My name is Taryn Valodia. When I started my tertiary education studying Mathematics, I realised that many of my peers had very weak mathematical backgrounds and struggled with comprehension. I noticed that many of their problems stemmed from poor foundations in numeracy and literacy. This prompted my initial interest in supplementary education.
In 2003 I started my career working with children of varied ages and abilities. My journey led me to Kumon. I took over instruction at the Kenilworth Centre in July 2014.
Since then, I have also enrolled my son. As a parent I understand the commitment it takes to support your child through their Kumon journey, however, I have seen my son grow and develop in many ways and firmly believe that Kumon will continue to help him reach his full potential.
I take a strategic and individualised approach with my instruction to ensure that I can effectively support the development of each of my students. This has allowed me to experience a host of amazing moments in my centre. Seeing how my assistants and I can positively affect the development of a child has been both rewarding and eye-opening.
I want each child to leave my centre knowing and believing that they have accomplished something worthwhile for the day and that they are capable individuals.