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My name is Upasna Ahmed and I have had the privilege of being a Kumon Instructor since 2000. The work is challenging and most satisfying. It gives me the opportunity to touch children’s lives in a very meaningful and positive way. Helping children achieve high grades and fulfilling their goals is the true reward of being an Instructor.
I was first introduced to Kumon by a friend who had seen the work in England. We then set about contacting Kumon in Japan and finally Kumon was introduced in Kenya. I was extremely impressed with the Kumon method as it is so effective and produces results. I believe all parents would like to help their children but find it challenging to do this on a continuous basis. The unique worksheet-based Kumon study gives the children the ability to develop independence at a fairly early age. In my opinion, the more reliant our society becomes on gadgets, the more difficult it is for children to perform in school. Kumon’s pen and paper approach gives the children the opportunity to develop good study habits and work skills. The Kumon method helps students to develop their ability at both numeracy and literacy. Students can then apply these skills to all their subjects and thereby improve in their overall performance. Children these days are extremely busy and finding it increasingly difficult to find time to master their Maths and English study. The 30 minutes per day per subject is an achievable goal. Kumon lays down solid foundations for higher learning.
I find it hard to believe that I have been an Instructor for the past 15 years. It is now a part of my life. I have observed children grow in confidence and believe in themselves. The decision to open a Centre and work with students came very easily for me. Having run my own business for years I had the previous experience to develop a successful Kumon Centre. Encouraging children, setting their tasks and watching closely over them, has built very special bond between us. Students come to the Centre waving their reports in ecstacy. This is honestly the most precious gift that Kumon has given me. Some students also contact us after they leave the Centre to tell us how they have possibly got into the University of their choice. I am delighted to share this time with the students as they grow, physically and mentally. My Centre has been a source of great joy for me and each time a parent recommends a friend or relative to Kumon is proof that we have done our job.