How can I be the best educator?

Ifrah Aydid has always strived to find the answer to one particular question: How can I be the best educator?

During her time teaching English as a Second Language students, she noticed their struggle to understand the work, which led her to get her master’s degree in education and a reading specialist certification.

Learning center franchise owner

– Ifrah Aydid has always strived to be the best educator she could be – teaching children ranging from pre-school through high school for years. During her time teaching English as a Second Language students, she noticed their struggle to understand the work, which prompted Ifrah’s return to school to receive a master’s in education along with a reading specialist certification. Ifrah acknowledged the fact that the material should be more individualized for those students, but knew it wasn’t possible in that school setting. At the same time, she witnessed her two sons excel in school, years beyond their grade level. They had been enrolled in Kumon since they were three years old, and routinely shocked their own teachers with their advanced knowledge and independent comprehension. When it came time for a career change, Ifrah knew that becoming a Kumon Instructor was the perfect way for her to continue her passion of teaching, while making sure each of her students were at their own appropriate “just-right” level of study. She is now officially the proud owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Lemon Grove.

She became frustrated as an educator and knew the subject matter needed to be more individualized for those students in the classroom environment. At the same time, she her two sons exceled while they were enrolled in Kumon. They routinely shocked their own teachers with their advanced knowledge and independent comprehension.


Eventually she sought a career change and she knew becoming a Kumon Instructor was the perfect way for her to continue her passion of teaching. She is now officially the proud owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Lemon Grove.


“Kumon doesn’t restrict students to their own grade level, which is how both of my sons were able to study years ahead of their peers,” said Ifrah Aydid, owner of Kumon of Lemon Grove. “Each child is supported and encouraged to reach their own potential through fostered independence and individualized instruction, which is what sets Kumon apart from the rest.”


Ifrah Aydid and family

Kumon is a supplemental education program that works to unlock children’s potential by instilling qualities of academic independence and confidence. Using each student’s “just-right” level of learning combined with daily worksheet study, countless children have studied years above grade level through Kumon. Becoming a franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education like Ifrah. Along with an extended network of support, Kumon offers up to $37,100 in startup cost assistance for new franchisees. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.


“My goal is to create confident, hard-working, independent thinkers who can rely on themselves to learn from their mistakes,” said Aydid. “I know that nurturing each student’s strong work ethic while helping them achieve their personal goals will lead to the overall advancement of the Lemon Grove community.”


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.


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 26,000 learning centers in 55 countries and regions.