Former Kumon Student Pays it Forward to Stafford Community

Career Nonprofit Fundraiser to Help Local Youth Grow Holistically Through Education

Julissa Bhakta

– Throughout her career in education, Julissa Bhakta made it her mission to help each and every student in her classroom enjoy learning. From her start as a teacher’s aid, to substitute teaching, to full-time teaching, she recognized each student’s need to learn at their own pace. Unfortunately, with a classroom full of children to teach and a limited school day, she was only able to create individualized study plans in groups, no matter how early she came to work or how late she stayed. A few years into her teaching career, Julissa learned about the Kumon Program after two friends became Instructors. The more she learned about Kumon, the more interested she became. The business aspect tied to individualized study for each student had Julissa sold on her next education endeavor. Just a short time later, she is the owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Bakersfield- Riverlakes.

“Kumon is the only program that allows me to individually plan for each student’s goals – something that I wasn’t able to do as a public school teacher,” said Julissa Bhakta, Instructor of Kumon of Bakersfield-Riverlakes. “I hope to increase academic positivity and confidence through finding the ‘just-right’ learning level for every student that walks into my center.”

Bhakta’s two friends that were already Kumon Instructors gave her their first-hand experiences on the process to becoming a Kumon Franchisee. It’s an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs that have a passion for education and a drive to better their community. Julissa Bhakta and assistantsUp to $31,000 in startup cost assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support to make the journey to becoming a business owner as seamless as possible.

Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic independence, confidence, and study skills. Through daily worksheet study, students that are enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.

“I want my students to come into my center knowing it’s a safe space for them to be themselves and comfortably learn,” said Bhakta. “Through the Kumon Method, I’m confident I can instill a strong academic foundation in our community that will lead to future success.”

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they canachieve 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 25,000 learning centers in 55 countries and regions.