The Dynamo Student

Called “the dynamo” (dynamite) by his parents, Alkim Rodgel Gosioco is a young boy with a wide array of interests. He began to browse all kinds of printed materials at the age of two and a half years old and is very interested in cars and airplanes. In fact, with much enthusiasm, he can name all car brands and models, including their parts

No Regrets, Never Forget

A go-getter and an active person by nature, Thyra Mae Navarro felt nervous when her parents told her that she would be going to Kumon to develop her mathematical skills. What made her nervous was the thought that Kumon was difficult and that this was only intended for very young students. Thyra’s initial encounter with Kumon was through the Free Trial Campaign. Her

His Decision, His Drive, His Achievement

Describing himself as a student who never gets satisfied and always pushes himself to do the things people say he can’t do, Jane Frances Capuyan was in junior high school when he could not understand his math lessons in school. He knew that he had to do something about it as tutorial sessions did not seem to help him understand math better. “I

Catching Up and Going Beyond

Realizing that she wanted to change her mindset and improve her math skills, Mary Divine Alegado suggested to her parents that she enroll in Kumon. She vividly describes herself as a second-year high school student then who did not memorize the multiplication table, could spend a whole day alone in her room, and yet wanted to do more than just catch up with

Better than Average

Kumon has taught me that success really takes time and effort. If I really want to achieve something, I have to exert effort constantly until I reach it. Success doesn’t come overnight, but it will come at the right time, with patience and determination. Ysabelle Pangilinan identifies herself as an average student – neither the most intelligent person in class, nor the achiever.

Why Having the Right Attitude Matters

“Every time I create a reason to quit, I also find a reason wanting to come back” This is how Leo Dones, a licensed Engineer, described his Kumon experience while trying to recall his Kumon journey way back in 2010. He was in third-year high school when his mom enrolled him in the program after knowing about the Free Trial campaign. Eight years

Words from a Kumon Completer

By Kumon Completer Isaiah Mari Codilla of Mabini (Tagum) Center You as a Kumon student may say, “Why Kumon?” “Why finish it?” “What’s the point?” “It’s too tiring.” As a Kumon Completer, I can say it is perfectly okay to think about those things. I have been there and you are not alone. When I was at that point in my Kumon journey,

Foundation for a Brighter Tomorrow

Robert Bryan Yee did not have any plans to enroll in Kumon. His mother just told him to try the program at a nearby Kumon Center. What made him excited was when he found out about the topics per level and the level of difficulty for each. This was because he loves to take on challenges, especially mental ones. From there, Bryan realized

Falling in Love with Math and Learning

From having poor math grades in elementary, becoming a consistent high school honor student of Paco Catholic School, graduating Magna Cum Laude in college, passing the Electrical Engineering Board Exam in September 2014 with her rating just shy of 0.75% from the 10th topnotcher, and now an Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) scholar at the University of the Philippines – Diliman,