Advancing Beyond Grade Level Helped this Student Become a Member of the National Elementary Honor Society - Kumon

Advancing Beyond Grade Level Helped this Student Become a Member of the National Elementary Honor Society

Sri Varshini headshot

Sri Varshini, 10-years-old, Level H Math, Level FII Reading

Sri Varshini is your typical bubbly and energetic 10-year-old girl. She’s an active member of her local Girl Scouts’ chapter, she loves to sing and dance, and even write her own stories and songs. What most people may not realize is that Sri Varshini is a fifth grader studying eighth grade level math material in Kumon.

“One of the accomplishments I’m most proud of is that I’m a member of the National Elementary Honor Society,” said Sri Varshini. “They only accept students with grades in the 95th percentile and above and to me, that’s a huge accomplishment.”

Sri Varshini holding trophy

Because of her accomplishments in-and-out of the classroom, Sri Varshini was one of 56 students selected from thousands of applicants from the United States, Canada and Mexico to attend Kumon’s 2018 Student Conference. She talks about her journey with Kumon.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I’m really passionate about singing and like to write my own songs. I’m thinking when I grow up, I want to either be a doctor, author or teacher.

How has Kumon helped you in the classroom?

Kumon has really helped me become a better student. Because I make such good grades, I was invited to join the gifted and talented program at my school. I’m also in the National Elementary Honor Society, which honors students in the 95th percentile and above.

How has Kumon helped you beyond academics?

Kumon has increased my ability to be patient and think both critically and strategically. Most recently, my time management skills and concentration have improved in the classroom, but also in my personal activities. Kumon also taught me discipline in everything that I do.

Sri Varshini shakes hands with Mino Tanabe

Sri Varshini shakes hands with Kumon North America President Mino Tanabe

What keeps you motivated in Kumon?

My motivation in Kumon is when I’m feeling challenged. If at first I don’t understand something, Kumon motivates me to take a step back, to think it through and to never give up. That’s why I like that you make corrections in Kumon. In my opinion, if you don’t make mistakes, you’ll never learn. Whenever I get a problem wrong in Kumon, I’m motivated to try and solve my mistakes instead of asking for help.

What advice do you have for other Kumon Students?

My advice for other students is to work hard and never give up.

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