With a Passion for Education Local Research Scientist Makes a Career Change to Bring Kumon to the San Leandro Community

Kumon Math and Reading Center of San Leandro - Floresta Now Taking Enrollments

Emily Diao

– Emily Diao first tapped into her natural gift of teaching through a part-time opportunity as an assistant teacher for middle school math while she was a Ph.D. candidate in Biology. Although it was a part-time role and not on her path to becoming a research scientist, Diao’s experience with improving a student’s academic performance made such a lasting impression that would later change the course of her professional career. She went on to complete her Ph.D. and spent much of her career as a research scientist, but after time wanted a career change. She recalled the impact that she made as a part-time teacher and decided to look into the Kumon franchise opportunity. Today, Diao is the proud owner of Kumon Math and Reading Center of San Leandro – Floresta.

“Children enrolled in Kumon are given the opportunity to be guided in becoming self-learners,” said Diao, owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of San Leandro – Floresta. “By building a strong foundation at an early age, students not only improve their academic performance, but also patience, conscientiousness and sheer tenacity – all key components of a successful future.”

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.

“I want my center to be a space for students to discover a passion for learning, and to unlock their full potential,” said Diao. “I hope to be a critical player in each of my students’ academic journeys and to prepare them for a successful future.”

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 Method 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. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 51 countries and regions.

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 has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 51 countries and regions.