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About theInstructor


Hello!  My name is Renee Sonnenberg, instructor for the Kumon Math & Reading Centre of Grande Prairie. 

As a Kumon instructor, I will guide your student through their work while providing direction, support and encouragement.  I create each student's study plan and monitor their progress to ensure mastery.  This in turn leads to gained confidence and self-reliance. 

Biography and Background

Instructor Renée Sonnenberg

I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember.  Science and Education degrees (French immersion) from the University of Alberta in hand, I moved to Grande Prairie to teach high school math at St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1995. I taught math there for nine years and at St. John Bosco School for two years.  I left the classroom to be at home with my new son and chase my Olympic dream as a competitive curler, having competed at two national women's curling championships as well as the most recent Olympic Curling Trials. 

I am happy to return to education and look forward to watching your student succeed.

Training and Certification

I began training to become the new Kumon instructor in Grande Prairie in January of 2014.  My training program consisted of two trips to Calgary, one to Vancouver and four to New Jersey.  I visited 8 different Kumon Centres and met many instructors.  I worked with my mentor at the Grande Prairie Centre for 3 months prior to taking over the centre.  This training, as well as my education background, prepared me well to begin my journey as a Kumon instructor.  I continue to learn through my students and welcome continued growth.