If you are like me, you have invested countless hours researching academic programs in Seattle to supplement your child’s education, only to discover that there are very few, if any, that actively recognize your children’s needs and help maximize their true potential.
At Kids With An Edge, we aim to do just that. We also know that children are social creatures and need to be able to share their unique observations; not just quietly learn from their seats. We provide a highly interactive and supportive atmosphere where we guide the children into discovering the new concept as an extension of the previous one. The children develop a strong foundation, confidence, and an inquisitive love of learning. They not only learn “what?” algorithm to use, but “why?” the algorithm works and “how?” they should systematically show their work on paper to avoid errors.
Socrates aptly said, “Education is the kindling of a flame and not the filling of a vessel.” Once your child catches that fire, it is priceless to hear them say, “Mom, you are right, but let me show you how I would do it.”
We believe that each child, at any age, has tremendous potential and when we provide them with the right educational opportunities, we are not pressuring them, but in fact empowering them. Our children spend the majority of each day at school and when they feel successful in that environment, they grow up with confidence. We need to help our children establish a pattern of success by not only providing them with help when it is absolutely required, but by actually anticipating their needs beforehand.
Through Kids With An Edge, it is my goal to provide a service that parents will feel good about having invested their valuable time and money in.
Who am I? Once upon a time, my greatest credentials were that I was the University of Washington’s Woman Engineer of the Year and that I served a term as Miss India Washington and as a Seattle Seafair Princess.
But then, God blessed me with children and just like most parents, the entire focus of my life changed. In order to be with my children, I started a preschool program for advanced learning. Later, I also owned and operated a tutoring center. Helping children to succeed—my children and those who came to me for tutoring—became my mission in life. Two of my children tested into the Highly Gifted Cohort and another one bravely navigates the world despite her special needs.
Kids With An Edge is my pledge to do for you as I did for myself.
Mother, Educator, Engineer, Founder of Kids With An Edge
P.S. Spring 2017 Update: My daughter, a high school senior, has been a awarded a National Merit Scholarship and was just Directly Admitted into the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering Program straight out of high school. She will be attending the UW as an Honors student in the Fall and has just been accepted to research in the UbiComp Lab at the UW over the summer. She has also been admitted into the exclusive “by invitation only” Google CodeU program and hopes to visit Google headquarters in CA this August! We are so thankful to God for his many blessings and guidance over the past four years.