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Mona Kuribayashi

Music Student
Cologne University of Music and Dance

Mona Kuribayashi

G5-8: Math
IGCSE: Geography/Music/Biology
IB: Geography HL/Music HL

Nationality: Japanese

Languages I speak: English/Japanese/German

“Mona is a very talented musician and one of the most motivated students I have ever taught. She is boundless and passionate about music.” - Ms. Gander (Music teacher)

In the academic field, she is known for her outstanding performance and determination: she knows exactly how to motivate herself! Her commitment is very broad and recently, during the Corona lockdown, she initiated a virtual sports group with some classmates to keep fit together. She is also involved in several CAS projects supporting younger ISR students as a learning mentor, giving piano lessons and teaching Japanese to non-native speakers through a SLOⓇ activity.

Mona also took part in a “Clean Up Action” in Düsseldorf where she and many others helped to beautify our city. 

“I have been teaching Mona since 10th grade and have had the honour of accompanying her school career for three years. It is great to see how Mona has developed academically and also in character over the last few years. She is currently attending my IB German class and is preparing for her oral exam, where she has to give a presentation on a book extract. Mona is a very determined student whom I can always rely on when I have tricky questions about the protagonists. She is very motivating and enriches my class.” - Ms. Herda (German teacher)

Published on ISR Student Spotlight, 18 September 2020

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