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.
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Kumon of Frisco - West Student Honored for Exceptional Academic Success!
Congratulations to Tanvi S., a 7th-grade student from Leadership Preparatory School in Frisco, who was among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the SAT exam. She was recognized at a ceremony at Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas on May 17, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
Tanvi enrolled in Kumon of Frisco - West in June 2016 for both subjects, Math, and Reading. She had just finished 5th grade. In Math, she was studying Quadratic Equations and Complex Numbers in Level J (Algebra II). In Reading, she was studying Reading in Poetry in Level K (11th-grade material).
Tanvi completed the Reading program in November 2017 when she was in 6th grade!
She is currently in Math Level M studying trigonometric functions and equations of straight lines and circles. In 7th grade! Tanvi is a hard worker and it's not surprising that she obtained an exceptional score on the SAT exam. Congratulations again Tanvi!