Over time, my mother became very popular as she had built up a lot of experience and was able to support new Instructors. Many Instructors visited her Center in order to learn from her. Later, I began working as an Instructor in the Belem region myself and received a warm welcome from all of the Instructors and staff there. I visited many Centers throughout Brazil and was always happily received by the Instructors who shared valuable tips and know-how with me.
Through visiting other Centers, having other Instructors and Kumon staff visit my Center, and attending regional meetings, seminars and Instructors conferences, I have been exposed to a vast amount of knowledge which I have used to further develop my Center. At my Center, we search for ways to improve our instruction on a daily basis.
One day, I was worried about how I should go about instructing a certain student. This student was capable, but I was unable to develop her ability more fully and had ended up assigning her an excessive amount of repetition. Then, I discussed the issue with an experienced Instructor. Based on her advice, when doing the native language worksheets, I made sure that the student read the instructions, passages, and questions thoroughly and had her read over her answers after writing them down. Her results instantly improved. Upon reflection, I realized that I had been leaving that student at a serious disadvantage.