Kumon Dual Program Completer Aims to Become an Assistant at her Local Center
Nehal, 13-years-old, Dual Program Completer
Nehal is only in 8th grade but already taking AP Calculus AB. After she completes the AP Calculus BC course next year, she will be done with all her math requirements. This National Junior Honor Society Member is thriving academically. By the time she’s in high school, she will already have seven HS credits accumulated and be working towards an early graduation.
For fun you can find Nehal perfecting her fencing and archery skills. However, most of her time is spent at Kumon. “Kumon is one of my top priorities, so I am never too busy for Kumon unless I am sick or on a trip,” says Nehal. As a recent dual program completer, Nehal is now focused on transitioning into the role of a Center Assistant.
Nehal is amazed by the idea of one day becoming a Center Assistant at her local center. She can’t wait to help students reach their maximum potential inside and outside of the classroom. For now, she’s practicing by helping her peers at school.
“Having completed both the Math and Reading Program at Kumon, I’m looking forward to joining the Kumon team as a Center Assistant and helping other students. I’m already helping my high school classmates with their AP Calculus AB course and would like to become a Center Assistant who can help explain these concepts to students,” says Nehal.
Regardless if people are her age, younger, or older, she’s constantly willing to provide the same support to others like Kumon was able to provide to her.
Just as Nehal values Kumon, we value her. She was one of 56 students selected for Kumon’s 3rd Annual Student Conference in Chicago, Illinois. As her commitment to Kumon continues to grow, we can’t wait to see her achieve her goal of becoming a Center Assistant at her local Kumon Center.
Learn a bit more about Nehal and what she’s passionate about:
What do you think of Kumon’s method of thinking for oneself?
Kumon’s method for thinking for oneself is good, as you must evaluate the process and steps yourself. Since we must do it by ourselves, it is harder to forget once we figure it out.
What do you enjoy most about Kumon?
The thing I enjoy the most about Kumon is my Kumon Instructor and Center staff. This is because they are always there to support me and help me when I’m stuck. Also, there is no pass or fail in Kumon. It’s always focused on how to improve and do better than last year. The daily assignments help bring structure and discipline in one’s mindset.
What is the most beneficial thing you’ve learned in Kumon thus far?
The most beneficial thing I’ve learned in Kumon is the cross method in algebra. That made it so much easier to factor. While everyone in my class takes at least five minutes to factor the algebraic problem, it takes me only 30 seconds.
What are some activities you enjoy doing outside of school and Kumon?
I regularly train and participate in fencing and archery activities. These activities help me connect with my past while we, as kids, are preparing to build our future. I also love walking my dog and reading books.
What is your favorite book and why?
I love all books, but one of my favorites is Call of the Wild. It’s kind of sad, but it shows how different people bring out different parts of you and different emotions. Another of my favorite books is Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. I like it because it tests your logic skills and your brain with puzzles and riddles. The main characters are trying to escape using clues and symbols around the library.