EAST HANOVER — Kumon Math and Reading Center held a Re-Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Saturday, January 7. The new location is located at 240 Route 10 West.
East Hanover Mayor Joseph Pannullo, Councilman Brian Brokaw Sr., Councilwoman Carolyn Jandoli, Councilman Michael Martorelli, Morris County Commissioner John Krickus, and Frank Cahill, Executive Board Member of Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, will cut the ribbon with Kumon owner Hema Popat.
Kuman has been in East Hanover for ten years at the previous location on Ridgedale Avenue. Kumon’s individualized approach helps children progress by ability rather than age or grade. More than 290,000 preschools to high school-aged children across the United States are developing their math and reading skills independently and gaining confidence through the Kumon Method of Learning. The Kumon Center of East Hanover joins the more than 1,500 U.S. Instructors committed to helping children excel through the self-learning program.
Hema Popat is a proud Kumon parent of two teenage boys and has firsthand witnessed their growth through the Kumon program. She started her Kumon journey in 2012 when she transitioned from a very chaotic full-time role in the financial industry, commuting daily to New York, to start her venture with Kumon within my local community. Her goal is simple: to achieve a better work/life balance for my family and provide quality education to other children, just as she was doing for her two boys. She has seen my boys transition seamlessly from elementary school to middle school and then from middle school to high school and enjoy the journey whilst achieving success in the classroom. Kumon has been the steady backbone throughout their journey.
Hema has seen students succeed academically and develop their study skills such as independence, focus, self-motivation, tenacity, self-confidence, and perseverance and become well-rounded capable learners. “It is so rewarding to see a student transform along this journey and strike the confidence levels to believe that the sky is their limit,” said Hema.
Hema Popat completed the comprehensive Kumon Instructor training and is a certified professional Instructor. She is a mentor who guides your children through their work while providing direction, support, and encouragement. She creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments and emphasizes the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of my students increase their self-confidence, thus becoming more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, I have a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.
Hema Popat is a business professional and a Certified Management Accountant. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Business Management in the financial industry and is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified. Amongst the many skills acquired whilst working in the financial industry, the main skill she continues to practice is customer service. She listens to all concerns and touches base frequently to guide the students throughout the program. Parent conferences are available all year round, and she makes herself accessible to all parents outside of class hours.
To reach Hema Popat, call 862-701-5858 or email her at [email protected]. You can also click here to view their website.