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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

Birgit Hess, Owner and Instructor

Ever since I chose teaching as my career 9 years ago, I have been passionate about this: maximizing individual student’s potential, and instilling a sense of self-confidence and accomplishment among all children.

As a former Kumon mother, I personally experienced how Kumon helped my children achieve their potential in both math and reading, and become more successful students. This inspired me to become a Kumon Instructor and help other children become successful students too.

I strongly believe that developing strong study habits is one of the keys to achieving academic success. Students develop self confidence when they are challenged, which increases their motivation. Developing strong study habits helps students in other aspects of life too, such as taking responsibility for the learning process, setting practical goals, being aware of their performance and progress, using their time wisely, and understanding and retaining content better.