"Class Mom" Shifts from Volunteering to Full-Time Educator
Kumon of Pleasanton - East Aims to Bridge the Learning Gap in Livermore Community
September 05, 2019 // Franchising.com // Livermore, Calif. - Deepti Tadikamalla loves to be around children. As a stay-at-home mom to her 10-year-old, Deepti has enjoyed being available to dedicate many hours per week to volunteering at her daughter’s school. From helping students of all ages in the school library, to assisting them with math, to running the school’s book club, Deepti noticed something troubling she couldn’t ignore. There was a major gap in learning for many students, all of whom were shuffled to the next grade, regardless of how well they grasped grade-level material. These children were struggling to understand basic concepts, which only made it harder when new concepts were added to their pile. Although Deepti held a master’s degree in business administration and finance, she felt a passion to help bridge the gap in education. The timing couldn’t have been better, as she had been seriously looking for a franchise opportunity for herself when she came across Kumon. After further research, Deepti felt it was the perfect next step in her career. She is now the proud Owner and Instructor of Kumon Math and Reading Center of Pleasanton - East.
“As a parent of a 10-year-old, I understand the concerns and needs of the parents approaching me,” said Deepti Tadikamalla, Instructor of Kumon of Pleasanton - East. “I am confident that I can help local youth feel the difference in their academic independence, while raising their confidence and convincing them they are capable of achieving their dreams.”
When Deepti set out to find the best franchise opportunity for her, Kumon seemed to be the best fit for her needs and goals. Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is well within reach for many aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education. Up to $31,000 in startup cost assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support. Kumon is an after-school enrichment program that works to unlock each child’s full potential by instilling qualities of academic independence and confidence. Through daily worksheet study, students routinely master materials well beyond their grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.
“My goal is to foster a love for math and English from an early age, and be a learning support for community teachers, children, and parents,” said Tadikamalla. “Kumon’s individualized approach of helping children achieve and learn beyond their grade level attracted me from the beginning, and I believe it will ensure their academic success.”
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.
About the Kumon Franchise Business
Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 55 countries and regions.
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