– Working as a teacher across several countries for more than a decade helped Shahzeen Sarfraz learn and appreciate the differences and commonalities of certain cultures first-hand. After teaching in both the UK and Pakistan, Shahzeen moved to the United States to continue her career in education. It wasn’t until a teaching job at school in Virginia that she heard about the Kumon Math and Reading Program during discussions with parents of her high performing students.
After taking some time off from teaching to raise her young children, Shahzeen was ready to go back to work. A friend gave her a closer introduction to the Kumon Method, which prompted her to enroll her children immediately. The change in academic independence she saw in her kids occurred faster than she ever thought possible, which gave Shahzeen an idea for her next career move. Now, as the owner and Instructor of Kumon of Broadlands, she is looking forward to providing that same change in students in her community.
“I developed full faith in the Kumon Program as soon as I observed its impact on my own children,” said Sarfraz. “They are both very different students and approach their studies in their own special way, but regardless of their personalities, Kumon has developed them into self-learners who are always working to improve their organization skills and productivity.”
When Shahzeen reached out for more information on becoming a Kumon Franchisee, she 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. Up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available to further assist new Instructors, along with strong guidance each step of the way. Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic ability, 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 have yet to meet a Kumon student who is not confident in his ideas or abilities,” said Sarfraz. “I want all students that attend my center to develop a drive in themselves and a ‘can do it’ attitude in order to achieve their full potential and not give up in the process.”
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.
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.