Kumon: Celebrating its 60th founding anniversary in the educational space
Listen to host Eric Dye & guests Shoba Donti and Tate Isgrig discuss the following:
- What is Kumon?
- What are the benefits of studying Kumon and how is Kumon different from other Math and/or Reading programs?
- What is the process of enrolling?
- How long is the program?
- How did you become a Kumon instructor? What’s your entrepreneurial journey like?
- I know Kumon is voted as one of the top 500 franchises in the United States so if any of our listeners are interested to be just like you, How can one become a Kumon instructor?
Shoba Donti is the Instructor at Kumon Math and Reading Center of North Andover, MA since 2003. She learned firsthand about Kumon and the benefits of the Kumon Method when her daughter Priya and son Arun enrolled in the program. Prior to becoming a certified Kumon Instructor, she worked as the controller of accounts for Southwest Dining, a division of Sky Chefs and American Airlines. A licensed CPA, Shoba earned a bachelors in Accounting and graduated suma cum laude from University of Texas. Even with 15 years of experience as a Kumon Instructor, Shoba continues to enhance her knowledge of the Kumon program and student instruction and endeavors to develop and maximize the full potential of students, irrespective of their ability or grade level.
Tate is a career educator with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. Tate’s extensive experience as both an educator and an administrator in both public and private schools led to his opening of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Milton in 2011. As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, he serves as a mentor, working closely with each family to create individualized study plans that develop the student’s self-confidence and self-reliance. Like all Kumon Instructors, Tate has a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children reach their true potential.
About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they can achieve 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. Founded in 1958, Kumon celebrates its 60th year serving children worldwide. Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions.
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 celebrates its 60th year serving children worldwide. Kumon has over four million students enrolled in nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions.
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