With the Kumon Method, his potential grew and it continues to grow every day. He has developed in terms of his personality too, and now copes positively with any task he is given. He recently told me, “It’s just a matter of sticking to it, Ms. Segametse. If you can do that, you will improve. At first it can be scary, but as you continue, it gets easier.“ He then added with a smile, “It’s just like playing tennis.”
Actually, he loves playing tennis and he is currently the best seven year old player in the country. I really believe that the work ethic and perseverance he developed, through studying day after day with Kumon, allowed him to also excel at tennis.
This student’s case made me realize just how greatly a child’s self-confidence can increase through experiencing the joy of learning in small steps while receiving continuous praise for his achievements. I hope that every child can have the opportunity to study with Kumon and excel; that is, to have the chance of developing to their full potential and becoming the person that they are truly capable of being.