, Long Beach.
 
For the last 25 years, Dan had been working as a Software Engineer/Database Architect as well as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) designing software and training software engineers.  As an MCT, he taught Microsoft Official Curriculum courses training Software Engineers in advanced database design, administration, architecture and implementation courses. He is the father of three sons, all three have attended Kumon, and the youngest one, age 12, is attending Kumon at his center.

In addition to his lifelong dedication to education and learning, Dan also supports global humanitarian projects spearheaded by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Waters and Oakland Institute just to mention a few. He works with several non-profit organizations advocating for the rights of refugees dispossessed and forced to flee their birth land due to repressive regimes. He has in the past co-founded a non-profit organization that works to support destitute communities by sponsoring and implementing sustainable development projects. In 2006, he oversaw the funding and completion of an elementary school in Africa, Ethiopia, and traveled to this remote village for the opening of the elementary school.

Dan refers to himself as a “Kumon Evangelist” because he is deeply passionate about the Kumon Program and its simple methodology of "practice makes perfect". In his own words, “Seeing is believing! I have seen numerous students advance way ahead of their grade level; that is why I decided to dedicate the rest of my professional career to helping students maximize their potential with the right tools”.