Former Educator Returns to His Roots to Open Kumon of Orchard Park

The After-School Enrichment Program Aims to Develop Confident Self-Learners

Seungik Park

– During the decade that Seungik Park taught biology in his home country of South Korea, he enjoyed the privilege of sculpting young minds . While teaching was his passion, a move to the United States prompted a career change for Park. For the last ten years, he has owned and operated a convenience store at the heart of his community. Today, Park has moved on to his next venture. As the new owner and Instructor of Kumon of Orchard Park, he is excited to combine his two passions: education and entrepreneurship.

“Prior to opening this center, my wife and I had the pleasure of being Kumon parents to our youngest daughter,” said Seungik Park, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Orchard Park. “After having firsthand experience with how much Kumon has helped her academic development, we wanted to be able to share that joy with other families in our community.”

Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for their next step. While it’s not required, Park’s prior experience as a teacher along with owning a small business made him a great candidate to open a Kumon Center. Up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available to further assist new Instructors, along with an extensive network of support.

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 enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.

“What sets Kumon apart is the fact that it’s not direct tutoring – instead, students learn how to work through solving problems on their own,” said Park. “My hope for this center is for it to be a safe place for my students to be able to make mistakes, so that they can improve their self-learning skills without judgement.”

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.