– As an elementary school teacher in the greater Austin area, Raquel Macleod has had the privilege of sculpting young minds for more than a decade. Now, she continues to do the same but with a new lens. Macleod is the new owner and Instructor of Kumon of Austin – Mueller, and is excited to get to work instilling academic confidence and independence in local students.
“When the opportunity came for me to integrate my knowledge in education with opening my own business, I didn’t think twice,” said Raquel Macleod, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Austin – Mueller. “My passion for teaching, belief in the Kumon Method, and a desire to help and to be more involved in my community were all factors in making this new venture a reality.”
Although she spent much of her career in the public school system, Macleod’s shift to the after-school enrichment program was far from sudden. She has been familiar with the Kumon Math and Reading Program for years and has seen the learning method’s results in many children of family and friends.
Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for education who are 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.
“What I love most about Kumon is that it helps children of all ages to reach their highest potential – going above and beyond what they ever thought was academically possible,” said Macleod. “I aim to empower students in this neighborhood and surrounding areas to believe in themselves and their abilities while learning to solve their own problems and achieve greatness.”
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.