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About the Instructor


About Uma Thontakudi

I am very thrilled to be a part of the Los Gatos community for over 16 years working with young children and parents, running the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Los Gatos. I am a proud mother of two children who have both been in the Kumon Program and continue to build on their skills in high school and college. I hold dual Masters’ degrees in Math and Software Engineering.

I had the opportunity to experience Math and Science put to real test while working at NASA for the Shuttle and International Space Station program in Houston Texas. I have also been a teacher for Middle and High School students so my move to the Bay Area kindled a long held passion in teaching as I got to spend time with my children. I was quite impressed by the Kumon Method and the positive impact it had on my children’s learning habits. Thus began the journey as a Kumon Instructor over a decade ago. 

My vision and commitment for all children walking through my doors is to enjoy learning Math and Reading while building a foundation that helps them grow. For both parents and children alike I am always available to work with them - within and outside my classroom hours.