– – Sara Haghighi has had one particular career goal for as long as she can remember – she hoped to own her own business by the age of 40. Along the way, she worked in management and logistics within several big corporations, which sharpened her ability to juggle multiple tasks while allowing her to work with fellow colleagues from many areas of business. In between, she enjoyed working short-term teaching jobs, which included part time at a university and at after school programs.
Education and learning were always a priority for Sara, so when her daughter was ready, she decided to enroll her in the Kumon Math and Reading Program after learning about it from friends and family. Just a few months later, her daughter’s Kumon Instructor offered Sara a part time job working as an assistant at the Center. After working there for one year, Sara realized the opportunity to reach her ultimate career goal was right in front of her. As the owner and instructor of Kumon of McLean – Rock Spring she hopes to continue the rewarding experience of fostering a love for learning at her very own Center.
“In the last year as an assistant, I learned that there is nothing more rewarding for me than observing a student progress in such a short time,” said Sara. “I’m proud to call myself a business owner, but even more proud of what I’m doing for my community’s youth.”
Sara’s experience in management and working in a Kumon Center made her a great candidate to become a Kumon Franchisee. When she reached out for more information on the process, she was met with an extensive network of support. Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs, as up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available to further assist new Instructors. 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 that are enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.
“I hope to impact our students’ study habits and self-learning ability in a positive way,” said Sara. “Through motivating them and allowing them to become independent learners, it in turn will improve all of our futures as a whole.”
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 has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 51 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 has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 51 countries and regions.