What was your occupation prior to becoming a Kumon Instructor?
Prior to becoming a Kumon Instructor, I was the Events Manager at Brunel University, assisting in organising high profile university events such as graduation ceremonies and inaugural lectures.
What motivated you to become a franchised Kumon Instructor?
I sought a business opportunity that provided flexibility, the freedom to make my own decisions and the ability to structure my working week to suit my needs. I knew that Kumon were leaders in their field and found the information provided during the franchise open day, and throughout the training, thorough and excellent. The more I learnt about the Kumon franchise opportunity, the more I knew I wanted to embark on running my own study centre.
What has been your experience so far?
I found the first three months as a franchised Kumon Instructor hard work but thoroughly enriching. The pride and joy I feel when a student has a ‘light bulb’ moment is second to none. I have experienced a steep learning curve since launching my centre: developing ideas for promoting the centre, liaising with parents, managing the centre/staff and setting the work for all my students. However, I am starting to successfully juggle all these aspects of developing my business and working towards establishing my centre within the community.
What are your hopes for the future?
I entered into my venture as a Kumon Instructor not solely for monetary gain but to also make a real difference to children’s lives. As a mother myself, I understands how important a role education plays not only in a child’s life but also their parents. I understand that each parent wants the best for their child and believe that if I can help each student realise their unlimited potential, my business will be a success.
We wish Sonali the best of luck as she continues her journey as a Kumon Instructor. We look forward to sharing news about the students in Slough who benefit from her Instruction and the unique Kumon programmes.