Kumon Shatters 300,000 Student Milestone

Tutoring Franchise Grows by 12 percent in North America

TEANECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kumon, the world's largest after-school math and reading enrichment company, grew to 310,034 students in February 2011, capping 12 percent growth in North America in the first two months of the year. The ability-based learning program helps children develop strong academic skills, confidence and a love of learning.

"Parents are investing in education and making their child's development their first priority," said Kumon North America president, Hideki Kusuzawa. "As the need for enrichment grows, Kumon is an attractive business for professionals seeking rewarding careers in education."

Franchise openings are available across the country as the demand for ability-based learning increases. The company aims to open 100 more centers across the country in 2011, on top of the 1,369 franchises in the U.S. and 1,775 in North America, according to Mr. Kusuzawa.

The company has one of the lowest franchise and materials fees in the industry at only $2,000, and offers business incentives up to $27,500. Kumon is an ideal business opportunity for educators looking to work with students individually in an ability-based learning program, corporate executives seeking more satisfying work contributing to their community, and mothers who are ready to return to the workforce in a rewarding career that offers flexibility.

The initial investment to open a center ranges from $36,538 to $145,250 in the United States. Interested candidates are invited to visit: www.kumonfranchise.com.

About Kumon Franchise Business:

Kumon is an ideal small business opportunity for professionals who want to help children from preschool to high school unlock their potential so they can achieve more on their own. The Kumon Method is an individualized ability-based math and reading learning program. Kumon franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading and have investment capital of $50,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has 26,000 centers in 46 countries and is the world's largest after school education company with more than four million students studying worldwide. Kumon North America has headquarters in Teaneck, New Jersey. Candidates can visit www.kumonfranchise.com or call 1-866-633-0740 to learn more about franchise opportunities.

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