THIS AVID READER HELPS HER PEERS
10-year-old Agrini enrolled in Kumon at just 4-years-old and hopes to one day be a doctor. Since she started Kumon, she has accomplished such a great deal early in her academic career. With a love for reading, she was awarded 1st Place as an Accelerated Reader out of the entire school district for third and fourth graders and was awarded best student of her elementary school when she was in second grade. She thanks Kumon for her excellent comprehension skills and is proud to say that she was able to read and understand the Lord of the Rings series when she was in the fourth grade.
Not only does Agrini challenge herself daily to continually excel in school, she also wants to help her own peers. While she was only in the 2nd grade, she volunteered to help 4th graders with reading. Her noteworthy volunteer efforts were even recognized by the local newspaper, landing her right on the front page.
When Agrini is not reading her next favorite book, she can be found playing the violin, practicing Bharatanatyam – a form of Indian classical dance– and winning the next chess tournament.
She tells us how Kumon has helped her in all aspects of her life.
What keeps you motivated in Kumon?
Kumon has initiated a productive schedule for me, where I am challenged to excel and learn more, which helps me in getting appreciation and recognition from peers, seniors and teachers. These things keep pushing me to continue to do my best in my academics as well as in non-academic extracurricular life.
What do you hope to accomplish with Kumon?
I hope to complete the Kumon Reading Program by the time I am in either the 6th or 7th grade.
How has Kumon helped you in the classroom?
Kumon has taught me to never give up and to keep going.
How has Kumon helped you beyond academics?
Kumon has helped me beyond academics by having the ability to utilize my time in doing research activities at school, as I already understand the next math and reading lessons. I have been taught discipline which is so important when practicing my violin. Kumon gives me the patience needed while playing chess, and most importantly, it has taught me the importance of daily practice without fail for everything I do.
What did it mean to you to be invited to the 2018 Kumon Student Conference?
I was really amazed that I was invited because I didn’t even think I would have the opportunity to attend the Kumon Student Conference.
What advice do you have for other Kumon Students?
My advice to other Kumon Students is to be confident and keep going!