It was 18-year-old Kumon Maths and English student Cleo’s own experience undergoing surgery that inspired her pursue a career in medicine.
“When I underwent surgery a few years ago, I admired the way my doctor treated myself and other patients with the utmost compassion, empathy and respect”, Cleo says.
“I was blown away by his leadership skills and the way he guided his team of interns and registrars.”
Cleo is now a first year Curtin University medical student. She aspires to become a “competent and compassionate” doctor and an advocate for healthcare improvements. She completed the Kumon Maths and English programmes at Kumon Canning Vale Education Centre.
Kumon Maths and English focus on developing children’s reading and calculation ability. These are fundamental to success in all subjects at school. Kumon also develops students’ ability to think through challenges by themselves.
Cleo says she is grateful to Kumon Maths and English for helping her kickstart her career.
“Kumon instils discipline and self-motivation in students”, Cleo explains. “It is one of the main reasons why my work ethic is what it is today and for that I am very grateful”
Kumon also tailors its teaching to needs of each student.
“In Kumon, you can progress onto the next stage or spend extra time revising difficult concepts,” Cleo says. “The programme is adaptable and flexible which really helps bring out the best in each student.”
Cleo’s story was covered in the Canning Times. Click here to read more.