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About the Instructor


As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, I serve as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. I create an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and I emphasize the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

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Yan Su is the Instructor for the Kumon of Silver Spring - Downtown Center, who helps students of all ages and abilities reach new levels of academic success. She is a former Kumon parent, who after seeing the benefit of the program for her daughter, decided that she wanted to open a center in order to help other children succeed in their studies. 

Prior to opening her Kumon center in March 2019, Yan received a Master’s Degree from American University. She worked for a number of years as a teaching assistant during her graduate and undergraduate studies, and is a devoted mother of two children. As a strong advocate for education, she helps her students master concepts in Math and Reading, and believes that there is unlimited potential in each student she works with.  

Yan’s greatest joys as an Instructor are seeing a student gain confidence and master concepts that are at their grade level and beyond.