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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

Award Ceremony 2019

I am Mrs. Hester and I have been the Director of the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Dublin-Central for over 15 years.

Prior to that, I have worked with a range of children with diverse learning needs, both voluntarily and professionally. My passion is teaching and equipping kids from a young age with the necessary skills to thrive in both academic and social settings. 

Originally from the Bay Area, I spent a few years in other parts of California before moving back to what I consider the best part of the state! I have a BA in International Studies from UC Davis and a MA in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton. 

I live in Danville with my husband and two kids, who are also Kumon students!  In my free time, I enjoy discovering new local eateries with my family and friends.