Meet 10yo Julien, a very super student: I love being called a bookworm

Meet 10yo Julien, a very super student: I love being called a bookworm



Julien’s advanced math abilities were noticed very early on in his life, when it was discovered that math was his gift. At just four years old, he started mental addition of double-digit numbers before teaching himself to do mental multiplication.

Once he reached first grade, Julien asked his parents to find something that provided him with more advanced math opportunities to continue to develop his skills. His above average ability for quantitative reasoning ultimately led to his enrollment in the Kumon Math Program. The program allowed him to work at his own pace while conquering new challenges.

Julien said, “I love the challenge of solving complicated math equations. I like the feeling of being able to work out a problem, especially with many steps.”

He credits Kumon for helping him improve his independence and focus. As he moved up through the levels in the program, he was able stay focused to solve the multistep math problems mentally. This allowed him to think through tough problems on his own and uncover the solution.

“I learned that no matter how difficult or challenging something may seem, as long as I work hard and don’t give up, I can work through it,” said Julien.

When Julien decides on a career path in the future, he hopes to choose one that allows him to apply his love for math.

In his free time, Julien enjoys reading, collecting comic books, playing chess, swimming, and riding his bike. He also plays two musical instruments, the piano and violin.


What is Kumon? Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program. At Kumon, your child will build skills that lead to success inside and outside the classroom while gaining a sense of confidence that will help them in the classroom and beyond.

Kumon of South Beaverton is located in Progress Ridge next to the theater (12325 SW Horizon Blvd, Ste. #221). To schedule a free placement test please call 503-639-7219.