Kumon Canterbury Instructor wins Women in Education award
Kathryn, who took over the study centre last July, said: "I am absolutely delighted to have won as it is recognition for how much I care about my students.
"The judges were impressed by how quickly I had made an impact on students' learning since July. They commented that they admired my approach to inclusivity in that I individualised the work for each student and work hard to make sure every child meets their full potential."
Kathryn was nominated by one of her class assistants, Sally, who said: "I could see from my first day how organised Kathryn was. I had many questions and nothing was too much trouble for her. The students come 'bouncing' in and I know this is down to Kathryn. Her friendly attitude towards both students and employees is amazing and I wanted the world to know!"
All nominations were reviewed by a panel of judges ahead of the awards ceremony at a gala dinner at the Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone on Saturday 12 March.
Kathryn said: "It was a brilliant evening, from the moment we arrived and walked up the red carpet outside the hotel! I met lots of inspiring and talented women in all fields of business from construction to PR and from finance to tourism.
"It was a very glitzy event and quite strange being in the glare of all the professional cameras, especially doing an acceptance speech - it felt like the Oscars!
"I have put the certificate on display at the entrance to the centre and my parents and staff have been celebrating with me, which is fantastic."
This was the fourth annual Kent Women in Business Awards which recognising talented and inspiring female business owners in the county. It is absolutely wonderful that Kathryn has been acknowledged in this way.
Even though she has only been a Kumon Instructor for a short while, she is already having a great impact on her students. Mum, Preetha Nathan, said: "Kathryn knows exactly what level Ashmitha and Aayush should be working on and monitors every individual child closely so they make the most of their abilities."
A huge well done to Kathryn, it was certainly a well-deserved award and we, at Kumon, are all very proud.