Passion and Dedication are the Key to this Young Computer Coder’s Success
Aryan, 12-years-old, Math Level J, Reading Level J
Some of the most successful businesses come from very humble beginnings. Dell was founded by Michael Dell when he was still a student at the University of Austin. Apple, Google, and Amazon—three companies that have absolutely revolutionized the technology world—all started in a garage. Something they all have in common—an idea, dedication and passion.
One benefit of the ever-changing, tech savvy society that we live in today is that many young kids and inspiring inventors have a plethora of role models to aspire to be. Aryan is one of those kids! He has developed a passion and dedication for computer coding and engineering.
“Kumon has helped me develop sharp critical thinking skills, which has really helped me outside of the classroom,” said Aryan. “In any STEM challenge, I can apply my critical thinking skills to think of various solutions. I’ve gained confidence from Kumon, and I know I can handle any challenge that comes my way.”
One of those challenges is when he competes in the Science Olympiad, which is one of the most exclusive science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous challenges to its young competitors and inspiring innovative work in STEM. Aryan participates in the Science Olympiad at the Ohio Regional and State levels for his school team. Some of his top achievements include winning third place in the Mystery Architecture Event at the Piqua Regional, and third place in a coding event at the New Albany Invitational.
Aryan’s hard work and discipline didn’t go unnoticed, as he was one of 55 students selected to attend the 2018 Kumon Student Conference in Calgary, Canada. We had the opportunity to speak to Aryan about his Kumon journey.
How has Kumon helped you academically?
Kumon has given me an academic edge over my peers as I am currently studying above grade level. Having strong foundational skills, I have received high scores on state and national standardized tests.
If you could sum up your Kumon experience in one word, what would it be?
What do you enjoy most about Kumon?
I really enjoy how the Kumon Reading Program introduced me to a variety of different authors and genres. By analyzing great pieces of literature, it not only broadened my taste in books, but also fueled my love for reading.
How has Kumon helped you outside of the classroom?
By making Kumon a part of my daily study habit, it has helped me greatly with my time management. I’m able to better manage my busy weekly schedule – balancing extracurricular activities and school work.
What did it mean to you attending the Student Conference?
Attending the Student Conference was very inspiring to me. It opened my eyes to see how developing great study habits at a young age will help you accomplish big things in life!
What advice do you have for other Kumon Students?
My advice for other Kumon Students is to make Kumon a part of your daily routine and just stick with it!