11-Year-Old Budding Lawyer Discovers Path to Success - Kumon

11-Year-Old Budding Lawyer Discovers Path to Success

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At just 11-years-old, Arjun is a remarkable young kid. His schedule is packed full of extracurricular activities—piano recitals, soccer games, boy scouts, Destination Imagination, and running club at his local elementary school. On top of that, he’s completed the entire Kumon Reading Program—which ends with Shakespeare—and is currently tackling high school level algebra in the Kumon Math Program. Did we mention that he’s only in the sixth grade? 

Arjun standing by a brick wallIt is obvious that Arjun is on a path towards a bright future. In fact, he already knows what he wants to be when he grows up. His strong passion for debate and logic has inspired him to become a lawyer someday. Even though he’s “keeping his options open,” Arjun is making sure he’s well prepared by joining a debate club and public speaking club.  

With such an impressive background, it’s no surprise Arjun was one of 56 students selected from thousands of applicants to attend Kumon’s 2018 Student Conference. He talks about his journey with Kumon. 

How has Kumon helped you beyond academics? 

The daily Kumon work has taught me the discipline of doing something every day without fail. Kumon has also taught me about time management and has instilled in me the will to never give up. Because of Kumon, I never give up on anything and know that I will improve if I just practice. With Kumon, I have learned to study by myself or with just a little help, which has allowed me to grasp information and concepts quickly.  

What did it mean to you to be invited to the 2018 Kumon Student Conference? 

Arjun shakes hands with KNA President Mino Tanabe

Arjun shakes hands with Kumon North America President Mino Tanabe

With almost seven years of Kumon experience, Kumon has become a ritual for me. My local Kumon Center has seen me grow intellectually and as a person. Because of that, I feel part of the Kumon family. Being invited to the 2018 Student Conference gave me the golden opportunity to meet other members of my Kumon family from all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. I really enjoyed learning from program completers and networking with current Kumon Students that are walking the same pathway as me. I look forward to talking about my experiences with my friends at the local Kumon Center.                                                                                          

What keeps you motivated in Kumon? 

There’s always something new to learn. The simple fact that there’s always room for improvement keeps me going. Learning above my current school grade level and getting quality enrichment opportunities motivates me. Kumon gives me the joy of feeling smarter and the thrill of achieving each challenge.   

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