By Genonia Petra
Education was always a major focus for me when I was growing up in Romania. After I moved to Canada, I worked as a teacher. It seemed like a good fit, but once I had heard about my students’ additional success with the Kumon after-school math and reading program, I realized an even better fit would be to sign on as a franchisee.
Tutoring franchise system Kumon Math and Reading Centres hit a new milestone recently by enrolling its 400,000th student in North America. There are now 78,057 Canadian, 39,952 Mexican and 283,330 American children enrolled in the after-school program, for a total of 401,339.
By Yossi Suissa
I’ve dedicated most of my professional life to teaching, whether in the classroom or working with school administrators to find ways to integrate technology into the learning environment. And while I have great respect for the education system where I live and work, I came to a point in my career where I needed new challenges.
By Jake Vella and Laurey Fawcett
My mother Laurey and I have spent most of our professional lives working in a training capacity. When I wasn’t helping improve safety in the workplace, you could find me on the football field putting players through their paces and coming up with interesting ways to motivate them. I’m pretty sure I got my love of training from my mom.
By Abrar Hussain
As a business consultant, I spent my days advising companies on how to improve their operations and become more profitable. The work was interesting, but these days, I much prefer helping students build their confidence at my Scholars Education Centre franchise, offering tutoring services in Mississauga, Ont. Light bulbs go on every day in our business and that’s so gratifying.
By Sanjit Kaur I’ve always believed a ‘no’ never hurts. It’s an attitude I embraced the day I walked into a travel agency in my native Nairobi, Kenya, as an 18-year-old and offered to work for free. It also served me well nearly two decades later when I applied for a job at Kumon Math & Reading Centre as a newcomer to Canada.
A Tutor Doctor in-home tutoring franchise in Vaughan, Ont., has launched a new program to help students become high performers. Franchisee Jon-Anthony Lui has introduced X-Skills, a new ‘game plan’ to help students with academic discipline.