Woman Follows in Family's Footsteps and Joins Education Franchise

Kumon of Richmond - Aliana Now Accepting New Students

Bharathi Guthikonda

– Bharathi Guthikonda’s nearly three-decade career as a pharmacist allowed her to serve her community through medicine. As an independent pharmacy owner, she enjoyed getting to know her customers on a personal level, as well as managing her staff and day-to-day operations.

Bharathi felt that it was time for her next venture but didn’t want to give up her connection with the community. Today, as the owner of Kumon of Richmond – Aliana, she shifts gears to providing a supplemental education option for local children.

Bharathi is no stranger to the Kumon Program, as both her sister and husband have been successful Instructors at their own Kumon Centers for over a decade.

“Over the last ten years, I have been able to witness academic growth in countless students at my husband’s and sister’s Kumon Centers,” said Bharathi Guthikonda, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Richmond - Aliana. “I can’t wait to join my family in helping those who are struggling to turn around and gain the confidence and study skills to advance beyond grade level.”

“The most important aspect of the Kumon Method to me is how it instills confidence in students to enable them to become independent learners,” said Bharathi. “I’m confident that I will be able to have the same impact on local youth as I’ve seen my husband and my sister have in their respective communities.”

Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for their next step. 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.

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.