World's Largest Education Franchise Targets Western Mass for Expansion

New Kumon Math and Reading Center Opening at Longmeadow-South with Plans for More in the Region

– Kumon, the world’s largest after-school education franchise, is expanding in Western Massachusetts with the opening of a new center in Longmeadow. Kumon Math and Reading Center of Longmeadow-South will give thousands of additional parents access to a nearby learning center for their preschool to high school aged children.

There are currently seven Kumon Centers in Western Massachusetts with plans for additional expansion in the region. Kumon is seeking prospective small business owners with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping children reach their full academic potential.

A recent study by the National Assessment of Education Progress shows a decline in the percentage of students who are considered prepared for college-level work in reading and math. Western Massachusetts is home to 22 universities and approximately 100,000 students, making it an ideal location for Kumon’s expansion. The supplemental education industry is one of the fastest-growing franchise industries with a leading market research firm forecasting the global market for private tutoring will reach $196.3 billion by 2020.

“Each year, more parents are turning to supplemental education opportunities and because of that, the demand for Kumon learning centers continues to be seen,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We are excited to bring the Kumon Method of Learning to more families in Western Massachusetts.”

The Kumon Method empowers children to become self-learners and is designed to advance children’s math and reading skills while building confidence and fostering a love for learning.

Kumon assists all new franchisees in the development of a concrete business plan, supports local marketing with national student recruitment initiatives, provides ongoing training and opportunities to learn from experts and other franchisees during annual conferences.

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About the Kumon Franchise Business

Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading and have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has four million students enrolled in 26,000 learning centers in 49 countries and regions. Kumon North America is headquartered in Teaneck, NJ.