A child's education is one of the most critical aspects of their upbringing. Tutoring centers and educational franchises are lucrative because parents are always looking to find their kids the help that they need to get the academic edge they need to succeed. This is where the Kumon franchise comes in. Founded in 1958 in Japan, it all started when Toru Kumon wanted his young son, Takeshi, to develop a love for learning and be thoroughly prepared for rigorous high school and college entrance exams in his future. The key to this form of learning is to give short, incremental assignments to complete, allowing students to master each concept completely before learning a new skill. This form of learning has become the franchise's claim to fame, expanding it to more than 26,300 locations globally. Typically, students are given the opportunity to attend Kumon centers twice each week throughout the year for about 20-30 minutes per subject and complete daily assignments at home on non-center days. The company offers 20 different math levels, as well as 27 different reading levels covering material ranging from pre-school to high school levels. The pandemic has been rough on the franchise. For example, the franchise never offered virtual classes before the COVID-19 pandemic. The franchise kept up with the times and began training its franchise owners to teacher their instructors on how to use Zoom. The mark of a good franchise is being adaptable to difficult times and making the necessary changes. Those looking to work with the franchise will be provided with the best support and training in the business. Prospective franchise owners also don't have to be educators to invest in this math and reading centered learning center.