– When Fort Worth mother Georgette Kankwende’s children had to start learning from home upon the start of the COVID19 pandemic, she had some concerns. Although she had spent her career as a teacher, she wanted to incorporate additional resources to ensure her kids kept advancing during the uncertain time.
Kankwende’s solution was to enroll her children in the Kumon Math and Reading Program. Quickly, she became inspired by their increased confidence, independence, and concentration. Today, as the new owner and Instructor of Kumon of Fort Worth – Woodland Springs, she is excited to spread that same growth to even more children in her community.
“I believe every child has a unique way of learning and that’s the beauty of Kumon,” said Georgette Kankwende, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Fort Worth – Woodland Springs. “Kumon’s study plans are tailor-made to meet each child’s academic needs, which is crucial to developing independence and confidence.”
Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education, like Georgette. While it’s not required, Kankwende’s prior experience as a teacher made her 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.
“My hope is that every child who comes through our doors will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to be successful in life and to reach their highest potential,” said Kankwende. “When families, businesses, and community members work together to support learning, the possibilities for our youth are endless.”
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.