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Success  Stories


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


Kristen's Story


Kristen was the first student at the Kumon of Saanich Centre when it opened in 1991. She attended the University of Victoria where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree, a Masters degree in Vocal Performance, and a Bachelor of Education degree. She currently works at the Kumon of Saanich Centre and teaches music at the Selkirk Montessori School in Victoria, B.C.

Ann's Story

Kristen Birley and Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski is a former Kumon of Saanich student and was a Google Science Fair Winner in 2013. She is currently a student at the University of Victoria. Ann was a featured speaker at the 2014 Kumon North America Conference where the video below was presented. Ann also works at the Kumon of Saanich Centre.

Josh's Story


As a Kumon of Saanich student since the age of nine, Josh is a program completer in both Math and Reading. He is now studying engineering at the University of British Columbia and works at the Kumon of Saanich Centre in the summer.

Naman's Story


Naman was a Kumon of Saanich student who is currently attending university. He visited us recently and made some positive comments about his experience at Kumon:

"Kumon made sure I was fundamentally secure all the way through high school and I found that the study habits translated well into first year university where learning is much more self-guided. Thank you, Linda!"