Luo recalled the most unforgettable memory in Kumon study is the time she studied level B of Kumon Math. At that time, she had gone through a lot of repetition that was mainly about addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers. During the time of this “bottleneck”, Luo even took a “break” from Kumon for a month. Luo thinks back on those difficult time, and she believes that “overcome” those trials and then everything is going to be all right, it is just like how she studies Math at school.
She shared with us, “Perhaps some knowledge may not be useful in the future, but finding the answer by reading example is the way of learning, which can benefit me in the long run. This kind of experience is gained by tears and pain; it really has to be gone through by myself; and that makes it even more unforgettable. This experience will bring us long-lasting success.
Fulfilling My Dreams
Luo demonstrated her perseverance in the interview. After overcame the bottleneck, she realised that the design of Kumon worksheets was step-by-step and then she decided to learn with perseverance and patience.
Luo’s father told us “Luo refused to take defeat or give up when she encounters difficulties. She would keep looking for solutions to improve herself from start to finish.” Speaking of how Kumon influenced her, Luo said, “Learning Kumon is not my dream, but it helps me to fulfil my dreams; it is a transition of improvement from quantity to quality.”
The Mature Rice Plant
Luo is currently studying at a key secondary school in Guangdong. However, she did not show any sense of pride during the interview. Rather, she gives us the feeling of a humble attitude and a passion for gaining knowledge. The “advance study beyond school grades” in Kumon allows Luo to study calculus, but she did not tell her classmates about that. “Recognition is not attained by telling. People will recognise your ability when you truly deserve it. Without adequate knowledge, it is pointless to ‘show off’ yourself.” If there are words to describe Luo’s learning attitude, which must be “the mature rice plant bends its head low.”