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Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.


Anvita's Journey Through Kumon and Beyond


Anvita began her Kumon journey in 2014 with simple addition problems just before her seventh birthday. Her parents wanted to give her a strong foundation and sought a program that would help their child reach her full potential.

When Anvita began in Kumon, she was in first grade. Her first problems include sums as simple as 12+1. For the first five and a half years of her Kumon journey, Anvita never took the month break that was allowed. Regardless of if she was at home, on vacation, or visiting grandma, she would take her Kumon worksheets and find a way to balance her education and fun.

The first big milestone that Anvita reached was learning multiplication one year ahead of her school grade level. With continued determination, she worked through math problems at her own pace ahead of her school grade level. Each new level brought new concepts, problems, and examples and she took about six months in each new level. The next big milestone Anvita reached was "G by 5", which allowed her to begin algebra problems while in 5th grade at school. Although Anvita was frustrated at times because she wanted to focus on other activities besides academics, but with her parent's and instructor's support she continued to prevail. Ms. Tung adjusted page counts, continued repetition to ensure she mastered concepts, and increased Anvita's confidence. Before Anvita knew it, she had reached one of the biggest milestones in Kumon: the "J by 6" award. She was now able to complete the quadratic equations, linear functions, and the Pythagorean Theorem by 6th grade – the start of middle school!

Throughout the pandemic, Anvita continued her Kumon journey and her hard work paid off when she was selected to attend the Student Conference. She had to complete an application describing her success at Kumon, at school, and in her community. She was 1 of the 200 students selected from a pool of over 3000 applications!

Anvita recently took the SATs and scored a 790/800 on the math section due to her diligent self-learning ability, determination, and support of her instructor, Ms. Tung. Anvita continues her Kumon journey and has now completed logarithmic functions, limits and derivatives, and integrals – all without using a calculator.

Anvita's goal is to become a biomedical engineer. She continues to take her Kumon learning outside of the classroom and apply it to all aspects of her life. Kumon of Plano – Carpenter Park is proud of all that Anvita has accomplished and looks forward to what the future holds for her. 

A note from one of our former students

Dear Parents,


I entered the Kumon Math Program before I entered the first grade, and I continued learning under the guidance of Mr. and Mrs. Tung until the end of eighth grade (J level). At times, the work became challenging and frustrating, but my parents always encouraged me to continue my studies in Mathematics. It was sometimes difficult to understand why I had to do my Kumon homework every day while my friends from school were playing at the park. However, now that I am a high school senior, I am frequently reminded of the many ways in which I have benefited from the Kumon Program.

The skills I gained in arithmetic and algebra have proven to be valuable as I have progressed through school. I have often saved time on math tests by mentally solving problems in one step while my classmates depended on their calculators and struggled to finish on time. I am now enrolled in an Advanced Placement Calculus class and have excelled at learning the material at a fast pace. Kumon gave me a strong foundation in math and the ability to solve problems intuitively and efficiently. My hard work in Kumon has really paid off, as it made the math portion of the SAT easy for me and allowed me to earn a perfect score, 2400 total. As a result, I am currently in the running to be named a National Merit Finalist and have received several full-ride scholarship offers from colleges.

Thank you, Kumon.


Best Wishes,


Amit, Jagath, and Rahul; Instructor- Sharon Tung

Amit, Jagath, Rahul

Posted on September 21, 2012 by Kumon North America

Duke University’s Talent Identification Program, established in 1980, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. Each year, seventh grade students who rank in the top five percent of grade-level standardized tests are eligible to participate in the program’s Seventh Grade Talent Search. Participants take the SAT or ACT as an above-level testing experience to gain more insight into their academic abilities. Kumon of Plano Instructor Sharon Tung has, not just one but, three students that qualified for this year’s program. Kumon Students Jagath, Sairahul and Amit were successful participants in the 2012 Duke TIP Seventh Grade Talent Search, all taking the SAT. Currently on Kumon Math Level N, Jagath scored a 760 out of a possible 800 on the math section of the SAT, and with an overall score of 2060 out of 2400, he qualified to attend Duke’s Center for Summer Studies.  He plans to continue his Kumon studies to achieve an even greater score in the future. "I am proud of the fact that I was able to work a little each day to reach this large goal," said Jagath. "Kumon helped me unlock my true potential and discover who I really was." Sairahul also elected to take the SAT. He scored a 760 on the math portion and a 2080 overall. In March, he completed the Kumon Math Program. "Kumon has been a part of my life for such a long time," explains Sairahul, crediting the Kumon Program for his successes. "I wouldn’t be where I am without it." Amit earned a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT and a full scholarship to attend Duke’s Center for Summer Studies. Students who receive a perfect score on one or more sections of the ACT or SAT are named William and Dorothy C. Bevan Scholars. Out of this year’s 68,000 Seventh Grade Talent Search participants, Amit was one of only 50 students who achieved this honor. Amit is currently studying calculus in Level O of Kumon’s Math Program and completed the Kumon Reading Program in October of 2011. "Kumon’s worksheets have helped improve my analytical skills because of how they are designed. Each question makes me think so differently than the last," explains Amit. Though each student has found success in his own way, each credits Kumon as the foundation upon which their achievements have been built. "Kumon is definitely the right choice … for everyone," Jagath said.