This Math Program Completer is Driven by Perseverance
Pragun, 15-years-old, Math Program Completer
15-year-old Pragun is far from your average freshman high school student. He has already grasped advanced math concepts, like differential calculus, due to his successful completion of the Kumon Math Program. Pragun has been enrolled in Kumon since he was 8-years-old and has gained valuable skills and knowledge that’s molded him into the accomplished student he is today. Perseverance has been the number one key to his success and will be a driving force in achieving his future aspiration of becoming a doctor.
“Kumon has helped me to not give up and persevere through difficult challenges,” said Pragun. “The more difficult a challenge is, the greater the reward. Kumon has taught me to not be afraid of any challenges, but rather enjoy working through them because I know I can overcome anything.”
In the 7th grade, Pragun competed in the VEX Robotics Competition, and walked away with the VEX Team Award. Teams are tasked with the challenge of building and designing a robot, while using various components of STEM.
Pragun also put his math skills to the test in a Math League Competition and received 4th place in the target round. This round of the competition challenges students to solve four pairs of problems, with only six minutes to complete.
While he’s extremely proud of his many accomplishments, he knows that that none of it could’ve been achieved without hard work.
“Kumon has taught me about the importance of focusing and hard work,” said Pragun. “Great accomplishments don’t come naturally. More hard work is equal to greater success in Kumon and life.”
Outside of the classroom, Pragun enjoys playing table tennis with his father, spending time with friends, and reading.
Pragun’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 Pragun about his Kumon journey.
What do you enjoy most about Kumon?
I really enjoy learning new techniques on how to solve problems that might be in my school work or on tests.
How has Kumon helped you inside of the classroom?
Kumon has significantly improved my pace in math, and it has helped me maintain an academic edge in being successful in school.
How has Kumon helped you outside of the classroom?
Kumon has helped me with my time management. It has especially helped me with balancing my school work, extracurricular activities, and completing the Kumon Math Program.
If you could sum up your Kumon experience in one word, what would it be?
What did it mean to you attending the Student Conference?
It was such a huge honor being selected as one of the attendees for the Student Conference. It was an amazing experience traveling to a place I’ve never been before.
What advice do you have for other Kumon Students?
Kumon can be overwhelming and challenging at times. It takes patience and time to adjust. In the long run, it will always prove to be beneficial.