Local Bothell Resident Proves It's Never Too Late for a Career Change

Embraces Passion for Education after 30 Years in the Medical Field by Opening a New Kumon Center in Issaquah

– Angela Zeng has had a remarkable 30-year medical career both as a physician and as a neuroscientist. After years spent tutoring college students at a local research hospital, she discovered her passion for education and decided to make a career change. A friend and local Kumon owner and Instructor, encouraged her to join the world’s largest after-school education franchise by opening her own Kumon Center in Issaquah-Gilman.

“I have a medical degree and a Ph.D, but after becoming a bit stagnant in the medical field, I decided that I wanted to continue bettering myself and energize my career by following a passion for education,” said Zeng, owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Issaquah-Gilman. “I’ve really enjoyed guiding young scientists at research hospitals and have seen first-hand how you can make an impact on a young person’s life. I look forward to using that passion to help children of Issaquah realize that with a little confidence, the sky is the limit.”

Kumon goes beyond traditional tutoring by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted math and reading curriculum. The Kumon Method empowers preschool to high school aged children to become self-learners and is designed to advance math and reading skills while fostering a love for learning.

There are 32 Kumon Math and Reading Centers in Greater Seattle, including 22 in King County. This will be the second center to open in Issaquah and is part of Kumon’s 2018 expansion plan of welcoming 100 new franchisees nationwide.

“Kumon has experienced a great deal of success meeting the demand for high-quality supplemental education programs in Greater Seattle for over 25 years,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “We are fortunate for the opportunity to continue to expand in the region and look forward to helping the children of Issaquah reach their maximum potential.”

Kumon’s Presence in Greater Seattle

  • 7,457 subject enrollments at 32 centers
  • 25 percent increase in subject enrollments in last five years

Kumon sparks critical thinking, establishes a pattern of success and builds confidence that can lead to accelerated learning throughout life. Learn more about the Kumon franchise opportunity today.

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, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon celebrates its 60th year serving children worldwide. Kumon has over four million students enrolled in nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions.