Former Silicon Valley Teacher Opens Learning Center Franchise

Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newark-Ardenwood is officially open for business

Ravinder Bhatt

– Ravinder Bhatt has always had a passion for education. 25 years ago, as a new college graduate, he dove into his first job: teaching high-school math, chemistry, and physics. Since then, his career has taken some twists and turns that have led him across the globe and astray from teaching. However, his hope to return to the education sector remained. Finally, things have come full circle for Bhatt, who is now the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newark – Ardenwood.

“I have always aspired to return to my roots to teach children. Kumon has now given me the opportunity to get back into educating our youth,” said Ravinder Bhatt, owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Newark – Ardenwood. “I’m looking forward to giving back to my community by helping children become self-sufficient so that they can benefit long-term from the Kumon Method.”

After teaching for five years, Ravinder’s next roles as a programmer and project manager required much travel and time away. Regardless, when he was home, his passion for education motivated him to make time to tutor his son’s friends free of charge. Bhatt’s son spent several years in Kumon before recently completing both the Math Program and Reading Program. As he witnessed his son’s academic ability and self-learning skills soar, Ravinder’s eyes were opened to the Kumon Method.

“As a Kumon parent for the last four years, I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the program,” said Bhatt. “When customers walk into my center, I want them to be impressed like I was in my own experience, which in turn will proudly represent Kumon’s high standards.”

Kumon is an after-school study program that focuses on achieving academic independence by instilling principles of selflearning, critical thinking, and time management. Students that participate in Kumon often study years beyond their grade level and develop academic freedom at a very young age. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that is designed to unlock each child’s potential to its fullest. Serving children in preschool through high school, over four million have enrolled in the program since its inception in 1958. Through daily practice and mastery of worksheets, students succeed in increasing confidence, concentration, and critical thinking.

About the Kumon Franchise Business

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. A low-cost franchisor, Kumon is proud to provide start-up cost assistance for all new centers. Learn more about unlocking the potential of children in your community by becoming a Kumon Franchisee.