From Assistant Principal to Center Director: Educator Opens Kumon of Myrtle Beach
The After-School Enrichment Program Option is the only Kumon Center in the Area
November 04, 2020 // Franchising.com // MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Matthew Foster’s passion for educating is deep-rooted. He spent many years as a schoolteacher within special education, followed by nearly a decade as an assistant principal.
As a father, Foster prioritizes education for his children as much as he does for his students, which is why he decided to enroll his children in the Kumon Math and Reading Program in their home state of Kentucky.
When his wife’s job moved the family to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Foster was left looking for his next role within education. The absence of a Kumon Center in the area coupled with the academic independence the program afforded his own children helped him to choose his next opportunity. Today, as the owner and Instructor of Kumon of Myrtle Beach, Foster is looking forward to developing area students to be independent, confident self-learners.
“What made me want to be a part of the Kumon family is that it can serve a wide range of students, and is solely based on ability,” said Matthew Foster, owner and Instructor of Kumon of Myrtle Beach. “I saw my own children’s progress firsthand and can’t wait to see the same in my future students.”
Becoming a Kumon Franchisee is an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs, as up to $36,000 in startup cost assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support.
Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic independence, confidence, and study skills. Through daily worksheet study, students that are enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.
“I’m looking forward to serving the Myrtle Beach area with dignity by providing students the opportunity to change their academic trajectory,” said Foster. “Kumon’s goal is to create world peace through education, and my role in that begins now!”
In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kumon of Myrtle Beach is offering both in-center and virtual options to accommodate area families’ needs. Visit their website for more information.
About Kumon Math & Reading Centers
Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they canachieve 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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