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About the Instructor


As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor fluent in both English and Japanese, 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 their 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

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I opened my Kumon center in June 2004. Prior to becoming a Kumon Instructor, I received a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of Washington, after which I worked in both the public and the private sectors of accounting for over a decade. I was working as a CFO of a multinational company when the opportunity presented itself to have my own Kumon Center. However, my Kumon journey truly started when I enrolled my daughter at the very center that later became my own. As a Kumon parent I was horrible at it, but that experience along with over 16 years as an instructor gives me a better understanding of what each parent is going through, and I can truly relate to them and offer advice to help them with their own Kumon journey.

My daughter’s progress and accomplishments made me a true believer of the Kumon Method, and I consider being an instructor, and helping each student that comes through my door fulfill their potential, as my life’s work. Each student has helped me gain a deeper understanding of Kumon as well as a greater appreciation for its benefits.

Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing my students go out into the world with solid academic skills as well as the life skills they have acquired through their time at my center. My students have been admitted to Harvard, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, Duke, NYU, UN Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, and Emory - to name a few.

As I continue my journey into and beyond my 20th year, I always keep the words of our founder, Mr. Toru Kumon’s words as my mantra, “There is always something better,” and strive to become a better instructor for my students every day.

Training and Certification

As a certified Kumon Instructor in both Math and Reading, I have undergone extensive training to ensure that I can continue to help students get the most out of the Kumon Program and realize their true potential. Since opening in 2004, I have sought to keep refining myself as a Kumon Instructor, attending and contributing to Instructor study groups, regional seminars, and international conferences. In doing so, I have not only further developed my own understanding of Kumon, but also shared knowledge with countless fellow Instructors to help guide the success of their centers and students.