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Success  Stories


Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.


Josie’s Story


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.

Discover more inspiring success stories on the Kumon Blog !

Annabel D - 2nd Grade

Annabel Combo 3

Annabel has been at the Kumon Center of Tampa - Westchase for 1 year. She started at level 3A Reading and is now in Level B1. Kumon has helped her with her reading skills and confidence. She says "I'm the smartest kid in my class now because of you!" Annabel loves to come to Kumon and we are very proud of her hard work and progress.

A proud mom

smita westchase success story

My son has been going to Kumon for a year now and what a difference it has made. His grades are up and most importantly it has disciplined him. Along with academic excellence, Kumon is truly prepping him for the future. Ms.Smita and her staff are excellent to work with. Their expertise and skills have truly made a difference for which we are thankful.