ANASTASIA Vulin has dreams of becoming a cancer researcher after watching her father fight the disease.
The Beeliar nine-year-old is aware of the effort and perseverance she will need to put into schooling to follow her dreams, but her love of learning is already seeing her excel in her studies.
With the help of Kumon Beeliar Education Centre, Anastasia is comfortably completing maths at a Year 6 level, despite only being in Year 4.
She said learning at a higher level was a great confidence boost.
“Kumon has helped me to rethink and reset my goals because of my heightened self-belief,” she said.
“My dad has recently gone through a cancer scare. Watching him and all the wonderful people at the Fiona Stanley Cancer Centre, who helped him through his ordeal, has inspired me to want a career in this field.”
Anastasia’s mother Suzana Vulin said the advanced learning was helping Anastasia to reach her full potential.
“Advanced learning has not only helped Anastasia to extend her maths knowledge significantly, but has also helped her to approach all her tasks in a much more positive manner,” she said.
“In my opinion, it is very important that every child reach their full potential.
“If a child has the capacity to learn ahead of their school grade, then I fully support it.”