From Chemical Engineer to Kumon Instructor: Local Entrepreneur Opens Learning Center after Seeing Immense Improvement in Her Children’s Academics

–With a degree in chemical engineering and 10 years of experience working in the industry, Hui Zhao had a wonderful career, but yearned to do more for her community. After seeing the impact the Kumon Program had on her children’s academic performance, she walked away from her engineering career and opened Kumon Math and Reading Center of Shoreline-South.

“I enrolled my children in Kumon three years ago because I heard a lot of success stories about the program,” said Zhao, owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading of Shoreline-South. “I’ve seen first-hand how the curriculum and the routine of the Kumon Method benefits children, and I look forward to being a part of that process.”

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. It goes beyond traditional tutoring by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted curriculum.

“We are fortunate for the opportunity to expand in the Seattle area with the addition of Kumon of Shoreline-South,” said Larry Lambert, vice president of franchise recruitment at Kumon North America. “As parents continue to seek out education opportunities outside of the classroom, we are looking forward to bringing the Kumon Method to even more families in the community.”

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 Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills.

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.