by Christopher Annino
Seema Mukherjee, former FEMA employee and professor, opened the Kumon Center in her hometown of East Lyme. In its first year, she helped 200 students improve in math and reading. With the help of 10 volunteer instructors, all of Seema’s students met all of the requirements for their program. “I am very proud of all of them especially Xiao Li of the tenth grade who has gone past her goals and is now in the advanced program,” said Seema.
The Kumon Method was created in Japan by Toru Kumon. Toru wanted to create a program that would help his struggling son do better in school. His method was so successful that his son was able to do calculus by the time he was in the sixth grade. Toru believes that every child possesses untapped abilities and the potential to excel in programs that are customized to the learning speed of each student. Due to the success of the program, there are Kumon Centers in 44 countries.
For more information on the Kumon Center of East Lyme, contact Seema at 860.739.7323.