Instructor's Education and Background
Instructor Raghu Jagadam graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI with a Master's degree in Computer Science. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has always been an advanced Math student since Elementary school. Also, he has always been a good reader and a good learner of the English language. He showed his Math and Reading Skills at various tests like GRE (Graduate Record Exam), he took during his Career. He taught a variety of subjects to under-grad students. He worked in the field of Information Technology for different companies for 18 years before he chose to run a Kumon Center.
Why he opened a Kumon Center
Here is the story of why he started a Kumon center:
His son was born on September 4th. He took his son to the local school when he was almost 5 years old (minus 3 days). He was not allowed in to the Kindergarten Program as he missed the cut-off date by 3 days. He was told he could send his son to a private school instead. If he does well in the Kindergarten program in the private school and the teacher is willing to recommend him, the school would enroll him in first grade the following year. Just to make sure his son would go on to first grade, he sent his son to Kumon, in addition, to private school.
The following year, his son walked in to first grade as he was already comfortably doing first grade Math and Reading at first grade level. He was the youngest first grader in four classes. Even then, he was selected in to the school's gifted program in second grade and was a gifted student through out elementary school. His son was again selected for the gifted program in middle school. He attributes all his son's success to the Kumon program. He thought, if he could help his son succeed using Kumon, he should be able help other kids succeed too. That is when he decided to open a Kumon center. He opened the Hinsdale Kumon Center on 06/14/2010.