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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

Grand Opening

Welcome to the Kumon Center of Merrifield! My name is Tanya Khandpur. In addition to being the Instructor of the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Merrifield, I am also a former Kumon student. I graduated from Boston University and worked in the hotel industry before rejoining Kumon.

As a former Kumon student, I feel very strongly that the values of the Kumon Program go beyond academics and help to build a strong bond between parents and their children. Mr. Kumon's belief of making the world a better place by offering students the chance to experience the learning process and discover his or her potential is very important to me.

At the Kumon Center of Merrifield, we strive to create a cohesive family of students, parents, and staff working towards the common goal of making happy, conscientious human beings through the Kumon Program. Our goal is for the center to serve as an education resource for families. Students, parents, and staff should find the daily homework and tasks engaging. I believe that it is essential for instructors and staff to continually deepen their understanding of the program and pass that information on to students and their parents.

On a personal note, I find the Kumon Program to be a never-ending gift. As a Kumon Instructor, I look forward to sharing this gift with your family as well. I enjoy studying both the Math and Reading Programs over and over again and continue to be amazed by the lessons imparted by the curriculum.  I sincerely believe Kumon gives students the ability and courage to pursue any goal they set for themselves.