We enrolled our daughter, Lia Jeanelle Azaula Narvaez, in Congressional-Visayas Ave. Center before she entered grade 1. I believe that enrolling in Kumon has prepared her to achieve milestones at an early age. I can even remember her ﬁrst day in Kumon last October 4, 2016. Since then, she answers her worksheets daily with perseverance, and she brings them even during our vacations. She has also been able to master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through the wonders of the Kumon Method. She is now studying at Miriam College and is two years advanced of her grade level in the Kumon Math Program. She gets outstanding grades in math and is an honor student.
In August 2018, we received an invitation for Lia to participate in the Mathematics Trainer’s Guild (MTG) for twelve sessions every Saturday to take the Mathematical Challenge for Filipino Kids Training Program (MCFKTP). This is the ﬁrst stage of the MTG intensive and comprehensive training program for mathematically-gifted elementary and high school students.
All successful trainees of the MCFKTP are invited to attend the four to ﬁve-day in-house intensive training program called the Young Mathematician’s In-house Intensive Training Program (YMIITP). These trainees come from different schools nationwide. They are provided with lectures and are evaluated through assignments, battery quizzes, and examinations. The top scorers are selected based on their overall remarkable performance which includes their attitude and behavior.
After being selected, they will be called as the Mathematics Development Academy of the Philippines (MathDAP) Challengers. Lia was able to garner a MathDAP Challenger Medal in the YMIITP held in Hotel Dominique, Tagaytay last April 13-16, 2019.
Once again, we were elated to receive an invitation for Lia to participate in the International Mathematics Wizard Challenge (IMWIC) in Kuala Lumpur. As part of the preparation, Lia had to go through another week of preparation called the Mathematical Olympiad Summer Training Program (MOSTP) in Grace Christian College, a summer enhancement program for successful MTG YMIITP youngster group trainees who will eventually represent the Philippines in international math competitions.
The IMWIC competition in Kuala Lumpur was held last June 15-17, 2019. We shouted with happiness when Lia was called to receive a Silver Prize Medal and a certiﬁcate. She was wearing a pink Filipiniana dress, proudly representing the Philippine Team.
My husband and I ﬁrmly believe that Kumon gave Lia the solid foundation in math and instilled in her the discipline to answer math problems. We are thankful to Kumon and we hope that she continues to achieve more.