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About the Instructor


Dear visitors,

I am Shafiq Khan, the Director of Kumon Center of Grand Forks. With extensive training and certification as a Kumon instructor, I have the privilege of serving as a mentor, guiding children through their academic journey while providing them with the necessary direction, support, and encouragement.

At Kumon, my approach involves creating personalized at-home study plans and closely monitoring classroom assignments. I emphasize the significance of accuracy and completion within Kumon Standard Completion Time for each task. By adhering to this method, I have witnessed countless students around the globe enhance their self-confidence, develop better learning habits, and cultivate discipline.

My commitment to education extends beyond my role as a Kumon instructor. As a parent myself, I have experienced firsthand the remarkable impact of the Kumon Program on my own children. They started at a young age and have acquired solid math and reading skills throughout the years, surpassing their school standards. One of my daughters excelled academically and went on to graduate school with a higher GPA. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in International Relations at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Kumon has transformed her into an independent learner, reinforcing my belief that every child can benefit from this program.

Prior to becoming a Kumon instructor, I enjoyed a successful career in business management, human development, accounting, and education. This diverse background equips me with a unique perspective and a comprehensive understanding of various aspects of learning and development.

My true passion lies in education, both for myself and for others. I am dedicated to ensuring that your child receives the best possible Kumon curriculum, tailored to their individual needs. I am committed to replicating the same success that my own children have experienced and to providing exceptional educational opportunities for all children under my guidance. Thank you for considering Kumon Center of Grand Forks as a partner in your child's educational journey.


Shafiq Khan Director, Kumon Center of Grand Forks

Biography and Background


Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Foundation and Research (Currently Studying) University of North Dakota (UND), Grand Forks, ND. 

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MS) 

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 

Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Community Development (BS) University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 

Diploma in Business Administration, Riverside City College, Riverside, CA 

Professional Background 

Kumon Center of Grand Forks, ND, Director & Franchisee 

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, Coordinator, Financial Wellness 

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE), Advisor 

County of Riverside, Riverside, CA, Accountant 

Southland Foods, Inc. Riverside, CA, Franchisee 

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Accounting Manager 

Hyatt Century Plaza, Beverly Hills, CA, Staff Accountant 


National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (2014) 

SCORE (SBA) Certified Mentor (2014) 

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship Recipient (2013) 

Riverside City College Dean’s List. 3.75/ 4.0 GPA (2010)

Certificate of Appreciations: The California Franchise Tax Board (2011)

Internal Revenue Services (IRS) (2011) 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program  

Outstanding Public Service to Participation in the Department of Treasury, Education, Partnership, and Communication (2011) 

Certificate of Appreciation: The White House Communication Agency (2001) 

On behalf of President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton  

During the US President George W. Bush (2006), I supported his visit to Los Angeles, CA. In October 1998, During the US President Bill Clinton helped his visit to Los Angeles, CA. 


Clinton, V., & Khan, S. (2019). Efficacy of Open Textbook Adoption on Learning Performance and Course Withdrawal Rates: A Meta-Analysis. AERA Open. 

Volunteer Experiences 

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) US Department of Treasury California Franchise Tax Board Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Community Action Partnership (CAP)

Training and Certification

I have completed the comprehensive Kumon Instructor training, which equips me with a thorough understanding of the Kumon Method and material. Through this training, I have also learned from the past 60 years of Kumon history on the best way to administer the Kumon Method. 

Graduate Certificate in e-learning 

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership (CNP)