Veteran Marine to Serve Community Through Education

Kumon Parent to Continue Career of Service Through Kumon of Virginia Beach - Hilltop

Anil Kini

– Edward Lofland is no stranger to discipline. The two decades spent serving his country in the United States Marine Corps exposed him to many working environments across several countries. During a deployment in Japan, Edward and his family were stationed on Kadena Air Station in Okinawa. This is when he first discovered Kumon, as there was a center located onbase. He enrolled his three eldest children and was amazed at how quickly it changed the way they viewed learning.

That was six years ago. After retiring from the Marine Corps and returning home to Virginia, Edward immediately continued his family’s Kumon Journey at a local center, where his children are still excelling in the Kumon Math and Reading Program today.

When it came to the question of what he wanted to do next, Edward felt committed to serve his community in a new way. Now, as the owner and Instructor of Kumon of Virginia Beach – Hilltop, he hopes to spark a love for in his community.

“The structure and discipline my children gained from their six years in the Kumon Program has changed them in so many positive ways,” said Lofland. “Kumon was born from a father wanting to help his son – and I’d like to do the same not just for my own children, but all of the children in my community.”

Anil Kini's son, AarivWhen Edward reached out for more information on becoming a Kumon Franchisee, he was met with an extensive network of support. Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education, as up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available to help you get started.

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.

“My hope is to develop minds that will challenge the status quo and enhance the lives of others within the community," said Lofland. “I want to prepare our next generation for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

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.