JOSEMEX
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What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:47 am

I've been hearing recently about something called "Kumon", which is like a method for improving math and reading skills.

Are any of you familiar with it? What exactly is it? Does it work?
 
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:00 am

They are math and reading centers...quite a few of them within 10 miles of my home......

http://www.kumon.com
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JOSEMEX
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:27 am



Thanks. Any experiences with them? Or heard anything about them?
 
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:27 am

Many many moons ago my mom thought it might work for me... It was nothing revolutionary, just more practice of doing math the same old way, save your money.
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:14 pm

It's like a maths clinic costing about $80NZ a month. It consists of customers (kids usually) doing exercises daily to improve mental maths and other subjects.
 
JOSEMEX
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:06 pm

Thanks, all.

Does anyone know if they're a good business for their franchisees? Someone in my family has been telling me about him getting a franchise and he seems very excited about it, even though I had never even heard about them.
 
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RE: What Exactly Is "Kumon"?

Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:28 pm

Does anyone know if they're a good business for their franchisees? Someone in my family has been telling me about him getting a franchise and he seems very excited about it, even though I had never even heard about them.

In the United States, at least, Kumon is a fairly small-scale player, with Sylvan Learning Centers dominating the market. That might make its franchises a reasonable deal. While I don't know anything specific about Kumon franchising, the fact that the outlets do not require specialized equipment and fixtures - unlike, say, restaurant franchises - might make the startup costs fairly low.
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