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About the Instructor

Introduction

About the Instructor


Hi!  I'm Gabriella Armstrong, Instructor and owner here at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of West Linn. As an extensively trained and certified Kumon Math and Reading 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 thoughtful guidance has helped many of our West Linn students increase  self-reliance and, thus self-confidence. I have a true passion for coaching learning and life skills, and an earnest desire to help children succeed.


Regardless of age, background, or current ability level, all students are capable of study beyond their school expectations!  Over the years, I have worked with hundreds of students, helping them grow their success and confidence with math and literature materials not available to them without Kumon.

Biography and Background

Gabriella Armstrong - Instructor / Owner at Kumon of West Linn
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Gabriella grew up riding horses and playing in a mountain area just west of Boulder, Colorado. Gabriella traveled frequently with her family - in sailboats in Mexico and the Caribbean and in cars throughout the US and Mexico.  Later she spent time visiting Europe, Israel and South America.  She was bilingual in Spanish and English by the time she was 16 years old.


She graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Humanities and Comparative Literature (emphasis in French and Spanish).  After college, Gabriella employed her talent with people in the field of internet and computer technical support with Qwest Communications.  She followed this career path until she had an opportunity to take sabbatical in France.  During this time, she began following what she always considered her true passion and strength, coaching and inspiring others toward authentic success.


In 2010, Gabriella received her Professional Life Coaching Certification, and soon after, began her journey to become a certified professional Kumon Math and Reading Instructor.  She realized that she has a unique understanding of what students need at any given time to prepare for true, long-lasting academic achievement, and uses her talents and knowledge of the art of coaching to work with her Kumon Math and Reading students.

Training and Certification

Training and Certification


In addition to being a fully licensed Kumon Math and Reading Instructor, Gabriella is also a certified life coach.  She is an instructor who will coach your student toward academic success, just as your student's athletic coach pushes athletic success.  Gabriella enjoys working with kids of all ages to help them with skills ranging from pencil skills and handwriting, to goal-setting and achievement - all the way to high school subject matter and college planning. Her academic coaching motivates these students to look forward and take steps now that will lead them to academic success in the college of their choosing. She strongly believes that the Kumon Math and Reading Programs provide the necessary foundation for doing well in high school as well as in college.

Gabriella received her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Colorado-Boulder and later became a certified Life Coach and Kumon Math and Reading Instructor. She speaks, reads and writes fluent Spanish and has the ability to fully interact with any student in either Spanish or English.