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About the Center


Welcome to our Kumon Math and Reading Center of Vancouver - North! 

For more than 60 years, Kumon’s after-school academic enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide. We strive to instill in children the desire to achieve and the motivation to learn on their own. Whether your child is seeking enrichment, needs help catching up or is just beginning his or her academic career, Kumon is designed to help him or her develop a love of learning.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. Our emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. We monitor each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.

The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. Click here for more information about the Kumon Math Program.

The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. Click here for more information about the Kumon Reading Program.


Steve S. 

Steve is the center's afternoon front-desk receptionist. When COVID-19 restrictions presented important screening requirements of staff and students to help keep everyone safe, the center turned to Steve to ensure success in managing this vital role. Through temperature checks and hand sanitizer distributions, Steve makes sure the center is doing their part to maintain the dedication to safety we set forth in the age of a pandemic. You will also see his friendly demeanor on display while he is encouraging students, chatting with parents, and answering questions both in-person and over the phone. When Steve is not at the Kumon center, he is working as a golf-pro, teaching the sport he loves to old and young alike. Steve also enjoys gardening and cooking in his free time. 

Lucas S.

Lucas worked through the Kumon math program while in elementary and middle school. He is the center's weekend receptionist, greeting and checking in students on Saturday mornings. Currently, Lucas is studying Economics at Western Washington University, aspiring to be a lawyer after finishing his time at Western. He likes to spend his time sailing as a member of the Western Washington University sailing club. When not working, Lucas enjoys literature, rock climbing, and spending time with friends. 

Yadira S.

Yadira works at Kumon as a grader and helps the center's younger learners in the Early Learning portion of the classroom. She is currently attending Washington State University in Vancouver and plans to get a degree in Human Biology in order to pursue a career in medicine. Yadira enjoys reading, painting, and going on hikes with friends and family. 

Melody P.

Melody completed the Kumon reading program when she was just fourteen years old. Today, she continues to work with students in the main classroom and in Early Learning. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology at Washington State University - Vancouver and plans to become a dentist. When not working, Melody likes exploring the Pacific Northwest by hiking and dabbling with her photography skills. 

Emily P.

Kumon success often runs in the family: Melody's younger sister, Emily, is a former Kumon math and reading student. She has been working at Kumon since she was a freshman in high school and now works with the young minds in Early Learning. Her favorite part of working with such little people is seeing the progress from the time they start to the point at which they are ready to be super stars in the main classroom. Currently, Emily is working on her undergrad degree at Washington State University, majoring in Psychology and Sociology. With her experience at Kumon and WSU, she plans on becoming developmental psychologist. In her free time, Emily loves exploring the city. 

Thao M.

Thao completed the Kumon math program while in high school. She helps the center's students who prefer to complete their instruction via Zoom. She is working her way through a dual major in Environmental Science and Biology at Washington State University - Vancouver. Thao plans on finding innovative ways to help make the earth greener for the future. When she is not working, Thao enjoys reading about the unknowns of the world and learning different languages and cultures. 

Emily A.

Emily can be seen in various roles at the Kumon center: helping students in the main classroom and virtually on Zoom, working in Early Learning, grading, and working on various projects within the center. She is a recent graduate of Skyview High School and is currently attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Outside of Kumon, Emily likes to read, shoot film, bake, shop, be outside, and spend time with her friends and family.

Aaryak S.

Working primarily in the main classroom, Aaryak is full of knowledge to help students with everything from long division to calculus. He is one of our seasonal employees who was home for a well-deserved summer break after studies at Georgia Institute of Technology pursuing his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering. In his free time, Aaryak enjoys reading books, playing basketball, and hanging out with his brother. We hope he will join us at the center on future holiday breaks!

Michael H.

Michael is another one of our brilliant assistants in the main classroom. His gentle demeanor makes him a natural at helping students of all ages with their classwork. Another recent graduate of Skyview High School (at just sixteen years old!), Michael attends the University of Washington in Seattle working towards his degree in Neuroscience. When not working, he enjoys going to the gym, watching movies, and going out with friends. 

Avery L.

Working primarily in the main classroom and in Early Learning, Avery does an exceptional job connecting with students. She is a student at Columbia Virtual Academy and enjoys music and art. Her flexible school schedule allows her to spend time on the bass guitar and do more of what she loves most!

Anthony L.

Anthony is one of our graders at Kumon. He helps the center keep up on the classwork and homework turned in by students to ensure that the instructor is up to date on results for lesson planning and better understanding on student success. He is a member of the basketball team and runs cross country at La Center High School. Anthony likes to spend his free time playing video games, reading, listening to music, going on long drives and hunting. 

Taylor W.

Taylor is seen behind the desk as a grader and as a teacher in Early Learning. A student at Columbia River High School, Taylor is a member of National Honor Society and the Lane Crew, helping to introduce new freshman to the high school. In her free time, she enjoys reading and refereeing soccer games.

Emersyn C.

Another one of our graders, Emersyn primarily helps correct student's work, though she occasionally assists in Early Learning. She attends Battle Ground High School, and we are thankful she makes the commute to work here at the center. When not working, Emersyn can be found spending time with her family. 

Karen P.

Karen is a bright light with a caring heart in our main classroom, her young wisdom has been a great addition to our center. She is a prominent member of Key Club at Skyview High School here in Vancouver and enjoys participating in community service. Outside of work, Karen enjoys reading and spending time with her family. 

Lylyan N.

Lylyan is a Kumon math program completer and another one of our staff members who work in Early Learning. She also helps out with the virtual instruction via Zoom. She is a recent graduate of Evergreen High School and plans to attend the University of Washington in Seattle to begin studies in secondary education with a focus in mathematics this fall. In her free time, Lylyan likes to read, listen to music, and hang out with family and friends. 

Natalie N.

Another family connection! Lylyan's younger sister, Natalie, is a Kumon student who has recently started working with us at the center in our Early Learning department. A student at Evergreen High School, Natalie enjoys spending time with her friends and reading when not here at the Kumon center. 

Jasdeep A. 

Jasdeep was a former math Kumon student and has since returned to the center she started at, only this time as a grader and an assistant to our youngest students in Early Learning. Her bubbly and upbeat personality resonates very well with our early learners. Jasdeep attends Prairie High School and participates in the Running Start program through Clark College. She enjoys crafting and playing video games!

Priscilla T.

Priscilla is one of our graders and Early Learning staff members. She attends Battle Ground High School and is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She is fueled by acts of service and frequently serves hot food to the homeless people in our area. Outside of her volunteer commitments, Priscilla likes to play guitar and listen to music. 

Ko T.

Ko is a current math student and reading program completer at Kumon. He is joining us now as an employee to help primarily as a grader. Ko plays tennis and competes in pole vault as a student at Columbia River High School and is also a member of the ping pong club at school. When not at Kumon, Ko enjoys a good day on the mountain snowboarding. He also likes to play video games!

Tyme S. 

Another reading program completer, Tyme is also a new addition to our grading team. Tyme plays tennis at Columbia River High School with Ko and enjoys playing video games in his free time. We are excited to have him on our team!

Anna M.

Anna is one of our newest employees here at Kumon of Vancouver - North. She attends school virtually via Connections Academy. Anna is a true music enthusiast. This talented pianist has been playing since kindergarten! She spends free time practicing her instrument and volunteering at Top Soccer - a program for special needs children here in Vancouver.