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About the Instructor


Bindiya Patel holds a M.A.Ed in Elementary Education as well as Reading from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught in Oklahoma as well as California, and has several years experience working within a Kumon Center as an Early Learner Assistant. 

The key benefit of Kumon is that it is a completely individualized program and method of learning. Each student has their own lesson plan in Math and/or Reading. After every class, this lesson plan is personally reviewed by Bindiya to ensure that it continues to fit each student. Our aim is that the lessons should not be too easy or too hard, being a challenge without being frustrating.

Homework and classwork are carefully assessed for speed and accuracy to maintain the right level of challenge, and to ensure that mastery is attained as each new skill is introduced. Kumon Instructors work very closely with each individual student and their family to create the best study plan possible for the student, whether the need is for remedial help or for advanced study.

Ultimately we aim to create both advanced and individual learners. The Kumon philosophy is to foster independent learners who have the confidence to teach themselves.As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, Bindiya serves as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. She creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and also emphasizes the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of her students increase self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors,she has a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

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Instructor Bindiya Patel holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education as well as a dual M.A. Ed in Elementary Education/ Reading from The University of Oklahoma, one of the country's best education programs. She has taught in the public school system as an elementary educator, as well as various Education courses at the collegiate level. Bindiya has been involved in setting up several math and reading tutoring clinics, and is very knowledgeable within her field.  She has been trained and certified as a Kumon Instructor through a comprehensive system that ensures the best in Kumon instruction to each student.

Bindiya deeply understands what it takes to be a student of the highest caliber, and is familar with state, national, and international educational standards.

Bindiya fully believes and supports Kumon's approach of teaching children to teach themselves. She believes in fostering the need for students to think independently, and gain self-confidence within the academic arena and beyond.

Her role as an Instructor is akin to that of a coach. She is dedicated to help students to gain and hone the skills that allow them to figure out challenging concepts themselves. She is very familiar on how to work with students of all ages, and provides students with encouragement and support.

As a graduate student and educator, Bindiya has conducted several educational research projects that have gone on to be published. She graduated with a 4.0 from the prestigious Jeanine Rainbolt College of Education with a dual masters degree in Education in 2011. She is equipped with the latest educational insight, and is dedicated to all of her students, no matter what their needs.

Training and Certification

Instructor Patel holds teaching certificates/ licenses within the State of Oklahoma, as well as California. She taught elementary school for 3 years while working on her Master's Degree, and also worked at Kumon Math and Reading Center as a Chief Assistant for 3 years.

Bindiya is also a licensed Kumon Math and Reading Instructor. Not only has she passed all the requirements for opening a Kumon, but continues to partake in professional development opportunities that allow her to become an efficient Instructor.