Hannah, 23; Gwen Peters, Instructor - Kumon

Hannah, 23; Gwen Peters, Instructor

At age 23, Hannah is the owner and operator of her hometown Kumon Math and Reading Center. She would have never guessed a decade earlier that she would run the Kumon center that nurtured her very own development as a child.

As a 6th grader struggling with reading and math, Hannah was less than enthusiastic about being enrolling in her local Kumon center. She had been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, making school even more of a challenge. Despite these difficulties, Hannah confronted her learning disabilities head on and by the 10th grade, was named Math Student of the Year at her high school. During this time, Hannah was given the opportunity to work part-time as an assistant at the Kumon Center she attended. She finished the Reading program before her 18th birthday and continued to complete the Kumon Math program while in her college years.

While in college, Hannah sought a medical career working with animals. She obtained her degree in biology, but later realized where her true passion lies — helping children believe in their academic abilities. With the retirement of her former Kumon Instructor on the horizon, Hannah was offered the opportunity to take over as the owner and operator of her local Kumon center.

Now, she is helping children reach their full potential, just as her Instructor once did for her. Hannah is paying it forward in a big way by giving her students the confidence to know that they can be whoever they want to be in life without worrying about limitations.

Click here to meet Hannah and hear how she transformed obstacles into stepping stones.