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About the Instructor


Kay Ko, CPA, MAcc

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


University of Reno, Nevada

Kay has been married to her husband since 1998 and has two children. Her daughter was a Veterans of Foreign Wars Penmanship Competition state finalist and graduated from the magnet program at Darrel Swope Middle School with President's Awards. She is currently attending Davidson Academy of Nevada. Her son recently graduated from the SWAS program at Caughlin Ranch Elementary School. He now attends Darrel Swop Middle School magnet program.

Kay received her M.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She received her M.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Prior to joining Kumon, Kay worked as a CPA at regional accounting firms and Fortune 500 companies. During her professional career, she witnessed what levels of education were required to be successful in the real world.

Kay is deeply committed to her second career as a Kumon Instructor because she loves working with children. She believes that the Kumon Method equips children with not only mastery of math and reading, but self-confidence and valuable self-learning skills that will be advantageous/beneficial to them for the rest of their lives.

Kay is a Kumon parent, and found Kumon highly effective in improving her children’s math and reading proficiency. In addition, Kay found it valuable that Kumon instills self-reliance and problem solving skills using their critical thinking. She hopes to share the Kumon philosophy with many parents in the Northern Nevada communities.

Aside being a Kumon instructor, Kay serves as a treasurer of Nevada Public Education Foundation and is on the Board of High Desert Montessori Chartered School.