Kumon Announces New Chief Operating Officer Heads U.S. Operations

TEANECK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kumon North America, the world’s largest after-school education company, announces the appointment of Savio Rebelo to chief operating officer. Mr. Rebelo was the former Northeast general manager and is the youngest senior executive in Kumon North America. In his new role, Mr. Rebelo is responsible for the U.S. operations consisting of 1,300 franchise units.

“In the next few months, I plan to set the stage for new growth opportunities in 2012”

"Savio has made enormous contributions to Kumon since he joined the organization in 2003," said Akira Hamanaka, president of Kumon North America. "Under his direction, the Northeast region broke a 17-year growth record, and I am confident he can replicate that success across all regions. Our goal is to bring the Kumon Method to as many children as possible, and he's determined to achieve this aim."

The Kumon Method builds critical thinking and analytical skills by nurturing a student’s ability to learn new concepts independently. Lesson plans are customized for each student, and children study at a pace that matches their ability, rather than by age or grade level. As a result, students soon begin to advance beyond their grade level in school.

"In the next few months, I plan to set the stage for new growth opportunities in 2012," said Savio Rebelo, chief operating officer of Kumon. "Our dedicated franchisees believe strongly in Kumon's time-tested, global program, and they will play a critical role in helping more children benefit from our self-learning method."

About Kumon Math and Reading Centers

Kumon is an after-school math and reading program. The learning method uses a systematic 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. Four million students study in Kumon in 26,000 centers throughout 47 countries and regions around the world. The North American headquarters is in Teaneck, New Jersey. Visit www.kumon.com or call 1-877-586-6673.

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