CHEUNG KWAN-LOK is an outstanding student in school. He got a Kumon prize by greatly advancing his level last year. The 16-year-old said he wanted to be an actuary but realised success never came easily. He worked hard, much harder than his peers, to achieve his present level. He was plagued by ill-health and recalled how studying was hard when he started at Kumon in Primary One. 'Kumon requires us to finish the exercises accurately in a given amount of time. 'That was a fairly big challenge for me as I write slower than most people. But gradually I got used to it.' His mother urged him to stop learning at Kumon when he was in Primary Five. 'I loved studying at Kumon, I never wanted it give it up. 'I begged by mum again and again to let me study at Kumon. She finally agreed when I was in Secondary One.' In Secondary One, he only just passed mathematics. After he went back to Kumon to study, in Secondary Two, he scored 90 out of 100. 'I could never have done it without those nice instructors. 'The instructor at Kumon is very patient and professional. 'He taught me studying maths is not about finding one solution but understanding the concepts behind the numbers.