Denise Ensign is the Instructor at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Redmond. She has been a strong believer in the power of long-term study in the Kumon Program for over twenty years. Her journey began as a Kumon mom with her two sons, and now as an instructor.
It has been more than ten years since Denise took over Kumon of Redmond. Her sons have since graduated from Purdue University, one in Computer Science, the other in Aviation. They credit their years of Kumon study as an important part of their success at Purdue.
As proud as she is of her own children’s success, she is just as proud of what the students at her Center are accomplishing every day. A small sample of the success of her students, who have studied Kumon long-term, include: one who graduated from Duke University, another who scored 100% on the MCAT, and two separate students who were accepted into the Robinson Center program at the University of Washington, where they began taking college classes when they were only freshmen in high school. Most of her math program completers have scored 100% on the SAT, Reading program completers are scoring in the high 700s.
She is just as proud of her students who initially came to Kumon because they were challenged by their math and/or reading. After making the commitment to study Kumon, and being allowed to step back as far as needed, these students have come to realize they now enjoy doing what they used to feel was overwhelming.
Denise does her best to help parents understand that Kumon is not a short-term fix, but a long-term solution. This is because the skills and abilities children need for successful high school and college study take time to develop.
Denise has a passion for education and an earnest desire to help all children not only succeed, but excel.