Helping Kids Overcome Learning Loss Takes More Than Instruction

New Kumon Center in Petaluma, CA brings happiness to learning

Susan Tran

– When Susan Tran graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in psychology, like many young grads, she knew she wanted to pursue work that enriched peoples’ lives. Little did she guess she would one day feel like a “happiness consultant” as she opened her own Kumon Franchise.

Susan joined Kumon five years ago as a reading assistant. She found immense pleasure getting to know each child’s strengths, needs and motivations—and having the tools and knowledge to help create opportunities for them to succeed. With Kumon, success is not just academic, it’s emotional – and Susan could see how her guidance was making both kids and their families happier.

The timing of opening Kumon of Petaluma during a pandemic is particularly significant. “Many of our children this past year have been experiencing trouble with learning loss, a decrease in confidence, and a lack of enthusiasm for learning,” said Susan. “My goal is to help our students elevate their best attributes, guide them towards a path and pattern of success, and show them that they are capable of achieving beyond their expectations.”

Kumon is not tutoring. It’s an academic enrichment program that aims to unlock kids’ full potential by increasing independence, confidence, and study skills. Kids enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond what is expected for their age or grade, bringing a confidence spills over to all sorts of activities. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.

Kumon Franchisees enjoy the rewards of a meaningful business that allows them to positively impact the future of hundreds of kids. No teaching experience is needed and up to $34,000 in startup assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support to help new franchisees build successful businesses.

About Kumon Franchise

In business for over 60 years, Kumon is consistently ranked #1 in the education category by Entrepreneur magazine and this year, Kumon was ranked #6 in the Top Ten of the entire Franchise 500® list. Investment starts at less than $65,000 and Kumon offers up to $34,000 in incentives—veterans may qualify for an extra $10,000 bonus. Opening a Kumon Franchise is ideal for individuals with a passion for education and for helping kids. See if Kumon Franchise is right for you.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

For kids from pre-K to high school, Kumon is a math and reading academic enrichment program that goes well beyond traditional tutoring, unlocking the potential of children to achieve more. Through daily practice, the individualized approach helps children develop strong math, reading, writing, and grammar skills. Students develop confidence, increase focus, and improve study habits. Kumon Instructors guide kids through their individual curriculums, helping them set and achieve goals.