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Kumon Franchise Case Study
Kumon offers individualised maths and English programmes to help children of any age and any ability shine. With over 60 years of experience, Kumon has established itself as the largest provider of supplementary education in the UK.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established35 years
  • Current UK Coverage70%
  • Franchisee Support Staff120
  • Personal Investment Req.£3,000
  • Total Startup Cost£3,000
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Venue-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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Sarah Nutchey Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Kumon Instructor

"I'm still passionate about being a Kumon Instructor
after 20 years"

In 2018, Sarah Nutchey celebrated her 20th anniversary as a Kumon Instructor. Before opening the Bradley Stoke centre in 1998, Sarah was a full time maths teacher, and after seven years, she was keen to find a career that was both flexible and fulfilling, and one that was guaranteed to make a significant impact in her local community.

Kumon | Sarah NutcheyNow, two decades in, she says:

“I’m still as enthusiastic and passionate as I was 20 years ago! I enjoy pretty much everything about being a Kumon Instructor. I know I’m in a better place than I would’ve been if I had stayed in teaching all these years.”

Not only has she built a strong relationship with the people in her community, but also the establishments within it. It is no surprise that her list of accomplishments continues to grow each year.

Sarah shares details of her Kumon journey; describing what it means to be an Instructor, what she has learned over the years, and the changes she has noticed in people’s acceptance and attitudes towards supplementary education:

To be an Instructor, you need to be self-motivated, be independent, and spend time really understanding what Kumon is all about; the training and development is continuous and always fascinating – I am constantly learning!

I think my understanding of independent learning has completely transformed. I’m still working on developing this in my students, but my intention is much clearer and focussed now. Over the years, I have also developed a better understanding of what is required of me as the owner of my own business.

Like any small business, being a Kumon Instructor means I have many roles; business owner, HR and finance manager, marketeer, child protection authority, health and safety executive, public relations officer, and many more. I have pretty much developed on the job, with support from Kumon and getting help when needed with things like bookkeeping and payroll.

I feel privileged to have a career that has a positive impact on the personal and academic success of children. In the early days, my competitors were GCSE and A-level tutors. These days, nearly everyone I meet is familiar with supplementary education and needs very little explanation about what Kumon is. The growth in the supplementary education market has really grown in recent years. Kumon has so much more to offer students than any other supplementary education organisation in terms of the depth of knowledge it provides.

Being an Instructor enables me to have a fulfilling career whilst maintaining a good life balance.”

Find out more about the Kumon Franchise and how you can run your own succesful Maths and English Tutition Business. Click below now!

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Five years after becoming a Kumon Instructor, Grainne O’Donnell from Douglas talks about how she moved from a successful career in finance to running her own Kumon centre.

'I was a Kumon student and a class assistant - now I run my own Kumon centre'"I was a Kumon student and a class assistant - now I run my own Kumon centre"

Hear how former Kumon student, Aliyyah Zafarwent went on to become a Kumon Instructor.

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Hear from Kumon Franchisee Rinu Shah as she talks about why she gave up a 20 year career in banking and finance to become a Kumon Instructor.

What Our Franchisees Say

I’ve always wanted a profession where I can make a difference. As a Physiotherapist, my core aim was to help people achieve the best health they could. Kumon’s aim is very similar: helping each child reach his or her potential. If you’re stuck with any aspect of running the business, you can always ask for help – I have an Area Manager who I can turn to for guidance.Dr Ivy Man, Instructor of the Kumon Southampton, Shirley Study Centre

I can organise my hours better, and I have more of a social life. I have really enjoyed it and haven’t looked back once. You hear a lot about education and I’m glad I’m making a difference. When students shine, the satisfaction is great.Chow Chan, Instructor of the Kumon Worcester, East Study Centre

Why Choose Us

World-class training, subsidies, marketing support and professional development

Make a significant contribution to your community

An initial franchise fee of just £3,000, one of the lowest levels of investment required in the education franchise sector

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