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Our students, ranging from preschool through 12th grade, develop the skills that help them build upon each concept they learn. With individualized learning plans, motivation and practice, our center prepares students to become avid learners, encouraging success throughout their entire academic experience and beyond.


2023 Kumon Student of The Year


Ananya's journey with Kumon began in 2019 at the young age of 3 years old, starting at Reading level 7A and Math level 6A, alongside the Z worksheets for pencil skill development. Since then, she has made remarkable progress, now tackling long divisions in Math level D and focusing on advanced reading comprehension in Reading level DI. Watch the video where Ananya shares her Kumon experience with us. Her story is inspiring and a true reflection of the incredible progress that can be achieved through dedication and perseverance.

Kumon Math Program Completer

At just 14 years old, Minh-Thu has achieved a remarkable feat as the first completer of the Kumon Math Program at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Richmond - Libbie. Inspired by observing her sister diligently working on Kumon worksheets, this talented 6th grader embarked on her Kumon journey in July 2016, starting at level D151 in the math program. With unwavering determination and the unwavering support of her parents, Minh-Thu accomplished the remarkable feat of completing the Kumon Math Program in September 2018, just as she entered her freshman year at a pristine local governor’s school.

"I joined the Kumon program not only to expand my knowledge but also to challenge myself," Minh-Thu explains. "Despite hearing negative comments about the program, I quickly realized its value. It not only helped me reinforce existing mathematical skills but also taught me new ones, improving my ability to solve equations efficiently. Experiencing that 'aha' moment when a concept suddenly clicks was truly amazing!"

Balancing a heavy homework load and a wide array of extracurricular activities, Minh-Thu established a daily routine to complete her Kumon worksheets, even during summers, holidays, and even on her birthday – never missing a single day. Through the math program, she tackled advanced concepts like differential calculus, indefinite/definite integrals, and differential equations, while also delving into literary analysis ranging from Shakespeare to T.S. Eliot in the reading program.

"Minh-Thu has not only grown academically but also personally, developing strong work habits," notes Anh Nguyen, Director of Kumon Center of Richmond - Libbie. "Her perseverance in achieving her goal has equipped her with critical thinking skills and strong comprehension abilities, which will undoubtedly serve her well as she continues her education at one of the nation's top public high schools."

Currently tackling the X level of the math program, Minh-Thu has her sights set on completing the Kumon Reading Program in the near future. When asked for advice for fellow students, she emphasizes the importance of diligence and consistency. "I would advise them to stay on top of their work because as you progress to higher levels, those habits become invaluable when faced with more complex equations. But above all, I strongly encourage students to stick with the program; it truly pays off in the long run, allowing each student to excel at their own pace."

2023 Kumon Parent of The Year


It is with great joy that we announce Marcee as our Kumon Parent of the Year 2023!

Marcee embarked on her journey with Kumon in 2021 when she enrolled her 3-year-old daughter into our math and reading programs. Like many parents, she faced challenges along the way, particularly when her daughter, Ollie, encountered difficulties in her learning. However, Marcee's commitment to her daughter's education never wavered. With determination and perseverance, she stood by Ollie's side, guiding her through each obstacle.

Marcee's strength as a parent truly shines through in her unwavering dedication to supporting Ollie's learning journey. Despite the hurdles they faced, Marcee remained resolute in her decisions and continuously sought ways to help Ollie progress. Today, Ollie stands as an independent 1st grader, excelling above her grade level—a testament to Marcee's unwavering determination and unwavering support.

What truly inspires us about Marcee is her steadfast belief in the learning process and her dedication to enhancing Ollie's educational experience one step at a time. Her commitment to understanding learning concepts and nurturing Ollie's growth exemplifies the qualities of an exceptional parent.  Watch the video where Marcee shares her inspiring journey with us.

Please join me in extending our heartfelt congratulations to Marcee on this well-deserved recognition! Her dedication to her child's education serves as an inspiration to us all, and we are incredibly proud to have her as a valued member of our Kumon community.