Bothell student attends annual Kumon student conference

Local student invited to Kumon’s exclusive annual Kumon Student Conference in Calgary, Canada

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 4:30pm
  • Life

Out of thousands of high achieving Kumon Students from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, just 56 were selected to attend the second annual Kumon Student Conference in Calgary, Canada on July 18.

Two local students were invited to the conference—Tyler Bui of Bothell and Nathan Li of Renton.

The invited students are studying at least three years above their grade level in math and/or reading at their respective Kumon Centers.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from each other through a variety of enjoyable learning activities designed to foster team building, group discussion, critical thinking and creativity. In this unique learning environment, students heard from inspirational former Kumon students who have completed the Kumon Program, some of whom are now successful professionals.

“The beauty of Kumon is that it’s a learning program based on ability rather than age or grade, which allows our students the opportunity to study above their school grade level,” Sung Park, vice president of materials development and instruction at Kumon North America, Inc., said in a press release. “It was our founder Toru Kumon’s vision to nurture as many students around the world who can contribute to their community. With this conference, we are able to celebrate our students’ accomplishments and inspire them to continue developing their skills through program completion and to aspire to become individuals who tackle some of the world’s challenges.”

Attendees of the student conference were encouraged to pursue “J by 6” or the study of advanced algebra and critical reading (Level J in Kumon) before the end of sixth grade. Many of the students selected to attend have already reached this goal, while the rest are well on their way. The goal of completing the Kumon Math and Reading Program, which goes up to calculus and critical reading, is to make students well prepared for the study of high school material. This desire was one of the founding principles of the Kumon Method.

Discover how Kumon is unlocking the potential of every child through self-learning and advanced study.

More in Life

As 2018 real estate market wraps up, buyers and sellers prepare for the year ahead

To list or not to list during the holidays? That is the question.

Snohomish County recruiting members for Boundary Review Board

Snohomish County is currently seeking volunteers for two open positions on the… Continue reading

North Creek High School junior Austin Mitchell learns to fly using a $14,000 Redbird flight simulator in Northshore School District’s new Introduction to Aviation class. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District.
Northshore School District lets students soar in new aviation class

New aviation class prepares students for takeoff at North Creek High School.

Bothell’s Colossal Boss releases debut single since their name change. Photo courtesy of Colossal Boss
Bothell’s Colossal Boss releases debut single, ‘Thinkin’ and Drinkin’’

This is the band’s first single since its name change.

Northshore school board named Board of the Year

The board was honored specifically for its adoption of an equity policy, and the efforts to identify and remove barriers to equity in education.

Firefighter Tyler Griffith sits in the driver’s seat wearing a Santa cap. Local firefighters will be decorating a fire engine this year as they drive around gathering donations and meeting with residents. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell
Local firefighters bring Santa to Bothell

Local IAFF members will tour around Bothell this December, collecting donations for Hopelink.

UW Bothell students spread warmth for scarf project

More than 50 students gathered to make scarves in UW purple and gold to give to local children in need.

What I eat in a day: Eating nutritiously on a busy schedule

Some tips on how to eat healthier on a daily basis.

Bothell, Kenmore communities celebrate holiday season

Both cities had tree lighting ceremonies during the first weekend of December.

Tzou named new director of UW Bothell education research institute

Carrie Tzou, an associate professor in the University of Washington Bothell School… Continue reading

Keynote speaker Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, spoke of creating technologies, workplaces, and communities that celebrate and harness the power of people of all abilities, and how she has found strength through her own disability. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Kindering raises more than $330,000 at annual luncheon

Kindering CEO retires after 40 years at the helm.

Inglemoor’s improv Fright Night set for Friday

The season opener is set for 7 p.m.