From Kumon Parent to Kumon Owner: Local Resident Joins World's Largest Education Program After Children Experience Success in the Program
Kumon Math and Reading Center of Oakley Now Taking Enrollments
OAKLEY, Calif. - Nov. 14, 2018 // PRNewswire // - With a background in financial services and a growing career as a market analyst at the New York Stock Exchange, Maria Shin was using her love of numbers daily, but yearned to own her own business. Combined with her passion for children and the positive experiences her sons had as Kumon Students, she had all the pieces in place to become a small business owner and open Kumon Math and Reading Center of Oakley.
"I always wanted to own a business I believed in and would enjoy working at daily. After seeing my kids benefit from the Kumon Program, I decided to look into opening a Kumon Center," said Shin, owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Oakley. "As a small business owner, I'm not only helping my students succeed, but I'm also investing in the community, which I'm very passionate about."
The Kumon Method empowers preschool to high school aged children to become self-learners and is designed to advance math and reading skills while fostering a love for learning. It goes beyond traditional tutoring by actively developing critical thinking skills as children progress independently through a carefully crafted curriculum.
"Nothing enhances a community more than motivated and engaged children," said Shin. "As a Kumon Instructor, I look forward to becoming a part of their lives. I'm inspired by the idea of working with local teachers, students, and families to make our community even better."
Kumon sparks critical thinking, establishes a pattern of success and builds confidence that can lead to accelerated learning throughout life.
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 celebrates its 60th year serving children worldwide. Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 50 countries and regions.