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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

Jason and Deena

After graduating with a degree in Math Education with a minor in Japanese, Jason taught math for 20 years in the DOE. He has experience in all levels of math from basic math to Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus. During his 20 years of teaching, he has developed an understanding of the older Hawaii Content and Performance Standards as well as the more recent Common Core. In addition, he has been trained extensively in the Kumon Method, and believes that Kumon can provide a foundation in which your child can become an independent learner who is able to achieve his or her highest potential through practice and perseverance. 

His wife, Deena, earned a Bachelor's degree in Secondary English as well as a Master's Degree in Curriculum Technology. She previously worked in a Montessori Preschool program and taught English in both private and public schools here in Hawai'i for 20 years. Deena believes that the philosophy behind Kumon in teaching self-discipline and persistence will aid in creating lifelong learners and will take them far beyond their years of schooling.