Independence and Confidence are the Key to this Future Engineer's Motivation - Kumon

Independence and Confidence are the Key to this Future Engineer’s Motivation

Shrishant, 12-years-oldMath Level M & Reading Program Completer 

12-year-old Shrishant is prepared to take on any challenge that is thrown his way. Whether he’s competing in a school spelling bee, entering a creative writing contest, or even participating in a speech competition, Shrishant always remains confident. He is dedicated to give it his all, no matter the challenge.  

Confidence and independence have fueled Shrishant’s motivation beyond the classroom. He credits Kumon for paving his path to success. 

“Kumon has helped me beyond academics by boosting my confidence in just about anything I do,” said Shrishant. “The ability to study independently allows me to be proactive and assists me in the pursuit of my goals.” 

Shrishant aspires to become a mechanical engineer. To prepare for his future in engineering, he competes on a team in the FIRST Lego League Robotics Challenge (FLL). 

The FLL empowers bright students to research real-world issues and develop solutions. The solutions developed by teams include basic STEM applications, critical thinking, presentation skills, and creativity.  In 2017, Shrishant and his team won the regional competition, and they continue to take pride in their creations. 

Shrishant’s accomplishments don’t stop there. He was one of 56 students selected for Kumon’s 3rd Annual Student Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  

“I was overjoyed and proud of myself when I found out I was selected,” said Shrishant. “The Student Conference was very inspirational, and my favorite part was listening to former Kumon Students.” 

Shrishant and the rest of the attendees had the opportunity to learn from each other through educational activities designed to foster team building, group discussion, critical thinking and creativity.   

He shares highlights from his Kumon journey and reveals who his inspiration is. 

What do you enjoy most about Kumon? 

The thing I enjoy most about Kumon is when I am working on a new math concept. It’s also so exciting to complete a level! I felt such a sense of accomplishment when I completed the Kumon Reading Program.  

How has Kumon helped you academically? 

Kumon has helped me academically and I’m now ahead of my peers in school. I can easily understand and grasp concepts quickly.  

What is the most beneficial thing you’ve learned in Kumon? 

The most beneficial thing I’ve learned in Kumon is to not procrastinate. Procrastination just leads to more work the next day. Kumon has taught me to remain disciplined and dedicated to my education. 

If you could sum up your Kumon experience in one word, what would it be?  

Inspirational. 

Who’s your biggest inspiration and why? 

My biggest inspiration has always been my family. My mom, dad, and sister have always supported and motivated me. They give me so many new ideas and I LOVE being around them. They inspire me to do so many things! 

What was your experience like at the 2019 Kumon Student Conference, and what was your favorite part?  

The Student Conference was such an inspiring event. My favorite part was listening to the guest speakers and hearing how Kumon made an impact on their lives. 

What advice would you give to kids just starting Kumon?  

Don’t give up. Your journey has just begun. 

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